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Summer Institute for Creative Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, 2017

The Summer Institute is a series of workshop-style courses designed to enable participants to manage disputes and differences collaboratively in both professional and personal settings. The Institute draws on the highly regarded faculty of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and noted practitioners who specialize in state-of-the-art theory, research, and practice in the processes of constructively managing disputes. Click here for more detailed courses descriptions.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Skills


Neil Katz  and Pavel Mischenko
PAF 420 (undergraduate class), SOS 620 (graduate class)
May 15-20 (Monday-Friday 9:00am–5:00pm; Saturday 9am–noon)

Negotiation: Theory and Practice


Robert Rubinstein

ANT 424 (undergraduate class), ANT 624 (graduate class)
May 21-26 (Sunday 4:00-9:00pm; Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm)

Mediation: Theory and Practice 


Neil Katz and Rebecca McGuire
PAF 421 (undergraduate class), SOS 621 (graduate class)
May 30- June 3 (Tuesday- Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm) 

Graduate or Undergraduate Credit Registration: Each of the three courses lasts one week and can be taken as a full, 3-credit undergraduate or graduate course at Syracuse University.
Note: If taken for graduate credit, each one of these courses can be accepted as part of the curriculum for PARCC’s 12-credit, graduate  Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Conflict Resolution.

To register for academic credit: Current Syracuse University students can register through MySlice.  Non-matriculated students can register online at the University College website.

Summer Tuition Rates: Undergraduate - $783 per credit, Graduate - $1,443 per credit.

Summer Housing Information: Syracuse University offers housing on a weekly basis for registered students in a main campus residence hall.  All students must also purchase a meal plan.  Here is a list of the cost: 

Rate Type Basis 2017  estimated
Housing Per Week (Single occupancy) $  210.00
Per Week (Double occupancy) $  165.00
Nightly Rate  $   43.00 
Dining 10 Meals + $30 SUFD $  202.00
14 Meals/Per Week $  202.00
19 Meals/Per Week $  216.00

An online application is available in MySlice in the Housing section or you can email:  or call Conference Services at SU Housing at 315.443.1347.  

Professional Development Registration (No Academic Credit)*

A limited number of seats are available for individuals who wish to take Institute courses as noncredit, professional development workshops. A certificate of achievement for each workshop completion is awarded by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. The fee for this option is $1,000 per workshop.  To register for the noncredit option please complete this form or contact the PARCC Office, Syracuse University, at 315.443.2367, or email

*Please note that the Professional Development option is NOT available for matriculated Syracuse University students*