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Ohio Peace and Conflict Studies Network: Webinar Series

Sunday, November 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Ohio Peace and Conflict Studies Network

Higher Education Webinar Series

2019 – 2020


Please join the Ohio Peace and Conflict Studies Network for our first webinar in a series designed to help build the capacity of colleges and universities developing and enhancing their peace and conflict studies program, delivered by Ohio Colleges and Universities that are part of the network!  


The first will be:

(12:00 PM – 13:00 PM EST, November 19, 2019)

Conflict Resolution Models for Student Conduct, Cultivating Belonging

Denison University


Student conduct work has historically approached individual and organizational conflict through administrative intervention, a transactional approach with limited opportunities for dialogue, healing, and community input. As alternatives emerge to address conflict while promoting peace, and increased attention has been given to restorative and socially responsive practices in conflict resolution, Denison University has built an innovative and inclusive model that provides students with a range of informal and formal means of resolving conflict. In the conflict resolution model, emphasis is placed on restorative practices, including mediation, restorative justice, and direct referrals. This shift empowers students to participate in the resolution process and centers community building and healing as outcomes of conflict resolution. While the “numbers,” including recidivism, indicate a marked difference resulting from this transition, participants’ narratives further illuminate the power of Denison’s approach. Students feel empowered to bring forward instances of discord and harm to voluntarily participate in their resolution. The conflict resolution practices complement Denison’s emphasis on community building, mentoring, and dialogue through difference, and encourage community members to cultivate belonging through listening, accountability, grace, and forgiveness. This session will explore the implementation, practices, and assessment of college student conflict resolution practices.


Presenter:  Dr. Léna Crain is Associate Dean of Students at Denison University, where she built Denison’s nationally recognized collegiate conflict resolution program centered on community building and dialogue through difference. Crain is a frequent trainer and speaker on conflict resolution, skill-building, and restorative justice.  She recently served as Faculty Fellow for the ASCA Gehring Academy’s Advanced Restorative Justice track. She received her BA from Baldwin-Wallace College, MS from Oklahoma State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.


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