What’s Happening In Conflict Resolution [05.07.13]


What’s Happening In Conflict Resolution [05.07.13]

The “What’s Happening in Conflict Resolution?” Blog is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more.  Check it out each week!

How I Became Inspired By Sheila Sproule

Jesan Sorrells– I became inspired to mediate in law school when I joined a mediation clinic out of curiosity. It was a new concept to me — the idea that people could go to a third party neutral to assist them in resolving disputes — which is exactly the role I played when a group of us went in to small claims court each week to mediate cases.

It was eye-opening to realize that people were often motivated to sue each other because they wanted a chance to confront the person they felt wronged or disrespected by…

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John C. Turley– Please allow me to inform you of some important news that may be of interest to the Werner graduate school community.  I also am a graduate of this superb program(2010), as well as a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s national new membership committee.  My ACR committee assignment is to concentrate on the Mediation/ADR graduate student segment.  The goal is to create awareness of jobs and additional opportunities within the ADR field for the next generation of mediators and ADR specialists.  This initiative will enhance the value of ACR membership while growing the graduate and law school student base.  In addition to Creighton, I will be contacting a number of ADR schools with the same proposition…

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The Center for Understanding in Conflict: New Website and Blog!

Video Interview with Jason Dykstra (Absolution Mediation) about Soc…

In this episode of the Conflict Specialists Show, Dave Hilton interviews Jason Dykstra from Absolution Mediation and Social Medi8r.

Some of the topics in today’s episode:

  • Social Media and Conflict
  • Relational Conflict
  • Hot Buttons and Listening
  • Conflict Audits
  • Cyberweek 2012
  • ACR Conference
  • Social Media strategies
  • and more!

By Giuseppe Leone


For the Client Considering DIY Divorce

We Have a Voice: Engaging Citizens in Issues that Impact Our Lives


“The Texas Conflict Coach® Radio Blog Program” May Series

Job: Associate Ombudsperson – UC Berkeley


Upcoming Training: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB)


Upcoming Training: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB)

Cross-posted from AWID:  http://www.awid.org/Get-Involved/Events/Events-Around-the-World/Training

Conflict resolution & mediation

Istanbul, Turkey
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) will offer a 2-day conflict resolution & mediation training for up to 20 women leaders September 25-26, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

September, 25, 2013 – September, 26, 2013

Legacy Ottoman Hotel

Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2013, 8:00PM EST

Download the application form here.

This training will precede MBB’s 6th Annual CongressBuilding Peace”Able” Communities, Enhancing the Role of Mediators, with a special focus on the role of women in mediation, from September 26-28, 2013, also in Istanbul, Turkey. Please see here for more information about the Congress.

The goal of this training is to bring together women leaders, who are working to resolve conflicts, heal their communities, and build lasting peace. This training will offer skills and practices in mediation and conflict resolution and an opportunity for women to connect with other community leaders from around the world. Please see more information about MBBITI here

In an effort to support the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, women leaders from the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) who are or seeking to become peacemakers and peacebuilders in their communities are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through [deadline extended – now] April 15, 2013, 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Please download the application form here.  

For more information and to apply please contact Stacey Schamber at email: MBBconference(at)gmail.comAdd Media

Founded in 2006, MBB promotes peace and justice through capacity building and advocacy projects which build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide.  MBB offers training and coaching in third-party facilitated conflict resolution processes designed to reach agreement, resolve conflicts, solve problems, build trust and heal relationships. Please see here more information about MBB services.  

These processes may include:

  • mediation,
  • advocacy for mediation,
  • dialogue,
  • restorative justice, and
  • process design & facilitation.