Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
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Use the Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado calendar all year long - post your events related to problem solving activities to our calendar for all months, not just October!

February 12th, 7-9 PM: Summit County Con Res Coalition Panel - Colorado  Mountain College, Breckenridge, CO

February 18th, 12 PM:

February 18th-March 18th, 6:30-9 PM:February 27th, 12 PM:February 27th, 6-8 PM: Film for Thought: I Learn America, Screening and Panel Discussion - The Conflict Center, Denver, CO 

We need your help!  Each year our team selects a book to feature during Conflict Resolution Month and we'd like your suggestions!

The book needs to be one that people will read (accessible language and content, not too academic), must be readily available, and should not be too expensive. Of course, we are looking for a book that helps people to build conflict resolution skills.

Books will be reviewed over the next three months and then selected in May. 

To suggest a  book, please email Mitzi Hicks with the title and a brief reason you are suggesting the book. Please remember that ideal books are geared toward the general public versus only practitioners.  

There are so many ways to get involved in Conflict Resolution Month. One of the best ways is to become a Synergizer and join a Team!

Conflict Resolution Month Teams are groups of folks who have come together to coordinate an aspect of Conflict Resolution Month. There is a wide range of diversity in team activities--chances are, there is a team that would be a great fit for the contribution of your time and talents!

Check out the details of each team here.  If you don't see a team that's right for you, feel free to attend the monthly Synergizer meeting and suggest something new!

To join a team, contact 

 All donations to Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado are processed through our fiscal sponsor, The Conflict Center.  Please be sure to make a note in the online donation form that indicates that your donation is for Conflict Resolution Month!
You may also send a check directly to the Conflict Center with Conflict Resolution Month in the memo line. 
February, 2015


Getting to Yes: Are We There Yet?

Resolution Processes, Education and Prevention in Summit


Breckenridge: Join our panel of respected community members as we explore the options for conflict resolution available in Summit County. Come listen to success stories demonstrating the power of dialogue, restorative justice, and mediation. Express your ideas, concerns and questions in an interactive forum with experts in the field.


The Coalition of Conflict Resolution Professionals in Summit County, in collaboration with the Colorado Mountain College Speaker Series, brings an opportunity to understand and participate in discussions with experienced professionals. Our panelists will speak about services provided through the judicial system, K-12 Schools, CMC campuses and programs to prevent domestic violence. Conflict resolution processes enable individuals, families, organization and communities to create need-based solutions that all parties involved agree upon. Panelists will include:

  • Sarah Alexander, Vice-President of the Keystone Center
  • Lourra Barthuly, Vice-President of Student Affairs
  • Amy Jackson, Executive Director of Advocates for Victims of Assault
  • Julie McCluskie, Director of Communications, Summit School District
  • Judge Terry Ruckriegle of the 5th Judicial District
Mark your calendars! The Panel is scheduled from 7-9 PM on Feb 12 at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. The event will be held in the Eileen and Paul Finkle Auditorium and is free and open to the public. CMC in Breckenridge is located at 107 Denison Placer Road. Call Heidi Kunsek at 453-6757 ext. 2614 or go to for more information.
Let's raise CR Month visibility and rally supporters with an October FLASH MOB...YouTube, here we come!

Any CR Month friends or supporters willing to share their expertise and lead in the coordination and organization of our very first flash mob? Please contact Mary Zinn: 
Check out Littleton's new Conflict Resolution Center and FREE mediation services! Click here to learn more!  
The Biennial of the Americas, the Office of Governor John Hickenlooper and the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation challenge Coloradans to 10,000 acts of kindness before the start of the Biennial celebration!

Colorado schools, businesses and individuals are joining to collectively perform 10,000 random acts of kindness. The six month challenge kicked off on January 13th at Governor Hickenlooper's inauguration, and ends with a culminating event on July 14th at the Biennial of the Americas festival.

Contribute to the 10,000 acts goal and be featured on the page! Post your photos, videos and acts of kindness using #StateOfKind on Twitter, Vine, Facebook or Instagram. Or email them to 
Please join The Conflict Center for a Film for Thought event on Friday, February 27 from 6-8pm.  We will show I Learn America, a documentary following five newly arrived teenage immigrants as they strive to master English, adapt to families they haven't seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land. This film will be paired with a panel discussion with educators who work with newcomers and those who have agreed to share their own experiences as immigrant students. 

This event is free of charge and open to all.  Popcorn, sodas, and other movie snacks will be served.  If you have questions please call 303-433-4983. For more information about the film, visit: 
The Sand Creek Massacre: Conflict Resolution Restitution & Reconciliation 150 years on?

In 1864, a 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a peaceful village of Cheyenne and Arapaho inhabited in southeastern Colorado Territory (near Eads) killing and mutilating around 160 Indians - two-thirds women and children.

John Evans, Colorado territorial governor at the time and ex-officio superintendent of Indian Affairs responsible for treaty settlements to minimize violence, was the founder of the University of Denver.

John Hickenlooper, current Colorado governor, formally apologized to Sand Creek massacre descendants in December 2014 stating, "We should not be afraid to criticize and condemn that which is inexcusable."

Join us for a Panel Discussion featuring members of the DU John Evans Study Committee:
  • Professor Ramona Beltran
  • Professor Tamra Pearson d'Estrée
  • Professor Alan Gilbert
Wednesday, February 18, Noon
Cyber Café, Ben Cherrington Hall
Free pizza and drinks!
Since 1997, Phoenix Strategies has been a leader in alternative dispute resolution services and training in Colorado.
Relationships are the heart of PSI's conflict management services and training. It is the core of everything we do as mediators and mediation trainers.  Whether you are looking for mediation services or looking to become a mediator, Phoenix Strategies has the services and training opportunities you seek.

Alternative dispute resolution is a rewarding and growing field! Approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Education, Private Occupational School Board, PSI offers a wide variety of classes in mediation and conflict management. Whether you have a personal interest, or are a professional looking to add to your skill set, or seeking a career change, we have the training you need.  

Looking to jump right in?
Check out our 40 hour Basic Mediation Training  available in both Colorado Springs and Denver.

Not sure yet? Register for our 2-hour "Interested in Becoming a Mediator?" seminar. See below for our February and March schedule of upcoming courses. Go to our website to register,

And as always, if you have any questions, we invite you to contact us at 719-266-8181 or We are here for you!

Feb 2-4 and Feb 9-10:  
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

Feb 18-20th: Divorce Mediation


Feb 20-22 and Feb 28-Mar 1: 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training 


Feb 24-26: Conflict Coaching


Mar 7: Interested In Becoming A Mediator? Introductory Seminar


Mar 10: Elder Care Mediation


Mar 23: 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

Next Meeting:
March 4th, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Conflict Center, 
4140 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211 

The Conflict Resolution Month Synergizers are a group of individuals who come together each month to build the infrastructure that supports Conflict Resolution Month activities and to build awareness of Conflict Resolution Month overall. Meetings are open to anyone who has the passion and energy to commit to making Conflict Resolution Month a success!

Synergizer Meetings take place at 11:30am on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month at the Conflict Center. Please bring your own lunch if you wish. Snacks will be provided. 


 Click here for the February Meeting Minutes 


The mission of Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
is to inspire the use of constructive problem solving in Colorado.