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  • ACR-GNY - EFFECTIVE MEDIATORS AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
    Are the skills you use as a mediator the same that other people use Do you try to specifically do certain actions while also avoiding others Drawing on his doctoral research Jeff Thompson addresses the complexity of these questions Central to his work are understanding the development of rapport building trust and the display of professionalism Each is examined through nonverbal communication and is observable through the mediator s actions during his or her introduction The complexity of mediation the existence of various mediation models and the vast number of personal styles of individual mediators all contribute to the challenges experienced by a researcher who attempts to identify specific actions verbal or nonverbal used by mediators The building blocks of effective mediators are offered through three studies Jeff conducted First a survey of almost 400 mediators worldwide provided both quantitative and qualitative data giving insight into a variety of topics related to nonverbal communication Second ethnographic interviews of mediation trainers and professors were conducted to find out how mediators are being taught nonverbal communication rapport trust and professionalism Third observation of mediators to understand what they actually do with specific emphasis on the mediator s introduction In his presentation Jeff

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-2143318 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - ADR'S ROLE IN FIGHTING OPPRESSION
    closed The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast ADR S ROLE IN FIGHTING OPPRESSION HEALING RELATIONSHIPS PRACTICES POLICIES LANGUAGE ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS HASSHAN BATTS Healing occurs through relationships and in the context of community The challenge has been made to the ADR movement to recommit to fighting oppression through healing relationships practices policies language organizations and partnerships Join us for a conversation with Hasshan Batts centered around How do we live our espoused values of contributing to a just and healthy community What is the role of the ADR movement in facilitating healing for individuals restoring families building communities and promoting collective impact Hasshan Batts is a survivor healer son father and friend Hasshan is a survivor of childhood trauma the NYC school system Spotford juvenile justice facility and multiple adult prisons Hasshan is also the former Director of the Conflict Resolution Center in Hickory NC former Board member of the Mediation Network of North Carolina MNNC the National Association for Community Mediation NAFCM and the Victim Offenders Mediation Association VOMA Currently Hasshan is the Director of Education and Training for Practitioners Research

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-2111805 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Race Matters in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Transformative Practices
    Breakfast RACE MATTERS IN ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICES SY BOWLAND In light of how much race matters in our culturally diverse society what do we need to know in order for our work in alternative dispute transformation to best serve our clients When we unpack the concept of race we find factors such as cultural intelligence diversity within identity groups special knowledge and more Many of the clients we serve are racially different from ourselves creating a pressing need to understand the obvious and subtle ways in which race in all its dimensions plays a role This session will explore innovative ways to engage and learn from the communities most affected and least consulted about how race matters SY Bowland is an educator trainer organizer and practitioner in areas of alternative dispute resolution transformation and restorative practices She is a Co Founder of Practitioners Research and Scholarship Institute PRASI www prasi org which is a collaboration of diverse people in the world of alternative dispute resolution transformation devoted to addressing the needs of people of color and others who are conventionally overlooked She is a past leader of The National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution Co edited

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-2093288 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY's Annual Holiday Party
    of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street between Canal and Grand Street New York NY 10013 Registered 54 registrants Registration Active Member Free Non member 25 00 USD Registration is closed Happy Holidays 節日快樂 Join us in celebrating dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds a shared vision between the Museum of Chinese in America MOCA and the Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter ACR GNY Socialize and network with friends and colleagues as you enjoy hors d oeuvres and holiday spirits This special event includes A tour of MOCA s unique collections documenting Chinese life in America A viewing of Ellis starring Robert De Niro a 14 minute haunting film by renowned artist JR that depicts one immigrant s journey to America in the hopes of starting a better life A welcome and meet and greet with Karen Kithan Yau Director of Outreach and Capacity Building at the New York Immigration Coalition NYIC Free Admission for ACR GNY Members 25 for non members Register online by clicking here Space is limited Please RSVP at your earliest convenience Sign up for ACR GNY membership to attend the Holiday Event for free and to obtain free or

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-2090628 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Facilitation of the New York City Stop and Frisk Joint Remedial Process: Progress and Dialogue
    stop and trespass arrest policies of the New York City Police Department through a community based civic engagement process The Facilitator s job is to gather and meet with stakeholders in the litigation members of mainly affected communities and relevant institutions who will take part in a remedial process that will include focus groups and community forums The Facilitator is charged with seeking community input and writing a report to the federal court with recommendations for additional sustainable reforms that are no broader than necessary to bring the New York City Police Department into compliance with constitutional mandates Hon Ariel E Belen Ret is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator at JAMS As a well known figure in Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR he has developed a diverse practice and is sought after in many areas of conflict resolution Judge Belen formerly served as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division Second Department from 2008 until 2012 and served as a Justice of the New York Supreme Court trial and appellate terms from 1995 until 2012 Justice Belen helped create the Commercial Division in Kings County Brooklyn and then presided over complex commercial cases from 2002 to 2005 Over the course of nearly 18 years of distinguished judicial service and during his time at JAMS Judge Belen has developed a reputation as a calm intelligent fair and hardworking neutral Since joining JAMS in 2012 Judge Belen has acted as an arbitrator or mediator in hundreds of complex disputes covering a wide range of practice areas As a result of his reputation on the bench and his experience at JAMS Judge Belen is also a highly sought after special master In particular Judge Belen was appointed as Facilitator for the Joint Remedial Process to be done in association with Floyd v City of

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-2066963 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Unbearable Lightness of European Mediation: From old Greek Legends to Winnie-the-Pooh
    Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF EUROPEAN MEDIATION From old Greek legends to Winnie the Pooh DR MARTIN SVATOS Despite the fact that the legal framework favours it cross border mediation is not easy in Europe An extreme diversity of approaches exists today towards the consensual dispute resolution process Those approaches are based on specific local experiences and traditions How can these dissimilarities be tackled by one single mediator specially when she or he comes from overseas No matter whether you are mediating in common law countries where mediation has a long tradition or in the southern hot tempered Mediterranean countries you can find clues from the rich and inspiring European cultures to help you overcome apparent challenges In this interactive seminar Dr Svatos will review different chapters of European culture that can help us overcome the most difficult mediation challenges From the ancient Greek legends to Winnie the Pooh he will look for inspiration to overcome impasses shape opening statements and win parties trust Dr Martin Svatos is a leading Czech mediator and arbitrator He has mediated more than 100 international and domestic cases His experiences in ADR were recognized when he

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-2051369 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Building Rapport, Building Peace
    Resolution Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast PLEASE NOTE DUE TO LABOR DAY HOLIDAY THIS ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH BUILDING RAPPORT BUILDING PEACE Stories from a Peacebuilder ALDO CIVICO In this talk anthropologist and conflict resolution specialist ALDO CIVICO shares experiences and lessons learned from his peacebuilding work in Colombia while meeting with communities affected by violence members of guerrillas death squads drug lords and gang members He shares how building rapport with victims and victimizers led to the creation of spaces where ideas intuitions and transformation were allowed to emerge ALDO CIVICO an author and anthropologist has been working in peace building for the past 25 years He was a member of the anti mafia social movement in Sicily where he worked as a senior adviser to the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando For the past 15 years he has been working in Colombia doing ethnography on the armed conflict as well as collaborating in peace efforts Between 2005 and 2008 he facilitated ceasefire negotiations between the government of Colombia and a major guerrilla group He has been advising a variety of international and government agencies businesses and organizations including celebrities

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-2014592 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Mindfulness Stress Reduction and Heartmath for Conflict Resolvers
    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 Center at John Jay College Monthly NYC DR Roundtable Breakfast MINDFULNESS STRESS REDUCTION AND HEARTMATH FOR CONFLICT RESOLVERS MARIASARA APREA ALCOFF Mariasara Aprea Alcoff is a guidance counselor specializing in teaching MBSR

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1996219 (2016-02-12)
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