Purdue’s Basic Mediation Training is a 40-hour course for training our diverse PVM faculty and staff. In relying on the plethora skills, experience, and expertise that PVM faculty and staff have to offer, this course recognizes them for the purpose of identifying and mediating conflicts as they arise within the workday within the college. This training will enhance PVM efforts to grow and maintain a welcoming and inclusive climate for all of our students, staff, and faculty, as we develop a common culture for managing conflict.
Faculty and staff rarely assume their positions knowing how to frame and manage conflict. However, research has shown that well-managed conflict can lead to incredibly positive outcomes for individuals and their organizations. We extend this invitation for you to participate in this directed, practical course that will pay dividends in both personal and professional settings.
Each course is designed to engage participants for approximately 10 hours per day (including homework assignments) for four consecutive days. Dr. Nancy Watson, Founder and President of The Center for Change and Conflict Resolution in Bryan, Texas, and Dr. Kenita Rogers, Executive Associate Dean at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, facilitate the 40-hour course. Sessions are designed for active participation through use of intensive case study scenarios, conflict management models, and mini-lectures. Handouts and materials are provided. Upon completion of this conflict management course taught from a higher education and social justice perspective, participants receive a certificate indicating completion of the 40-hour basic mediation training.