Summer Institute for Creative Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, 2020

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.

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

Collaborative and Participatory Governance: Developing Collaborative Competencies for Managers 

Instructor: Julia Carboni
Registration: PST 400 (undergraduate class), PAI 732 (graduate class)

Schedule: Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15 from 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday, May 16 from 9:00am-1:00pm

Negotiation: Theory and Practice

Instructor: Robert Rubinstein

Registration: ANT 424 (undergraduate class), ANT 624 (graduate class) 
Schedule: Sunday, May 17 from 4:00-9:00pm and Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22 from 9:00am-5:00pm 

Mediation: Theory and Practice 

Instructor: Neil Katz  
Registration: PST 421 (undergraduate class), SOS 621 (graduate class) 

Schedule: Tuesday, May 26 through Saturday, May 30 (8:30am–5:00pm)

Organizing for Power:  Building Effective Social Movements

Instructors: John Burdick, Andy Mager and Jessica Maxwell

Registration: PST 421 (undergraduate class), SOS 600 (graduate class)

Schedule: Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

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 and Collaboration.

To register for academic credit: Summer 2020 registration will begin on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Current Syracuse University students can register through MySlice.  Non-matriculated students can register through University College .


Summer Institute Cost
Student Type Tuition 
University College Part-time Undergraduate Students  $695 per credit
 Full breakdown of Undergraduate Part-Time Tuition Costs & Fees

 Full-time Undergraduate Cost of Attendance  Full-time Undergraduate Tuition Rates

All Graduate Students $1,620 per credit plus Graduate Costs

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*