Staying Safe While Doing Good: Street Wise Lessons from Career EMT’s

Updated: Here’s the Slides from this Session Every day, throughout the day or night, you see and hear ambulances screaming, racing with lights and sirens on responding to yet another emergency.  In an urban area like Detroit there are no safe or ordinary situations for an EMT.  It takes a certain type of person to engage another person who is perhaps having the worst day of his/her life to allow you (EMT) to help them.  But wait, you’re not engaging a person(s) or group of people by yourself for EMS is Continue reading →

Making Talk Work: Managing Multilingual Mediations

Presented on April 25th, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Harper Woods High School Community room. Living in a diverse society gives us the opportunity to work, interact and live with people who speak very little English or none at all. Conflict can occur between people who cannot communicate effectively with one another. While mediation is a solution to resolving conflict, challenges for mediators can also arise when trying to communicate effectively with non-English speaking clients during mediation. An interpreter can either help or complicate the Continue reading →

Battle in the Pews

Updated: See attached Slides from this Session Resolving & Managing Conflict in the Church is easier said than done.  Most people are easily deceived into believing that church is only a place of peace.  Surely between singing, bible study, encouraging words, and prayers, the church is conflict free!!!  But then you actually get to know people and sooner or later a conflict slaps you out of your heaven on earth into reality. The church is a unique environment: part business, part family, with blurred communication Continue reading →

Considerations of Culture in Conflict Intervention

The news and social media sites have been filled with stories of refugees fleeing war zones and migrants entering new communities. Unfortunately, the focus is often on heated disputes between newcomers and those who are established within the community (though, there are also many examples of refugees and migrants being welcomed with open arms – but we know the media prefers to focus on more dramatic stories for publicity purposes). With increasing migration, it is important to find ways to communicate and engage with conflict, rather than allowing Continue reading →

Building Community Capital – March 28 ESCRO Workshop

Building Community Capital: Collective Visioning for a Prosperous Future  Presented by Lindsay Studders, WSU MADR student  ***with special guest speaker Kristine Miranne Ph.D. New: The slides from this presentation can be viewed here. This interactive presentation will get you thinking about your own community and what you can do it make it better.  Lindsay Studders is a WSU MADR student focusing on urban community development. She will be joined by special guest Kristine Miranne Ph.D., a WSU professor in the School of Social Work. Kris has had many roles Continue reading →

Dealing with Drama In The Workplace – March 28, 2016 – 7:30 pm

New: Slides from the presentation are available here. Please join us for a free workshop on Handling Workplace Conflict Workshop on Monday March 28th.  I’m Jacqueline Lacey, a Wayne State University graduate student majoring in Dispute Resolution and I’ll be explaining how using an informal managerial mediation approach allows workplace disputes to be handled constructively. The workshop will focus on how to facilitate conflict resolution in the workplace. If you want to learn the basic theory and skills necessary to include the practice of mediation in Continue reading →

My Child Learns Differently: Parental Rights & Responsibilities in Educational Planning

NEW: Slides from this session are available here, and a 504 Plan Handout and a IEP Form Handout are also provided. Presented by Susan Doherty on 3/21 at 7:30 pm in the Harper Woods High School Community Room. We’ll be joined by special guest school-based dispute resolution expert Roy Burton. Do you have a child with special education needs?  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about State of Michigan requirements for accommodation of students with disabilities. This presentation will include an overview of parental options if you feel Continue reading →

Is there really a conflict in here or is it just me? – 3/21 presentation

NEW: Slides from this session are now available here. Please join us for this free community-focused Professional Development event sponsored by the East Side Conflict Resolution Outreach project. The lead presenter for this session is Denise Vecellio who will be joined by special guest Pamela Melick, a Quaker author and Prison Restorative Practices Specialist. Does the way we interpret facts create conflict where there may not be any? How does your “normal” affect how you interpret situations? Using the FIDO model (Fact, Interpretations, Decision, Outcome) participants in this Continue reading →

Spring 2016 Community Workshop Series

Once again we are hosting a series of free conflict resolution skills professional development sessions on Monday nights in March and April. Each evening, beginning at 6:30 pm, we will have two presentations of about an hour each with a break for refreshment in the middle. All events are at the Harper Woods High School Community Room, 20225 Beaconsfield Ave, Harper Woods, MI 48225 Here’s the 2016 session titles. Look for blog posts and event registration links on this site for more information about each session. A flyer Continue reading →

Youth Poetry Contest Oct 1-31 2015

The ESCRO project is partnering with the Association for Conflict Resolution to help promote a poetry contest during the month of October. Thursday October 15th is national Conflict Resolution Day, and the month-long poetry contest  is part of the bigger celebration. 5th Annual Conflict Resolution Day Poetry Contest Students Win Cash Prizes!!! 1st Place — $100  2nd Place — $75 Grade Categories: 3-5th  6-8th  9-12th Students are invited to submit a poem on: “BUILDING PEACE” • What is peace? • Where is peace? • How Continue reading →