Conflict Resolution Residency Session

As part of both the master’s and certificate programs in Conflict Resolution, students are required to attend a five-day residency located on ACU’s campus in Abilene, Texas. The residency session is offered two times each year — in January and June.

The Conflict Resolution Residency Session is a series of interactive and informative activities designed to aid students in developing conflict resolution skills, allowing them to become more comfortable and confident in their negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution techniques. During the five-day residency session, students will:

  • Engage in active role-playing, including distributive bargaining, integrative bargaining, and mediation in a wide range of contexts and scenarios
  • Explore and deepen their understanding of important topics such as the STAR mediation method, dealing with workplace conflict, mediation styles, integrative bargaining, ethics in mediation, parties under stress, mediation practice tips, and working with lawyers
  • Meet and network with other Conflict Resolution students
  • Interact with the faculty
  • Discuss various career opportunities within Conflict Resolution roles

While some lunches are included in the cost of the program, students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation, other meals and any additional personal expenses related to the trip.

Students who have completed the residency may elect to enroll in a one-week intensive residential course – Practical Skills and Theory in Conflict Resolution – in lieu of three credit-hours of practicum credit.


Master Skills and Solidify Relationships Built Online

Master’s students in ACU’s Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation program share their experiences during a one-week, on-campus residency session.

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