Conflict resolution conference explores career opportunities

April 3, 2019

Conflict resolution conference explores career opportunities

Conflict Resolution Education conference visits the Ohio Statehouse

The 13th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) is an opportunity to explore the wide array of local and global career opportunities in the field of conflict and peace. It takes place Friday, April 5, 2019, at Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, and Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Graves Hall, 333 W. 10th Ave.

Highlights of the conference include a keynote panel on "Local and Global Opportunities for Careers in the Field of Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution," which will provide an overview of the skills and experience needed to work in this diverse field and options for volunteering, internships and jobs.

A Young Leaders Panel will include young people who have careers in the field of peace and conflict resolution. They will share lessons learned and tips for other young people interested in being leaders in their field, including what education is helpful, experience, as well as internships and skills that helped them achieve their positions.

The conference will also include a Career, Internship, and Education Fair, featuring more than 30 organizations ranging from governmental to non-governmental organizations locally and globally that offer internships, volunteer, career opportunities, and educational opportunities for students whose skill and knowledge sets are rooted in the area of peace and conflict studies.

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The list of workshops on Friday and Saturday include:

  • Skills development workshops
  • Opportunities to develop an elevator speech
  • Resume review by academics and professionals in the field
  • Sessions on how to enhance programs to better connect and prepare students for careers in the field
  • Sessions for employers to enhance internship opportunities
  • Quality design of service learning for peace programs

The conference is intended for secondary and higher education students, faculty, staff and administrators, members of the business community, non-profit leaders, media groups, philanthropists, and anyone wishing to make positive change in their communities. Participants will exchange best practices, consideration of obstacles to success, and new and innovative use of training, resources and technology.