2009 Events

Colorado 2009 Events

The Hurt by Teddi Doleski – Statewide reading campaign, with reading guide (click here)

The Hurt was chosen for the Colorado Conflict Resolution Month, October 2009, statewide reading campaign because of its universal message and straight forward presentation.  All ages, school mates, business colleagues and family members can understand the feeling of being overcome by the hurts that happen in our everyday lives.  Many of us do not know where to begin to make the hurt go away.

This book, though it looks like a child’s book, carries a message for all ages about inviting others to listen and help the hurt go away. The Hurt encourages us to address our problems, talk with the people who have hurt us and remember that our words and actions can so easily hurt others.


September 26
Workshop: The Conflict Center: Barnes and Noble Book fair


September 15 to October 12
Workshop: Communicating with Compassion
Time & Place: 6:30 PM – Living Water Unity Church, 7401 W. 59th Ave.
City/Town: Arvada
Description: This five-week class begins September 15. You will learn techniques to express yourself, so others will understand you and want to help you meet your needs. Based on the work of psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, we focus on observations, feelings, needs and requests. You will build skills for more satisfying relationships and effective conflict resolution.
Cost: Suggested donation: $75.00
Contact: To register call: 720-935-4000
Ken Rosevear: 303-670-0940
Website: www.cnvc.org


Friday, September 18
Workshop: Lionel Rivera, Mayor of The City of Colorado Springs signing of a proclamation to commemorate the “2009 Conflict Resolution Month”
Time & Place: 4:00 PM – Council Chambers, 107 N Nevada Ave.
City/Town: Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1305
Description: The community invited to celebrate and there will be a reception immediately following.


Thursday, September 24
Workshop: KGNU Conflict Resolution Programs –
Conflicts in Retail: Options and Opportunities
Time & Place: 8:35 to 9:30 AM
Description: Co-produced by Sam Fuqua and Mary Zinn
KGNU can be found at 1390 AM or 88.5 FM
Contact: For more information contact mzinn@zinnmediation.com


Sunday, September 27
Workshop: Children’s Global Peace Project – Family Peace Dance
Time & Place: 4:00 PM, Studio Soma, 2540 W 29th Ave.
City/Town: Denver, CO
Description: Fun and simple circle dances that celebrate the beauty and grace of our many spiritual traditions. Through sacred phrases, music and movements we touch the essence within ourselves and recognize it in others. Adults and children of all ages are welcome.
Cost: Donation welcome
Website: http://sites.google.com/a/cgpp.org/cgpp-main/Home/www.cgpp.org


October 1
Workshop: The Conflict Center: Reading for Peace in Denver area elementary schools


October 2 to 4
Workshop: Compassionate Communication Weekend Training
Time & Place: 630 24 1/2 Road
City/Town: Grand Junction, CO
Description: Learn to express and speak with clarity, honesty and compassion and resolve conflicts peacefully. This weekend will provide complete training and practice in the foundations of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication). Everyone welcome.
Cost: Early Bird tuition $185 by Sept. 11, $210 thereafter. Some scholarship funds available. Scholarship donations also gratefully accepted.
Contact: CommunicationWorks, Kathy Ziola, CNVC Certified Trainer, (970) 216-8597
Website: www.communicationworks.us


October 3-7
Workshop: The 116th Annual Conference of The International Association of Police Chiefs (IAPC)
City/Town: Denver, CO
Description: Over 14,000 attendees are expected. One of the panel discussions focuses on Denver’s citizen-police mediation program, and Community Mediation Concepts (CMC), who provides the mediation services for this program, will be participating. The Denver program has mediated more than 150 community complaints since its inception in late 2005. Denver is one of the only cities to have objectively evaluated its mediation program documenting dramatic increases in officer and complainant satisfaction, establishing that mediation reduces the number of citizen complaints received by officers who have mediated and documenting improved timeliness in complaint handling.
Website: www.CitizenPoliceMediation.org


October 6
Workshop: EXPO
Time & Place: Postponed to 2010.
Contact: Information: Hollyswank@hotmail.com.


Tuesday, October 6
Workshop: Colorado Jewish Professional Women (CJPW) networking luncheon featuring State Senator Joyce Foster
Time & Place: 11:30 AM, 1750 Welton Street (Grand Hyatt Denver)
City/Town: Denver
Cost: $36
Contact: Shira Zimmerman; 720-747-8000
Website: https://www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp/rsvp.cfm?ev


Tuesday, October 6
Lunch and Workshop: Dispute Resolution/Denver Bar Association Luncheon
Time & Place: 12:00 PM at 1900, Grant Street, 3RD FLOOR
City/Town: Denver
Description: Client-Centered, Interest-Based Approach to Client Counseling, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution, Joe McMahon to speak to members of the Colorado Bar Dispute Resolution Section and the Denver Bar
Sponsor: Denver Bar Association and Dispute Resolution Section of the Colorado Bar Association
Cost: $15 for members with reciprocity extended to members of the Colorado Council of Mediators (CCMO) and $25 for non-members
Contact: John DeBruyn; 303-377-1724
Website: http://coadr.com/crm2009


October 7-10
Workshop: ACR 9th Annual Conference
Time & Place: Hilton
City/Town: Atlanta
Description: Convening “Whole of Community”: Integrating Approaches and Practices to Address Conflicts in a Chaotic World
Website: Register here


October 8
Workshop: The Conflict Center: Reading for Peace in Denver area elementary schools


Saturday, October 10
Workshop: Conflict Resolution Conversation
Time & Place: 5 PM at 7000 S. Windermere St. – Prince of Peace Church
City/Town: Littleton
Description: A labyrinth journey – describing and walking in peace. Followed by the movie: The Point – a young man’s journey to resolving conflict in his town.  Can’t wait to see you there.
Sponsor: Prince of Peace Church of the Brethern and Resolution Works
Cost: No cost – just participation energy.
Contact: Contact: Vicki Samland vickie.samland@conflictcenter.org


Sunday, October 11
Festival: One Sky One World International Kite Fly for Peace
Time & Place: 10:00 am at Stapleton Central Park
City/Town: Stapleton, Quebec at Martin Luther King Boulevard (Denver, Colorado)
Description: The art and entertainment activities associated with the One Sky One World
Sponsor: One Sky One World
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Katie Coleman/303-995-4476
Website: www.oneskyoneworld.org


Tuesday, October 13
Workshop: A Workshop on Conflict: The Effective Edge of Leadership
Time & Place: 8:30am to 1:00pm
Host: Institute on the Common Good-Regis University
At Regis University, Mountain View Room


Tuesday, October 13
Workshop: Understanding the Crisis of Religion and Politics in Muslim Societies
Time & Place: 7 p.m. at Saint John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street
Description: “Lessons from European History,” a presentation by Associate Professor Nader Hashemi from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies, will be featured by the Abrahamic Initiative.
Contact: Contact Sharon at 303.577.7730 or sharon@sjcathedral.org
Website: www.abrahamicinitiative.org


Tuesday, October 13
Workshop: Inquiry Circles: A Special Training on Inquiry
Time & Place: 4:00-5:00pmat Regis Lowell Campus, Main Hall 135,  3333 Regis Boulevard
City/Town: Denver, CO
Description: The Inquiry Circle: using open-ended questions to gather information about a group’s feelings and values regarding a topic or situation. Inquiry is a skill that increases genuine curiosity, refines ideas, and increases understanding and productivity. Inquiry is a foundational skill for the Transformative Dialogue of the Institute on the Common Good.

The third of a five-part training series teaching dialogue skills and resources presented by Institute on the Common Good staff. The theme and purpose of the series is to provide participants with skills and activities that they can use when making decisions or building consensus within their own departments at Regis, with community groups, and within their own lives and personal relationships.

Sponsor: Institute on the Common Good at Regis University
Cost: (Free)
Contact: RSVP to TJ Bowen at tbowen@regis.edu by Friday, October 9th.


Wednesday, October 14
Workshop: Colorado Springs Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Phoenix Strategies Inc. host a free conflict resolution information session.
Time & Place: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Pikes Peak Library District-East at 5550 North Union Blvd.
City/Town: Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Wednesday, October 14
Lecture & Panel Discussion: Global Challenges of Conflict Resolution
Key Note Speaker/Panelist: Dr. Lucas Shamala, African & African American Studies, Metro State
Panelists: Dr. Robert Hazan, Political Science, Metro State
Helen Giron-Mushfiq, Chicano Studies, Metro State
Pearl Bell, The Conflict Center
Erin Breeze, Seeking Common Ground
Tamara Banks, TazMedia
Time & Place: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 305
City/Town: Denver, CO 80204
Description: This is going to be an incredible event with incredible people. Please join us for an intellectually stimulating & fun-filled event.
Sponsor: Community Based Learning, Office of Student Activities, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Cost: Free
Contact: Alia at athobani@mscd.edu
Website: http://www.mscd.edu/studentactivities/


Wednesday, October 14
Workshop: Free Community Educational Presentations
Time & Place: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Pikes Peak Library District-East, 5550 North Union Blvd.
City/Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Description: Various workshpos in this free all day community presentation including “Non-violent Communication”, “Collaborative Mediation Process and Career”, “Community Services”, “Workplace Conflict”, “Management and Mediation”, “Elder Care Dispute Resolution”, “Domestic and Divorce Mediation”, “Conflict Management Techniques”.
Sponsor: Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Phoenix Strategies Inc.
Cost: Free
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger 719.266.8181


Thursday, October 15
Workshop: 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Trust
Time & Place: 11 AM at the Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton St.
City/Town: Denver, CO 80202
Description: The BBB Torch Award is a prestigious annual competition designed to recognize two local companies and one non-profit whose practices reflect best ethical standards while working to create a trustworthy marketplace. This year, our keynote speaker will be Holly Petraeus, Nat’l Director of BBB Military Line and wife of General David Petraeus.
Cost: Ticket Prices: $75 per person for BBB Accredited businesses and $95 per person for non-BBB Accredited businesses. Table purchases are also available, (8-person table).
Contact: Please contact Corinne Hofstetter at 303.996.3995 or torch@denver.bbb.org.
Website: www.denver.bbb.org/torch


Thursday, October 15
Workshop: The Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Section, will be offering a program on mediation issues for the elder law practitioner.
Time & Place: 10:00 am at the Colorado Bar Association, 1900 Grant, 9th floor.


Thursday, October 15
Workshop: The Conflict Center: Reading for Peace in Denver area elementary schools


Saturday, October 17
Workshop: Eyes Wide Open Exhibit, the Human Cost of War
Time & Place: 9 am – 2 pm at 10 W 14th Ave Parkway.  The location is the public space between the library and the art museum in downtown Denver.
City/Town: Denver
Description: Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee’s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty, a field of shoes and a Wall of Remembrance to memorialize the Iraqis killed in the conflict, and a multimedia display exploring the history, cost and consequences of the war.

As there are commemorations all around the world to mark this chilling anniversary, join us in Denver for the Eyes Wide Open Exhibit.  8 Years in Afghanistan: The Human Cost.  At noon there will be a special remembrance of lives lost in Afghanistan and Iraq, both civilian and military.

Cost: Free
Contact: E-mail claireryder@cs.com or call Carol Barrow at (303) 550-9311 or Claire Ryder at (303) 332-7810


Sunday, October 18
Workshop: First Unitarian Society of Denver
Time & Place: 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM
1400 Lafayette St.
City/Town: Denver, CO 80218
Description: Vickie Samland, from The ConflictCenter speaking at both services
Contact: Phone: 303-831-7113


Thursday, October 22
Workshop: The Conflict Center: Reading for Peace in Denver area elementary schools


Thursday, October 22
Workshop: Children’s Global Peace Project (CGPP) Fund Raiser Specialty Catering of Evergreen, music by The Martian Acres Irregulars, and a Silent Action
Time & Place: 6:00 PM at Hudson Gardens, 6115 South Santa Fe Drive
City/Town: Littleton, CO
Cost: $35
Website: www.cgpp.org.  http://sites.google.com/a/cgpp.org/cgpp-main/Home/


Thursday, October 22
Workshop: Tips for Handling Tough Eldercare Conversations
Time & Place: 2:00 PM at 5565 S. Yosemite Street
City/Town: Greenwood Village, CO
Description: Join conflict resolution professionals from ELDEResolutions to learn how to initiate difficult discussions with good results!  Refreshments and tours of the community available
Sponsors: Debbie Reinberg/ELDEResolutions and Rachel Gonzales/Cranbrook Senior Living
Cost: Free
Contact: Debbie Reinberg  debbie@elderesolutions.com    303/268-2282
Website: www.elderesolutions.com


Saturday, October 24
Concert: Blues Brethren & Andi Hagerup and friends
Time & Place: 7:00 PM   First Mennonite Church, 430 West 9th Avenue
City/Town: Denver, 80204
Description: A concert to move your soul.
Blues Brethren & Andi Hagerup and friends
Blues * Folk * 70s Rock * Gospel
Cookies, Cider & Coffee to Follow
Sponsor: Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) of Denver
Cost: The fee is by donation.  Donations benefit VORP of Denver: Furthering Restorative Justice & and Conflict Transformation in Denver.   Presented in conjunction with Conflict Resolution Month
Contact: Ronnie Rosenbaum/303-534-6167
Website: www.vorpofdenver.org


Saturday, October 24
Workshop: Introduction/Overview of NVC
Time & Place: 01:00 PM at 126 W. 2nd Ave
City/Town: Denver, CO
Description: We invite all interested persons. NVC comprises a powerful set of concrete tools and a specific model for communication. Learn to identify the patterns that hinder your communication; improve your communication with others; hear other people’s criticism and judgments differently; express yourself more clearly and improve your opportunity for being heard; and improve your listening skills.   These skills emphasize personal responsibility for our actions and the choices we make when we respond to others, as well as how to contribute to relationships based in cooperation and collaboration.  Mediators, coaches, therapists, teachers, managers and people living their lives use and benefit from using NVC skills.
Cost: Suggested donation of $25.00 – $50.00
Contact: David Shindoll/303-399-5170.  David Shindoll has have been practicing and teaching Nonviolent Communication since 1999 and is working to become a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication www.cnvc.org.  David also represents a group of people working to establish an NVC Centerin the metropolitan Denverarea in the near future.
Website: www.compassionate-living.com


Tuesday, October 27
Workshop: Carbon Valley Club of Rotary International will hear a talk on Conflict Resolution Month and Conflict in Colorado presented by Mary Zinn and Larry Cerrillo
Time & Place: 7:00 AM, 141 5th Street (D’Agostino’s Mugg and Pye Restaurant)
City/Town: Frederick, Colorado
Description: A talk on Positive Despute Process and Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
Sponsor: Carbon Valley Club of Rotary International
Cost: Price of Breakfast, served at 7 AM
Contact: bjmendel@msn.com


Tuesday, October 27
Workshop: Conflict Resolution Month Community Roundtable
Time & Place: 4:00 PM Air Academy Federal Credit Union, 9819 N Union Blvd
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: A Community Roundtable bringing together El Paso County Conflict Resolution practitioners and community leaders to discuss ways conflict resolution can benefit your organization and our community. The Colorado Council of Mediators, Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution, the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council, the Colorado Springs Better Business Bureau and other invited organizations will present information.
Sponsor: Mike Maday, Resolution Resources of Colorado
Cost: Free
Contact: Mike Maday 719.471.0970


Wednesday, October 28
Workshop: Colorado Bar Association’s ADR section and friends are co-sponsoring a Conflict Resolution month program with the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers, at their monthly “Coffee Talk” program in. John DeBruyn
Time & Place: From 8 to 9 a.m.


Wednesday, October 28
Workshop: Taking Control of Your Conflicts will be presented by Marilyn Saltzman and Mary Zinn
Time & Place: 7-9 PM at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive
City/Town: Evergreen, CO 80439
Cost: All are welcome at no cost.
Website: www.bethevergreen.org


Thursday, October 29
Workshop: The Conflict Center: Reading for Peace in Denver area elementary schools


Thursday, October 29
Workshop: The Media and Islam – How American Public Opinion is Shaped and Influenced.
Time & Place: 7:00 PM at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street
City/Town: Denver
Description: A multi-disciplinary panel of journalists, religious leaders and scholars organized by The Center for Media, Religion and Culture, University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will reflect on how public perception of Muslims and Islam can be improved with the help of a better-informed media.  Dr. Nabil Echchaibi will lead the panel.
Cost: All Are Welcome to Participate Free of Charge.
Contact: Contact Sharon at 303.577.7730 or sharon@sjcathedral.org
Website: www.abrahamicinitiative.org


Friday, October 30
Workshop: 3rd Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference – Dispute Resolution for Change 
Sponsors: Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution, Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediation Organizations, Dispute Resolution Section, Colorado Bar Association
Time & Place: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.
Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street
City/Town: Denver, CO 80207
Contact: More information: (303) 860-0608 or toll free: (888) 860-2531
Tuition assistance is available! loistilley@hotmail.com
Website: www.cobar.org/cle