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.

"Remembering Joe Bontke"
By - posted at 12/2/2019 1:50:35 PM
Are Mediators Really Santas In Disguise?
by Joe Bontke

“Santa” Joe Bontke passed away October 9, 2019.  He was Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Houston District office of the EEOC.  Joe was in the field of Human Resources & Civil Rights for the past 30 years and had experience in employment law and adult education.  Please take a moment to enjoy his holiday message and remember Joe and all of his contributions to the field of alternative dispute resolution. 

"Superhero for Peace"
By - posted at 11/20/2019 2:12:21 PM
The Peer Mediation Group Celebrates Anti-Bullying

Be a “Superhero for Peace!”

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Thank you to all the students who created a Superhero for Peace.  The judges are reviewing your entries and the winners will be announced soon.  Stay tuned to see who wins a brand, new tablet!  The top 3 Superhero for Peace entries will be posted online.

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The Association for Conflict Resolution Houston

"The Honorable Frank Evans (1928 - 2019)"
By - posted at 11/19/2019 5:08:44 PM

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Judge Frank Evans, commonly recognized as the “Father of ADR,” passed away on November 9, 2019.  The Honorable Frank G. Evans was honored with a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Chapter, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association Outstanding Credentialed Mediator for 2016, and Texas Association of Mediators Susanne C. Adams Award in 2008.

The obituary in The Austin American Statesmen and Houston Chronicle shares:

"FRANK GARRETTSON EVANS, III, retired Chief Justice of the Texas First Court of (Civil) Appeals passed away peacefully at his home in Bastrop, Texas, on November 9, 2019 at 91 years of age. A man who never met a stranger he didn’t want to get to know better, he always introduced himself simply as “Frank,” before starting an inquisitive line of questions to get to know his new friend. ... [Read More]

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By - posted at 1/18/2018 4:58:00 AM

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
January 29-February 01, 2020; Wednesday - Saturday
Manousso Basic Mediation Training Winter 2020
- Houston, Texas

Happy holidays! 

May 2020 be filled with

peace and goodwill.

Basic Mediation Training

Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
Basic Mediation Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria

40 hours. ($975) MCLE/CEU 40 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR, TX, includes Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR training):
January 29th to February 1st, 2020, from Wednesday to Saturday, 8:00 AM until 6:30 PM, daily. Check out the recent college grad discount and other special discounts.

February 20-22, 2020; Thursday - Saturday
TAM Annual Conference 2020
Austin, Texas - Lakeway Resort and Spa

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February 28, 2020 - Friday
Manousso Arbitration Training Winter 2020
- Houston, Texas

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Arbitration Training

Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
Arbitration Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria

9.5 hours. ($550) MCLE/CEU 8 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR
Houston: Friday, February 28, 2020, 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM.

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March 04-06, 2020; Wednesday - Friday
Manousso Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training 2020
- Houston, Texas

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training

Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
Wednesday to Friday, March 4th, 5th, 6th, 2020, 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM, daily

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