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.

"Former ACR Houston President Passes"
By - posted at 1/18/2021 7:48:16 PM

Achille Arcidiacono (1934-2021)

Achille Arcidiacono, former ACR Houston president, “passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2021, surrounded by his devoted wife and children. His passion for life was infectious. He was a loving husband, exuberant and demonstrative father, affectionate grandfather and faithful friend to all who knew him around the world.”

“Achille's professional career was diverse. He was named Italian Trade Delegate in 1964 and appointed Honorary Consul of Italy in 1969. In his later years, he embraced work as a mediator, employing his considerable diplomatic skills. This work was his natural calling and he often ended successful cases with an enthusiastic "Bravo!".’

Read the full obituary at Achille Arcidiacono Obituary ( - The Houston Chronicle)

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

"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!

"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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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
January 30, 2021 - Saturday
Shraddhanjali - Memorial Service for Mahatma Gandhi 2020
- Virtual

Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, EGMH, along with Arya Samaj Greater Houston, Unity of Houston, Bahai' Faith of Houston and others will observe the 73rd anniversary of the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi as Shraddhanjali.

This is a virtual event taking place live on Facebook and YouTube on January 30, 2021 at 6 PM. Please mark your calendar to join.
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February 07, 2021 - Sunday
ACR Houston Winter Social Annual Meeting 2021
- Zoom

ACR Houston Winter Social & Annual Meeting


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LaVena Wilkin, Ph.D.

Conflict, like death and taxes, is inevitable, and the workplace is a breeding ground for disruptive conflict. First, consider that organizational culture consists of shared values, beliefs, assumptions, perceptions, and norms. Add to that the fact that organizations are complex coalitions of individuals, departments, and divisions—each competing for scarce resources, such as funding, access to those in power, and time. Stir in a little power imbalance and organizational political posturing. Shake all that together and you have a workplace that is bubbling over with conflicted people and situations. When conflicts are mismanaged or unmanaged, they can be costly to both the individuals and the organizations.

However, constructively managed and mediated conflicts can provide opportunities for innovation and growth. The P.E.A.C.E. © Model of Conflict helps people examine issues, strengthen relationships, and be the impetus for individual and organizational changes. The framework of model is built on the precepts of conflict management and transformation, including perception clarification, empathetic listening, appreciation of diversity, collaborative problem-solving, and emotional intelligence.

ACR Houston members in attendance will elect new directors to the ACRH Board.

February 7, 2021
4 to 6 pm

Free for Members and Non-members

Note: This event will take place on Zoom (you’ll receive the Zoom information when you register).

February 19-20, 2021; Friday - Saturday
TAM Annual Conference 2021
- Virtual

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The Texas Association of Mediators (TAM) invites you on a journey to explore the future of mediation at the 2021 TAM conference featuring renowned experts in the field covering a wide range of topics. We’re coming to a digital space near you! See details at the TAM Conference Website.

Keynote Presenter

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Ken Cloke

Registration Fees
$145 Member / $195 Non-Member