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.

Watch the 2020 highlights of our chapter events and activities in the recap video below.



Announcements
"EfTA Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 7/26/2021 5:38:50 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 EfTA Interns!
 
June 28-29, 2021

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The wonderful high school "rising" seniors from the Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) internship program completed online peer mediation training, Our Peacebuilding Community, on June 28 & 29, 2021. The ACR Houston Peer Mediation Team (PMT), in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC), presented the online training for the interns with their supervisor Corinne Coulter, EfTA Program Director. The interactive program was presented via the Zoom video conferencing platform. ACRH PMT members were joined by Varvara Lazaridis, Read More]


"Conflict Resolution & Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 7/23/2021 7:30:01 AM
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Our ACR Houston Peer Mediation Team offers online conflict resolution and peer mediation training, Our Peacebuilding Community, for elementary, middle and high school students. The interactive programs are presented via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Do you want to help us create the peacemakers of the future? Your donation will make a difference by supporting our mission to foster the practice and understanding of peaceful conflict resolution at all ages. Donations in any amount are appreciated.

Click Here to Donate


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"Join an ACR Houston Committee"
By - posted at 4/14/2021 5:00:34 PM
ACR Houston Members w Guest Committee recruit.png ACR Houston is seeking members who would like to serve on one of our 6 committees, listed below. Email us at info@acrhouston.org, and let us know which committee you plan to join.

ACR Houston Committees and Chairpersons:
  • Program & Events – Diana Pino
  • Membership – Jim Hughes
  • Website & Social Media – Darcy Thompson
  • Peer Mediation Team – Darcy Thompson
  • Diversity & Equity – Sheryl Jackson-Matthews and Marilyn Myers
  • Scholarship – Patricia Bastine
This is a great opportunity to become more engaged with the organization. In addition, this is a fantastic way to show the value and commitment you bring to the organization and to stand out as a possible future candidate for the board of directors. It is important to... [Read More]


"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/17/2021 5:53:03 PM

NEW MEMBER - JOIN

Annual Rate: $45

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

MEMBER RENEWAL
Annual Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS - Go to www.acrhouston.org to login and access your ACR Houston account.
2. Go to Membership button on the purple menu bar.
3. Click on MEMBER RENEWAL.
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: Read More]



"Phishing Email ALERT"
By - posted at 3/17/2020 3:48:12 PM

*Warning *

BEWARE! There are phishing emails being sent that appear to be from a) Diana Pino, ACR Houston President, seeking money or gift cards; 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... [Read More]





   

 

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
July 27-August 02, 2021; Tuesday - Monday
SBA COVID EIDL Webinar Series
COVID EIDL Webinar Series
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The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program’s small business loans. The COVID EIDL program is a Federal small business loan program designed to support small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 economic recession by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital.  

Tuesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. CDT Click here to register

Tuesday, July 27, 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 noon CDT Click here to register

Tuesday, July 27, 6:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. CDT Click here to register

Wednesday, July 28, Noon EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT Click here to register

Wednesday, July 28, 6:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. CDT Click here to register

Monday, August 2, Noon EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT Click here to register

Monday, August  2, 6:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. CDT Click here to register
 
The majority of the information in each webinar will be the same. Please also note these events are closed to press.


July 28-30, 2021; Wednesday - Friday
Manousso Elder Mediation Training July 2021
- Zoom


Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training

All our classes are offered online and are interactive on ZOOM.  MCLE/CEU offered. 

Lead instructors: Barbara Sunderland Manousso, Ph.D.,  MPH, CFRE and Melissa Back McAlpine, JD

Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training ($600), specially discounted for family mediators.

20 hours-MCLE/CEU 20 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Wednesday, May 26th, 1 PM to 5 PM, Thursday, May 27th, 10 am until 6 PM, and

Friday, May 28th, 2021, from 9:30 AM until 6:30 PM

This is a terrific mediation model when divorce and child custody aren't your favorite clients, or if you like to help families. Lots of this work is done online, as well as in person.

See additional information here or at http://www.manousso.us or email us at mediation@Manousso.us.


August 10-11, 2021; Tuesday - Wednesday
Manousso Arbitration Training Summer 2021
- Zoom

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Arbitration Training

Arbitration Training ONLINE with ZOOM: live and interactive

Earn MCLE/CEU 9 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 10th and 11th, 2021, 1:00 PM until 5:30 PM. 

This course does not meet the requirements for Tax Code Sect. 41A.06.


See additional information here or at http://www.manousso.us or email us at mediation@Manousso.us.


August 19, 2021 - Thursday
Bystander Intervention Training
Houston, TX
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Learn how to help people targeted by identity-based bigotry and harassment.

This FREE 1.5-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence — that people with marginalized identities face and the history of identity-based violence. You’ll also learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see identity-based harassment online or in person.

Thanks to a Four Freedoms Fund grant, Houston Coalition Against Hate, OCA-Greater Houston, and Hollaback! will present this training seven times to the public, starting in March 2021 and continuing monthly through the summer.


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