Title

Becoming the change we wish to see: The unexpected benefits of conflict resolution work

Department

School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-18-2018

Embargo Period

12-4-2018

Abstract

Mediators, ombuds, and other peace workers generally see their work as a calling. They pursue this work because of a desire to help others while promoting healing and reconciliation. While their work helps clients, it frequently results in deeply personal transformations, changing the ways in which they relate to and communicate with their family, colleagues, and community members. After hearing anecdotal reports of these transformations, I designed this study to learn more about how the work of conflict resolution affects its practitioners. Data for this study come from interviews and surveys of peace workers in various settings.

Journal

Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

21

Last Page

38

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1002/crq.21213

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