Conflict Resolution & Leadership.


Conflict Resolution

About the Program

The Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution and Leadership (CRL) at Drew University educates students and professionals in a wide range of fields for dealing with conflict of all types. Blending traditional academic coursework with professional mentorship and experiential learning in the New York metropolitan area, the CRL program prepares students for advanced careers and leadership roles in their field.

Program Requirements

The Conflict Resolution and Leadership certificate (15 credits) requires:

  • 5 courses including a supervised internship
  • 3 mandatory core classes
    • Introduction to CRL Methods and Practicum
    • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Cross Cultural Approaches to Understanding Conflict

Key Outcomes

  • Gain vital skills in leadership, mediation and conflict resolution
  • Learn from experts in the fields of dispute resolution and law enforcement
  • Understand the historical and cultural drivers of real-world conflict at home and abroad
  • Build in-depth knowledge about the various parties involved in conflict driven by religion, nationality, heritage or social identity

Relevant Fields

- Law Enforcement
- Legal Services
- Public Service Offices and Organizations
- Crisis, Mediation and Counseling professionals
- School Counseling, Administration and Security

Value Added for Alumni and Current Students

- Drew College of Liberal Arts alumni are eligible to transfer up to 2 qualifying courses toward the CRL certificate.

- Current Drew undergraduate students and graduate Arts & Letters students can earn their Certificate in Conflict Resolution & Leadership while they complete their bachelor's, master’s or doctoral degree.