The following is a sample of the recent workshops and webinars MD-ICCCR has hosted and/or helped facilitate. All workshops and offerings are customized and can be tailored to specific audiences. They are facilitated by our pool of instructors and affiliates.

Dr. Coleman's Webinar on the Situated Model of Mediation

Dr. Peter T. Coleman led a webinar on a Situated Model of Mediation, which was on Adaptive Mediation, a new evidence-based approach for mediating dynamic conflicts.

Feminist Foreign Policy: A Conversation on Gender, Peace and Security in the World Today

In 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to publicly adopt a "feminist foreign policy," placing gender equality at the forefront of its diplomatic agenda. In September 2019, Sweden named a new foreign minister, appointing former trade minister Her Excellency Ms. Ann Linde – who has vowed to continue the country's landmark policy, which includes the promotion of women's economic emancipation, fighting sexual violence and improving women's political participation.
This event was co-hosted by Columbia University's Women, Peace and Security program, the Earth Institute, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, and the Gender and Public Policy Specialization at SIPA. It is part of the Perspectives on Peace Series.

Leveraging Tension for Change in the Workplace

This interactive workshop consisted of discussing organizational activists can leverage tension to help create workplaces that are more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just.

Poetry Labs with Pádraig Ó Tuama

Pádraig Ó Tuama's project explores dynamics of conflict and sustainability through the lens of poetry.

The outcome of Pádraig Ó Tuama's residency at Columbia was a publication that pairs 35 poems with insight about conflict - connecting them with major themes expressed in the award-winning Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2014). This includes conflict between individuals; conflict in groups; ambivalent responses to conflict; regression, aggression, and resistance; cooperation and negotiation; as well as conflict as a state of existence in the current climate crisis. Ground Rules explore what it means to be grounded in human emotion, in physical space, in historical and post-colonial contexts, and in collaboration with each other for the purpose of moving towards flourishing and creativity.

Reflect, Repair, Re-envision: Restorative Circle Workshop

In an era marked by polarization, persistent 'isms,' and skyrocketing rates of depression, drug use, and suicidal ideation, building and sustaining resilient communities is needed. In this workshop on restorative circles, turning to an age-old practice, an alternative, non-violent form of conflict resolution is centered. The tenets of restorative circles on normalizing critical reflection, healing in community, and deep listening is modeled and practiced to be normalized; this workshop is premised on the belief that cannot re-envision sustainable futures without these elements.

Reimagining Peace and Security: The Women, Peace and Security Inaugural Workshop

This workshop was organized by the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University. The WPS Program, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, seeks to magnify the impact of everyday women peacebuilders and contribute to a greater understanding of why, how, and in what ways women have been able to successfully influence sustainable peace in their own communities. Columbia’s Women, Peace and Security Program aimed to focus its inaugural workshop on peace struggles closer to home. The gathering engaged domestic grassroots and social change practitioners working on issues less commonly associated with overt armed conflict, but nevertheless eroding security, such as threats to racial justice, economic equity, sexual and reproductive rights, mass incarceration, immigrant rights, environmental sustainability, and other topics.

Sustainable Peace Mapping Workshop

AC4 and ICCCR held a synthesis workshop at Columbia University to discuss the draft visualization of peace sustainability in the latest step of the Sustainable Peace Mapping Initiative.
The Sustainable Peace Mapping Initiative is a multi-year initiative composed of interdisciplinary team of scientists and academics, which AC4 convened in 2014. The main objectives of the project were to (1) use the scientific evidence from a wide range of disciplines to identify core factors that influence sustainable peace, (2) create a shared understanding of the relationships between the main factors influencing sustainable peace and their relative importance, and (3) build on this evidence to create an interactive visualization to identify effective interventions, measurable goals, and empirically and locally-informed indicators for tracking trends in sustainable peace.

The Mindful Lens of Cross-Cultural Communication

A virtual workshop in Leadership & Diversity facilitated by Dr. Dilshad Dayani to build capacity in cultural adaptivity and learn strategic tools to communicate for global relevance.

Webinar: Conflict Intelligence and Systemic Wisdom (CIQ and SW)

In this webinar, presented by the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, Academic Director Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida joined by Dr. Peter T. Coleman, who gave an overview of his latest work in conflict intelligence and understanding the wisdom of systems.

Webinar: Strategies and Skills for Effective Salary Negotiations

The workshop was facilitated by MD-ICCCR Instructor Bodi Regan in partnership with TC NEXT.

This workshop describes negotiation fundamentals, explores some common pitfalls when it comes to negotiating salaries, and illustrates strategies and skills that can be used at the negotiation table, whether it be asking for a raise or negotiating a new salary and benefit package.

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