Discussion on “Peacejobs” at International Conflict Resolution Education Conference

By: David J. Smith, June 20, 2015

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At the International Conflict Resolution Education Conference held at George Mason University (June 19-20, 2015) I had the opportunity to update attendees about the progress of my book on career awareness and engage in a conversation with colleagues on the importance of focusing on jobs for undergraduates.

In the session, attended by nearly 40 faculty and students, I share about the progress of my book. The PowerPoint presentation that I used is below.   I pointed out the increased focus today on career awareness with undergraduates, and the fact that faculty are often ill-prepared to discuss careers with students.

There was discussion about the importance of advancing “soft skills” including problem-solving, negotation, and effective listening into a range of occupations.  These skills come from conflict resolution approaches and can allow students to  promote peacebuilding in a range of careers.

More information about the book is here.

CRE Peacejobs PPT

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