Conflict Resolution@MIT offers many educational options - conflict skills workshops, conflict management and mediation training, and customized workshops. Detailed information is below. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conflict Management Training
During IAP 2014, Conflict Resolution@MIT will pilot a new, three-tiered conflict management training for all MIT affiliates.The training is tiered at 16-hour, 32-hour, and 40-hour levels, and will take place over the course of two weeks. The dates and times are as follows:
Tier 1: Conflict Management for Self-Reflection (16 hours total)
Tuesday, January 21st, 8:30am to 5:00pm; Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 23rd, 8:30am to 12:30pm
- Tier 1 consists of 16 hours of conflict management training for those interested in learning more about their own orientation towards and engagement in conflict. The sessions provide tools and practice for engaging in conflict more efficiently and effectively. Topics include negotiation, active listening, cultural frameworks, and personal conflict style. Sessions will be held Tuesday through Thursday, with a full day on Tuesday and half days on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tier 2: Conflict Management for Leadership (32 hours total)
Tuesday, January 21st , 8:30am to 5:00pm; Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 23rd, 8:30am to 12:30pm
(Completion of Tier 1 is required for entrance into Tier 2) AND
Monday, January 27th through Thursday, January 30th, 8:30am to 12:30pm
- Training for Leadership, the second tier in the Conflict Management training, requires the successful completion of the entirety of Tier 1, and is an additional 16 hours of in-class time. Topics include conflict coaching, active bystander intervention, facilitation, and boundary-setting when supporting others. Additional sessions will be held on four consecutive days, from 8:30am to 12:30pm beginning Monday, January 27th until Thursday, January 30th. Completion of Tier 1 is required for entrance into Tier 2.
Tier 3: Conflict Management for Advanced Practice (40 hours total)
Tuesday, January 21st, 8:30am to 5:00pm; Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 23rd, 8:30am to 12:30pm AND
Monday, January 27th through Thursday, January 30th, 8:30am to 12:30pm AND
(Completion of Tiers 1 and 2 is required for entrance into Tier 3)
Friday, January 24th and Friday, January 31st, 8:30am to 12:30pm (the Fridays to both weeks).
- Tier 3 is the entire 40-hour training, which includes Training for Self-Reflection and Training for Leadership, and adds an additional 8 hours of formal mediation instruction and practice. Participants will be coached throughout the Advanced Practice sessions by professional mediators and coaches. Additional sessions will be held on two consecutive Fridays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, January 24th and 31st. At the end of the entire training, participants will receive a Mediation certificate. Completion of Tier 2 is required for entrance into Tier 3.
Please note that attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Certificates will be given for successful completion of each tier.
All tiers are open to MIT affiliates. There is no charge for current students. A graduated fee applies to all faculty, staff, and others affiliated with MIT of $150 for tiers 1 or 2, $300 for tier 3. Non-MIT affiliates please inquire for training rates. MIT affiliates will be given priority. Those applying to become REFS must complete the training at the Tier 3 level.
Applications are due by Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at midnight; successful applicants will be notified by Monday, December 16th at 5pm.
The application for the training can be found here:
Custom, Tailored Workshops
We can provide custom, tailored workshops. If you are a student group, department groups, dorms, FSLIG contact us and we will work with you to serve your needs. We can come for an hour, half a day, all day, two days...
Past workshops have included:
One or Two day conflict resolution skills workshops:
- Conflict and what influences conflict
- Active Listening
- Unpacking conflict
- Interest-based negotiation
- Facilitated conversation process
One to three hour workshops
- Active Listening
- Fundamentals of Interest Based Negotiation
- Listening for Problem Solving
- Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
- Having a Difficult Conversation
- Being an Active Bystander
- Working in Teams
If you would like to discuss a custom workshop with us, please email ConflictResolution@mit.edu.