Association for Conflict Resolution Seeks Nominees for William J. Kreidler Award, Nominations Due 7/1/21

Awarded for Distinguished Service to expanding knowledge in the field of Conflict Resolution as Presented by The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Education, Research and Training Section

Established in 2007 by the Education Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR), the William J. Kreidler Award is given to a person who has engaged in education, research, teaching or writing and whose work has advanced the field of conflict resolution.

If you would like to nominate someone who you feel deserves this special acknowledgment, please complete the contact form (here on the right) with your name and email, that you are nominating for The William J. Kreidler Award, the name and contact information of the individual that you are nominating, the contribution that they have made and the reasons for making your nomination.

Eligibility: Educators, trainers, researchers, authors, and scholars in the field of conflict resolution. Awards may go to an individual or a partnership team (see award details).

Contribution: By contribution, we mean “a form of education, training, research, teaching, or writing that results in individual ability, group capacity, or public knowledge of conflict resolution.”
1.    The contribution benefits the knowledge, skills, or aptitude of individuals, schools, communities, society and/or association for conflict resolution;
2.    The contribution is created and sustained through use by practitioners, schools, associations, and communities;
3.    The contribution is communicated through publication, academic presentation, community presentation and/or public use; and
4.    The contribution creates, applies, or studies conflict resolution methods or processes and their impacts.           

​Number of Awards: One
Application Opens:  January 01, 2021
Nomination Due: July 01, 2021 Midnight
Announcement Date: August 01, 2021
Presentation Date: September 30, 2021 at the President’s Luncheon

​The 2021 ACR Annual Conference will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, FL from September 29-October 1, 2021.  This year’s conference theme is “Learning from our Past. Transforming our Future”.

To submit a nomination go here.


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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