Colorado 2012 Events

August 2 – September 2
Workshop: Introduction to Mediation – The Basics
Time & Place: On-line
City/Town: Denver
Description: Practical Strategies for Reaching Agreement. Learn how to conduct situation assessments on complex disputes, organize and convene sessions, and effectively use facilitation and mediation to forge strong agreements.
Cost: $695 per participant; discounts available for various categories
Contact: Robin Rossenfeld: (303)284-8708, r.rossenfeld@att.net
Organizer: Conflict Management Consultants, LLP
Web Site: www.conflictmgmtconsultants.com/home/
Comments: Are you considering a career in mediation or seeking to enhance your current career? Do you have a busy schedule and find it difficult to find the time to take a traditional five day, 40-hour introduction to mediation course? Conflict Management Consultants, LLP, (CMC) provides the solution. CMC’s pioneering programs offer participants a highly interactive format, using both group and one-on-one contact with the facilitators throughout the course. Numerous resources and easy access to reference materials are provided in a user-friendly, downloadable format. The Introduction to Mediation: The Basics course meets the requirements for a 40-hour mediation training based on nationally accepted standards, and more. theMAC has certified CMC’s program as an approved mediation training provider according to national standards as well as those set forth by theMAC. Approved for 45 general continuing legal education credits and 6 ethics credits by the Colorado Supreme Court.

For more information about CMC’s affordable, innovative mediation and other conflict resolution training programs or to enroll into the Introduction to Mediation: The Basics course, please go to www.conflictmgmtconsultants.com/home/, emailinfo@conflictmgmtconsultants.com or call (303) 317-7060 for more information.

 

September 10
Workshop: Parachute Issues Conflict Resolution Month Proclamation
Time & Place: 6:30 PM
Parachute will issue a Proclamation in support of October as Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado.
The event will take place at Parachute Town Hall Council Chambers located at 222 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, CO 81635
City/Town: Parachute, CO
Description: The Town of Parachute will issue a Proclamation recogniziang and supporting October as Conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado.
All Parachute residents are invited and all others who support conflict resolution.
Cost: The event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-798-3836, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org

 

September 11
Workshop: Film Festival Flix with the feature film Face to Face (restorative justice)
Time & Place: Comedy Works South
5345 Landmark Place
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

The Schedule:

4:30 Doors open – food and beverage service available
5:00 “Holy Land of Tyrol”
7:30 National & Colorado short film contest winners
7:50 “Face to Face”
9:20 “Face to Face” talk back with a visiting VIP cast member
9:40 Post film “Meet & Greet” dessert reception

Film Festival Flix will begin with a special 9/11 tribute.

City/Town: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Description: A one day film festival featuring “Face to Face”, an Australian award-winning independent film focusing on workplace bullying and restorative justice. The film explores restorative justice while the audience lives the process. Following the screening of the feature film, “Face to Face”, there will be a VIP cast member present to answer audience questions about the making of the film and /or the underlying message communicated in the film.
Cost: Purchase tickets online – $10 for 1 film; $15 for both films.
Contact: Paul Oberman: (303) 601-0112, p.oberman@comcast.net
Organizer: Film Festival Flix
Web Site: www.FilmFestivalFlix.com
Comments: The featured film is “Face to Face” – Bullying is everywhere. A construction worker rams into the back of his boss’s Jaguar in a fit of anger at being sacked. Rather than go to court, he chooses the opportunity to explain his actions in a conference. This face-to-face confrontation between the young man, his boss and co-workers exposes not only his dysfunctional life, but also sex, lies, and bullying in the workplace. The film explores restorative justice while the audience lives the process.

Film Festival Flix brings the film festival experience and audience favorites, award-winning and critically-acclaimed independent films from festivals around the world and presents a fresh, exciting and fun insider’s look at independent films.

You can purchase advance tickets at www.filmfestivalflix.com/purchase-tickets. Use promotion code “RJcouncil”

 

September 12
Workshop: BULLY: A Community Conversation Featuring Filmmaker Lee Hirsch
Time & Place: 7-9 PM
L2 Arts and Cultural Center
1477 Columbine St.
City/Town: Denver
Description: BULLY provides a compelling and tragic portrait of the consequences of bullying in our society as it follows the lives of courageous kids and families.
Cost: Free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Katie_Terrazas_Hoover@facing.org
Contact: Buffy Naake: 303-316-4848, ext. 225, buffy_naake@facing.org
Organizer: Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation
Web Site: www.facinghistory.org/communityconversations
Comments: Join us to discuss important questions about the impact of upstander behavior and the responsibilities of community members in creating a safe and respectful learning environment.

 

September 13 – October 11
Workshop: Compassionate Communication Fundamentals
Time & Place: 6:30 PM
Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Ave.
City/Town: Golden, CO 80401
Description: Five Thursdays September 13th through October 11th

Grounded in nonviolence as exemplified by Martin Luther King and Gandhi, Compassionate Communication helps transform patterns of communication that lead to conflict or disconnection from ourselves and others.

When we connect deeply with the ones we care about, life is rich and meaningful. This five-week course covers the fundamentals of Compassionate Communication as expressed in Marshal Rosenberg’s bestselling book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. You will learn how to build empathetic relationships, become aware of the needs that drive your actions and motivate others, develop communication skills, and build a foundation for more satisfying relationships and effective conflict resolution.

Cost: Requested contribution: $145.00. Partial scholarships available.
Contact: Ken Rosevear: 303-670-0940, ken.rosevear@rmccc.net
Organizer: Ken Rosevear, David Steele, Susan Jennings
Web Site: www.intransformationaltimes.com/reg/fundjuc0912.htm

 

September 17
Workshop: Presentation of Proclamation – Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: 6 PM
Arvada will issue adn present their Proclamation recognizing October, 2012 as Conflict Resoltuion Month in the State of Colorado.
City/Town: Arvada, CO
Description: Arvada City Council will issue a Proclamation recognizing October 2012 as Conflcit Resolution Month in the State of Colorado providng their support for the goals of Conflict Resolution.
Cost: This is open to the public with no charge
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-798-3836, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Preston J. Branaugh, Esq on behalf of Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org

 

September 20 – November 8
Workshop: Resolving Everyday Conflict: 8 week class
Time & Place: Location: 3210 E Rd. Clifton, CO. (IBEW building). Hosted by Clifton Vineyard Church. Childcare is not available.

September 20-November 8. Thursday nights 6:30-8.

City/Town: Grand Junction
Description: This DVD study from Peacemaker Ministries explores such topics as: when to overlook an offense, the root cause of conflict, what makes a good apology, what forgiveness really means, and much more. View your invitation to this study athttp://vimeo.com/14129944

Register by 9/14: email name and number of study guides desired to cprpeace@gmail.com or call 970-210-2339 for more information.

Cost: $10.00 fee covers the cost of the study guide.
Contact: Christian Peacemaking Resource: 970-210-2339, cprpeace@gmail.com
Organizer: Facilitated by: Christian Peacemaking Resource. 970-210-2339
Web Site: http://cprpeace.weebly.com

 

September 21
Workshop: Reflections of Peace
Time & Place: 7 PM
The pond by Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen (Evergreen Parkway and Old Squaw Pass Road)
City/Town: Evergreen, CO
Description: Light a candle for peace at Reflections of Peace, an interfaith non-political observance of the UN International Day of Peace. Bring candles with wind protection or other light sources, music and thoughts of peace to share. All are invited.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jean Bell: 303-674-7296, jbell7431@gmail.com
Organizer: Evegreen Peace

 

September 24
Workshop: Presentation of Proclamation – Conflict Resolution Month 2012
Time & Place: 11 AM
The Board of County Commissioners of the County of Clear Creek will issue a proclamation recognizing October 2012 as Conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado.
This will take place at 405 Argentine Street, Georgetown in the Commissioners Meeting Room.
City/Town: Georgetown, CO
Description: The Board of County Commissioners, Clear Creek County, will issue a Proclamation recognizing October 2012 as Conflict Resolution Month – this will reflect their support of the goal of consturctive resolution of disputes within their community.
Cost: There is no charge and the event is open to the public.
Contact: Rita Hyland, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Billie Harris Mediation on behalf of Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org

 

September 27 – October 25
Workshop: COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT
Time & Place: Wellshire Presbyterian Church
2999 South Colorado Blvd., Denver
Facilitator: Mary Zinn
5 Thursdays, Sept. 27 – Oct. 25
10 am – 12 noon
Information: 303-770-0786
City/Town: Denver
Description: Five Session Workshop: Find out how to practice effective conflict-management skills and express your concerns so that others understand them. Mary Zinn is an engaging and enlightening presenter with more than twenty years in the dispute resolution field as a practitioner, trainer and curriculum designer.
Cost: $35 with Academy Membership
Contact: Mary Zinn: 303-526-2202, mzinn@zinnmediation.com
Organizer: Academy for Livelong Learning
Web Site: info@AcademyLL.org to register
Comments: “If I could kick the person in the tail that causes me the most problems, I could not sit down for a week,” Will Rogers said. How often have you wanted to kick yourself because of the way you handled a difficult situation? Or do you avoid discussions of sensitive issues entirely because you’re afraid the roof will blow off? Join this five week course to find out how to confidently address challenging situations.

 

October 1
Workshop: Conflict Resolution Month Proclamation
Time & Place: 1 PM
October Conflict Resolution Month Proclamation presentation, signed by Scott Hente, Colorado Springs City Council President, will be presented by Jan Martin, Council President Pro Tem; in the Russell Professional Building, 105 E Vermijo, Fourth Floor Conference Room.
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Reception to follow. Open to the public. If you have questions call Monica at 719-266-8181 or emailmonica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz
October 1
Workshop: What’s your style?
Time & Place: 1-3 PM
Tivoli Student Union
Room 640
Auraria Campus (Spear and Aurara pkwy)
City/Town: Denver
Description: Are you a shark or an owl? How do you handle conflict? Come to this workshop session to take a risk-free assessment to figure out your conflict style and how to utilize your strengths through challenging situations.
Cost: Parking fee / presentation is free
Contact: Jake Kasper: 303-556-3666, jkasper3@msudenver.edu
Organizer: MSU Denver’s Student Conflict Resolution Services
Web Site: http://www.msudenver.edu/studentengagementandwellness/…
October 1
Workshop: Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement – Exhibit Opening
Time & Place: 2-4 PM
Colorado State Capitol
North Atrium, First Floor
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
City/Town: Denver
Description: Please join us for the opening of Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement, a photo and story exhibit highlighting the successful use of conflict resolution methods. Help us congratulate the people featured in these seven compelling Colorado stories. This exhibit will be at the State Capitol October 1-5, 8 AM to 5 PM daily.
Cost: Free
Contact: Mary Zinn: 303-526-2202, mzinn@zinnmediation.com
Organizer: Zinn Mediation Associates
Web Site: www.zinnmediation.com
Comments: This exhibit documents the work of Conflict Resolution practitioners. It celebrates Coloradans have changed their lives as a result of their willingness to participate in constructive and effective problem solving.
October 1
Workshop: Colorado Springs Issues Proclamation for Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: 4 PM
The City Council of Colorado Springs will issue their Proclamation recognizing October 2012 as Conlfict Rsolution Month in the State of Colorado.
This will occur at the Russell Professional Building, Fourth Floor Conference Room, 105  East Vermijo, Colorado Springs. A reception will follow. The public is invited.
City/Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Description: The City of Colorado Springs will recognize October 2012 as Conflict Resoltuiom Month in the state of Colorado. This Proclamaiotn will be signed by Scott Hente, Colorado Springs City Council & presented by Jan Martin, City Council President Pro Tem
Cost: This is open to the public and is free of charge
Contact: Rita Hyland, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
October 1
Workshop: Pub Dialogues
Time & Place: 6:15 PM
15120 E. Hampden Ave (Chambers and Hampden)
City/Town: Aurora
Description: Open to all. Facilitated public discussions about a (flexible) topic of choice: Political Campaigns — Good, Bad and Ugly
Cost: FREE
Contact: Jason R Gladfelter: 7202957119, jason@ovaloptions.com
Organizer: OvalOptions with Dry Dock Brewing Company
Web Site: www.pubdialogues.com
Comments: This is one installment of a monthly event produced by OvalOptions. It “travels” around the Denver metro to different breweries and brewpubs to help support local businesses and raise awareness of dialogue and discussion.
October 1
Workshop: Proclamation to be issued recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month
Time & Place: 7 PM
The City Council of Greenwood Village, Colorado will issue a Proclamation with Seantor Linda Newell accepting the presentation. This will occur at the City Council Chambers located at the Greenwood Village City Hall 6060 S. Quebec, Greenwood Village, CO
City/Town: Greenwood Village, CO
Description: The City Council of Greenwood Village will issue a Proclamation in recognition and support of October as Conflict Resolution Month. Senator Linda Newell will be accepting the Proclamation.
Cost: This event is open to the public and there is no fee or charge.
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-798-3836, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Month Synergizers
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
October 1
Workshop: Conflict Resolution Month Proclamation – Englewood
Time & Place: 7:30 PM
The City Council of Englewood will issue a Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado.
The Presentation will be made to Senator Linda Newell who will attend the event.
Senator Newell was the Senate sponsor of the Bill that was passed in the Colorado House and Senate recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month.
City/Town: Englewood
Description: The City of Englewood will issue their Proclamation reflecting their support of October as Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado.
Cost: This event is open to public and is free.
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-798-3836, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Month Synergizers
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
October 2
Workshop: What’s your style?
Time & Place: 1-3 PM
Auraria Campus (Spear and Auraria Pkway)
Science Building, room 1086
City/Town: Denver
Description: Are you a shark or an owl? How do you handle conflict? Come to this workshop session to take a risk-free assessment to figure out your conflict style and how to utilize your strengths through challenging situations.
Cost: Parking fee / presentation is free
Contact: Jake Kasper: 303-556-3666, jkasper3@msudenver.edu
Organizer: MSU Denver’s Student Conflict Resolution Services
Web Site: http://www.msudenver.edu/studentengagementandwellness/…
Comments: There are two identical sessions offered to fit everyone’s availability. You do not have to attend both.
October 2
Workshop: Eldercare Essentials
Time & Place: Vi at Highlands Ranch
2850 Classic Drive
City/Town: Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Description: This full-day workshop covers a wide spectrum of aging issues: Mental/Physical impact, elder abuse, legal and cognitive issues, Medicare and Medicaid
Cost: $195 ($170 Earlybird if registration is by September 18, 2012)
Contact: ELDEResolutions, LLC: 303-268-2281, john@elderesolutions.com
Organizer: ELDEResolutions, LLC
Web Site: http://tinyurl.com/7cb57hv
Comments: This training is great for people working in the elder care field, those who want to just know more about aging or mediators who want to have substantive knowledge about aging issues
October 2
Workshop: City Council Issuance of Proclamation
Time & Place: On October 2nd at 5:30 PM the City Council of Fort Collins will issue and present the City’s Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado. The location is the City Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO
City/Town: Fort Collins, CO
Description: The City Council of Fort Collins will issue their Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month and express their support for Constructive Means of Conflict Resolutison in their commuinity.
Cost: This is a free event and is open to the public.
Contact: Rita Hyland, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: The Conflict Resolution Month Synergizers
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
October 2-4
Workshop: Workplace Mediation
Time & Place: 8 AM
3730 Sinton Road Suite, 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: October 2-4, 8AM-5PM. Content: Workplace conflict origins; employment statutes/regulatory agencies; assessments and strategies for workplace issues; large group case management; collaborative techniques; skill-builder exercises; role plays.
Cost: $395 plus $30 for materials
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz
October 3
Workshop: Interfaith Clergy Build
Time & Place: 9 AM – 3 PM
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s Interfaith Clergy Build – 1549 Chase Street
City/Town: Lakewood, CO 80214
Description: Calling all Bishops, Deacons, Imams, Ministers, Pastors, Preachers, Priests, and Rabbis. Come together and put faith into action by helping build a Habitat home.
Cost: Free
Contact: Andrew P. Castillo: 720-496-2722, acastillo@habitatmetrodenver.org
Organizer: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Web Site: www.habitatmetrodenver.org
Comments: Contact Andrew P. Castillo – acastillo@habitatmetrodenver.org to register for this event
October 3-5
Workshop: 3 Day Elder Mediation Training
Time & Place: Vi at Highlands Ranch
2850 Classic Drive
City/Town: Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Description: Mediation training for mediators who have basic 40 hr. mediation training but want to learn about how to mediate elder disputes
Cost: $675 for 3 days ($595 Early bird if registration received by September 18, 2012)
Contact: John Rymers: 303-268-2281, john@elderesolutions.com
Organizer: ELDEResolutions, LLC
Web Site: http://tinyurl.com/7cb57hv
Comments: Approved for 24 general and 7 ethics credit for CLE credit
Appropriate for continuing education for LCSW, LPC, and LMFT
October 5
Workshop: Colorado Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section CLE
Time & Place: 12 PM
Join the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section for a Mediation Ethics Panel from noon to 1 p.m. One CLE credit anticipated. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and call-in prices are $10 and $15, respectively. Lunch is included for in-person attendees. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. 1900 Grant Street, 9th floor
City/Town: Denver
Description: Panel discussion on mediator ethics; for ADR practitioners and lawyers
Cost: Varying costs $10-$25 depeniding on whether attending in person or by telephone
Contact: Robin Rossenfeld: 303.284.8708, r.rossenfeld@att.net
Organizer: Colorado Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
October 5
Workshop: The Presidential Debate: Conflict Resolution on Violence and Politics
Time & Place: 12 PM
Ben Cherrington Hall
2201 South Gaylord Street
University of Denver
City/Town: Denver
Description: Did the Presidential candidates weave conflict resolution themes in the politics of the October 3 debate? How did they propose to deal with public safety, insecurity, and bullying in America? What solutions to American mass violence were presented? Did candidates try to bridge the divide between Democratic and Republican perspectives? The public is invited.
Cost: No fee. The event is free.
Contact: Karen Feste: 303.871.6477, cri@du.edu
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Institute
Web Site: debate2012.du.edu
October 9-11
Workshop: Elder Care Mediation
Time & Place: 8 AM
3730 Sinton Road Suite, 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Biological, psychological, sociological, spiritual aspects; Demographics; Senior/family/caregiver issues; Aging biases associated; Elder ADR roles/processes; Elder rights/legal options; Ethics; Community resources
Cost: $395 plus $30 for materials
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz
October 11
Workshop: Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
Time & Place: 6 PM
Monthly dinner. Celebrating Legal Professionalism Month and Conflict Resolution Month. Topic: Perspectives on Legal Professionalism: A Roundtable Discussion. Location: University Club, 1637 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203
City/Town: Denver
Description: Private event for judges, lawyers and law students
Cost: Private event
Contact: Robin Rossenfeld: 303.284.8708, r.rossenfeld@att.net
Organizer: Minoru Yasui Inn of Court
October 11-28
Workshop: Advanced Communications Skills
Time & Place: On-line course: This course covers theories, styles, and components of effective communications skills. Participants will learn about active listening skills and effective techniques and tools (the art of questions, reflecting, reframing, summarizing, and restating) to enhance communications skills. The course includes specific communications skills, which are effective for minimizing blame, judgment, and destructive arguments. This course covers nonverbal communication and paralanguage, as well, which make up the majority of all communication.
City/Town: Denver and throughout Colorado
Description: On-line training to improve communication skills useful for both professional and personal situations.
Cost: $395 per participant; discounts available for various categories.
Contact: Robin Rossenfeld: 303.317.7060, r.rossenfeld@att.net
Organizer: Conflict Management Consultants, LLP
Web Site: www.conflictmgmtconsultants.com/home/
October 15
Workshop: Presentation of Proclamation by City of Centennial
Time & Place: 6:00 PM
City of Centennial City Council Chambers
13133 East Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO 80112
City/Town: Centennial
Description: Senator Linda Newell will be presented with the Proclamation in Perpetuity issued by the City of Centennial City Council at their regular meeting on October 15, 2012 (Monday). The Proclamation recognizes that October is conflict Resolution Month in the State of Colorado.

The City Council/Mayor Noon will make the presenation to Senator Newell.

Cost: Open to the public and free
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-882-3282, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Rita L. Hyland
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
October 15
Workshop: 7 Stories: Conflict
Time & Place: 07:00
The Avenue Theater
417 17th Ave.
City/Town: Denver
Description: Stories and dialogue about conflict, in a theater, for the public. Reservations etc: 303/731-3104
Cost: $10, if possible
Contact: Daniel Horsey: 303-503-1645, dhorsey@3storystage.com
Organizer: Presented by 3 Story Stage
October 16
Workshop: UCDenver “Make It Your Business” – preventing domestic violence
Time & Place: 12 PM
The UCDenver Ombuds is co-sponsoring this event with staff council to discuss and recognize domestic violence as part of Conflict Resolution Month
City/Town: Aurora, CO
Description: Open to any member of the University of Colorado Denver community. Tools for dealing and addressing domestic violence concerns.
Cost: Free to UCDenver community
Contact: Melissa Connell: 303-724-2950, melissa.connell@ucdenver.edu
Organizer: University of Colorado Denver Ombuds Office and Staff Council
Web Site: www.ucdenver.edu/ombuds will give you info about our office
October 16
Workshop: Cherry Hills Village Proclamation
Time & Place: 6:30 PM
The Town of Cherry Hills Village will present their Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resoltution Month. Senator Linda Newell will accept the Proclamation. This will take place at the Village Center/Town Hall Center in City Hall located at 2450 East Quincy Ave., Cherry Hills Village, CO.
City/Town: Cherry Hills Village
Description: This is a formal Presentation of the Cherry Hills Village Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month
Cost: There is no charge for this event.
Contact: Rita Hyland: 303-798-3836, rita@ritahylandconsulting.com
Organizer: Conflict Resolution Month
Web Site: www.conflictresolutionmonth.org
October 16
Workshop: Our Faith, Our Habitat, Our Home
Time & Place: 7-8 PM
Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church
1980 Dahlia Street
City/Town: Denver, CO 80220
Description: Habitat for Humanity International’s FIRST VOLUNTEER and Global Ambassador-Clive Rainey shares inspiring and encouraging stories of faith in action from around the world.
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: Andrew P. Castillo: 720-496-2722, acastillo@habitatmetrodenver.org
Organizer: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Web Site: www.habitatmetrodenver.org
Comments: Light refreshments and childcare provided thru second grade.
Contact Andrew P. Castillo at acastillo@habitatmetrodenver.org or 720.496.2722 for more information.
October 17
Workshop: Transforming Anger and Conflict Into Allies
Time & Place: 11 AM
4140 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80211
City/Town: Denver
Description: This 6 week course meets once a week for 2 hours each. Meets court requirements but is also useful for anyone who deals with conflict or anger in their personal lives.
Cost: $150 (scholarships available)
Contact: The Conflict Center: 303.433.4983, sarah.fraser@conflictcenter.org
Organizer: The Conflict Center’s Transforming Anger and Conflict Into Allies Class
Web Site: www.conflictcenter.org
Comments: We are also offering this class in Spanish, beginning on the same day and starting at 5:30pm. The cost for the class in Spanish is $30 or $20 if paid in advance.
October 17
Workshop: Tom Mauser: How Do We Respond Nonviolently to Gun Violence
Time & Place: 7:15 PM
7000 S. Windermere St.
City/Town: Littleton
Description: Tom Mauser, parent of Daniel who was killed at Columbine, will speak about his efforts with the nonprofit Colorado Ceasefire to reduce gun violence in our state. All welcome.
Cost: Free
Contact: Gail Erisman Valeta: 720-290-7044, erismanvaleta@gmail.com
Organizer: Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren
Web Site: www.princeofpeacecob.org
Comments: The Church of the Brethren has been passing on nonviolence for over 300 years. Prince of Peace is a living peace church that continues the work of Christ in our lives and in our world. We hope you can join us!
October 18
Workshop: Seventh Annual Conflict Resolution Conference
Time & Place: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Keynote: Director Steven Chavez, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Civil Rights Division; Plenary: Fourth Judicial District Attorney, Dan May; Emcee: Denisa tova Financial Analyst (Fox News 21) and mediator plus others.
Cost: $25 http://www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBBSC1
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Sponsors: Better Business Bureau, Calm the Chaos, Colorado Technical University
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz
October 18
Workshop: Building Bridges Across Cultures: Success Stories
Time & Place: 4:00-5:30 PM
Lory Student Center, Rm. 222, Colorado State University Main Campus
City/Town: Fort Collins
Description: Please join us for a panel discussion exploring innovative and exciting programs addressing bridging of cultures in two distinct communities in Colorado. This is a casual event, open to the public. The two panelists will be Brenda Zion, from One Morgan County and Pilar Prostko from the Colorado University-Boulder Dialogues Program.
Cost: This event is offered at no charge.
Contact: Liesl West: (970)491-3297, liesl.west@colostate.edu
Organizer: Colorado State University, International Programs and Grad. Cert. in Mediation
Web Site: www.ssw.cahs.colostate.edu
Comments: Please RSVP to Liesl West at liesl.west@colostate.edu by Wednesday, October 17th, 2012. Snacks will be provided by the Office of International Studies.
October 18
Workshop: Interfaith Dialogue: “The American Dream: What makes it work?”
Time & Place: 5:30 PM
Regis University campus located at 3333 Regis Blvd. in the Mountain View Room
City/Town: Denver
Description: The dialogue will provide an opportunity for small-group discussion around questions such as: Does the American Dream exist? Is there opportunity for everyone? Where does responsibility rest to care for those who are vulnerable in our society? What do our faith traditions have to say about these questions of opportunity, responsibility, income disparity and economic security in our society? This event will emphasize dialogue and will be an opportunity to learn from one another and explore different perspectives.
Cost: No cost; donations will be accepted to defray the costs of dinner.
Contact: Jeremy Shaver: 303-733-4089, jeremyshaver@hotmail.com
Organizer: Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, Institute on the Common Good, Zinn Mediation Associates
Web Site: www.interfaithallianceco.org
October 18
Workshop: Food, Film & Dialogue. Community Resiliency and Disaster Preparedness
Time & Place: 6 PM
CU Boulder The Gallery @ University Memorial Center 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave) Boulder, CO 80309 http://umc.colorado.edu/
City/Town: Boulder, CO
Description: We are planning to have “Food, Film and Dialogue” event for community resiliency on Oct 18th 6pm at UMC Gallery. This event is also to celebrate Colorado Conflict Resolution Month.

Title “Food, Film & Dialogue. Community Resiliency and Disaster Preparedness” Oct 18th Thu 6pm to 8pm.www.resiliencymap.net

CU students, and community members are involving this initiative and we are expecting to develop” Resiliency Monitoring Mapping System” after the event, which is useful for multi-stakeholder dialogue in any community issues.

We will show 2012 Academy Best Documentary Nominated film, “The Tsunami and the cherry blossom”http://vimeo.com/33991882 and have dialogue about our disaster preparedness afterward to strengthen community resiliency.

Cost: Free!
Contact: Dai Kato: 215-609-8670, dicekato@gmail.com
Organizer: Colorado Resilience Initiative
Web Site: www.resiliencymap.net
October 20
Workshop: The Gathering
Time & Place: 6-9 PM
VOMI Conference Room
3801 E. Florida Ave. Suite 200
City/Town: Denver
Description: Victim and Offender Families, Empathy and Forgiveness: intro and demo from VOMI
Victim Rights Act: Kelly Kissell, CO Division of Criminal Just.
RJ and DOC: Lynn Lee and Peggy Evans
RJ: Rep. Pete Lee
Support Groups: Diane Cooks, FAVA
Cost: Free, but a fundraiser
Contact: Sharletta C. Evans: 303-991-5898, vomi@recreationcenterhubb.org
Organizer: Victim Offender Mitigation Initiative (VOMI)
Web Site: www.recreationcenterhubb.org
Comments: You’re a victim until you’re healed and an offender until you’re forgiven!
October 22
Workshop: 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
Time & Place: 8 AM
3730 Sinton Road Suite, 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Maximized learning, small group (4-8) experience; Performance video-recorded feedback; TKStyle Assessment. Twenty skill-building exercises; Conflict theory; ADR roles/processes; Negotiation; Statutes; Ethics; Impasse.
Cost: $945 plus $50 for materials
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz
October 22-26
Workshop: The Mediation Process Training
Time & Place: Chautauqua Community House
City/Town: Boulder, CO
Description: Learn the basics or expand your skills during this five-day training on The Mediation Process. Highly interactive 40-hour course taught by leaders in the field of conflict resolution.
Cost: $1,500, discounts for early/multiple registrations
Contact: Ruth Gardner: 303-442-7367, rgardner@mediate.org
Organizer: CDR Associates
Web Site: www.mediate.org
October 25
Workshop: Inclusiveness/Anti-Oppression Training for VORP Volunteers
Time & Place: 5:30-8 PM
430 West 9th Avenue (basement of First Mennonite Church of Denver)
City/Town: Denver
Description: VORP of Denver is hosting a restorative justice and inclusiveness training to recruit volunteers for the RESTORE program which utilizes community volunteers and restorative justice to support youth who have been referred from Denver juvenile court for shoplifting, petty theft and vandalism. Youth who complete the program go through a process of accountability, gaining knowledge on mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex, have the opportunity to repair harm and have the option to get their tickets expunged which we believe can help them avoid further involvement in the criminal justice system.

Our volunteer program is only a 3 hour commitment on the third Saturday of every month, we ask that you commit to two back to back months but can then take a break off. The majority of youth we serve are youth of color from low income neighborhoods and we value the input and support from adults who share a like experience with our youth and highly encourage community members of color to volunteer as this is our biggest need however all volunteers are needed. Our youth are in desperate need of support from our community so please consider this opportunity to give back! During the training you will learn transferable, tangible skills on restorative justice and inclusiveness, this training is free and a great opportunity to increase knowledge. Second training on Nov. 1.

Cost: Free, but please RSVP to cayenna@denvervorp.org
Contact: Angell Perez: 303-534-6167, cayenna@denvervorp.org
Organizer: Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver (VORP)
Web Site: www.denvervorp.org
October 25
Workshop: An Evening of Conflict Resolution Networking
Time & Place: 6-8 PM
Home State Bank, Community Room, 303 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO.
City/Town: Fort Collins
Description: As part of Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado, the School of Social Work at Colorado State University will provide a facilitated networking opportunity for Conflict Resolution Professionals and Community Members interested in Conflict Resolution in the Fort Collins area. We hope to support conflict resolution efforts in the Fort Collins area by connecting people and organizations. Community and University conflict resolution programs will be represented at this event.
Cost: This event is free.
Contact: Liesl West: (970) 491-3297, liesl.west@colostate.edu
Organizer: Graduate Certificate in Mediation program at Colorado State University
Web Site: www.ssw.cahs.colostate.edu
Comments: Light hors devours and beverages will be provided by the Graduate Certificate in Mediation in the School of Social Work at Colorado State University. Please RSVP to Liesl.West@colostate.edu by October 24th if you plan to attend. See you there!
October 26
Workshop: Circles of Change Awards Breakfast
Time & Place: 7:30 AM – Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts
City/Town: Denver
Description: Circles of Change honors individuals who inspire peace, hope and positive change.
Cost: $85, $30 for students
Contact: Marisa Ellman: 303-691-2393, marisa@s-c-g.org
Organizer: Seeking Common Ground
Web Site: www.s-c-g.org
Comments: We hope you can join us for this inspiring event!
October 27
Workshop: A Nonviolent Communication Introduction Workshop
Time & Place: 10 AM – 1 PM
First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St.
City/Town: Boulder
Description: Saying it Simply: Learn 3 keys to expand YOUR LIFE, a 4-step process to say what you mean and hear what they say, How to remain calm under stressful situations.
Cost: Requested Donation: $30.00
Contact: Jacqueline Muller: 303 443 1082, jacqueline.muller@rmccc.net
Organizer: Jacqueline Muller & David Shindoll, CNVC certified trainer
Web Site: www.rmccc.net
Comments: Gift yourself 3 hours to TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND and CONNECT to the source of your self-love. Remember your ability to TRUST the natural flow of giving and reciving.
October 29
Workshop: Mediation WorX- come to our workshop
Time & Place: 10 AM
5900 E Colfax
City/Town: Denver, CO 80220
Description: Mediation Workshops:
What is Mediation
Mediation vs.Litigation vs. Arbitration
Court Mediation
Mediation Practicumm Clinic
Cost: $70
Contact: Sharon D. Wiley PhD. MA.: 720-435-6993, mediationworx@gmail.com
Organizer: MEDIATION WORX,LLC
Web Site: mediationworx.com
Comments: MEDIATION IS THE NEW WAVE IN THE COURTS! BECOME A MEDIATOR IN JUST 5-Short DAYS and get your 40HR. CERTIFICATE!!! THIS OPPORTUNITY IS WAITING FOR YOU…THROUGH MEDIATION WORX,LLC.
October 29
Workshop: Restorative Justice Skits
Time & Place: 3 PM
George Washington High School
Pikes Peak Lobby
655 South Monaco Parkway
City/Town: Denver
Description: Drama Club and Restorative Justice club are collaborating to present skits that illustrate restorative justice.
Cost: Free; all are welcome
Contact: Matt Tillson, tillson.matt@gmail.com
Organizer: George Washington High School
October 30
Workshop: 6th Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference
Time & Place: 8:00 AM – Renaissance Hotel at Stapleton
City/Town: Denver, CO
Description: Mediation and Dispute Resolution experts from across Colorado representing a broad spectrum of views and best practices.
Cost: Registration fees vary based on group membership
Contact: Greg Whitehair: 303.908.5762, jgw@ipresolutionco.com
Organizer: CBA ADR Section; the MAC; ODR
Web Site: http://adr.annualcle.com/
Comments: Only event of its kind each year, excellent training opportunities and CLE credits, along with broad networking opportunities.
October 30
Workshop: Conflict Coach-24 hour Training
Time & Place: 8 AM
3730 Sinton Road Suite, 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Conflict coach core competencies, roles, ethics, four different approaches; Experience three self-assessment tools in real coaching scenarios; Case management/forms; Hot button assessment/management; Marketing venues
Cost: $395 plus $65 materials/assessments
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz

 

November 1
Workshop: Restorative Justice and VORP Logistics
Time & Place: 5:30-8 PM
430 West 9th Avenue (basement of First Mennonite Church of Denver)
City/Town: Denver
Description: VORP of Denver is hosting a restorative justice and inclusiveness training to recruit volunteers for the RESTORE program which utilizes community volunteers and restorative justice to support youth who have been referred from Denver juvenile court for shoplifting, petty theft and vandalism. Youth who complete the program go through a process of accountability, gaining knowledge on mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex, have the opportunity to repair harm and have the option to get their tickets expunged which we believe can help them avoid further involvement in the criminal justice system.

Our volunteer program is only a 3 hour commitment on the third Saturday of every month, we ask that you commit to two back to back months but can then take a break off. The majority of youth we serve are youth of color from low income neighborhoods and we value the input and support from adults who share a like experience with our youth and highly encourage community members of color to volunteer as this is our biggest need however all volunteers are needed. Our youth are in desperate need of support from our community so please consider this opportunity to give back! During the training you will learn transferable, tangible skills on restorative justice and inclusiveness, this training is free and a great opportunity to increase knowledge. Second training on Nov. 1.

Cost: Free, but please RSVP to cayenna@denvervorp.org
Contact: Angell Perez: 303-534-6167, cayenna@denvervorp.org
Organizer: Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver (VORP)
Web Site: www.denvervorp.org

 

November 1 – December 2
Workshop: Introduction to Mediation – The Basics
Time & Place: Are you considering a career in mediation or seeking to enhance your current career? Do you have a busy schedule and find it difficult to find the time to take a traditional five day, 40-hour introduction to mediation course? Conflict Management Consultants, LLP, (CMC) provides the solution. CMC’s pioneering programs offer participants a highly interactive format, using both group and one-on-one contact with the facilitators throughout the course. Numerous resources and easy access to reference materials are provided in a user-friendly, downloadable format. The Introduction to Mediation: The Basics course meets the requirements for a 40-hour mediation training based on nationally accepted standards, and more. TheMAC has certified CMC’s program as an approved mediation training provider according to national standards as well as those set forth by theMAC. The course is approved for 45 hours of general continuing legal education credits and 6 hours of ethics credits by the Colorado Supreme Court. For more information about CMC’s affordable, innovative mediation and other conflict resolution training programs or to enroll into the Introduction to Mediation: The Basics course, please go to www.conflictmgmtconsultants.com/home or call (303) 317-7060 for more information.
City/Town: Denver and throughout Colorado and the United States
Description: Practical Strategies for Reaching Agreement. Learn how to conduct situation assessments on complex disputes, organize and convene sessions, and effectively use facilitation and mediation to forge strong agreements.
Cost: $795 per participant; discounts available for various categories.
Contact: Robin Rossenfeld: 303.284.8708, r.rossenfeld@att.net
Organizer: Conflict Management Consultants, LLP
Web Site: http://www.conflictmgmtconsultants.com/home

 

November 4
Workshop: Laugh In Peace Comedy Tour
Time & Place: 7 PM
Laugh In Peace Comedy Tour
Wellshire Church
2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
City/Town: Denver and throughout Colorado and the United States
Description: When we laugh with someone, our worlds overlap for a tiny but significant moment. The Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour serves up just such an opportunity.
Cost: $30.00 To benefit Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Interfaith Build
Contact: Andrew P. Castillo: 720-496-2722, acastillo@habitatmetrodenver.org
Organizer: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Web Site: www.wpcdenver.org/laughinpeace

 

November 5
Workshop: Reading of The Hurt to Second Grade Students
Time & Place: Flagstone Elementary School
City/Town: Castle Rock, CO
Description: Children in the second grade will hear the compelling story of Justin in THE HURT. We will talk about their experiences and what we can do when we get our feelings hurt by friends and family.
Contact: Mary Zinn: 303-526-2202, mzinn@zinnmediation.com
Organizer: Cheryl Ann Smith, Teacher
Comments: Conflict Resolution Month activities continue well beyond October. This activity is available only to students in Ms. Smith’s class. You are welcome to schedule an activity for your group or class by contacting Mary Zinn, mzinn@zinnmediation.com

 

November 5
Workshop: 40-hour Basic Mediator and Conflict Manager Training
Time & Place: 8 AM
City/Town: Denver
Description: Small group (4-8 participants), face-to-face training experience. Skills intensive with video-recording for optimal learning. PSI is a private school approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
Cost: $945 plus $50 materials fee.
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz
Comments: “This was the best training I have ever attended. I am using the skills and confidence I acquired daily.” Jim Vigorito, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

 

November 10
Workshop: Auraria Custodians Tell Their Stories
Time & Place: 2 PM
Science Building 1067 Auraria Campus
City/Town: Denver
Description: A performance by the workers who make our jobs possible. A celebration and awareness of their stories, issues, and daily struggles.
Cost: Free
Contact: James Walsh, jwalsh@regis.edu
Organizer: Romero Theater Troupe
Comments: Social justice through organic theater.

 

November 13
Workshop: 24-hour Restorative Justice (RJ) Training
Time & Place: 8 AM
3730 Sinton Road Suite, 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Victims/offender perceptions; RJ history/legislation; Victim rights; Traditional legal process versus RJ; Victim, offender, community benefits;Guilt/shame: Case management; Experience various processes with Victim, Offender, V/O; Ethics
Cost: $395 plus $30 for materials
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz

 

November 13-15
Workshop: Facilitation & Mediation of Public & Environmental Conflicts
Time & Place: Chautauqua Community House
City/Town: Boulder, CO
Description: Practical Strategies for Reaching Agreement. Learn how to conduct situation assessments on complex disputes, organize and convene sessions, and effectively use facilitation and mediation to forge strong agreements.
Cost: $950, discounts available for early/multiple registrations
Contact: Ruth Gardner: 303-442-7367, rgardner@mediate.org
Organizer: CDR Associates
Web Site: www.mediate.org

 

November 26
Workshop: 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
Time & Place: 8 AM
3730 Sinton Road Suite, 150
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Description: Optimal learning; Small group (4-8), video-recorded performance/feedback;Conflict theory; ADR processes/roles; Collaborative, Facilitative, Interest-Based techniques/strategies; 20 Skill-builder exercises; Statutes; Ethics
Cost: $945 plus $50 for materials
Contact: Monica Lichtenberger: 719-266-8181, monica@phoenixstrategies.biz
Organizer: Phoenix Strategies, Inc., Monica Lichtenberger
Web Site: www.phoenixstrategies.biz