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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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Find a Conflict Resolution Professional
December 06, 2021 - Monday Hanukkah 2021
Begins Sunday, November 28 at sunset
Ends Monday, December 6 at nightfall
ACR Houston wishes you and your family a wonderful Hanukkah and holiday season.
February 11, 2022 - Friday Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution 20202
We negotiate every day, in all types of situations situations. Learn the basics of a successful negotiation in this half-day, interactive course.
What You Will Learn
Discover your personal negotiating style Recognize when it's working and when it's time to try something different Understand the basics of interest-based negotiation
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Vicki Read, MA, LPC
Vicki Read, MA, LPC is the Program Administrator for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution. She has worked in various aspects of the Center’s services, with her primary focus on customized alternative dispute resolution (ADR) training programs for governmental entities, non-profit agencies, and the public at large. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is trained in mediation, interest-based negotiation and public policy dispute resolution. Vicki is also a certified facilitator for the Conflict Dynamics Profile®.