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.

"Conflict Resolution Month"
By - posted at 10/21/2019 12:49:17 PM

Conflict Resolution Month - October 2019
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Take the Conflict Resolution Day Pledge
Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October.  This year it is October 17, 2019.
Conflict Resolution Day was created by the United States Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) to promote conflict resolution.

"Joe Bontke (1957-2019)"
By - posted at 10/12/2019 4:42:17 PM

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The alternative dispute resolution (ADR) community bids farewell to one of its special envoys of peace. 

‘Joe Edward Bontke, known lovingly as Pop to his grandchildren, and Santa every Christmas, passed away at his home in the early morning hours of October 9, 2019. () Joe was a lifelong champion of equal rights for the disabled, working extensively as an advocate for promoting the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2002, Joe became the outreach coordinator and ombudsman for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a position where he fought for equal pay for women, immigrant rights, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, race equity, LGBTQ rights, and civility for all. Joe was a civil rights advocate and gifted public speaker. He traveled around Texas and the United States educating employers and human resource professionals on protecting equal rights... [Read More]

"October is Anti-Bullying Month"
By - posted at 10/6/2019 2:28:17 PM
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"Scholarship Awards"
By - posted at 7/22/2019 11:49:32 PM


"The 2019 Charlsie Moore ADR Scholarship was awarded to Jodee Rankin and John Casper who received the highest grades in their Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic at Texas Tech University.  The Ben DeVries Achievement in ADR Scholarship was awarded to Samin Agha, who was a member of the winning team at the 2018 Tom Newhouse Mediation Competition.  “We are pleased to sponsor the Ben DeVries and Charlsie Moore Scholarships because this allows us to support and assist students who are very involved in conflict resolution training programs and also honor Charlsie Moore and Ben DeVries who have contributed so much time and talent at the DRC-MC,” stated Elaine Roberts, DRC-MC Executive Director.  Read full article by Jaclyn Morgan.

"Woodlands Bar Association"
By - posted at 7/4/2019 1:55:34 AM

Scholarship Recipients Raise the Bar in Montgomery County

"The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) proudly announces three 2019 scholarship recipients who are raising the bar here in Montgomery County.  Three local high school seniors, Pearlyn Ang, Allison Dennis, and Maverick Noack, recently received WBA Future Lawyers Scholarships for $3,000 in honor of former WBA board members, Kevin T. Shea, Ida G. Stewart and Patricia G. Chapman.
“The 2019 Future Lawyer Scholarship winners were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, demonstrated leadership ability and interest in entering the legal field.  Selecting only three winners from among the many qualified candidates was particularly difficult this year, “said Elaine Roberts, WBA VP of Scholarships."  Read full article by Reagan Heilman.

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

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
October 25, 2019 - Friday
Annual Conflict Resolution Bookmark Art Contest 2019
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Celebrate National Conflict Resolution Day by supporting the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County CONFLICT RESOLUTION BOOKMARK ART CONTEST for Grades K - 8 on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

ACR Houston are encouraged to volunteer.  RSVP & Volunteer hereVolunteers are requested to arrive by 3:00 p.m.* on Friday, October 25, 2019  * Decorators are asked to arrive at 2:00 p.m. 

All ACR Houston members are welcome to attend the awards ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019.  RSVP and Volunteer link.
Bookmark Awards Ceremony is October 25, 2019 

ACR International Conflict Resolution Day is October 17, 2019

November 10, 2019 - Sunday
HPJC - National & Local Peacemaker Awards Dinner
Houston, TX
National and Local Peacemaker Awards Dinner

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Join us for an amazing evening honoring some powerful individuals and organizations. This event is the main fundraiser for HPJC, and allows us to support Peace Camp and our many other peace and justice activities for the coming year.

Please join us on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th

$100 until November 3rd


Crowne Plaza River Oaks
2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098