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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - The Use of Consensus Building Processes in Public Policy Disputes
    J ZERKIN J D ROUNDTABLE WILL MEET ON 9TH FLOOR LOOK FOR SIGNS OR DIRECTIONS AT RECEPTION DESK THE USE OF CONSENSUS BUILDING PROCESSES IN PUBLIC POLICY CONTROVERSIES Deconstructing the paradigm to uncover new possibilities Much has been written about the utility of consensus building processes to address public policy controversies Allen J Zerkin s experience convening and facilitating such processes in New York State for the past 20 years suggests that they can be quite different from the prototypical process described in the literature and that a recognition of those variations opens up possibilities for their use In this session he will discuss five NY State case examples to illustrate the lessons learned from tailored strategic approaches Allen J Zerkin has been an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at NYU s Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service since 1988 teaching courses on negotiation conflict resolution and public involvement He also teaches every year at the graduate school of the American University of Paris and has taught courses on environmental conflict resolution at Columbia University and at Bocconi University in Milan Professor Zerkin is a graduate of Yale Law School and a member of the New York Bar and the U S Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution s National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals He serves on the board of directors of New Partners for Community Revitalization an organization at the forefront of policy issues concerning brownfields in New York State As a practitioner Mr Zerkin specializes in the design and facilitation of public and stakeholder involvement processes including public meetings that provide meaningful opportunities for learning deliberating and providing useful input as well consensus building initiatives Among his high profile projects was the design and facilitation of the Pocantico Roundtable for Consensus on

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1962985 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2015
    60 by becoming a member D 2 NYC Bar Members 295 00 USD For members of the NYC Bar registering after May 18 2015 Please get code from NYC Bar I Presenter attending other conference workshops and events 100 00 USD This rate is for conference presenters who are attending other workshops and the luncheon To qualify for this rate please send a request to glen parker acrgny org 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 All presenters are welcome to come to the JAMS Kick Off event on Wednesday 6 17 L Award Lunch Only after May 18 75 00 USD This fee is reserved for anyone who would like to attend the award lunch but does not wish to attend the conference N Volunteer Variable This rate is reserved for volunteers O Scholarship variable 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 X Preferred Discount 260 00 USD Promotion Code Required Registration is closed presents its 14th Annual Conference June 18 2015 This year s theme Innovation Inclusion Impact Keynote Speaker Farai Chideya This year we are proud to honor Gary Friedman Jack Himmelstein Hon Danny Weinstein Ret For their achievements and contributions to the field of ADR Co sponsored by Please join us at ACR GNY s 14th Annual Conference a day and a half event bringing together members of the ADR field for sharing learning and networking Wednesday June 17th 6 00 9 00 p m Kick off

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1912646 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast (Rescheduled) -The Master Practitioner and Leonardo Da Vinci Meta-Cognition, Creativity and Neuroscience
    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 THE MASTER PRACTITIONER AND LEONARDO DA VINCI META COGNITION CREATIVITY AND NEUROSCIENCE NAN WALLER BURNETT Nan Waller Burnett M A will lead an interactive discussion postponed from March on the current research in creativity theory She ll explain how the work of the master practitioner is informed through meta cognition intentional focused self referential thinking an understanding of the creative processes in the brain and neurobiology She ll give an overview of the creative thinking strategies of Leonardo da Vinci and their relevance to our work Participants will engage in interactive exercises designed to develop the creative and intuitive areas of their brains NAN WALLER BURNETT is a dynamic facilitator author transformative high conflict mediator psychotherapist conflict systems design consultant executive conflict coach educator and founding partner in Dispute Resolution Professionals LLC established in 1997 in the Denver metropolitan area An expert in high conflict family systems and multiparty complex workplace disputes

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1943198 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Community Engagement: Urban Complexities, Race and Police Community Relations,
    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 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Urban Complexities Race and Police Community Relations Reinaldo Riviera Jr National Program Manager US Department of Justice Community Relations Service Caring about neighborhoods and communities requires respect for human dignity commitment and dedication Doing business as usual simply will not do This presentation will invite us into a conversation about police community relations in the multi layered context of race color and the working poor in an urban setting This context for change occurs when community engagement and empowerment are seen as both guiding principles for progressive action and foundational cornerstones The other two cornerstones for sustainable change are police community dynamics and institutional accountability The presentation will highlight the strategic goals design and implementation of a unique collaboration by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United States Department of Justice Reinaldo Rivera Jr is the National Program Manager of the U S Department of Justice Community Relations Service CRS The Community Relations Service a component of the U S Department of Justice is the federal government s peacemaker for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race color national origin religion gender sexual orientation gender identity or disability Mr Rivera was appointed National Program Manager in 2014 Prior to that he served as Regional Director of the Northeast Caribbean Region of CRS With more than 46 years of public service leadership in dispute resolution mediation and peacemaking Mr Rivera is dedicated to crisis management work in multi cultural contexts Prior to joining CRS Mr Rivera served for more than ten as a senior faculty member in the Antioch University Graduate Program in Cambridge MA

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1908730 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation by Kay Pranis - Co-sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    please fill out our membership application Registration is closed Please join us at our Annual Meeting we welcome your participation Kay Pranis Attend and enjoy networking and refreshments with friends and colleagues make new ADR contacts and help select our slate of officers and directors for the upcoming year Additionally don t miss a special presentation on Restorative Justice by Kay Pranis Why Asking the Questions Transcends Knowing the Answers for Restorative Justice ADR Practitioners Join us as a leader in the restorative justice field Kay Pranis discusses the most profound shift of the restorative justice vision the shift from the professional having the answers to the professional inviting the wisdom of each participant to enter Attend this special presentation and gain the courage to facilitate without knowing the answers Learn how the collective wisdom can make restorative justice relevant to the current conversation about race and equity in the United States Kay Pranis worked for the Minnesota Department of Corrections for nine years between 1994 and 2003 as the Restorative Justice Planner It was in that position that she learned about and began her focus on Circles She has had many wonderful teachers and is particularly indebted to Barry Stuart Harold Gatensby Mark Wedge and Phil Gatensby for her early learning about Circle process She is deeply grateful for the gift of the circle in her life T he following individuals are STANDING FOR ELECTION Denise Shaw President Elizabeth Clemants Immediate Past President Alexandra Dosman President Elect James Rhodes Vice President Strategic Planning James Berger Director at Large Eric Goldman City and Development Committees Chair Glen Parker Annual Conference Committee The following Board Members continue their terms NOT up for re election Dana Berman Program Committee Chair Todd Drucker Annual Conference Committee Lisa Grace Cohen Treasurer Charles Newman Director

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1878071 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Mediating Gentrification: Creating Unity out of Divisiveness in one Community
    MEDIATING GENTRIFICATION CREATING UNITY OUT OF DIVISIVENESS IN ONE COMMUNITY Beth Roy I don t mind new people coming into the neighborhood said one young man the third generation in his family raised in a rapidly gentrifying community but I do mind their coming with a sense of entitlement Sweeping dynamics of global change manifest as very local tensions Neighbors long familiar with each other s ways become challenged by newcomers expectations and demands Played out without consideration these tensions grow into painful conflicts But it is possible for communities to come together in respect for the needs of all residents both old and new It is possible for people to grow and for community life to benefit from honest contention that is respectfully shared Beth Roy will talk about an example of such an approach when she mediated an intense dispute in a San Francisco neighborhood Drawing on her mediation there she extracts directions for re thinking facets of the work with a social justice perspective Beth Roy PhD is a long time mediator in the San Francisco Bay Area Trained as a sociologist at University of California Berkeley she teaches there in the Peace and Conflict Studies program

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1884388 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast - Dismantling Religious Violence through Peacemakers
    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 Dismantling Religious Violence JOYCE DUBENSKY CEO TANENBAUM In every conflict you can find men and women who through their religious convictions are ready to risk their lives to end death and destruction TANENBAUM a secular non sectarian nonprofit that works to alleviate religious violence and hatred in armed conflict has identified and supports a network of these Peacemakers in Action Learn about these unique individuals living all over the world and find out more about the work of this extraordinary organization Understand how Tanenbaum facilitates the mutual support and learning of their Peacemakers JOYCE D UBENSKY is the CEO of Tanenbaum which also addresses problems dealing with religious bullying of students harassment in workplaces and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs Internationally in demand as a speaker Ms Dubensky trains and leads workshops on all Tanenbaum programs She has presented at the United Nations the Interfaith Kosovo 2nd Annual Conference the Inter Parliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom among many

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1846049 (2016-02-12)
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  • ACR-GNY - Roundtable Breakfast -NYPD Hostage Negotiations
    those calls where officers encourage parties to talk Police hostage negotiators negotiate with the unknown on the scene where parties are emotionally charged and audiences are common At this Roundtable Lieutenant Jack Cambria the chief hostage negotiator of New York Police Department s Hostage Negotiation Team since 2001 will reflect on the HNT s past and discuss criteria for selecting negotiators the composition of the team how police negotiations work the role of emotions and rationality in hostage negotiations and how negotiators build rapport under stress Jack Cambria is an active member of the New York City Police Department who has currently contributed 33 years of exemplary service He has served for 16 years in the Emergency Service Unit ESU whose primary focus is to provide Rescue SWAT and Counter Terrorism services to the City of New York He was assigned to ESU in the ranks of Police Officer Sergeant and Lieutenant his current rank He has extensive experience and certifications in all facets of these operations and is a New York State Certified Police Instructor He holds numerous awards for bravery and dedicated service He has responded to and served on many high profile assignments such as both World Trade Center disasters plane crashes and a variety of hostage and barricade situations particularly violent and suicidal individuals He also served as the Rescue Team Manager of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Because of his solid foundation of achievements Jack was assigned to his current position in command of the agencies elite Hostage Negotiation Team His current duties consist of coordinating the efforts of over 100 negotiators who respond throughout New York City to all hostage related assignments He is responsible for the training and certification of all new negotiators and refresher training of all current members

    Original URL path: http://www.acrgny.org/event-1815437 (2016-02-12)
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