This session, the first in our series of professional development presentations, will explore the value inherent in doing service work related to managing conflict and solving community problems. We will review some broad concepts related to learning via direct experience from big-name theorists like Dewey, Freire, and Mead, and then focus down on the special case of managing community conflicts as a rich learning opportunity.
We will tap into the long tradition of service learning in America and share stories of successful conflict resolution service projects. Dr. Warters will provide examples of creative conflict intervention by volunteers from across North America. In particular, we’ll learn about the unique approach to community development promoted by the Community Boards project that was active in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1980s and explore it’s application to the East Side of Metro Detroit.
Join us and learn more about opportunities for working with and learning from conflict!
Presented by Dr. William Warters, Ph.D., Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution, Wayne State University.
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