Events

2015 Events

 

The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York fulfills part of its mission through regular programs relevant to the field. See below for upcoming programs.


Upcoming events open for Registration

    • Thu, May 07, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue, Room L61, NYC
    The Association for Conflict Resolution
    of Greater New York
    and
    The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College

    Monthly

    NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast

    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

    Urban Complexities, Race and Police Community Relations





    Reinaldo Riviera, Jr.

    National Program Manager

    US Department of Justice

    Community Relations Service


    Caring about neighborhoods and communities requires respect for human dignity, commitment and dedication.  Doing ‘business as usual’, simply will not do.

    This presentation will invite us into a conversation about police-community relations in the multi-layered context of race, color and the working poor in an urban setting.  This context for change occurs when community engagement and empowerment are  seen as both guiding principles for progressive action and foundational cornerstones.   The other two cornerstones for sustainable change are police-community dynamics and institutional accountability. 

    The presentation will highlight the strategic goals, design and implementation of a unique collaboration by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United States Department of Justice.



    Reinaldo Rivera, Jr. is the National Program Manager of the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS).  The Community Relations Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is the federal government’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Mr. Rivera was appointed National Program Manager in 2014. Prior to that he served as Regional Director of the Northeast/Caribbean Region of CRS.

    With more than 46 years of public service leadership in dispute resolution, mediation, and peacemaking, Mr. Rivera is dedicated to crisis management work in multi-cultural contexts.  Prior to joining CRS, Mr. Rivera served for more than ten as a senior faculty member in the Antioch University Graduate Program in Cambridge, MA.  He has also served as the Coalition Resource Advisor to fight the harms of substance abuse in cities for Join Together, a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, at the Boston University School of Public Health.  Mr. Rivera has been recognized for Outstanding Leadership and Public Service, by the Lincoln-Filene Center, at Tufts University, Medford, MA.  Mr. Rivera holds advanced degrees in Social Policy from Harvard University and a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Middlebury College in Vermont.

     


    • Thu, May 14, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • King & Spalding LLP 1185 Avenue of the Americas, 34th Floor New York, NY 10036

    MEDIATION: A CREATIVE SOLUTION FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATORS

     

    Thursday, May 14 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Panel discussion: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Networking: 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location:

    King & Spalding LLP

    1185 Avenue of the Americas (between 46th & 47th Street)

    34th Floor

    New York, NY 10036  



    Free for Members of ACR-GNY, League of Independent Theater (LIT) and Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU); $20 for Non-Members

    About the Program:

    Artists in almost every entertainment industry have to work in collaboration with others. But what do collaborators do when they can’t come to terms?  


    ACR-GNY is presenting a panel that will offer a solution. Our panel of seasoned mediators and lawyers will discuss how mediation can be a far more productive resource for resolving differences among creative collaborators than either litigation or arbitration. The program will provide information on where collaborators can find affordable (or free) mediation resources, and how mediators can learn more about working with collaborators in conflict.


    Attend this program and learn how mediation can make a meaningful contribution to any creative endeavor.


     

    Panelists:


    David Leichtman

    Robins Kaplan LLP


    Jackie Goodright

    Arts Mediation Group


    Mitchell Epner

    Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP  


    Eric S. Goldman

    Ampersand Mediation

     


     

     

    • Thu, June 18, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Cardozo Law School: 55 Fifth Avenue, New York City, 10003


    presents its

    14th Annual Conference

    June 18, 2015

     

    This year's theme:
    Innovation, Inclusion, Impact

     

     

    Co-sponsored by

     


     




    Please join us at ACR-GNY’s 14th Annual Conference, a day and a half event bringing together members of the ADR field for sharing, learning,  and networking.

     

    Wednesday, June 17th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

     

    Kick-off Event at JAMS, 620 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018 

     

    Thursday, June 18th, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

     

    Presentations, Awards Luncheon and Reception at Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (map) 

     

    Application for CLE accreditation of this program in New York is currently pending

     

     

    Click to see the conference agenda.

     

    Cancellation Policy: Written notice of cancellation must be received by June 6, 2015. There will be a $25 administrative fee charged for cancelled registrations. Registrants who do not attend and who have not cancelled by the cancellation date are liable for the entire registration fee. If you have requested us to bill your organization/agency, we will do so in accordance with these conditions.  Substitutions for registered participants are accepted at any time without charge.

     

     

     

     


Past events

Thu, April 09, 2015 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation by Kay Pranis - Co-sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Thu, April 02, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediating Gentrification: Creating Unity out of Divisiveness in one Community
Thu, March 05, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast -The Master Practitioner and Leonardo Da Vinci Meta-Cognition, Creativity and Neuroscience
Thu, February 05, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast - Dismantling Religious Violence through Peacemakers
Thu, January 15, 2015 Roundtable Breakfast -NYPD Hostage Negotiations
Mon, December 15, 2014 ACR-GNY Holiday Party
Thu, December 04, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Debunking ADR Myths
Thu, November 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - A Conversation with Wendy Kamenshine, Ombudsman forConsumer Financial Protection Bureau
Tue, October 28, 2014 From Volunteer to Career: How to use your volunteer mediation experience to build a career in ADR
Fri, October 10, 2014 International Arbitration Institute
Thu, October 02, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement
Thu, September 04, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Restoration, Reconciliation and Healing: Is There Room for Them in America's Criminal Justice System?
Thu, August 07, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Transforming Conflict from Within: Learning to Lead with Wisdom
Thu, July 10, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
Thu, June 19, 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2014
Thu, June 05, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Innovative Community-Based Responses to Conflict
Tue, May 06, 2014 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation by Jeffrey Zaino, VP of the AAA
Thu, May 01, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Stories Mediators Tell
Thu, April 03, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Disaster Mediation: Storm Sandy Insurance Claim Dispute Resolution Mediation
Thu, March 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -
Tue, February 25, 2014 Cross Cultural Issues in International Mediation
Thu, February 06, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast -Dealing with Differences
Thu, January 09, 2014 Roundtable Breakfast - Compassionate Communication
Wed, December 11, 2013 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 05, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Urban Peacemaking: The Red Hook Community Justice Experience in Brooklyn
Thu, November 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Envisioning Alternatives through Peacebuilding and the Arts
Mon, October 21, 2013 ACR-GNY Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Thu, October 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Loosening Our Attachment to Possessions
Thu, September 12, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Collaborative Agreements in Police-Community Conflicts
Thu, August 01, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Creating Collaboration in the Work Place
Thu, July 11, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Death, Dying and Conflict Resolution
Thu, June 20, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2013
Thu, June 06, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict
Thu, May 16, 2013 Hands-on Blogging Workshop
Thu, May 02, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediator Ethics: 'no view from nowhere'?
Thu, April 25, 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 04, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - IDENTIFYING GOOD AND BAD MEDIATION PRACTICE
Thu, March 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - RESPONDING TO THE MEDIA WHEN CONFIDENTIALITY IS AT STAKE
Thu, February 21, 2013 Join ACR-GNY's Youth & Diversity Committee at Columbia's Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair
Thu, February 07, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - UNDERSTANDING-BASED MODEL OF MEDIATION
Sun, February 03, 2013 Bringing the NYC Dispute Resolution community together in the aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy: An Open Space Forum
Tue, January 22, 2013 Class Arbitration
Thu, January 03, 2013 Roundtable Breakfast - OPERATION RESPECT
Wed, December 12, 2012 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - THE TRANSFORMING CONFLICT LAB
Thu, October 18, 2012 Youth and the Criminal Justice System
Wed, October 17, 2012 Mediation Settlement Day
Thu, October 04, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - WHAT SHAMAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT MEDIATING
Thu, September 06, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Lessons Learned in Construction Conflict Resolution: Their Application in the Broader ADR Field
Thu, August 02, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation When Mental Illness Is a Factor
Thu, July 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Turkey: Failed in VOM; Headed for Paradise in Civil Mediation?
Thu, June 21, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Conference 2012
Thu, June 07, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - BURUNDI: Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities
Thu, May 03, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Theater to Transform Conflict and Create Social Change
Wed, May 02, 2012 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - KAVI: KINGS AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE
Thu, March 01, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A PROBLEM?
Wed, February 29, 2012 Nuts & Bolts of Building a Practice in Arbitration, as an Ombuds, in Elder Mediation & with Youth
Thu, February 02, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - HOW MEDIATORS CAN MANAGE THEIR DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER GROUPS OF MEDIATORS
Thu, January 05, 2012 Roundtable Breakfast - MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL
Thu, December 08, 2011 Holiday Cocktail & Networking Party for Members
Thu, December 01, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - OCCUPY WALL STREET and the DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMUNITY
Thu, November 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TRIBAL CONFLICT AND MASTERY
Thu, October 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - AMEENA MATTHEWS from The Interrupters
Thu, September 08, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - CHANGE IN PROGRAM
Thu, August 04, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation through the Eyes of New York Litigators
Thu, July 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - How Our Values Shape Our Practice
Thu, June 23, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 02, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - The Five Percent
Wed, May 18, 2011 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, May 05, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Strategic Drafting of Mediation Forms
Mon, April 11, 2011 Member Monday Presentation: "The Art of Perception"
Fri, April 08, 2011 ACR-GNY and Safe Horizon Mediation Program Screening: "Fairly Legal": Fair to Mediation?
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Effective Ways to Deal with Stress
Thu, April 07, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Top Ten Challenges for a Corporate Ombudsman
Mon, March 21, 2011 Member Monday: Members-Only Cocktails & Networking Party
Thu, March 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Anger Management and Mediation
Mon, February 28, 2011 Med-Arb Is Here to Stay: Why Not Learn About It?
Thu, February 03, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION
Thu, January 20, 2011 Increasing Public Awareness of Mediation
Thu, January 06, 2011 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution within a Chaotic Reality
Thu, December 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Understanding and Addressing Humiliation
Thu, November 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - The Colors of War
Thu, October 14, 2010 Fall Networking & Noshing
Thu, October 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - What Can We Do, in a Polarized World, to Restore Civil Dialogue?
Thu, September 02, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Using Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) as a Tool in Mediation
Thu, August 05, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - How to Succeed in Your Mediation Practice
Thu, July 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediation Potential in Racially Charged Police Community Relations
Thu, June 24, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Thu, June 03, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Interfaith Initiative: Community of Living Traditions
Thu, May 06, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - SEEDS OF PEACE
Wed, April 21, 2010 ACR-GNY Annual Meeting with Special Presentation
Thu, April 01, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - ADR in the Ismaili Muslim Community
Tue, March 16, 2010 Emerging Role of the Corporate, Organizational & Transnational* Ombuds
Thu, March 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Mediating With People with Disabilities
Thu, February 04, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Alternatives to Violence Project
Thu, January 07, 2010 Roundtable Breakfast - Conflict Resolution Programs in Schools
Tue, December 08, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - The Importance of Forgiveness in our Individual and Collective Lives
Thu, November 05, 2009 Roundtable Breakfast - A Roadmap for Mediation in Turkey
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