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!
April 15th, 8:00-4:30: Mediating Domestic Cases in CO Courts
April 18th-22nd, 8:30-4:30: 40 Hours Basic Mediation Training
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. 
April, 2016

Synergizers are excited to report that Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves: Understanding & Healing Our Emotional Wounds has been chosen as our 2016 book. Our Book Team Leader, Mitzi Hicks, describes the book this way: In this dynamic look at the process of forgiveness, conflict resolution experts Myra Warren Isenhart and Michael Spangle look at what is really keeping you from forgiving or seeking forgiveness. In addition to focusing on the soulful benefits of forgiveness, they also draw on insights from many fields - communication, psychology, counseling and theology, as well as their own original research - to explore the mental and emotional barriers in your path.
Many of us in Colorado are familiar with the authors because of teaching and previously published books. We are delighted to have Colorado authors selected this year (Yes, Mike has moved out of state, not out of our hearts).
To hear the authors discuss the book, you can add Wednesday, July 20 to your calendar for their event at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax at 7 PM.
More about the book or to purchase a copy:

Are you aware that KGNU has been airing Conflict Resolution programs since 2007? Yes, it's true. Sam Fuqua and Mary Zinn have been producing quarterly call-in shows dealing with various conflicts. The programs give opportunities to consider what escalates conflicts and how they can be handled effectively.
The many subjects covered have included neighborhood issues, family, divorce, schools, cultural concerns, law enforcement, public or political discourse, anger, intergenerational misunderstandings, workplace, bullies, parenting, and dealing with the holidays (Nov./Dec.). A variety of local and national expert panelists have offered constructive ways for people to address challenges. The callers add to the program with descriptions of difficult situations and/or strategies that have worked for them. The programs have also presented dispute resolution methods such as restorative justice, mediation and dialogue. You are welcome to listen to recent shows by visiting this link.

KGNU can be found at 1390 AM or 88.5 FM

TUNE IN! Thursday, June 23 at 8:30 AM for the next program.
On Thursday, May 5th, The Conflict Center will host a very special Family Reading Night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at 4140 Tejon Street in The Conflict Center's library.   The event is specially designed to support parents and kids to practice reading over the summer, with books that focus on discussions related to friendship, feelings, problem solving, respect, differences, relationship building, bullying and peacemaking. Our Reading for Peace volunteers will be assisting with tips on how to ask questions that help with reading comprehension and open up discussions on these important topics. 
This event will be a fun and interactive time for children to have positive adult attention, practice reading and learn how to apply conflict and anger management skills in their daily lives.A picnic style dinner will be provided and pajamas and slippers are welcome to facilitate bedtime following the event. 
Family Reading Night will be held in partnership with The Bookies. Specially selected books from The Bookies will be available for sale at the event and for a week after at The Bookies bookstore at 4315 E. Mississippi Avenue. A portion of sales from any books purchased at the Family Reading Night or at The Bookies from May 6th through 13th will benefit The Conflict Center's School Programs.  When you go shopping at The Bookies and are ready to check out, let the cashier know that you are shopping to benefit The Conflict Center. If you are paying with cash or check, The Conflict Center will get 20% of the transaction.  If you pay with a credit card, The Conflict Center will get 15% (these percentages include a 5% donation from The Bookies). Free gift wrapping is also offered at The Bookies. 
For more information or to RSVP contact The Conflict Center at 303-433-4983. 
Read how a New York City principal is attempting to shift a school culture away from bullying through restorative practices. Bronxdale High School utilizes restorative circles for student, teacher and parent communication. Read more here!
Check out this short article from the Institute for the Center of Conflict Transformation that discusses replacing lawsuits with apologies in the medical field, and it's implications.
Looking to sharpen your child or teenagers negotiation skills? Check out the Challenge Box's negotiation role play and scenarios here!


Upcoming Meeting:
May 4th, 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.