Alumni Seek Continuing Professional Education
Mason alumni are taking advantage of services provided by the
university’s Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE).
For more than 20 years, OCPE has offered a full
portfolio of non-credit and contract credit
programs. Of the more than 5,000 enrollments in 2008, seven percent
were George Mason University alumni and that number is expected to rise
“During the course of their
career, [Mason alumni] will face on-going knowledge explosions, global
competition, and even the potential to transition careers," says Janet
Niblock, executive director of OCPE. "We are here to help.”
Dr. Stephen Gladis, MA
English '84 and PhD Education '95, is an adjunct professor at Mason and
the instructor for the Leadership Communication Certificate Series.
“My estimate is that about 60 percent of students in my classes
are Mason alumni. It is amazing to see how many organizations they
represent, in both the government and private sector!”
alumni receive a 10% discount on classes. Registration and
admission requirements, including those for the Leadership
Communication Certificate Series, which begins March 16, are available
on the OCPE website.
|Alumnus Wallace Warfield
Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Warfield, PhD Public Policy ’01 and associate professor
in Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR),
has won the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association
for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
The award was presented at the ACR’s annual
conference held in October 2009 in Atlanta. Warfield was the
conference’s keynote speaker. Click
here to see the
presentation of the award. The award was given for Warfield’s
“lifetime contribution to the field of conflict
resolution,” including his mentorship of younger scholars.
Prior to joining ICAR, Warfield was a
distinguished visiting fellow at the Administrative Conference of the
United States. Warfield also worked for the U.S. Department of
Justice’s Community Relations Service. Before joining the
Department of Justice, he served as the deputy director of the Lower
West Side (New York) Community Corporation. Prior to that, he was a
street gang worker with the New York City Youth Board.
Warfield teaches laboratory-simulation,
practicum, and theory courses. His field work has involved
interventions and training in complex, multiparty conflicts involving
communities and organizations in the United States and abroad. He has
also conducted research and training projects in conflict settings in
Africa and South America.