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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - OCCUPY WALL STREET and the DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMUNITY
    Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue at West 59th Street Room 630 NYC Registered 84 registrants Registration Public Free The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College present OCCUPY WALL STREET and the DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMUNITY Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast The Occupy Wall Street movement began on less than an acre of land in downtown New York and has spread around the world helping to shift the political discourse in our country Situated across the street from Ground Zero people at OWS are living and working together to sustain and further the message of financial and democratic change in the country On the ground in Liberty City which arguably has the highest population density of any other city in the world conflict resolvers have been offering their services to the community and developing ADR practices specific to the population and environment of OWS Join four such conflict resolvers who have been working with Non Violent Communication and Mediation models to promote peace and understanding Tashy

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-406297 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - TRIBAL CONFLICT AND MASTERY
    helps conflict ADR and peace making pros get out of the box of this or that kind of mediation and into the field of being in service to people involved in difficult and costly conflict Tribal Conflict Mastery works in any context business and organizational boardrooms families the street leadership suites non profit organizations courts faith centers and communities Wherever the conflict work is it s about sharpening our personal and professional practices It s a universal way of thinking and relating with conflict and conflicted situations James promises an exploration into our shared experience and learnings His presentation will be facilitative creative and focused on deepening our individual and collective understanding of conflict and how we relate and work with it He invites anyone to attend and says that This is about about breaking down boundaries and separations Bring your best gifts and questions James Kornbluh has been at the forefront of creative responses to conflict in New York City and beyond for more than 20 years He has successfully transformed conflicts in workplaces boards teams intimate relationships communities and whole systems he is a specialist in shifting the intractable conflicts associated with religious racial political cultural gender and political differences he has trained hundreds of mediators conflict professionals peace makers executive leaders lawyers justice practitioners and youth James conflict education began in 1984 when he started traveling to and working in war zones in Central America and the Middle East He then went to law school to study Mediation and ADR and graduated from Cardozo Law School in 1993 He taught at the Cardozo Mediation Clinic between 1994 and 2009 while he developed his craft in diverse settings and dynamics From 1993 to 1997 James worked designing and implementing conflict resolution and violence prevention programs in NYC schools

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-396465 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - AMEENA MATTHEWS from The Interrupters
    Public Free The event is free and open to anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College present AMEENA MATTHEWS CeaseFire featured in The Interrupters and winner of NY Peace Institute s Get in the Middle Medal and AMY ELLENBOGEN Crown Heights Mediation Center Save Our Streets Program Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast In Steve James new documentary The Interrupters produced by writer Alex Kotlowitz writes IndieWIRE reporter Bryce Renninger one woman strikes the viewer as so incredibly genuine so effectively focused on making change in the streets it is impossible to watch her on screen without getting chills Ameena Matthews is a reformed woman from a checkered past her father is Jeff Fort a notorious Chicago gang leader and she herself was involved with a drug ring After finding love children and faith in her Muslim family Ameena joined the Chicago group of gang violence interrupters CeaseFire in taking violence protection to the streets literally Many NY dispute resolvers have seen the film Most know about the film Now at the next NYC DR

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-383189 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - CHANGE IN PROGRAM
    to anyone interested in the topic Please register in order to attend Registration is closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THIS ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST IS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast It is with deep regret that we share the very sad news from Burundi that Adrien Niyongabo has had to postpone his US speaking tour to attend to his terminally ill mother s needs We extend our heartfelt thoughts to him and look forward to his rescheduled trip and having him speak to us in the future In keeping with the spirit of commemorating 9 11 this Breakfast will keep that focus September 11 2001 forever changed the New York City Dispute Resolution community of practitioners and scholars On that historic morning of 9 11 conflict resolvers in the New York City area were unable to communicate with each other Like those in many other fields they questioned where conflict resolution fit in Over the past ten years much has transpired The tenth anniversary of 9 11 is a major milestone for conflict resolvers everywhere but especially for those

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-362488 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation through the Eyes of New York Litigators
    Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast Rick Weil Esq MEDIATION THROUGH THE EYES OF NEW YORK LITIGATORS What do New York litigators think about mediation To find out the New York state and city bar associations sponsored a survey of commercial real estate and employment litigators As it turned out the lawyers generally have positive views but opinions ranged from it s the wave of the future to it s a fad In this program Rick Weil who conceived and directed the survey and wrote the report will discuss the survey s findings some expected some surprising Topics will include what lawyers like and dislike about mediation what they say to clients about mediation what they consider when deciding whether to mediate a case how they propose mediation to opposing counsel what factors most affect the success of mediation and how more lawyers and clients can be encouraged to try mediation The report is available at www weilmediation com Rick Weil began his legal career litigating high impact employment discrimination cases for the Civil Rights Division of the U S Justice Department Subsequently he established a litigation and

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-353901 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - How Our Values Shape Our Practice
    and how practitioner s values shape their practice behavior Dr Goldberg will show that our values do shape our practices we are not neutral and discuss risks associated with false neutrality Dr Goldberg found strong evidence that different values are associated with different patterns of practice She used semi structured interviews with 43 top environmental and intercultural practitioners and used narrative and metaphor analysis to reveal their underlying values of practice The patterns of correlations were summarized into a series of continuums of values across which practice differed Dr Goldberg has complied this into a map of the practice world bounded by these continuums She further collected data on how practitioners do and do not use power and found strong correlations between the values revealed and how we practice specifically how we give and take power Those correlations were refined into a series of profiles which represent major differences among practitioners in terms of value of practice and their associated approaches Audience members will discuss the implications of these findings for the field learn about the major values of practice defining the field and for those who can stay beyond 9 30 do a short exercise identifying their own values profile and discuss how it may impact their work Dr Goldberg was originally trained as a mediator at Oberlin College in 1983 and has been active in the field for 25 years Her work and training background include individual organizational and multi party interventions and work around controversial issues like pro life pro choice activism police accountability and Native American land claim conflict She is a long time specialist and trainer in cross cultural and diversity work particularly at the group and community level Her research includes work on incipient and active gang related activities how worldview and values affect

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-340215 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY Annual Conference
    fee is for any member of the public who does not wish to join ACR GNY but would like to attend the conference H CDRC Volunteer Staff after June 20 Code required to register 180 00 USD This rate is for current volunteers at a New York Community Dispute Resolution Center To be eligible for this rate please contact your CDRC to obtain a registration code J Presenter not attending other conference events Variable This registration fee is reserved for presenters who are not attending other conference events workshops luncheon wine reception L Award Lunch Only after June 20 65 00 USD This fee is reserved for anyone who would like to attend the award lunch but does not wish to attend the conference M Half Day 100 00 USD This rate is for anyone registering after lunch on the day of the conference N Volunteer not attending other conference events Variable This rate is reserved for volunteers who are not attending any conference event O Scholarship Variable This option is for registrants claiming financial hardship and seeking a scholarship to be provided by individual anonymous donors Please pay what you can by using the Contribution section of the registration form and the individual donors will make up the balance of your registration fee Thank you for registering We look forward to seeing you at the conference Registration is closed presents Tenth Annual Conference Co sponsored by the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law 55 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10003 Featuring Keynote Speaker Honorable Kenneth Feinberg Honoring ACR GNY s 2011 ADR Achievement Recipients Deborah Masucci Chartis Insurance and Alan Gross Ph D Mediators Beyond Borders New York Peace Institute Please join us at ACR GNY s Tenth Annual Conference Spend the day learning and participating in resourceful workshops

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-324760 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - The Five Percent
    CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast Peter T Coleman THE FIVE PERCENT One in every twenty difficult conflicts ends up not in a calm reconciliation or tolerable standoff but as an acute and lasting antagonism Such conflicts the five percent can be found among the diplomatic and political clashes we read about every day in the newspaper but also and in a no less damaging and dangerous form in our private and personal lives within families in workplaces and among neighbors These self perpetuating conflicts resist mediation defy conventional wisdom and drag on and on worsening over time Once we get pulled in it is nearly impossible to escape The five percent rule us So what can we do when we find ourselves ensnared According to Dr Peter T Coleman in his book The Five Percent to contend with this destructive species of conflict we must understand the invisible dynamics at work Coleman has extensively researched the essence of conflict in his Intractable Conflict Lab the first research facility devoted to the study of polarizing conversations and seemingly unresolveable disagreements Informed by lessons drawn from practical experience advances in complexity theory and the

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-323217 (2016-02-12)
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