Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter


Welcome to ACR Houston!

A professional organization dedicated to  the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.

"Scholarship Awards"
By - posted at 7/22/2019 11:49:32 PM


"The 2019 Charlsie Moore ADR Scholarship was awarded to Jodee Rankin and John Casper who received the highest grades in their Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic at Texas Tech University.  The Ben DeVries Achievement in ADR Scholarship was awarded to Samin Agha, who was a member of the winning team at the 2018 Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition.  “We are pleased to sponsor the Ben DeVries and Charlsie Moore Scholarships because this allows us to support and assist students who are very involved in conflict resolution training programs and also honor Charlsie Moore and Ben DeVries who have contributed so much time and talent at the DRC-MC,” stated Elaine Roberts, DRC-MC Executive Director.  Read full article by Jaclyn Morgan.

"Woodlands Bar Association"
By - posted at 7/4/2019 1:55:34 AM

Scholarship Recipients Raise the Bar in Montgomery County

"The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) proudly announces three 2019 scholarship recipients who are raising the bar here in Montgomery County.  Three local high school seniors, Pearlyn Ang, Allison Dennis, and Maverick Noack, recently received WBA Future Lawyers Scholarships for $3,000 in honor of former WBA board members, Kevin T. Shea, Ida G. Stewart and Patricia G. Chapman.
“The 2019 Future Lawyer Scholarship winners were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, demonstrated leadership ability and interest in entering the legal field.  Selecting only three winners from among the many qualified candidates was particularly difficult this year, “said Elaine Roberts, WBA VP of Scholarships."  Read full article by Reagan Heilman.

"Join/Renew Membership"
By - posted at 1/1/2019 12:30:11 PM


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By - posted at 1/18/2018 4:58:00 AM

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
September 18-21, 2019; Wednesday - Saturday
ACR Annual Conference 2019

It Is Time To Register For The Conference For All Conflict Resolution Practitioners: Join us this fall in Tucson, Arizona for ACR's 19th Annual Conference, where we will explore our shared theme — Heal the Divide: A Focus on the Role of ADR Practitioners in a Divided Society.
Registration is available on ACR’s website at

September 19, 2019 - Thursday
ACR: Soul of Mediation Contest

Becky Bartness, President of ACR, has invited all ACR members and folks outside the ACR community to submit an original description of mediation in a statement of forty words or less. Becky’s suggestion is to focus on the tenets and soul common to all mediation practices and approaches. So far we have received several amazing entries. We want more… The winner of the contest will receive a prize of one hundred dollars.

September 21, 2019 - Saturday
UN International Day of Peace 2019

Watch the UN Peace Day events live streamed at

"On 20 September 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (EDT), the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. United Nations Messengers of Peace will participate in the ceremony.

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Mongolian Peacekeepers

"The ceremony will be followed by a Student Observance at 9:30 a.m. organized by the Education Outreach Section of the Department of Global Communications. Approximately 700 high school and college students will have an opportunity to interact with UN Messengers of Peace, along with youth participating via videoconference from the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Selected students will be able to share the peace projects they have been involved in over the last year. The events will be live streamed at"
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Children in Zataari Camp in Jordan

October 02, 2019 - Wednesday

Gandhi150 Stand Up for Nonviolence

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Inviting All EDUCATORS to promote nonviolence education by organizing a 90-minute event at your educational institution.
Join 1,000 Schools, Colleges and Universities across the United States pledging for peace & nonviolence on the momentous occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

Enroll your institution today, let us stand up together and raise our voice for PEACE!

WHEN:   October 2, 2019
WHAT:   Stand Up for Nonviolence – Gandhi 150 Event
WHERE:  Educational Institutions across US

Join #Gandhi150

October 17, 2019 - Thursday
ACR International

Conflict Resolution Day - October 17, 2019

Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated on October 17, 2019. Conflict Resolution Day was created by the United States Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) to promote conflict resolution.

October 25, 2019 - Friday
Annual Conflict Resolution Bookmark Art Contest 2019
Conroe, TX - Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building

Celebrate National Conflict Resolution Day by supporting the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County CONFLICT RESOLUTION BOOKMARK ART CONTEST for Grades K - 8 on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

2019 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest Rules (English) (Spanish)
2019 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest Template (English) (Spanish) which must be printed in landscape format
2019 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest FAQs (English) (Spanish)
ACR Houston are encouraged to volunteer.  RSVP & Volunteer here.  Volunteers are requested to arrive by 3:00 p.m.* on Friday, October 25, 2019  * Decorators are asked to arrive at 2:00 p.m. 

All ACR Houston members are welcome to attend the awards ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019.  RSVP and Volunteer link.
Bookmark Awards Ceremony is October 25, 2019 

ACR International Conflict Resolution Day is October 17, 2019

Bookmark Art Contest 2019 Flyer