Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado is all about action!  There are an infinite number of ways for you to take action toward inspiring productive problem solving in Colorado–the only limit is your imagination!

Who knows what ideas you will come up with.  Be creative and encourage others to join in!  Here are some ideas to get you started, and don’t forget to check out our Event Toolkit and resource section for more ideas and helpful tips!

PERSONAL ACTION:

  • Take and Action Pledge (see below)
  • Attend a conflict resolution skill building workshop
  • Read and reflect on the annual  Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado Book
  • Read and reflect on the annual  Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado Film
  • Examine and find ways to improve your own conflict resolution style
  • Join the Synergizer Team or start your own local planning team for October
  • Create and display a conflict solving message on a shirt, poster, mug or banner
  • Post information about Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado on your website
  • Provide a declaration or letter of support from your organization
  • Read about handling conflict and anger — Take advantage of The Conflict Center’s lending library at 4140 Tejon Street, Denver CO 80211

HOST AN EVENT:

  • Host a discussion group based on the Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado Book
  • Host a discussion group based on the Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado Film
  • Hold a conflict resolution skills training or presentation (practitioners listed here)
  • Hold an informational meeting for those interested in learning more about conflict resolution, as potential consumers or practitioners
  • Hold a “brown bag” professional development talk on a campus or in the office
  • Recognize conflict resolution leaders and or volunteers in your community
  • Hold an educational event for students, or make a presentation at a school
  • Organize educational meetings with local, state or federal elected officials
  • Host a mock mediation to demonstrate the process for the public, policymakers, elected officials, community leaders/organizations, or school personnel
  • Make a presentation regarding conflict resolution that is open to judges, attorneys, court personnel, school personnel and/or the public, possibly in collaboration with other conflict resolution organizations
  • Sponsor a day of cooperative games for your family, school, or workplace
  • Organize a student art contest or essay contest on a conflict resolution topic
  • Hold a press conference
  • Hold a one-day conference

SPEAK OUT AND SPREAD THE WORD:

  • Distribute Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado brochures to coffee shops, libraries, etc.
  • Display and distribute Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado window signs
  • Make and display flags (see below)
  • Wear a Conflict Resolution Month button (picl them up at the Conflict Center!)
  • Talk to people about productive problem solving
  • Promote events on the Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado event calendar
  • Write a letter to the Editor
  • Hold a promotional event such as a luncheon, reception, or other gathering
  • Collect Proclamations and Endorsements from organizations and municipalities
  • Publish information about Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado in your (organization’s) newsletter, magazine, listserv
  • Create conflict resolution promotional material and distribute it to the public on Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
  • Send out conflict resolution information packet to magistrates and other court personnel, including an overview of Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado and other information
  • Produce and distribute information on how to establish peer mediation programs
  • Link your annual conflict resolution event to Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
ACTION PLEDGES!
Choose Productive Behaviors.  Sign a pledge and get others to join you by making a commitment to be intentionally aware of your words and actions during October.  Our appreciation to the Milestones Project, founded by Richard and Michele Steckel, for allowing us to share their pledge.

FLAGS!
Yes, create a flag to display in your building or home.  On the flag you can write messages or draw designs that help others understand how to work on their conflict safely and productively.  What words or pictures would do that?  Perhaps you will cover a lawn with your flags or display them in a hallway.  Who knows where they will show up?

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