Building A Career in Conflict Resolution

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Workshop I – Mapping Your Own Conflict Resolution Career Path

Workshop II – Getting Your Foot in the Backdoor: Strategies for Building a Career in Conflict Resolution

Workshop III – Strategies for Success as a Conflict Resolution Professional
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Workshop I

Mapping Your Own Conflict
Resolution Career Path
March 8, 2004

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What is the range of backgrounds that can lead to a career in conflict resolution? What opportunities are available in the field? Presented by Lecturer Bob Bordone and PON research fellow Andrew Lee. An extensive question and answer period follows as we discuss “mapping” your own conflict resolution career path.

Workshop II

Getting Your Foot In The Backdoor
Strategies for Building a Career in Conflict Resolution
Monday, April 12, 2004

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This workshop features analysts, mediators, and trainers discussing the challenges and opportunities facing people entering conflict resolution careers. They share their insights and strategies for getting through the many “back doors” into the field, and how to move ahead in your own career path.

Panel 1: International Conflict Resolution
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Peter Uvin Fletcher School

Diana Chigas Conflict Management Group and Fletcher School

Tim Phillips Project on Justice in Times of Transition (invited)

Panel 2: Mediators
6:45 – 7:45 PM

Josh Flax – U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Jonathan Raab – Raab Associates

Erika Gray – Insight Partners, Boston College Law School, and Suffolk University School of Law

Panel 3: Trainers
8:00 – 9:00 PM

Stacie Smith – Consensus Building Institute

Gabriella Salvatore – Vantage Trainers

Josh Weiss – Program on Negotiation Global Negotiation Project


Workshop III

Strategies for Success as a
Conflict Resolution Professional
April 26, 2004

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Speakers:

Susan Podziba – Susan Podziba & Associates

David Seibel – Insight Partners

Conflict resolution professionals often have to act as entrepreneurs of their own careers. The presenters of this workshop, two practitioners who have created mediation and training firms, share their insights on creating one’s own career opportunities and their strategies for marketing a service that is unfamiliar to most potential clients.