The University of Maine Hutchinson Center announces peace and reconciliation programming

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center announces peace and reconciliation programming Do you or your colleagues want to work more productively? Do you wish to collaborate better in groups or with teams? Peace and reconciliation courses at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center could help. The Hutchinson Center and UMaine’s Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program […]

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The University of Maine Hutchinson Center announces peace and reconciliation programming

Do you or your colleagues want to work more productively? Do you wish to collaborate better in groups or with teams? Peace and reconciliation courses at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center could help.

The Hutchinson Center and UMaine’s Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program are offering two, one-week courses:

PAX 451 Mediation: Its Premises, Practices and Policies, Feb. 15–19

Students will acquire and practice the skills needed for effective conflict management. Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of mediation. Participants will reflect together on the nature and origins of conflict, and its impact on society and individuals.

PAX 452 Advanced Study in Transformative Mediation April 18–22

Students will deepen their understanding of the premises and principles of the transformative orientation to mediation practice. They will consider how values and belief systems impact the development of mediation models or schools of thought. This course includes skills development through intensive coaching.

UMaine offers an undergraduate Certificate in Peace and Reconciliation Studies, featuring a series of courses in selected areas. After taking the introductory course, students may choose to study great activists for peace and reconciliation; peace and popular culture, including technology, permaculture, ecology and spirituality; and perhaps take a travel-study course. Students take the required Theories of Peace and Reconciliation course, followed by opportunities to practice what they are learning through a variety of means, and to present their research at periodic peace conferences held at UMaine.

For additional information on degree completion at the Hutchinson Center, contact an academic advisor: 338.8000; hutchinsoncenter@maine.edu.

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