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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Home
    join Check out the resource guide with information about Chicago area ADR organizations by clicking the link below 2014 2015 ACR Chicago Resource Guide Our Latest Blog Posts Seminar Video Series Navigating the New IMDMA Parentage Act 08 Dec 2015 9 28 AM Joe Dillon Program Recap How to Master Emotionally Charged and Highly Demanding Clients 24 Nov 2015 5 12 PM Joe Dillon Importance of Neutrality 19 Oct 2015

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Reset password request
    and Workgroups Member Directory FAQ Join ACR Chicago Donate Programs Partner Trainings Events Contact Blog Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Chapter Reset password request Your email Invalid email format Code Type the 6 characters you see in the picture ACR

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - About
    promoting public understanding of CR processes HOW WE OPERATE 1 We support the needs and goals of our membership while recognizing that our membership is diverse as to A The form or forms of CR in which the members are involved e g mediation arbitration and other forms of CR procedures chosen by the parties B The arenas in which the disputes or issues are handled e g community private and public organizations court annexed or related domestic relations C The subject matter context of the disputes or issues e g contract or tort cases and subsets of same community custody divorce employment organization school D The goals or perceived objectives sought e g resolution of a distinct dispute reconciliation or preservation of a continuing relationship creation of a framework for resolution of future anticipated disputes E The member s role e g as a coach facilitator mediator arbitrator restorative justice practitioner social worker trainer teacher advocate party and F The member s operating philosophy regarding self determination effectiveness in terms of time resources and emotions professional and personal growth 2 We serve as a forum for the presentation and discussion of differing views We act as an advocate for

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Board of Directors
    as a neutral She has been a mediator for 14 years including nine years as a Federal Mediator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service She has mediated over 500 collective bargaining and employment disputes in the private public and federal sector She has also designed programs and trained parties in improving their labor management relationship Currently she is co director of Constructive Conflict Associates a mediation and training practice which focuses on labor and employment issues in the private public and federal sector She has been a lecturer at the Institute for Human Resources and Industrial Relations School of Business Administration Loyola University and an instructor at the Office of Personnel Management Eastern Region Mary Ellen received her MSIR from Loyola University mel medi8 comcast net Elizabeth Vastine Since 1994 Elizabeth has practiced and trained in the field of conflict resolution Elizabeth s current firm The Stone Vastine Group focuses on helping individuals couples families organizations and communities in resolving conflict building consensus enhancing communication and healing through mediation and restorative processes Elizabeth designs curriculum and provides training in conflict resolution and restorative practices in a variety of settings including volunteer and community organizations social service agencies treatment facilities group homes academic institutions law enforcement agencies and the juvenile justice system For several years Elizabeth served as Executive Director of the Neighborhood Restorative Justice Institute Inc which developed and managed the Cook County Victim Offender Conferencing Project and other restorative programs throughout Cook County Illinois Elizabeth is active in the conflict resolution community through her service and participation on boards as a trainer and as a frequent speaker at national and international conferences She is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University School for New Learning where she co instructs a restorative peacemaking course and a juvenile justice class Her memberships include the Association for Conflict Resolution Chicago Area Chapter Mediation Council of Illinois Wisconsin Association of Mediators Victim Offender Mediation Association and the Chicago Bar Association Elizabeth received her law degree from the Dickinson School of Law Carlisle Pennsylvania and graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst ejv stonevastinegroup com Elizabeth Simon Elizabeth Simon has worked as a mediator and arbitrator since 2001 primarily in labor and employment matters She is Assistant Director of ADR for the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at The John Marshall Law School where she teaches ADR mediation and mediation advocacy She serves as an arbitrator for FMCS labor panel FINRA and the Cook County Circuit Court She is also a contract mediator for the EEOC and mediates for the Federal Executive Board Prior to joining the law school Elizabeth designed and operated a dispute resolution program at the Federal Aviation Administration FAA As the FAA s ADR Program Manager she handled over 150 EEO cases almost two thirds of which were resolved through some form of ADR process Before becoming a full time neutral Elizabeth represented plaintiffs and defendants for over 16 years in a variety of EEO related litigation and other employment related transactional matters For 10 years she handled employment and labor matters for FMC Corporation a Fortune 150 Company with diversified manufacturing chemicals and defense businesses She has also represented clients in the public sector the airline industry and in health care Elizabeth is a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution ACR and currently serves on their Board of Directors She is a mediator trainer and peer reviewer for the Center for Conflict Resolution and a member of the Labor Employment Law Section and ADR Sections of the ABA CBA and ISBA Elizabeth received her law degree from Loyola University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Vassar College Lorna Lucken Steuer Lorna Lucken Steuer joined the U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2001 as a Mediator in the Chicago District Office In 2006 she was recognized as one of the top mediators in the EEOC nationwide and received a gold medal for that achievement Prior to joining the EEOC Ms Steuer had a neutral practice in which she served as a mediator arbitrator and consultant for various governmental agencies organizations and small businesses including the EEOC Chicago District Office the Illinois Department of Human Rights the Circuit Court of Cook County the Center for Conflict Resolution the National Association of Securities Dealers NASD the New York Stock Exchange NYSE and the Better Business Bureau for Chicago and Northern Illinois To date Ms Steuer has conducted over 600 mediations as well as numerous arbitrations and undergone and given over 400 hours of training and coaching in mediation techniques dispute resolution design and arbitration Prior to developing her neutral practice Ms Steuer worked in the private sector at small and large law firms as well as in the public sector at the Circuit Court of Cook County Ms Steuer has been a speaker on mediation at EEOC Training and Technical Assistance Programs a panelist on a TV program entitled Resolving Workplace Disputes and a guest lecturer trainer and coach in mediation techniques and advocacy for numerous undergraduate and graduate institutions including Loyola University Chicago School of Law Chicago Kent College of Law Northwestern University School of Law Arizona State University College of Law DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business as well as Chicago s Center for Conflict Resolution CCR She is President of the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution and is a former Co Chair of the Chicago Bar Association s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Ms Steuer received a J D from Chicago Kent College of Law and is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton Massachusetts lorna steuer eeoc gov Danielle Loevy As a co founder of Stone and Loevy LLC Danielle mediates disputes facilitates group problem solving designs and conducts organizational trainings and consults on issues related to conflict Danielle s broad professional background in law mediation training and diversity facilitation uniquely qualify her to assist clients in productively addressing conflict Danielle is the

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Organizational Overview
    WE OPERATE 1 We support the needs and goals of our membership while recognizing that our membership is diverse as to A The form or forms of CR in which the members are involved e g mediation arbitration and other forms of CR procedures chosen by the parties B The arenas in which the disputes or issues are handled e g community private and public organizations court annexed or related domestic relations C The subject matter context of the disputes or issues e g contract or tort cases and subsets of same community custody divorce employment organization school D The goals or perceived objectives sought e g resolution of a distinct dispute reconciliation or preservation of a continuing relationship creation of a framework for resolution of future anticipated disputes E The member s role e g as a coach facilitator mediator arbitrator restorative justice practitioner social worker trainer teacher advocate party and F The member s operating philosophy regarding self determination effectiveness in terms of time resources and emotions professional and personal growth 2 We serve as a forum for the presentation and discussion of differing views We act as an advocate for issues positions taken by a consensus of

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Committees and Workgroups
    Stiles Chair Mac Steele Mary Novak Membership This committee is dedicated to increasing the membership of ACR Chicago by providing information on membership benefits and programs to current and potential members through various means Mac Steele Chair Public Relations and Outreach This committee ensures the long term viability of ACR Chicago by communicating the organization s programs and benefits to members and potential members through education marketing and strategic networking Joe Dillon Chair Rocio Munoz Mac Steele Governance This group ensures that the operations of ACR Chicago run in accordance with our by laws and policies Kent Lawrence Chair Mark Mayer Information Technology This committee manages all video production of our programs improvements to our website presence and explores new ways in which we can reach a wider audience through social networking and other media formats Ian Bucciarelli Chair Mac Steele Mary Novak Task Forces and Work Groups Conflict Resolution Day This national event held each year on the third Thursday of October is an opportunity for Chicago area ADR organizations to come together for networking and information sharing with each other and with the public In the last two years over 120 people have attended the event and nearly

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - Member Directory
    State contains is does not contain is not empty not empty begins with ends with Zip contains is does not contain is not empty not empty begins with ends with I am an experienced dispute resolution professional and work primarily in the following areas any of selected all of selected none of selected Training Restorative Justice Circles Other Not applicable Mediation Coaching Arbitration Other skills and experience check all that

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  • Association for Conflict Resolution -- Chicago Chapter - FAQ
    professionals Specific benefits include Programming Monthly programs focus on current issues developments and approaches significant to those involved in the field as well as skill building to help members grow as ADR practitioners Programs are usually held in the downtown Chicago area and are free to members Practitioner Directory Members can list a profile on ACR Chicago s online Practitioner Directory free of charge The directory identifies members who practice in the ADR field and is available to individuals or organizations seeking CR services Interested parties can locate practitioners by name type of dispute or type of ADR service The directory serves as an important marketing tool for members Mentorship Program The mentorship program matches less experienced ACR Chicago members with experienced dispute resolution practitioners through our Practitioner Directory The scope and duration of each mentoring relationship is mutually defined by the parties Please indicate your interest in participating on your application Video Access to Past Programs ACR Chicago maintains a video library of dozens of past programs on a wide variety of CR topics These videos are exclusively available to members Please check back in the coming weeks for these videos What support does ACR Chicago offer for people interested in building a practice ACR Chicago offers various resources for members interested in building their CR practice All members are welcome to market their practice free of charge through the online Practitioner Directory Through the mentorship program and other networking venues members are able to connect and receive tips from more experienced practitioners Various programs throughout the year emphasize tips and strategies for building your practice Members also receive regular email blasts providing updates on relevant resources and events throughout the area What networking opportunities does ACR Chicago offer ACR Chicago offers various venues to meet with peers and learn what others are doing in the field The initial 30 minutes of each monthly program are devoted to networking with other members The lunchtime Talkabout series offers opportunities to discuss CR issues directly and network with a small group of fellow members Finally the mentorship program provides less experienced members with an opportunity to connect with seasoned practitioners How do I become a member You can become a member of ACR Chicago by paying an annual fee of 55 The membership fee allows you to market your conflict resolution practice using our online Practitioner Directory attend informative and exciting programs participate in the Mentorship Program receive mailings and participate on committees There are two ways to complete your application submit it electronically via Pay Pal or submit a paper application along with a check Click here for more information on the application and payment process As a member how can I get involved with the organization There are many ways you can become more involved with ACR Chicago We welcome your participation on any of our committees and work groups Standing committees include Programming Membership Public Relations and Outreach and Governance Work groups and task forces include Diversity and

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