Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
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UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 Don't forget to check the Events Calendar on conflictresolutionmonth.org 
for further details!

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 18th-March 18th, 6:30-9 PM:
February 19th-March 22nd, All Day: Online Domestic Mediation Training
 
Week of March 2nd: Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement; Discovery Wall, Auraria Library
 
Week of March 9th: Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement; Confluence and Cherry Creek Buildings, Auraria Campus
 
March 23r-March 27th, 8-5 PM: 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

March 26th, 8:30-9:30 PM: KGNU: Race, Culture and Conflict
 
March 30th-April 3rd, All Day: 40-Hour Family and Divorce Mediation Seminar

 2015 BOOK SELECTION


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.  


 JOIN A TEAM!
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 

DONATE TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION MONTH!
 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. 
NEWSLETTER
March, 2015

HERE WE GO AGAIN - 2015 CAMPAIGN!

The 2015 campaign for Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado is underway!

 

Our February meeting was successful and energizing! Our team leaders are collaborating closely with Synergizers, examining last years methods and outcomes. Our 2015 campaign is shaping up nicely, and we'd love to have you as part of the team!

Team Leads:
Proclamations - Rita Hyland
Book Selection - Mitzi Hicks
Promotions - Jes Ward
Statewide Outreach - Carry Elizabeth Lehr
Library Outreach - Susanne Hoogwater
Intern Recruitment - Mindy Taylor
Administration - Mary Zinn
Finances and Fundraising - Ron Ludwig

Thank you to everyone who submitted a 2014 Survey - the information you provided was invaluable.  We hope you will continue to keep in touch, providing more ideas and suggestions to create an impactful effort -- inspiring Coloradans to practice constructive problem solving!

What are you planning for October 2015?  What support do you need?  We are excited about the limitless possibilities!

Ready...Set...PLAN!
POWER OF 10 HOURS: MARCH FEATURE
We will feature one Power of 10 Hours story monthly. We hope inspiration is drawn from the countless Coloradan's participation and contributions to the 2014 campaign! To kick off the series, we begin with an excerpt from Lauren's experience promoting Conflict Resolution Month's 2014 Book Selection...

"My piece of the puzzle really began with reading John Hunter's book, "World Peace & Other Fourth Grade Achievements" and taking to heart so many of the integral lessons John teaches us through his personal teaching experiences. I collaborated with his publishers to bring copies of his incredible book to Conflict Resolution Month for a discounted price. Now, with the help of an incredible team of Synergizers, we have been able to share a valuable learning tool with our vast Colorado community. I can't emphasize enough what a joy it has been to coordinate such an important effort and see (and hear) others enjoy the insightful text, as well as apply its lessons to their own lives."

Read more about Lauren's (and others) Power of 10 Hours story HERE!
SAVE THE DATE!
Joint Senate and House Resolution Recognizing Conflict Resolution Month in October

Senate Sponsor: Senator Linda Newell
House Sponsor: Representative Pete Lee

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Time: 8:15 AM

Where: Colorado State Capitol

What: Every year the Conflict Resolution Month Planners work towards both a Governor's Proclamation recognizing October as Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado and also a Joint Resolution Bill sponsored in both the Colorado House and the Colorado Senate.  Attending on April 8th will afford you the opportunity to observe the process of the presentation of a bill, the voting, etc. that results in its passage!

Parking: Lots are numerous around the Capitol and the light rail is available too. 


 

Participants should meet at 8:30 AM at the latest in front of Senator Newel's Office located in the Capitol Building, Room 338 B, which is on the third floor in the Southeast section of the Capitol Building and to the East of the Senate Chamber Gallery. You must be accompanied by Senator Newell or her staff member to gain access to the Senate Floor for the reading of the Resolution and the vote.

 

Please RSVP and direct any questions to: Rita@ritahylandconsulting.com or 303-882-3282
 

ODR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR APPLICATION
The annual Office of Dispute Resolution Application for Mediators is now available on the court website; accessible via this link.

Applications must be submitted by 5 PM on March 31st.
FLASH MOB EXPERTISE NEEDED!
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:
mzinn@zinnmediation.com 
 REMINDER
Next Meeting:
April 1st, 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.

 

Copy of February Meeting Notes, here!

 

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