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!

September 10th, 6:30-8:30 PM: Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves 
September 14th-18th, All Day: 40-Hour Mediation Training

September 22, 7:00pm-  

September 29, 1:00pm- 

September 30, 8:30am- 
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. 
September, 2015

Our time is here, again!! October is our chance to make conflict resolution and management methods more visible in Colorado!! The public can learn about what we do and who we are as we leverage our exposure.
Take a look at what the Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado Synergizers have created for you to take advantage of - they have not been idle!!
Our Facebook Page is ready for your stories and input... be sure to like us and invite your friends!!
Our online, year-long calendar is available to everyone at

More than 300 copies of Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart by Haydn Shaw have been distributed in Colorado. Special thanks to the ADR Sections of the ABA and CBA for supporting the book distribution effort! Readers Guides for the book were created and distributed with the books to facilitate community discussions.
Packets, including our selected book, were sent to all Colorado Legislators and the Governor.
Our Little Free Library Campaign, new this year, will get books on conflict resolution topics in the hands of metro Denver readers.
Letters about our cause and the book selection were sent to Libraries across Colorado.
Proclamations across the state encourage commitment to using constructive processes. We have local groups creating activities in Colorado Springs, Summit County, Boulder, Roaring Fork Valley and Estes Park!
Check out the activities and promote them to a wide audience!! The more that people know about the benefits of conflict resolution methods, the more likely they are to choose them. This is our time to advocate for our field ...
Leverage, leverage, leverage! Promote the book, wear a pin, make presentations, attend activities ... whatever you choose to promote constructive problem solving in our communities. Increasing the use of collaborative methods is a significant gift for all of us.
Have a great October celebrating your expertise and your successes!   Thanks for joining us.
Much Peace.
Mary Zinn, Synergizer
The Promotions Team is working to clean up our database of supporters and we need your help!  

Through the years we have accumulated over 800 supporters and would like to verify their contact information we have in order to optimize the impact of our promotional activities. 

To do so, Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado is hosting a phone bank on September 21st from 4-8pm in room 150 at the Posner Center located at 1031 33rd St, Denver, CO 80205. 

Please contact us at if you are interested in volunteering to give our friends and supporters a call (note, we will not be fundraising, just calling to connect with those who support us!). 

As part of the Library Outreach for October is Conflict Resolution Month, the Library Outreach team will distribute new and used books to 25 Little Free Libraries in the Denver metro area. To read more about Little Libraries please visit

We are currently collecting used books. Please take a look at your book shelves to see if you have any meaningful books that urgently need to be brought back into circulation. Why let them collect dust, if they can help to educate people in our communities about conflict resolution and constructive problem solving?

Drop off your books at the Conflict Center, 
4140 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211

Or send an email to Tallon Clancy to arrange for pick up:

Your participation will be greatly appreciated and celebrated!

If you have any questions, please contact Susanne Hoogwater, 

What is a Conflict Resolution Month Proclamation?


These are issued by the State, Counties, Municipalities, Universities, etc. to confirm their support for our program that encourages conflict resolution in our business, school and recreational communities.


The 2015 Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado campaign is underway and the Proclamation Team is working hard to renew and recruit new proclamations throughout Colorado's cities, counties and universities. We need YOUR HELP to facilitate statewide commitment to Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado!! If you are interested in reaching out to a local municipality or being involved in the statewide proclamation outreach, please contact Rita Hyland, or 303-882-3282, with any questions and to confirm the status of the municipality you are considering.


Please visit and refer to the Proclamations page for examples. Rita will see to it that your Proclamation is added to the web site and that the issuing entity is proudly recognized in our campaign web site & literature.


Click HERE for instructions on how to obtain a proclamation for Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado.


Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Rita Hyland, Proclamation Team Leader, & Talon Clancy 

September 10, 6:30 PM
Clark Hall, Regis University

We're delighted to announce that the forgiveness book we've been working on for the past two years now actually exists in book form:

Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves
published by
 Please join us for wine and cheese, as well as dialogue about forgiveness. The book was just released in mid-August, so this is the first chance we will have to speak with friends and colleagues about the work we've been doing. Some of you may have been participants in our survey, some may have known of the work through personal or professional contacts. It is the nature of human experience that ALL of us will need to forgive and be forgiven in important relationships. Our intention in writing the book is to make this process more understandable and more accessible.
Do come and tell us what you think! Books will be available to buy there and be signed if you like.
Next Meeting:
 September 30th, 2015 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Upcoming Meeting:
November 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.


Check out the notes from our last meeting here.

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