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.

"ACRH Board Slate 2021"
By - posted at 1/29/2021 1:01:31 AM

The nominations committee presents the following director candidates for board membership to serve two-year terms, beginning 2021 through 2022:
  • Patricia Bastine
  • Sheryl Jackson-Matthews
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.

"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]

"Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 11/6/2020 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.

Let us help build your peaceful community!

"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]

"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
February 28, 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 28, 2021

4 pm 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 28, 2021 - Sunday
Black History Month 2021

Black History Month - February 1-28, 2021

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

TAM Conference POSTPONED due to Texas Weather Crisis
Date: TBD

The Texas Association of Mediators (TAM) invites you to explore the future of mediation at the 2021 TAM virtual conference. See details at the TAM Conference Website.

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Registration Fees
$145 Member / $195 Non-Member

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