Conflict Resolution Certificate Program

This program is currently on hiatus

The Conflict Resolution Certificate Program in the old format of 18 academic units of core and elective classes has been phased out. A new single-semester program is being developed. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Beth Warner, at to be placed on the mailing list for updates. Please include your area(s) of interest. In the meantime, you can visit our Resources page for a list of related organizations.

The new Certificate Program is being designed to serve the needs of the conflict resolution practitioner as well as professionals and students in human resource management, law, business, education, counseling, health care, and public service. These important skills can also be applied in everyday interactions within the family and the community.

The skills developed in the program will provide participants with the fundamental tools, understanding and confidence to deal appropriately with conflict situations wherever they occur. Students in the program will come from diverse career and community backgrounds--attorneys and paralegals, community youth workers, teachers, business managers, human resource managers, counselors, health care, and criminal justice professionals, to name a few.

Tentative Program Structure

Students will come to the Sonoma State campus one evening per week and an occasional Saturday for a total of about 36 hours in one semester. Students may elect to take the program for 3.6 CEUs or 2 academic units. Fees have not yet been determined.


Certificate Program faculty will be experienced practitioners in conflict resolution/alternative dispute resolution, drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds such as business, law, education, counseling, psychology, and organization development.