Colorado 2011 Events

Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration by Stewart Levine

September 8
Workshop: Info Sharing meeting for Colorado Conflict Resolution Month 2011 in Boulder
Time & Place: 5:30/7 PM – ATLAS Institute Building ATLAS #229 Executive Board Room. 1125 18th St., Boulder CO 80309
City/Town: Boulder, CO
Description: We will get together to share information around 2011 Colorado Conflict Resolution Month. Share and help each other for successful 2011 CCRM! Everyone is welcome to participate. After this meeting, we will upload information at CCRM’s website.
Cost: Free
Contact: Dai Kato: 215-609-8670, dai.kato@colorado.edu
Organizer: Center for the study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governence
Web Site: http://www.colorado.edu/atlas/
Comments: Room is 2nd floor of ATLAS building at CU Boulder campus.

 

September 12
Workshop: Greenwood Village – CR Month Proclamation
Time & Place: The City Council of Greenwood Village will issue a Proclamation recognizing October 2011 as Conflict Resolution Month. This will take place at 7:00 PM at the City Council Chambers on Sepbemter 12, 2011. The address is 6060 South Quebec, Greenwood Village.
City/Town: Greenwood Village, CO
Description: The City Council of Greenwood Village will issue a Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month.
Cost: Free
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-882-3282, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org

 

September 12-16
Workshop: 40-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
Time & Place: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
3730 Sinton Road, Suite 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Phoenix Strategies, Inc. trains the collaborative, facilitative, interest-based model with participant video recording and small class size for optimal learning. Participants engage in extensive skill-building exercises and spontaneous role plays with a coaching ratio of 1:4. We are an approved and regulated school by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. CLEs available!
Cost: $895 + materials fee
Contact: Annie Robbins Cohen: 719 266 8181, annie@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
Web Site: www.coloradospringsmediators.com

 

September 19
Workshop: Issuance of CR Month Proclamation City of Centennial, CO
Time & Place: 6:00 PM – Location: 13133 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122
City Council Chambers
City/Town: Centennial, CO
Description: City of Centennial iwll be issuing a Proclamation recognizing October 2011 as Conflict Resolution Month. Citizens of Centennial will be in attendance and we have invited Senator Linda Newell and Representative Robert Gardner
Cost: Free
Contact: Rita Hyland: rita@ritahylandconsulting.com

 

September 19
Workshop: Presentation of Proclamation recognizing Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: 7:30 PM
The City Council of the City of Englewood will issue a Proclamation recognizing the month of October 2011 as Conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado. This will take plae at the City Council Meeting held at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Second Floor, Englewood, CO
City/Town: City of Englewood
Description: The Proclamation issued by the City of Englewood recognizes that October is Conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado. A joint resolution was passed this year in the House and Senate and Governor Hickenlooper also issued a Proclamation on behalf of the State recognizing October as CR Month. This is an event open to the public and we have spcifically invited Senator Linda Newell and Representative Bob Garnder, the co-sponsors of the Joint Resolution.
Cost: There is no fee associated with this event.
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-882-3282, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Roshan Bliss, President of the DU Conflict Resolution Graduate Student Association
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org

 

September 20-22
Workshop: Workplace Mediation Training/Conflict Management, Course #130
Time & Place: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
3730 Sinton Road, Suite 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: In Workplace Mediation training, participants will: become familiar with employment statutes and regulatory agencies; assess, strategize and participate in workplace cases and mediation scenarios; practice techniques that foster relationships and collaboration. All participants engage in extensive skill-building exercises and spontaneous role plays with a coaching ratio of 1:4. We are an approved and regulated school by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Certification available!
Cost: $375 + materials fee
Contact: Annie Robbins Cohen: 719 266 8181, annie@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
Web Site: www.coloradospringsmediators.com

 

September 20 – October 21
Workshop: CSF in the Schools: Shakespeare and Anti-Bullying 
Time & Place: Touring locations around Colorado
Description: This fall, the CSF in the Schools troupe will tour a shortened performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to Colorado schools. The program includes a 50-minute performance, a post-show talk-back with the cast, and three lively classroom workshops immediately after the talk-back. CSF Education provides an in-depth study guide prior to the visit. This program is co-sponsored by CSF and the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Cost: $550
Contact: Amanda Giguere: (303) 492-1973, csfedout@colorado.edu
Organizer: Colorado Shakespeare Festival / Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Web Site: http://www.coloradoshakes.org/education-outreach/shakespeare-in-the-schools

 

September 22
Workshop: KGNU Conflict Resolution Programs – The Power of Bullies: What to do?
Time & Place: 8:35 AM, KGNU can be found at 1390 AM or 88.5 FM
City/Town: Boulder/Denver area
Description: KGNU Conflict Resolution Programs – The Power of Bullies: What to do? Explore the roles of the bully, the bullied and the bystander. Panelists discuss this compelling topic and answer questions from listeners. Call in number is 303-442-4242
Cost: Free
Contact: Mary Zinn: 303-526-2202, mzinn@zinnmediation.com
Organizer: KGNU Radio
Web Site: www.KGNU.org or www.zinnmediation.com
Comments: Thursday, September 22, 2011 – 8:35 to 9:30 AM
Co-produced by Sam Fuqua and Mary Zinn
For more information contact mzinn@zinnmediation.com
KGNU can be found at 1390 AM or 88.5 FM
Call in number is 303-442-4242

 

September 22-24
Workshop: Conflict Coaching: A Three-Day Basic Training
Time & Place: La Quinta Motel, 902 Dillon Rd., Louisville (off the Louisville/Superior exit from the Boulder Turnpike)
City/Town: Louisville, CO
Description: Conflict coaching is defined as a set of skills and strategies used to support peoples’ ability to engage in, manage, or productively resolve conflict. In this process, the conflict coach works one-on-one with a coachee experiencing conflict with another person. Conflict coaching enables the coachee to talk about the conflict with a neutral third party (the conflict coach), consider options for managing the conflict, and design an approach to working out the conflict with the other person. Conflict coaching can be used as a stand-alone process, or can be practiced with each of the parties in separate meetings during mediation. I have discovered that conflict coaching is a powerful vehicle for clients to develop insights about difficult conflict situations that they might be in, which can lead to meaningful change.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES: As a result of this training, participants will:

Define conflict coaching and distinguish it from other processes
Review, observe and practice conflict coaching process (with trained coaches)
Refine listening and questioning skills
Be prepared to coach clients in communication skills
Manage psychological dynamics, while remaining true to the role of conflict coach
Discuss the settings in which conflict coaching can be offered
Appreciate the ethics of a conflict coach

Cost: $550 if registered by August 20th, $595 thereafter
Contact: Robin N. Amadei: 303-604-1960, ramadei@aol.com
Organizer: Robin N. Amadei, Common Ground Mediation Center, LLC
Web Site: www.commongroundmediation.com
Comments: TO REGISTER: Send your check to:

Robin N. Amadei
Common Ground Mediation Center, LLC
2536 Columbine Circle
Lafayette, CO 80026

Please include your e-mail address, mailing address and telephone contact information with your registration check.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Robin Amadei: 303-604-1960 or E-MAIL: RAmadei@aol.com

 

September 24
Workshop: The Conflict Center’s 4th Annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Time & Place: Barnes & Noble Bookstore @ Denver West
City/Town: Lakewood, CO
Cost: No. A portion of all sales benefit The Conflict Center
Contact: Ron Ludwig: 303-433-4983, mitzi.hicks@conflictcenter.org
Organizer: The Conflict Center
Web Site: http://www.conflictcenter.org/

 

September 26
Workshop: Issuanace of Proclamation – Conflict Resolution Month by Clear Creek County
Time & Place: 11:00 AM
Clear Creek County Court House – Commissioners Meeting Room
405 Argentine Street
City/Town: Georgetown, CO
Description: The County of Clear Creek is issuing a Proclamation to recognize October as Conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado.
Cost: No Charge for this Event
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-882-3282, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Billy Harris of Harris Mediation
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org

 

September 26-30
Workshop: 40-Hr. BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
Time & Place: 5347 So. Valentia Way
City/Town: Greenwood Village (Denver Tech. Center)
Description: Join us for an optimal training experience! Phoenix Strategies, Inc. trains the Collaborative, Facilitative, Interest-Based Model. Participants review conflict theories, differentiate negotiation techniques, practice communication strategies and techniques, learn and practice the collaborative mediation process, and review ethics and statutes that govern mediation practices. All participate in interactive role plays with participant video recording for optimal learning. In addition, students practice developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). We include extensive skill-building exercises throughout the 5-day training, and provide a 1:4 coaching ratio. PSI, Inc. is an approved and regulated school by Colorado Dept. of Higher Education. CLEs are available.
Cost: $895 + materials fee
Contact: Annie Robbins Cohen: 719 266 8181, annie@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
Web Site: www.coloradospringsmediators.com

OCTOBER 2011

OCTOBER 4
Workshop: City of Fort Collins Proclamation of Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: 5:30 PM – City Hall, Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Avenue
City/Town: Fort Collins
Description: A proclamation for Conflict Resolution Month will be made by the Mayor at the beginning of the City Council meeting. Staff and volunteers of the Fort Collins Mediation Program and the Fort Collins Restorative Justice Services will be in attendance.
Cost: No
Contact: Shay Bright: 970-224-6022, sbright@fcgov.com
Organizer: City of Fort Collins Proclamation of Conflict Resolution Month
OCTOBER 4
Workshop: Conflict Resolution Month Proclamation – Town of Cherry Hills Village
Time & Place: 6:30 PM
Cherry Hills Village Center: 2450 E. Quincy Ave. Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
City/Town: Cherry Hills Village
Description: The town of Cherry Hills Village will be announcing their endorsement of Conflict Resolution Month at their first October town council meeting. Senator Linda Newell will be accepting the proclamation.
Cost: Free
Contact: Roshan Bliss: 3176984681, roshan.bliss@gmail.com
Organizer: Town of Cherry Hills Village
OCTOBER 4
Workshop: Cherry Hills Proclamation honoring Conflict Resolution Month October 2011
Time & Place: 6:30 PM
City Council of Cherry Hills Village will issue a Proclamation honoring October as Conflict Resolution Month.
The event will take place at City Council Chambers located at Cherry Hills Village City Council 2450 E. Quincy Ave. Cherry Hills Village
City/Town: Cherry Hills Village, CO
Description: The City of Cherry Hills Village City Council will issue a Proclamation recognizing October 2011 as Conflict Resolution Month in the state of Colorado
Cost: The event is free and open to the public
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-798-3836, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Organized by Cary Leher and Roshan Bliss
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
OCTOBER 4
Workshop: Proclamation by Mayor that October is Conflict Resolution Month in Longmont 
Time & Place: 7:00 PM, 350 Kimbark Street
City/Town: Longmont
Description: Longmont Mediation Services and Longmont Community Justice Partnership will accept a Proclamation read by Longmont’s Mayor Bryan L. Baum that “October is Conflict Resolution Month in Longmont.”
Cost: Free
Contact: Susan Spaulding: 303.774.4384, susan.spaulding@hotmail.com
Organizer: Longmont Mediation Services, Division of Community and Neighborhood Resources
Comments: This will be the second year that Longmont has Proclaimed October as Conflict Resolution Month.
OCTOBER 4
Workshop: City of Littleton – Conflict Resolution Month Proclamation
Time & Place: The Proclamation will be issued by the City of Littleon at the regular Council Meeting on October 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM. The Council Chambers are located at 2255 W Berry Ave Littleton, CO 80120 on the first floor.
City/Town: Littleton, CO 80120
Description: The City of Littleton, CO will issue a Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month. Senator Linda Newell will be present to accept the Proclamation on behalf of Conflict Resolution Month 2011.
Cost: This event is Free and open to the public.
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-882-3282, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Senator Linda Newell and Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
OCTOBER 5
Workshop: Performance and Discussion with Dana Gillespie
Time & Place: 6:00 PM
University Memorial Center 458
Dennis Small Cultural Center
University of Colorado at Boulder
City/Town: Boulder, CO
Description: Dana Gillespie talks about how important human qualities (nonviolence, peace, love, cooperation and righteous action) help people, communities and nations work together harmoniously. Among others, she has worked with Bob Dylan, Donovan and David Bowie. The Colorado State Legislature has declared October Conflict Resolution Month, so please join us for an evening of blues music and discussion in the spirit of Conflict Resolution Month. The event is being held in partnership with 3CG: Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance and the Dennis Small Cultural Center.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Mindy Bridges: 303-513-0373, mindy.bridges@colorado.edu
Organizer: 3CG: Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance
Web Site: http://www.3cgcenter.com/category/events
OCTOBER 5
Workshop: Article in the Coloradoan newspaper
City/Town: Fort Collins
Description: Perrie McMillen with the City of Fort Collins Restorative Justice Services wrote a “Soapbox” article for the Fort Collins newspaper, the Coloradoan. The article spoke about RJ Services, the City’s Mediation Program, CSU’s Mediation Certificate Program, and others doing conflict resolution work in the area.
Contact: Shay Bright: 970-224-6022, sbright@fcgov.com
OCTOBER 6
Workshop: Working with “Difficult” Clients: Was it something I said?
Time & Place: 9:00 AM
Limited space RSVP required for more details. RSVP to mediation@cahs.colostate.edu
City/Town: Fort Collins
Description: “Difficult” clients are identified in research literature and in the field. What makes a client “difficult” and challenging? Different types of clients are examined and effective intervention strategies are reviewed. This workshop is targeted towards practitioners in government and nonprofit human services but can be useful for anyone working with clients who are overwhelmed or in emotionally stressful situations.
Cost: Free
Contact: Allison Fink: 9704913297, mediation@cahs.colostate.edu
Organizer: Mediation Program, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
Web Site: http://www.ssw.cahs.colostate.edu/degrees-certificates/mediation-contact.aspx
OCTOBER 6
Workshop: Planning Committee Meeting – Conflict Resolution Month Conference
Time & Place: 12:00 PM
Offices of Phoenix Strategies, Inc. 3730
Sinton Road, Suite 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Join in the final planning stages for the CRM conference in Colorado Springs. All are welcome! Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th.
Contact: Annie Cohen: 719 266 8181, annie@phoenixstrategies.biz
OCTOBER 7
Workshop: Conflict Dynamics Profile CDP) Certification Workshop
Time & Place: 2103 S. Wadsworth Blvd
City/Town: Lakewood
Description: Workshop Objective: Participants will be capable of applying the Conflict Dynamics model and using the CDP-360° and CDP-I assessment tools to help leaders, teams, and organizations become conflict competent. This workshop emphasizes application of the CDP in a wide variety of training, consulting, counseling, and coaching situations. Upon completion of the workshop, participants receive certification from Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute allowing them to use the CDP instruments in their practice.
Cost: $595.00; $495 early-bird registration before Sept. 2nd
Contact: Ruth Rinehart, 720.290.5715, ruth@threetrusts.com
Organizer: Sponsored by Three Trusts, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.threetrusts.com/downloads/DenverCDP.pdf
OCTOBER 8
Workshop: Surviving Divorce, Living Divorced
Time & Place: Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
920 Kipling
City/Town: Lakewood
Description: A seminar for people going through divorce or who have gone through divorce.
Cost: Free
Contact: Barbara Suder: 303-233-2740 x103, barb.suder@holyshepherd.com
Organizer: Dennis Jacobson, lawyer with over 30 years experience helping people with divorce
Comments: When You Marriage Is Over: Practical Advice for Surviving Divorce and Living Divorced
OCTOBER 9
Workshop: Eliza Grizwold presentation re: The Tenth Parallel: A Reflection
Time & Place: 3:00 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral
1350 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203
City/Town: Denver
Description: Eliza Griswold, a Distinguished Lecturer at Illiff School of Theology, will discuss her book, The Tenth Parallel, in which she addresses the internal intersection between Christianity and Islam and its formative impact on the future of the world’s religions.
Cost: No fee.
Contact: Chuck Jacobs, Abrahamic Initiative: 303-753-9000, cjacobs@lohfshaiman.com
Organizer: Abrahamic Initiative
Web Site: www.abrahamicinitiative.com
Comments: This is a timely event exploring vital commonalities, mutual values and aspirations of two of the world’s great religions. Understanding what people and their religions have in common can help avoid conflict.
OCTOBER 10
Workshop: Proclamation issued by Wheat Ridge honoring October as Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: 7:00 PM
The City of Wheat Ridge will issue a Proclamation honoring October as Conflict Resolution Month. The location is City Council Chambers,7900 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO
City/Town: Wheat Ridge, CO
Description: The City Council of Wheat Ridge will issue a Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resoltuion Month.
Cost: This event is open to the public and is free of charge
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-798-3836, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Joe Cassa
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.com
OCTOBER 11
Workshop: Jefferson County BOCC Proclamation for Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: 7:30 AM – Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will issue a Proclamation honoring October 2011 as Conflict Resolution Month.
City/Town: Golden, CO
Description: The Jefferson County BOCC recognizes the benfits of conflict resolution such as mediation, facilitation and other forms that enpower individuals and businesses in the community to improve communication and create solutions that address the needs and interests of those involved.
Cost: The event is free and open to the public
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-882-3282, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Mark Loye, Director, Jefferson County Mediation Services (JCMS)
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
OCTOBER 11
Workshop: World Pulse LIVE
Time & Place: 10:00 AM – Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard
City/Town: Denver, Colorado
Description: An inspirational event celebrating the power of connecting women globally and locally to create change. The event will feature World Pulse’s citizen journalists from Cambodia, Cameroon and Colombia speaking about the power of new media to accelerate women’s empowerment. Attendees include members of Colorado’s leading women’s networks and university change leaders.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations welcome
Contact: Jensine Larsen, 5033098999, jensine@worldpulse.comleslie@worldpulse.com
Organizer: World Pulse
Web Site: http://worldpulse.com/about/events/world-pulse-live-2011
OCTOBER 13
Workshop: Peace Action Network Executive Keynote
Time & Place: 12:00 PM
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Cyber Cafe
2201 South Gaylord Street
City/Town: Denver
Description: Community members are invited to join DU students, faculty, and staff for an address from Kevin Martin, Executive Director of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace network.
Cost: Free
Contact: Roshan Bliss: 3176984681, roshan.bliss@gmail.com
Organizer: The Conflict Resolution Graduate Student Association
OCTOBER 13
Workshop: Introduction to Mediation: Basic Mediation and Workplace Conflict Management
Time & Place: 1:30 PM
Mesa County Courthouse
Multipurpose Room 544 Rood Ave.
Grand Junction, CO
City/Town: Grand Junction, CO
Description: Professional development afternoon workshop focused on mediation. Anyone is welcome to join. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Liesl West at (970)491-7183 or lianwest@rams.colostate.edu
Cost: Free
Contact: Allison Fink: 9704913297, mediation@cahs.colostate.edu
Organizer: Mediation Program, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
Web Site: http://www.ssw.cahs.colostate.edu/degrees-certificates/mediation-graduate-certificate.aspx
OCTOBER 13
Workshop: Networking after Introduction to Mediation Workshop
Time & Place: 4:45-6:30 PM
Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant
401 Main St., Grand Junction, CO
City/Town: Grand Junction, CO
Description: Networking event post mediation workshop. You do not need to attend the workshop to attend the networking event.
Cost: Light appetizers are provided.
Contact: Allison Fink: 9704913297, mediation@cahs.colostate.edu
Organizer: Mediation Program, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
Web Site: http://www.ssw.cahs.colostate.edu/degrees-certificates/mediation-graduate-certificate.aspx
OCTOBER 14
Workshop: EFFECTIVELY MANAGING CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE
Time & Place: 9:00 AM – The Conflict Center 4140 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80211
City/Town: Denver
Description: In this 6 hour workshop you will: – Master conflict management skills and increase productivity – Practice real-world scenarios with professional conflict coaching – Learn to manage conflict styles and identify triggers – Examine constructive and destructive responses to conflict – Learn how to deliver challenging messages with tact and professionalism – Role play strategies to manage confrontation and de-escalate conflict – Experience activities that enhance and reinforce the learning process
Cost: $99.00 – Before Oct. 1st $75.00
Contact: Diana Higuera, 303-865-5628, diana.higuera@conflictcenter.org
Organizer: The Conflict Center
Web Site: www.conflictcenter.org
OCTOBER 17
Workshop: Pray the Devil Back to Hell Pre-Broadcast Screening
Time & Place: 4:00 PM
Sturm Hall Lindsay Auditorium
2020 South Race Street Denver
Colorado 80208
City/Town: Denver
Description: With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace (a five part PBS series) spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. This screening will be of the episode “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” This segment of the series focuses on the Liberian women who joined together to end their country’s devastating civil war.
Cost: Free Event
Contact: Jes Ward303-455-2099, jes@peacejam.org
Organizer: Presente By: PeaceJam Foundation and University of Denver-The Women’s College
Web Site: http://peacejam.org/events/Film-Screening-Women-War–Peace-400-388.aspx
Comments: This event is also sponsored by: Conflict Resolution Month, Rita Fund, the Women’s Foundation, Center on Domestic Violence, Truespark, Rocky Mountain PBS, Women+Film, and the Denver Film Society
OCTOBER 17
Workshop: Proclamation Issued Recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: City Council of Arvada will issue a Proclamation recognizing October 2011 as Conflict Resolution Month. This will take place on October 17th at 6:30 PM at the City Council Chambers located at 8101 W. Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO.
City/Town: Arvada, CO
Description: The City of Arvada is recognizing October as Conflict Resoltuion Month. This correlates with the Senate Joint Resolution issued by our legislators in May 2011 and the Proclamation issued by the State of Colorado and signed by Governor Hickenlooper.
Cost: This event is free and open to the public
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-882-3282, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
OCTOBER 17
Workshop: Peace Unveiled Pre-Broadcast Screening
Time & Place: 7:00 PM
Denver Film Center
2510 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206
City/Town: Denver
Description: With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace (a five part PBS series) spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. This part of the series is called Peace Unveiled. This segment of the series follows three Afghan women who are risking their lives to ensure that women have a seat at the negotiating table. To attend, you must RSVP to alison@denverfilm.org
Cost: Free Event
Contact: Jes Ward303-455-2099, jes@peacejam.org
Organizer: Women+Film and the Denver Film Society
Web Site: http://peacejam.org/events/Special-Screening-Women-War–Peace-700-397.aspx
Comments: Also Sponsored By: PeaceJam Foundation, Conflict Resolution Month, The Women’s College, Truespark, Rocky Mountain PBS, Rita Fund, Center on Domestic Violence, the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. To attend, you must RSVP to alison@denverfilm.org
OCTOBER 18
Workshop: Foundation for the Prevention of School Violence – Annual Symposium
Time & Place: Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard
City/Town: Denver
Description: Join us for our symposium taking place during Colorado Safe Schools Week, October 16-22, 2011. This annual symposium brings leading professionals together to discuss current topics surrounding school safety. This year’s main topic is bullying.
Cost: $55
Contact: Vincent C. Wincelowicz: 303-964-5313, vwincelowicz@regis.edu
Organizer: Foundation for the Prevention of School Violence
Web Site: http://www.preventingschoolviolence.org/FPSV/Events.html
OCTOBER 19
Workshop: Conflict Resolution 101
Time & Place: 1000 South Lowell
City/Town: Denver, CO
Description: October is Conflict Resolution Month! Let Us Rise is honored to host Mary Zinn for an introductory workshop to Conflict Resolution. You will learn conflict management skills and conflict strategies, how to approach conflict effectively and about productive choices during a conflict. Please RSVP with Mu Son Chi at muson@letusrise.org or 720.570.4908. Light food and drink will be served. Babysitting, Spanish Translation and gas/bus reimbursement will be available. You MUST RSVP by October 12th and let us know if you require Babysitting, Spanish Translation and gas/bus reimbursement.
Cost: Sliding Scale Donation $5-$25
Contact: Mu Son Chi, 7205704908musonchi@msn.com
Organizer: Let Us Rise
Web Site: www.letusrise.org
OCTOBER 19
Workshop: Mediators’ Table
Time & Place: 400 Inverness Parkway, Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112
City/Town: Englewood (or particiapte by phone)
Description: The Mediators’ Table is a monthly discussion offered by theMAC focused on a varying topics in professional development. Mediators of all experience levels and backgrounds are invited to join the conversation, share their ideas, and consider new ways to develop their practices. If you can’t attend in person, please contact Cassandra Netzke at cassandra@coloradomediation.org or 303-837-0872 for information on how to join via conference call. October meeting: you’ll get a chance to hear about theMAC initiatives to improve mediation and meet theMAC’s new Professional Development Chair, Cassandra Netzke. You’re also invited to bring your questions, suggestions, and feedback on how theMAC can support the professional development of its members. Note: if you can’t attend in-person, please contact Cassandra Netzke at cassandra@coloradomediation.org or 303-837-0872 for information on how to join via conference call
Cost: FREE
Contact: David Holland: 303-521-6975, david@coloradomediation.org
Organizer: Mediation Association of Coloroado (theMAC)
Web Site: http://coloradomediation.org/event/mediators-table
OCTOBER 19
Workshop: Film showing of Kundun
Time & Place: 6:00 PM
University Memorial Center 458
Dennis Small Cultural Center
University of Colorado at Boulder
City/Town: Boulder
Description: For Colorado’s Conflict Resolution Month, we will be showing the film Kundun, which is about Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama. Kundun means “The Presence” and is how Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama. The film shows his life from childhood into adulthood when he is forced to flee his home in Tibet when China invades. A film discussion guide has been developed for the official film of this year’s Conflict Resolution Month. This event is being held in partnership with 3CG: Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance and the Dennis Small Cultural Center.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: Mindy Bridges: 303-513-0373, mindy.bridges@colorado.edu
Organizer: 3CG: Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance
Web Site: http://www.3cgcenter.com/category/events
OCTOBER 20
Workshop: Crisis Negotiation from the Eyes of a Crisis Negotiator
Time & Place: 2201 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80210
City/Town: Denver
Description: FBI Agent Mark Holstaw will be present on Conflict Resolution Day to speak about a life saving technique of negotiation that is used daily. His experiences abroad and domestically will be explored as well as the lessons learned throughout the years. Please come celebrate Conflict Resolution Day with this presentation about the ultimate human right, the preservation of life!
Cost: Free
Contact: Roshan Bliss: roshan.bliss@gmail.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Grad Student Association – DU Conflict Resolution Institute
OCTOBER 20
Workshop: 6th Annual Conflict Resolution Month Conference
Time & Place: Nikola Tesla Education Opportunity Center 2560 International Circle
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: “Civility: A Strong Foundation for Our Future” : This is a day long conference open to the public. Six sessions with dynamic presenters focusing on conflict resolution success stories and tips to resolve your own conflict. CLEs for attorneys/CEs for other professionals.
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Annie Cohen: 719 266 8181, annie@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: BBB, School District 11, Phoenix Strategies, District Attorney 4th Judicial Dis
Web Site: www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB1020
Comments: All community members are welcome to participate!
OCTOBER 20
Workshop: Conflict Resolution Day: The War in Afghanistan
Time & Place: Live conference on the impact of war and conflict resolution in Afghanistan with Professor Kenji Izesaki at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in Japan, University of Kabul in Afghanistan, and CU Boulder.
City/Town: Boulder/Tokyo/Kabul
Description: G-RAP Instructor: Caroline S. Conzelman, Ph.D. GCP: Prof Kenji Isezaki Facilitated by Dai Kato, 3CG at CU-Boulder
Cost: Not open to public
Contact: Dai Kato: 215-609-8670, dai.kato@colorado.edu
Organizer: University of Colorado at Boulder
Comments: Please contact to organizer if you would like to participate to this event. This is International Affair class at CU Boulder and not open to public.
OCTOBER 21
Workshop: ADR Applications for Family Cases – Colorado AFCC’s Fall Conference
Time & Place: 8:30 AM, Board Room, Montrose County Human Services, 1845 S. Townsend
City/Town: Montrose
Description: AFCC, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, is an interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.
Cost: $60, includes lunch
Contact: Tricia Winslow: 970.249.6250, wintrosoma@yahoo.com
Organizer: The Colorado Chapter of the AFCC 2011 Fall Conference
Web Site: http://www.coafcc.org
Comment: AFCC, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, is an interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.
OCTOBER 21
Workshop: Open House Celebration for October is Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
Time & Place: 333 Terry Street, Longmont CO 80501
City/Town: Longmont
Description: Open to the public. A special invitation will be sent to all volunteer mediators for Longmont Mediation Services and facilitators for Longmont Community Justice Partnership
Cost: Free
Contact: Susan Spaulding: 303.774.4384, susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us
Organizer: Longmont Mediation Services and Longmont Community Justice Partnership
Web Site: www.ci.longmont.co.us/cnr/conflict/
OCTOBER 22
Workshop: Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts Peer Mediation Training
Time & Place: 9:00 AM
Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts
8990 York St.
Thorton, CO 80229
City/Town: Thorton
Description: In honor of CR Month in Colorado. MBBI Regis and MESA High School present a day of Conflict Resolution Skills Training for Peer Mediators.
Cost: N/A
Contact: Alex R. Gurule: (970)488-0139, gurul892@regis.edu
Organizer: Mediators Beyond Borders International, Regis University
OCTOBER 24
Workshop: Process Mediation, Process Collaboration, Process Negotiation
Time & Place: 12 PM
Colorado Bar Association
1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
City/Town: Denver
Description: October CLE Program for the Dispute Resolution Section in conjunction with the Trust & Estate and Business Law Sections, discussing how to make the process of litigation and other forms of dispute resolution the subject of mediation, collaboration and other forms of negotiation.
Cost: $15 for CBA members; $25 for non-CBA members
Contact: Robin Rossenfeld: (303)284-8708, r.rossenfeld@att.net
Organizer: Colorado Bar Association
Comments: I know this is after the fact. We had 20 attendees.
OCTOBER 24
Workshop: The Art of Listening – Transforming Relationships through Empathy
Time & Place: 6:30 PM
First Universalist Church
4101 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO, 80222
City/Town: Denver
Description: Develop communication skills and consciousness that will help you communicate hard to hear messages in ways that build connection, trust, and community instead of stimulating defensiveness and disconnection from others. Class will meet on 4 consecutive Mondays.
Cost: $149
Contact: David Shindoll: 720.346.5286, dshindoll@hotmail.com
Organizer: Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Center
Web Site: www.compassionate-living.com
OCTOBER 24-28
Workshop: 40-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
Time & Place: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
3730 Sinton Road, Suite 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Phoenix Strategies, Inc. trains the collaborative, facilitative, interest-based model with participant video recording and small class size for optimal learning. Participants engage in extensive skill-building exercises and spontaneous role plays with a coaching ratio of 1:4. We are an approved and regulated school by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. CLEs available!
Cost: $895 + materials fee
Contact: Annie Robbins Cohen: 719 266 8181, annie@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
Web Site: www.coloradospringsmediators.com
OCTOBER 25
Workshop: Showing of Kundun
Time & Place: 5:30 PM
Regis University
City/Town: Denver
Description: Regis University brings an awareness of conflict resolution to campus by inviting faculty, staff, and students to watch Kundun and have a discussion following the film.
Cost: Free
Contact: Kristen C.: 719-271-7526, caban954@regis.edu
Organizer: Office of Diveristy & Institute on the Common Good
OCTOBER 26
Workshop: Microinequity and Mediation by Yvonne Sandoval of Sixth Sun Consulting
Time & Place: 2:00 PM
Limited space RSVP required for more details. RSVP to mediation@cahs.colostate.edu
City/Town: Loveland, CO
Description: Unlike more obvious forms of discrimination, the concept of microinequities addresses the forms that go unnoticed or are difficult to address. In this workshop we will explore the subtleties of racism, sexism and heterosexism and how they show up in a mediation session through a range of activities. This participatory workshop will help participants recognize when microinequities happen and how to deal with them.
Cost: Free
Contact: Allison Fink: 9704913297, mediation@cahs.colostate.edu
Organizer: Mediation Program, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
Web Site: http://www.ssw.cahs.colostate.edu/degrees-certificates/mediation-graduate-certificate.aspx
OCTOBER 27
Workshop: The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts
Time & Place: 12:00 PM
2201 S. Gaylord St, Room SIE 150
City/Town: Denver
Description: Dr. Peter T. Coleman, a conflict resolution specialist, explores the nature of disputes that become intractable quagmires, and offers cutting-edge methods for solving them. Open to the public.
Cost: N/A
Contact: Ambar Velazquez: (407) 625-3022, ambar.j.velazquez@gmail.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Institute Center for Research and Practice
Web Site: http://fivepercentbook.com/
Comments: For further information, please contact us at cricrp@du.edu.
OCTOBER 27
Workshop: Pathways to Political Decisions
Time & Place: 5:30 PM
Temple Sinai
3509 S. Glencoe St.
City/Town: Denver, CO 80237
Description: Political discourse in our country is becoming increasingly polarized and difficult. This program will create opportunity to dialogue about your viewpoint and to listen to others. We will explore how we make decisions and consider underlying value systems. The dialogue will welcome and appreciate all perspectives. People of all faith and political backgrounds are welcome.
Cost: No cost. Donations will be accepted to defray the meal costs.
Contact: Jeremy Shaver: 303-733-4089, outreach@interfaithallianceco.org
Organizer: Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, Institute on the Common Good, Zinn Mediation
Web Site: www.interfaithallianceco.org
Comments: To register for this special event, please contact Anne at info@interfaithallianceco.org or 720-524-1100. Please register by Oct. 21. Dinner will be provided (including a vegetarian option). Space is limited, so please register today!
OCTOBER 28
Workshop: Sixth Annual Circles of Change Awards Breakfast
Time & Place: 7:30 AM: Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver, CO 80204
City/Town: Denver
Cost: $85
Contact: Marisa Ellman, Seeking Common Grounds: 303-691-2393, marisa@s-c-g.org
Organizer: Seeking Common Ground
Web Site: www.s-c-g.org

 

November 3
Workshop: Conflict to Collaboration Legislative Summit
Time & Place: 1 PM
State Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO
City/Town: Denver
Description: We have invited leadership members of the State Legislature and the Governor’s office, including the Governor, to have a presentation and facilitated dialogue with Stewart Levine, author of Conflict to Collaboration. Together, we will discuss how to use conflict resolution techniques in the Colorado legislature; working toward our goal of becoming the most civil state in the union.
Cost: No fees.
Contact: Senator Linda Newell and Roshan Bliss: (303) 866-4846 or (317) 698-4681, linda.newell.senate@gmail.com
Organizer: Senator Linda Newell, Zinn Mediation and The Mediation Association of CO

 

November 4
Workshop: 5th Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference
Time & Place: Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
City/Town: Denver, CO 80207
Description: Mediation and Dispute Resolution experts representing a broad spectrum of views and practices. * KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – The Emotionally Intelligent Mediator * Superior presentations covering practices in Workplace, Family, Civil/Commercial, Restorative Justice, Community, and Elder settings, and workshops covering Advanced Skills and Special Topics. Keynote presentation by Stewart Levine, author, attorney and creative problem solver.
Cost: Varying Fees
Contact: David Holland, 303-322-9275, theMAC@coloradomediation.org
Organizer: Founders: theMAC, CBA-DR & ODR program administered by CBA-CLE
Web Site: http://mediationassociation.org/theMACdocs/PublicPDF/…

 

November 5
Workshop: Denver Justice Conference
Time & Place: 8:30 AM
Manual High School
1700 E. 28th AVE.
City/Town: Denver
Description: During this year’s conference, we will be delving into the topics of Youth & Education, Homelessness and Immigration through the lens of “Meeting Needs, Empowering People and Advocating for Change.”
Cost: $25
Contact: Rachel Johnson, 303.718.2215, info@denverjusticeconference.com
Organizer: Rachel Johnson
Web Site: www.denverjusticeconference.com

 

November 5
Workshop: Getting to resolution: Turning conflict into collaboration
Time & Place: 10:30 AM
Multicultural Lounge, Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Campus
900 Auraria Parkway
City/Town: Denver, CO 80204
Description: A workshop with the author of Getting to resolution: Turning conflict into collaboration, STEWART LEVINE
Cost: Registration $45, Students $15
Contact: Alia Thobani, alia2812@hotmail.com
Organizer: Zinn Mediation Associates and Student Service Club at Metro State
Web Site: www.denverjusticeconference.com
Comments: Mail your registration with your contact information to:
Zinn Mediation Associates
191 University Blvd. #178 Denver, CO 80206
OR
Pay at the door

Lunch is included with registration by November 1, 2011

 

November 13
Workshop: Abrahamic Communities in Dialogue: Am I the Other or are You?
Time & Place: 4 PM
Colorado Muslim Society
2071 South Parker Road
Denver CO 80231
City/Town: Denver
Description: All are welcome.
Cost: Free Attendance
Contact: Cha Kear: ckear@iliff.edu
Organizer: Colorado Muslim Society
Comments: At this event we will:

Encourage an atmosphere of mutual trust and open sharing around questions of religious and spiritual identity.
Foster mutually beneficial and inspiring relationships and partnerships between individuals and communities of diverse faith.
Create a foundation for further collaboration and interaction among those individuals and communities.

 

November 14-18
Workshop: 40-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
Time & Place: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
3730 Sinton Road, Suite 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Phoenix Strategies, Inc. trains the collaborative, facilitative, interest-based model with participant video recording and small class size for optimal learning. Participants engage in extensive skill-building exercises and spontaneous role plays with a coaching ratio of 1:4. We are an approved and regulated school by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. CLEs available!
Cost: $895 + materials fee
Contact: Annie Robbins Cohen: 719 266 8181, annie@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
Web Site: www.coloradospringsmediators.com

 

November 15
Workshop: PeaceJam Hero Awards Luncheon
Time & Place: 12:00 PM
Denver Center For the Performing Arts: Seawell Grand Ballroom
1101 13th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
City/Town: Denver
Description: Join Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams on November 15th for PeaceJam’s Hero Awards Luncheon and celebrate women changing the world!
PeaceJam will be honoring our 2011 Hero Awards recipients, Polly Baca and Mary Lou Makepeace, as well as the youth winners of the Global Call to Action Challenge.
PeaceJam’s Luncheon will be held from 12pm to 1:30pm on November 15th at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Seawell Ballroom. Tickets start at $100. For tickets call 303.455.2099 or visit http://peacejam.org/luncheon.aspx.
Don’t miss PeaceJam’s 15th Anniversary celebration – you could win a free flight to any Frontier Airlines destination!
Cost: Tickets Start at $100
Contact: Ryan Hanschen: 303-455-2099, luncheon@peacejam.org
Organizer: PeaceJam Foundation
Web Site: http://peacejam.org/luncheon.aspx