Summer Institute for Creative Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, 2018

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 2018 Course Offerings

Developing Collaborative Competencies for Managers: Collaborative and Participatory Governance

Instructor: Julia Carboni
Registration: PAF 400 (undergraduate class), PAI 730 (graduate class)

Schedule: Monday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 16 (9:00am-5:00pm), Thursday, May 17 (9:00am-1:00pm), and Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 (9:00am-5:00pm)

Negotiation: Theory and Practice

Instructor: Robert Rubinstein

Registration: ANT 424 (undergraduate class), ANT 624 (graduate class) 
Schedule: May 20-25 (Sunday 4:00-9:00pm; Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm)

Mediation: Theory and Practice 

Instructor: Neil Katz  
Registration: PAF 421 (undergraduate class), SOS 621 (graduate class) 
Schedule: Tuesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 2 (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 through University College .

Summer Tuition Rates: Undergraduate- $846 per credit for part-time students please note that the tuition rate varies for full-time studentsGraduate-  $1,559 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. 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*