Nearly everything you do in life involves people-related issues and potential conflict. Knowing how to effectively manage these interactions will benefit you and those around you, no matter where you are.
North Central College’s dispute resolution opportunities will teach you the theories and skills for resolving conflict in the workplace and community. You’ll develop those skills through lectures and discussions, negotiation exercises and simulated mediations. You’ll practice as a mediator first in the College setting, then in the real world in community groups, courts and businesses.
Dispute resolution is open to students of every major or program but is particularly well suited to those interested in pre-law, business and psychology. You will begin by enrolling in Conflict Resolution LEV 230; then you can pursue additional areas of focus and clinical coursework.
You can also:
- Serve as a peer mediator on campus, working with student clubs and residence halls.
- Write and research for the student-run newsletter “In the Alternative” for the Illinois State Bar Association.
- Pursue internship opportunities both on and off campus.
- Work with the campus Dispute Resolution Center, conducting training and mediating disputes for local courts, area businesses, schools, churches and more.
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