Certificate in Conflict Management

Disputes are bound to happen in professional settings and in our personal lives. Negotiation, conflict resolution and collaboration skills are highly valued – and greatly needed – in today’s workplace. In fact, conflict resolution-related positions are expected to grow faster than the average occupation, according to the Department of Labor. It’s a market that demands skilled professionals to be qualified with a conflict management certification.

Disputes are bound to happen in professional settings and in our personal lives. Negotiation, conflict resolution and collaboration skills are highly valued – and greatly needed – in today’s workplace. In fact, conflict resolution-related positions are expected to grow faster than the average occupation, according to the Department of Labor. It’s a market that demands skilled professionals to be qualified with a conflict management certification.

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About the Program

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In ACU Online’s graduate Certificate in Conflict Management program, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help you manage conflict effectively and professionally in a variety of settings while fostering relationships and successfully moving parties to agreement.

Program Structure

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Work toward the graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution should you decide to pursue a graduate degree.

Required Hours

15 hours
12 month timeframe

Example Coursework

Theory 1
Negotiation
Mediation
Residency

Upcoming Start Dates

June 29, 2021
August 24, 2021

Common Job Titles

Facilitator
Ombudsman
Mediator
Contract Negotiation Manager
Arbitrator
Diplomat

Meet the Program Director

Kipi Fleming, Conflict Management and Resolution, Master of Science in Organizational Development

Dr. Kipi Fleming received her B.S.Ed in elementary education with an emphasis in reading from Abilene Christian University in 1985. Before the birth of her children, she taught first grade and later substituted in the public schools in Texas and Oklahoma at all levels. Dr. Fleming received her MACRR from ACU in 2010 and went on to complete her doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 where her research concentrated on the biblical interpretation of marital submission and how it affects the Christian marriage relationship.

Dr. Fleming joined the faculty at the Duncum Center in the summer of 2015 as an adjunct professor and was named the conflict management program director at ACU Dallas in July of 2016. Her research interests include family conflict, gender and conflict, conflict in schools, leadership and conflict, church conflict, and conflict in American history. Dr. Fleming is a mediator for the Lubbock County Office of Dispute Resolution where she works primarily with families in divorce mediations.

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted.
  • Supply a current resume.
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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).