Ono Academic College has enlisted HNMCP students research issues around Israel’s mandatory national and military services in the armed forces, which causes considerable internal conflict in the country and creates hierarchies of citizenship. Informed by their research, students will conduct a stakeholder assessment and facilitate dialogues among Ono students affected by the issue.
The Sudbury Clergy Association is enlisting the help of HNMCP to develop a kinder, gentler protocol for engaging at Town Meetings, in town government, and in the schools for the sake of the community’s best interests. Students will conduct a stakeholder assessment of town employees, elected officials, and residents, identify critical areas of disagreement, and propose next steps.
The USDA has 17 different agencies, each with its own alternative dispute resolution program to manage internal conflicts. These programs have heretofore operated with significant autonomy. HNMCP students will assess the programs and offer recommendations on best practices and systems design suggestions that bolster effectiveness across the 17 ADR programs.
The mandate of the Government of New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat addresses various social, economic, and legal issues between the Government of New Brunswick and First Nations communities. HNMCP aspires to help the Government of New Brunswick examine questions of how consensus-building processes might be used within the provincial departments engaging and consulting with First Nations.
The Boston Home Center (BHC), a division of the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, helps Boston residents purchase, improve, and keep their homes. The BHC is regularly contacted by small, deed-restricted affordable condo associations around a variety of internal conflicts. HNMCP students will assess existing conflict management systems, explore current association conflicts, and develop a system, which may include a protocol, training guide, and/or training, to address these conflicts.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is dedicated to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. The ADB Office of the Ombudsperson (OOMP) is available to all ADB employees to help foster collaboration and to enhance efficient, informal conflict resolution within the organization. HNMCP students will assess how ADB staff currently approach dispute resolution within ADB and their understanding of OOMP’s role.