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Conflict Management in Higher Ed Report
Volume 4, Number 1, Oct 2003

Building a High School
to College Campus Mediator

Also needed are the following participant types:

At High Schools

  • School counselors
  • Conflict Resolution Trainers
  • Principals
  • School board superintendents
  • School librarians
  • Student mediators

From the Community

  • Youth mediators not in school
  • Community mediation program staff

At the National and Regional Level

  • Liasons to National Conflict Resolution Organizations
  • Liasons to School Professional Organizations
  • Liasons to Higher Education Professional and Scholarly Organizations
  • Liasons to State-level networks for youth and violence prevention
  • Consortiums of Colleges and Universities

While it seems to be a rather big job to do well, we think the high school to college peer mediator bridge is a good idea whose time has finally come. If we are successful, not only will we strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to address their own conflicts, we will be creating new networks of support for young professionals interested in the growing field of dispute resolution and peacemaking, and we will be strengthening "town-gown" ties.

We are currently sorting out how to best coordinate our distributed efforts and secure the funds needed to make things happen. One of our early efforts will be to develop college peer mediation "club kits" to support groups of students to get together and form student organizations focused on conflict resolution education and service delivery. We also plan to host a networking session at an upcoming national conference being organized by the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution wherein highschool students can meet representatives from college programs in the region.

If you are interested in getting involved with the initiative in some way, you can contact me (Bill Warters) via email at: and we'll add you to our contact list.

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