Center for Conflict Management Certificate Programs

We offer certificates at the graduate and undergraduate levels that help you learn the skills you need in managing conflicts in our lives.


Certificate programs available

CCM is jointly managed by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science, with active participation and support from faculty and students in Anthropology, History, Theater, Art and Communications.

Undergraduate certificate: Certificate in Conflict Transformation & Social Entrepreneurship

Graduate certificate: Advanced Certificate in Global Conflict


Cherokee wisdom in conflict management at The University of Akron

Cherokee Wisdom — Two Wolves

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves."

"One is EVIL – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,
resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority, self-doubt, and ego."

"The other is GOOD he is joy, peace, love,
hope serenity, humility, kindness,
benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith."

"This same fight is going on inside you –
and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old chief simply replied, "The one you feed."

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