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.
The nominations committee presents the following director candidates for board membership to serve two-year terms, beginning 2021 through 2022:
The nominations committee presents the following board officer candidates to serve one-year terms in 2021:
President - Dr. Diana Pino
Vice President - Sheryl Jackson-Matthews
Treasurer - Karla West
Secretary - Kimberly Barahona
The nominations committee would like to remind ACR Houston members that our bylaws indicate that nominations for office shall also be accepted from the floor at the time of election once the membership has reached twenty-five (25) in number.
ACR Houston members, at the Annual Meeting on February 28, 2021, will elect new directors to the ACRH Board.
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.
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.
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.
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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February 28, 2021 - Sunday ACR Houston Winter Social Annual Meeting 2021 - Zoom
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.