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A resource for more than 5,000 users from more than 100 countries each year, E-PARCC is an initiative that publishes resources online, under the Creative Commons license, for those who teach the skills and concepts of collaborative governance around the world.

Materials include case studies of real-world occurrences of public collaborative problem solving in different cultures, simulations that actively engage students in collaborative problem-solving processes, and syllabi from some of the best teachers in the field.

E-PARCC holds an annual competition for case and simulation submissions. The materials provided online are the award winners of this competition. All teaching materials are double-blind peer reviewed by a committee of academics and practitioners.

Conflict Management Center

The mission of the Conflict Management Center (CMC) is to help individuals understand the fundamentals of conflict and collaboration theories, develop skills to engage in conflict transformation and productive collaboration, and become empowered to apply these skills in a variety of settings.

As a graduate student-run organization, CMC trainings and workshops are free and open to Syracuse University students, faculty and staff, as well as to the broader community.

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Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Conflict and Collaboration

42% of employers are including conflict management skills in their job postings. In the conflict and collaboration CAS program, you will strengthen your ability to anticipate, intervene and mediate conflicts.

The certificate, offered online and on campus, can be completed part time in as few as nine months or completed in tandem with your full-time studies as a Syracuse University graduate student.

Summer Institute

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 constructive conflict management and collaboration processes.

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Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
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