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.

"Conflict Resolution & Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 5/5/2021 7:30:01 AM
Our Peacebuilding Community

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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.

Let us help build your peaceful community!

"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, 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]

"2020 Judge Evans Award"
By - posted at 4/10/2021 9:43:46 PM
Elaine B. Roberts headshot 2021.pngElaine Roberts, Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, is named Justice Frank Evans Award Winner.

The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County Inc. (DRC-MC) is pleased to announce that the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the State Bar of Texas, recently named Elaine B. Roberts, winner of the 2020 Justice Frank Evans Award.  The award, which honors Justice Evans, the founder of the Texas ADR movement, is the highest award given by the State Bar ADR section. The Evans Award recognizes persons who have performed exceptional and outstanding efforts in promoting or furthering the use … of alternative dispute resolution methods in Texas.” Read more . . . 

"Charlsie Moore - TAM 2021 Volunteer Mediator of the Year"
By - posted at 3/28/2021 12:45:06 AM
Charlsie Teaching.jpg Local Mediator receives TAM’s 2021 Volunteer Mediator of the Year Award

The Texas Association of Mediators (TAM) recently named Conroe resident, Charlsie Moore, winner of the first annual TAM Volunteer Mediator of the Year. The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC) nominated Ms. Moore for this award due to her many years of service and dedication to providing and promoting alternative dispute resolution in Montgomery County. TAM established the Volunteer Mediator of the Year award to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteer mediators and the critical role they play in the Texas mediation community. The award honors a volunteer mediator who has contributed significant volunteer time and effort to a Dispute Resolution Center or similar alternative dispute resolution organization in Texas. TAM is a multidisciplinary organization established to provide... [Read More]

"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]

"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... [Read More]


Find a Conflict Resolution Professional

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
May 12-13, 2021; Wednesday - Thursday
Eid al-Fitr 2021

May 12 - 13, 2021

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ACR Houston wishes you and your family a happy Eid-al-Fitr 2021.

May 13, 2021 - Thursday
Natalie J. Armstrong-Motin: Will Work for Food Series - 2021

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Will Work for Food Series by Natalie J. Armstrong-Motin

Mediation Practice Building Courses 

The courses are free. Yes, free. We only ask that you donate what you can to your community food bank and help those folks in your neighborhood who are struggling with food insecurity right now.

Register for the programs at:

Click the registration button and you’ll be sent the Zoom login link. The course is available to the first 100 entrants into the Zoom meeting room.

May 13, 2021 - Thursday

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TMCA's Covering the Basics: New Mediator Q&A--May 13, 2021

Especially for new (or newer) mediators… 

TMCA is offering our current Credential holders who are new (or newer) to the field of mediation the chance to ask their burning questions of a panel comprised of highly experienced mediators from our Board of Directors—at no cost to participants. 

Though this session is intended for new mediators, all current TMCA Credential holders are welcome to attend TMCA's “Covering the Basics: New Mediator Q&A,” Thursday, May 13th, 5:30pm to 7pm, via Zoom. This session is limited to 2021 TMCA Credential holders. 

Here is the Zoom pre-registration link for this session: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 15, 2021 - Saturday
Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston

EGMH Book Club Discussions on 

Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi

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A very stimulating discussion takes place typically on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Discussions cover one chapter at a time to understand in depth the life and times of Gandhi ji and his relevance in today's era. 

Our next meeting will be a ZOOM meeting and not in person meeting

To join Zoom Meeting by audio and video please go to the link:

To join by audio only please call 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Book: The Story of my Experiments with Truth - Chapter: Part IV - Chapter 21 - Polak takes a plunge and Chapter 22 - Whom God Protects

Please visit or call Dr. Manish Wani at 713-829-6979 for further information.

Please click to read the autobiography online.


phone: 713-785-3900


May 20, 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.

May 25, 2021 - Tuesday
Commemorating George Floyd - 1 Year Anniversary


Say His Name: Commemorating How George Floyd Changed the World

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Join Houston’s own Christina Wells (semi-finalist America’s Got Talent), spoken word artist Calvin King and Center members who were part of the Summer 2021 protests to reflect on how George Floyd’s death changed the world.  Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The virtual event is free and open to the public.  Donations appreciated.  Registration is required. Free and open to the public, with donations encouraged. To donate click here.

To reserve your spot and receive a Zoom link, please register below by the online registration deadline of May 23. To register after May 23, please email at least three hours before the event.

May 26-28, 2021; Wednesday - Friday
Manousso Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training May 2021
- Houston, Texas

Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training

Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training ($600), specially discounted for family mediators. If you have questions, ask. Classes are held ONLINE until COVID reduction permits in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria

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 or email us at

May 31, 2021 - Monday
Memorial Day 2021
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May 31, 2021

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