Conflict Management Alumni

For alumni of the 3-Tier Conflict Management Trainings -- volunteer opportunities, events, and resources.

Over 200 MIT community members have gone through the 3-Tier Conflict Management training. In addition to spreading effective conflict management management skills and ideas throughout the Institute, they can return to the CM training to volunteer or engage in practice sessions to keep their skills sharp. Every year they come back together in the spring for the Conflict Management Alumni Reunion.

CM@MIT Events and Volunteer Opportunities

1. Volunteer in the spring 2017 CM Training!
If you're interested in playing a disputing party in the spring 2017 conflict management training, please apply here. Sessions are April 19th, 24th, 26th, and May 1st from 5 to 7pm.

2. RSVP for the 2017 Alumni Reunion Dinner!
Tuesday, May 2nd from 6 to 8pm in the Hulsizer Room, Ashdown House (NW35).
The event will feature Professor Larry Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer of the Consensus Building Institute.
Dinner will be provided.
Please RSVP here or through the paperless post invitiation you receive on e-mail.

3. Particpate in the spring Book Club!
The book is Good for You, Great for Me: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation. There are extra copies to lend in our office; please e-mail Sarah Green for more information. 
The schedule:
Meeting 1: Tuesday, 2/14 – 1-2pm (Book pages 1-44) Location: W20-PDR 3
Meeting 2: Monday, 3/6 – 11am-12pm (Book pages 45-114) Location: W20-PDR 3
Meeting 3: Wednesday, 4/5 – 9:30-10:30am (Book pages 115-152) Location: Z-Center Media Room
Meeting 4: Friday, 4/28 –  9:30-10:30am (Book pages 153-208) Location: W20-PDR 3
Meeting 5: Tuesday, 5/2 –  6-8pm (Author talk with Larry Susskind) Location: Hulsizer Room, Ashdown House
Please sign up to attend here:

Off-Campus Conflict Management Resources

Association for Conflict Resolution: the primary organization for conflict resolution professionals in the US.

NE-ACR: The New England chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. clearinghouse of mediation providers, articles, and information for mediators and mediation consumers alike

National Association for Community Mediation: good national list of community mediation centers, and job board

Program on Negotiation: The Program on Negotiation (PON) is a university consortium dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution, based at Harvard University

Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration

UMass Boston Program in Dispute Resolution: information on Master's and Certificate programs Many resources related to campus conflict, including articles, reading lists, training materials & roleplays

International Ombuds Association