Conflict Resolution Day, 10/17/19

In 2005, the ACR Board proclaimed the third Thursday in October as Conflict Resolution Day, upon a motion initiated by Sharon Press. The idea was to coordinate all of the varied celebrations which were taking place on different dates and times so that we could experience the synergy of all focusing on conflict resolution at the same time. Over the years, Press coordinated ACR’s efforts to inspire chapters, sections, members and conflict resolvers around the globe to celebrate conflict resolution on the third Thursday of October.

On Conflict Resolution Day 2019 (October 17), Professor Press will present a webinar on the History and Significance of Conflict Resolution Day. Join Sharon as she describes the rationale for creating Conflict Resolution Day, the innovative projects which have taken place on Conflict Resolution Day over the past 14 years, and how you can join the celebration.

PRESENTER: Professor Sharon Press is director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline University School of Law. Press is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Mary Parker Follett Award for Excellence and Innovation in Dispute Resolution presented by the Association for Conflict Resolution and CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution’s Special Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field and Future of Dispute Resolution. She is a Minnesota Rule 114 qualified facilitative/hybrid neutral and a Florida Supreme Court certified county and family mediator and has made over 200 presentations on ADR topics at conference and continuing education events in the U.S. and abroad.

Go here to register for the webinar.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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