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  • Conflict Management Center

    The Conflict Management Center (CMC) is a graduate student-led, educational project of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). We are students interested in developing awareness and skills in conflict transformation theory and practice in order to transform conflict into opportunity. Our training workshops as well as outreach events are open to both the University and the greater Syracuse community.

    Please sign up for our Conflict Management Center listserv to stay informed of CMC workshops and events (type "SUBSCRIBE CONFLICTMANAGEMENTCTR" and your name in the body of the message).

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    Upcoming Training

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    Samuel Castleberry  is the Director of the Conflict Management Center.  He is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Social Science at the Syracuse University Maxwell School. 

    Upcoming Training 

    November 14, 12 PM - 4 PM

    Making Change: Basics of Organizing for Social Justice

    The Making Change: Organizing for Social Justice workshop will provide participants with a hands-on introduction to the skills needed to organize effectively for social change in campus and community-wide environments. Building on basic conflict management skills, participants will learn how to identify stakeholders and potential allies, develop outreach strategies, and build a campaign of concern. The training, which will include roleplaying and other interactive learning exercises, will be an invaluable resources for both newcomers seasoned organizers alike.

    Each CMC workshop provides theory-based content and practice-proven skills, providing participants with both a foundation and a springboard for building their personal and professional capacities in conflict transformation and group facilitation.

    CMC workshops are FREE and open to all, but registration is required. To register for a specific event, please send an email to with your name, status (grad or undergrad), or the department/community organization you are with. If you require special accommodations, please email the CMC Director, Samuel Castleberry, at