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!
 
April 6th, 11:30-1:00:
April Synergizer Meeting
 
 
 
 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, 2016

JOINT RESOLUTION SJR16-013
A huge thank you to Senator Linda Newell for continually championing conflict resolution and civility, at home, in the workplace, and the legislature over the past eight years! We are grateful to Senator Newell and Representative Pete Lee!

Below is a copy of Representative Lee's speech before the House of Representatives urging passage of the resolution:

Madame Speaker, I move Senate Joint Resolution 16-013 and ask that it be read at length.
 
Conflict is endemic in what we do. We meet for hours every day on the floor and in committees. We confront each other at the core of our beliefs about issues of policy, and sometimes of politics, as we attempt to craft the best laws for the people of Colorado. Politics, it is said, is the art of compromise - moving from conflict to conversation to respectful resolution. We pass 3-400 bills a year for the Governor to sign, most on a bipartisan basis, many by votes with overwhelming majorities. We unanimously agree on scores of issues and resolutions. We do so, I suggest, because we know how to engage in conflict resolution. Daily we modelled it for the citizens of Colorado. Today, by this Resolution, we commend it to them.
 
Conflict resolution is based on mutual respect, both for the other side and for their position. It is based on the shared goal to find common ground and common good. It is based on civility and the willingness to compromise. The alternatives to conflict resolution are chaos and despair. Nationally, the failure of conflict resolution is Ferguson. Internationally, consider Syria, Yemen, Israel and Palestine, Ukraine and scores of others where compromise is a lost art and civility an unknown virtue.
 
By this Resolution we recognize the people whose lives are committed to conflict resolution: the mediators, arbitrators, counselors, collaborators, the restorative justice facilitators, the judges and the magistrates - those who help others to find common ground, to promote understanding and to preserve relationships, renew hope and improve people's lives. Whether in courtrooms, classrooms, board rooms, or playrooms, I salute the peacemakers.     
                                        
I urge an Aye Vote on this resolution.
 
As presented on March 8, 2016, by
Representative Pete Lee
Colorado State Representative
House District 18
200 East Colfax Avenue, Room 223
Denver, Colorado 80203
Office: 303-866-2932
Cell: 719 460-2834
BOOK SELECTION SURVEY
Please take a moment to help us select the featured book for the 2016 Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado campaign.  Take the survey by clicking he link below!

CHECK IT OUT!
An article in the Harvard Business Review discusses "The Price of Incivility" in the workplace, and how its trickle down effects costs organizations. Porath and Pearson provide several tools to guide managers and leaders in eliminating workplace incivility and cultivating an environment of consistent civility.
 
Read the Harvard Business Review article HERE!
JEFF CO MEDIATION IN THE NEWS!
Read all about how Jefferson County's Court Mediation Program has evolved, the co-mediation model utilized, and the success the program and its clients are experiencing -- and how to become a volunteer mediator!
 
Read the Denver Post article HERE!
19th ANNUAL PEACE PALS
19th Annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards
Art Contest Open NOW
DEADLINE: June 30th

Children from around the World are invited to submit their artwork to the 19th Annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards!
 
2016 theme and message: Oneness and Diversity
 
Find more information HERE and pass along!
 SYNERGIZER MEEING REMINDER

Upcoming Meeting:
April 6th, 2016 - 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.
The mission of Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado
is to inspire the use of constructive problem solving in Colorado.