University of Vermont

Center for Student Ethics & Standards

Conflict Resolution Program

Mission and Program Description

The mission of the Conflict Resolution Program is to help on-campus students constructively address differences by providing opportunities to engage in dialogue that promotes accountability, mutual responsibility, self-reflection, effective listening, creative thinking, and ultimately, new understanding.

Avenues for addressing conflict include mediation, conflict coaching, group facilitation, and training.

Goals Include:

  • Providing an educational process that honors self-determination, voluntary engagement, confidentiality, and insightful dialogue.
  • Helping students recognize the positive opportunities that can be presented by engaging in conflict productively.
  • Developing the ability to understand ones own patterns of conflict engagement while recognizing the variety of conflict styles (comporomise, cooperation, collaboration, and consensus building) that exist.
  • Fostering active listening skills to facilitate understanding.

For more information or if you are a student, staff, or faculty with specific questions, please contact Deanna Garrett-Ostermiller, Coordinator of The Conflict Resolution Program. Phone: (802) 656-4360.

Last modified November 14 2014 10:07 AM