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.
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]
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.
ACR Houston is seeking members who would like to serve on one of our 6 committees, listed below. Email us at email@example.com, 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]
1. Click on NEW MEMBER - JOIN. 2. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.
MEMBER RENEWAL AnnualRate: $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.
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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August 10-11, 2021; Tuesday - Wednesday Manousso Arbitration Training Summer 2021 - Zoom
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.
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.