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 with the series schedule information is available here for sharing.

Monday March 21 
Is There Really a Conflict In Here or Is It Just Me? with Denise Vecellio at 6:30 pm
My Child Learns Differently: Parental Rights & Responsibilities in Educational Planning with Susan Doherty at  7:30 pm

Monday March 28
Building Community Capital: Collective Visioning for a Prosperous Future with Lindsay Studders at 6:30 pm
Managing Workplace Conflict: Exploring Managerial Mediation with Jacqueline Lacey at 7:30 pm

Monday April 04
Strategies_for_Enhancing_Cross-cultural_Communication with Daniela Shuke at 6:30 pm
Cross-Generational Differences: Addressing Conflicts within Immigrant Families with Adanna Ogbenna at 7:30 pm

Monday April 11
Battle in the Pews: Resolving & Managing Conflict in the Church with Anetria Wright at 6:30 pm
Social Media’s Adverse Effects on Children, Teens & Family: What’s a Parent to Do? with Elouise Garley at 7:30 pm

Monday April 18
Staying Safe While Doing Good: Streetwise Lessons from Career EMTs with Cheryl Campbell at 6:30 pm
Fighting Exclusion: Legal & Social Remedies for Workplaces with Tommy Martin at 7:30 pm

Monday April 25
Considerations of Culture in Conflict Intervention with Shahar Ben-Josef  at 6:30 pm
Making Talk Work: Managing Multilingual Mediations with Hajer Almajidi at 7:30 pm

Community participation

Community Members Join students at Monday night series

ESCRO Team Leader

About 3rd Sider ESCRO Team Leader

Bill Warters is the Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Program at Wayne State University. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Dr. Warters teaches courses such as the Roots of Social Conflict; Neutral Intervention Theory and Practice; Ethnography; and an online course in Communication Technology and Conflict.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Warters’ work includes developing innovative conflict resolution knowledge dissemination and skill building platforms and tools. For example, in August of 2012 Bill released a free iPad app developed to promote conflict resolution in educational settings. The app drew on resources developed at his two federally-funded web clearinghouses, Campus-adr.org and CREducation.org. Project links are available at http://madr.comm.wayne.edu/#contact

When he is not prepping for class, responding to program inquiries or going down twitter rabbitholes, Bill likes to ride his bike, canoe, play frisbee and attend Quaker Meeting.


ESCRO Team Leader

About ESCRO Team Leader

Bill Warters is the Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) Program at Wayne State University. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Dr. Warters teaches courses such as the Roots of Social Conflict; Neutral Intervention Theory and Practice; Ethnography; and an online course in Communication Technology and Conflict.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Warters’ work includes developing innovative conflict resolution knowledge dissemination and skill building platforms and tools. For example, in August of 2012 Bill released a free iPad app developed to promote conflict resolution in educational settings. The app drew on resources developed at his two federally-funded web clearinghouses, Campus-adr.org and CREducation.org. Project links are available at http://madr.comm.wayne.edu/#contact

When he is not prepping for class, responding to program inquiries or going down twitter rabbitholes, Bill likes to ride his bike, canoe, play frisbee and attend Quaker Meeting.