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CRL - Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Leadership

Program Title

Conflict Resolution/Leadership

Program Type


Degree Designation


Program Description

Equips professionals with skills in mediation and conflict transformation. The curriculum is built on three pillars: cultural awareness, contextual understanding, and conflict resolution.

Our mission is to educate a next generation of professionals committed to reducing conflict and forging more peaceful communities at home and abroad as the ultimate path to security. The program combines humanities-based study with real life experience and has special appeal for educators, clergy, counseling professionals, law enforcement, global peace activists, and those pursuing careers in mediation.

The Certificate can be earned on its own or as part of a degree program at Drew.


Jonathan Golden,


Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

Students completing the certificate in Conflict Resolution and Leadership (CRL) should complete 12 credit hours.

I. Required Courses (9 credits)

Complete all of the following:

  • course - Intro to Peace and Conflict Studies

  • course - Mediation and Conflict Management

  • course - World Wisdom for Conflict Resolution

II. Electives (3 credits)

Three credits taken from existing Arts and Letters: Conflict Resolution courses, as well as courses from the Caspersen School or Theological School with approval by Convener. Students are encouraged to take one course as an internship.