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.

"Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"
By - posted at 6/8/2020 12:19:37 PM

Check frequently for updates from the CDC Coronavirus 2019 and trusted news sources as well as your school district/charter school to stay safe and remain informed.  The ACR Houston wishes you all the best as you and your family safely navigate this difficult health crisis.

"The Soft Underbelly of Mediating Online"
By - posted at 5/14/2020 4:33:35 PM

Lee Jay Berman and Gene Roberts talk about the substance of online mediations to help mediators--the soft underbelly of mediating online.
--How do mediators handle first impressions?
--Emotions in online mediations.
--Can mediators improve their practice through online platforms?

"Dr. Manousso Interview on Online Mediations"
By - posted at 3/25/2020 2:54:30 PM
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"Phishing Email ALERT"
By - posted at 3/17/2020 3:48:12 PM

Phishing Email Warning *

There are phishing emails being sent that appear to be from a) Marilyn Myers, ACR Houston President, seeking money; b) from our webmaster’s personal email at Thompson Mediations or c) someone else you may know with an unusual request.  Before you open any links, please check the full email “Reply To” address.  If the “Reply To” address is different than the “From” email address, please be suspicious.  Do not click on or open any links in a phishing email.  It may infect your device with a virus or other malicious malware.

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"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/1/2020 1:45:20 PM

Annual Rate: $45

1. Click on NEW MEMBER - JOIN.
2. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

Annual Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS - Go to to login and access your ACR Houston account.
2. Go to Membership button on the purple menu bar.
4. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

For assistance open the MEMBERSHIP HELP document or send an e-mail to:

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A Message from ACR Houston President

Dear ACRH colleagues,

We mourn the death of Mr. George Floyd, Houston native, whom you might have cheered as a football player or enjoyed music from the H-town rap enthusiasts of which he was a part.  With his last breath, the entire world was witness to yet another scene far, far from our expectations of the guardians of public safety.  The shaken, shocked, frustrated and angry have marched in support of George Floyd, his family and friends, and to challenge the unjust “normal” for black people and other persons of color.  

The entire ADR community, and those who value our services, join the nation in seeking system change in our political, policing and health care systems that are charged with protecting our rights, our values, and our lives. The system has been deeply wounded and just periodically bandaged for too long a time. We need to be the agents of change and healing. We, as mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, negotiators, peace makers, clergy, human resources staff, coaches and counselors, have the skills, information, training, and presence to inspire and educate others.

Further, while Houston prides itself on its diversity, our local Asian/Pacific American community has been the target of xenophobia and racism in the wake of COVID-19.  Clearly it is not enough for us to rest on diversity alone and assume we have met our responsibility without thoroughly exploring the continuing issues of equity and inclusion.

Author Roxane Gay, in an opinion piece in the New York Times (Sunday, May 31, 2020), notes that we talk about getting back to normal while "for black people normal is the very thing from which we yearn to be free." Houston, and indeed the nation, needs to engage in conversations about how we can affect change, whether grand or incremental.  I ask that you join me in thinking about how ACR Houston can help model and lead the path to the transformation. 

A Floyd family member, speaking at the June 2nd march, said "Look around.  We all we got.  The best thing about that?  We all we need."

Members, please login and join the conversation on the Member's Blog.  Post your comments, thoughts and ideas as we seek change together.

Marilyn Myers

Chapter President

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
July 31, 2020 - Friday
APFM - Intimate Partner Abuse in Adults and Divorce Mediation

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Intimate Partner Abuse in Adults and Divorce Mediation 

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July 31, 2020 

12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time

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APFM webinars are free for APFM members and $50 for non-members.