SPRING 2016 CAPSTONE/INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
Project Title: “Civic Engagement: D.C. Community Conflict Dynamics”
Project Contact: Nathalie Al-Zyoud - Email: email@example.com
Referring Organizations: this project is a joint effort between Communities in Transition (CIT) and the International Mediators Community of Practice (IMCP)
Number of Students: 2 teams of 3-4 students
Application Deadline: November 20th, 2015
Project Rationale: This conflict assessment of the Washington, D.C. area will lay the groundwork for an upcoming "Civic Engagement: Conflict Resolution Apprentice" Summer Institute, jointly managed by CIT and the IMCP, for students interested in practicing their conflict resolution skills in live settings.
Project Deliverables: in preparation for the upcoming Summer Institute, student teams will complete the following activities during the spring 2016 term:
Start Date: January 11th 2016
Deliverables Due Date: April 30th 2016
Requirements: this capstone project will require frequent and direct contact with DC-area residents and organizations possibly in high crime areas. Some knowledge of conflict management theory, conflict assessments and stakeholder mapping preferred. Good interpersonal and cross-cultural skills required.
About Communities in Transition (CIT): CIT is a conflict management consulting firm that empowers communities to address conflict-related challenges in collaborative and sustainable ways.
About the International Mediators Community of Practice (IMCP): the IMCP is an informal platform for discussion between mediation practitioners, trainers, academics and providers of mediation support services who actively engage in international third-party conflict transformation, to strengthen the effectiveness and increase the use of dialogue processes in complex conflict contexts. This project is supported by the IMCP Apprenticeship Working Group.