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.



Announcements
"ACR Houston Web Host Intrusion"
By - posted at 9/3/2020 11:01:04 PM
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ACR Houston has been notified by the FBI that the personal information of members and contacts has been breached through our website host and posted on public websites. We are taking aggressive action and working with the FBI to further protect our membership.

As a precautionary measure, please check your credit on the credit bureaus free sites and make sure that your financial and personal information has not been misused.

We are very upset by this breach, so we will keep you informed as the investigation continues. If you have any further questions, please contact Marilyn Myers, ACR Houston PRead More]


"Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 8/6/2020 11:04:22 AM
Our Peacebuilding Community

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Our ACR Houston Peer Mediation Team offers online peer mediation training, Our Peacebuilding Community, for elementary, middle and high school students. The interactive program is presented via the Zoom video conferencing platform. Press Release

Let us help build your peaceful community!




"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

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: info@acrhouston.org.





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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
October 30, 2020 - Friday
Peacebuilding Community Award Winners 2020
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The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. and the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Peer Mediation Team are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Peacebuilding Community Awards.

Congratulations to the 2020 Peacebuilding Champions
We salute you for all you do to build peace within Montgomery and Harris Counties.

K-12 Grade Category
Rita Wiltz, Books for Children

Volunteer Category
Mac-Arthur Pierre-Louis, Instant Mediations

Community Member Category
Melanie Davis, H.O.N.O.R. Mentoring

Organization Category
Laran Cone, Kids Meals
Chikawa Dance and Traditions

Stay tuned for more information . . .

November 01, 2020 - Sunday
Daylight Saving Time - Fall Back

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November 1 at 2 am
Turn Clocks BACK 1 Hour

November 06, 2020 - Friday
Woodlands Area 2020 Employment Law Update
- Virtual Seminar

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Produced by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and The Woodlands Bar Association, the annual Employment Law Update covers the most significant employment law developments of the year by providing you with practical, timely and critical advice to minimize employment law liability.

This year the ELU is scheduled for November 6, 2020 and it will be a virtual event.  We are applying for up to 15 hours of MCLE, CEU and SHRM credit hours.  Since the event will be recorded, attendees can still access presentations later that they missed that day.  All attendees will have an opportunity to hear some outstanding speakers this year doing presentations on very timely topics. Event Details

Friday, November 6, 2020

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CST

Virtual Seminar 

Fees/Admission

Members: $200          Non-members: $225

Register Today For This Event

Contact Information

Margo McZeal, Director of Government Affairs

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December 12, 2020 - Saturday
UN International Day of Neutrality 2020

United Nations 

International Neutrality Day

December 12, 2020


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Neutrality — defined as the legal status arising from the abstention of a state from all participation in a war between other states, the maintenance of an attitude of impartiality toward the belligerents, and the recognition by the belligerents of this abstention and impartiality — is critically important for the United Nations to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of all in order to operate independently and effectively, especially in situations that are politically charged.

As Article 2 of the UN Charter obligates member states to settle their international disputes by peaceful means and to refrain from the threat, or the use of force in their relations, the General Assembly reaffirmed those obligations in its resolution 71/275.

The resolution also underlined that some states’ national policies of neutrality can contribute to the strengthening of international peace and security and play an important role in developing mutually beneficial relations among countries of the world.

Recognizing that such national policies of neutrality are aimed at promoting the use of preventive diplomacy, which is a core function of the United Nations and occupies a central place among the functions of the Secretary-General, the General Assembly decided to declare 12 December the International Day of Neutrality, and called for marking the day by holding events aimed at enhancing public awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations.

Preventive Diplomacy

The United Nations is committed to moving from a culture of "reaction" to one of "prevention". The term "Preventive diplomacy" refers to diplomatic action taken to prevent disputes from escalating into conflicts and to limit the spread of conflicts when they occur. While it is conducted in different forms and fora, both public and private, the most common expression of preventive diplomacy is found in the work of envoys dispatched to crisis areas to encourage dialogue, compromise and the peaceful resolution of tensions. Learn more

Mediation

Since its inception, the United Nations has played a crucial role in helping to mediate inter- and intra-State conflicts at all stages: before they escalate into armed conflict, after the outbreak of violence, and during implementation of peace agreements. Successful conflict mediation requires an adequate support system to provide envoys with the proper staff assistance and advice, and ensure that talks have the needed logistical and financial resources. Learn more.

Peacemaking

UN peacemaking flourished in the decade following the end of the Cold War, as many longstanding armed conflicts were brought to an end through political negotiated settlements. The organization continues to play a preeminent role in peacemaking, working increasingly in partnership with regional organizations in order to bring ongoing conflicts to an end, and to prevent new crises from emerging or escalating. Learn more.