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7726 N. First St.
Fresno, CA 93720



ACR Central California Chapter Coming Events:

Spring 2014 annual meeting flyer


Meet CRETE flyer February 1, 2014 event

Honoring student mediators

The Central California Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution will honor student mediators at Mediator Appreciation Day on June 1st at a Grizzlies baseball game at Chukchansi Park. Student mediators from 70 local schools will have their peacemaking work celebrated at the event. ACR-CCC will help honor the “Mediators of the Year” nominated by each school with a special certificate presented by the Chapter. ACR-CCC appreciates the significance that all of the young mediators in the Mediator Mentor Program have in shaping the future our schools, community, and society.

Anyone interested in supporting Mediator Mentors my call 559-278-0244 for ticket or jersey auction information.

August 8, 2012

Summer Event


2012 summer event flyer 

March 16, 2012

Spring Event

We are joining with other organizations to sponsor Day of Justice, looking at how restorative justice is being used in central California.

Download the flyer: westcoast.mcc.org/system/files/Day%20of%20Justice%20trifold%20Final.pdf

Flyer a side



Conflict Coaching book cover



Come join us at our quarterly meeting on Jan. 28, 2010, 1:30-5:00 PM at the Fresno Pacific University North Fresno Center (2nd floor). Members who are mediators and facilitators will benefit, as will interested guests. Light Refreshments will be served.

Nationally renowned Mediator and author, Dr. Tricia Jones will engage the group with "Conflict Coaching." Those who attend will receive a copy of her book. A $10 donation to the CCC ACR scholarship fund is appreciated.

The FPU North Fresno Center is located at 5 River Park Place West just east on Friant from Highway 41. Click here for a map.

The Central California ACR Chapter is busy planning for two upcoming events.  Themes for these are January--Mediator Competency, March--Many Paths and Professions.  The interests and needs arose from a survey administered to members at a previous meeting.



September 22, 2009 event flyer
Location:  http://www.northindiaclovis.com/
CR Day - International CR Day Contests
And the Winner is...

This year, on Conflict Resolution Day (October 15, 2009) the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is hosting two contests for teachers and their students to promote the annual celebration. There is a Video Contest, which is geared to College and University students. In this contest, students are invited to submit a two minute or less video depicting the power of conflict resolution. The submission time frame for this contest is September 1, 2009 to October 1, 2009. The link to information about the Video Contest is listed here:http://snipurl.com/videocontestcrday 
There is also a Poetry Contest for students in elementary, middle/intermediate and high schools. This contest takes place in the Fall 2009. The link to the Poetry Contest rules and regulations is: http://snipurl.com/poetrycontestcrday


Notice to Members

The Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers for the Central California Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution will take place at 12:00 noon on March 20th during the Spring Event at San Joaquin College of Law at 901 5th Street, Clovis, CA 93612

March 20, 2009 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Colin Rule presenting on Online Dispute Resolution



Colin Rule

Colin Rule's picture


Professional/Job Title:
Director, Online Dispute Resolution, eBay/PayPal

Colin Rule is Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal. He has worked in the dispute resolution field for more than a decade as a mediator, trainer, and consultant. He is currently Co-Chair of the Online Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section, and a Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

Colin co-founded Online Resolution, one of the first online dispute resolution (ODR) providers, in 1999 and served as its CEO (2000) and President. In 2002 Colin co-founded the Online Public Disputes Project, which applied ODR to multiparty, public disputes. Previously, Colin was General Manager of Mediate.com, the largest online resource for the dispute resolution field. Colin also worked for several years with the National Institute for Dispute Resolution in Washington, D.C. and the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, MA.

Colin has presented and trained throughout Europe and North America for organizations including the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the Department of State, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. He has also lectured and taught at UMass-Amherst, Stanford, MIT, Southern Methodist University, the University of Ottawa, and Brandeis University.

Colin is the author of Online Dispute Resolution for Business, published by Jossey-Bass in September 2002. He has contributed more than 50 articles to prestigious ADR publications such as Consensus, The Fourth R, ACR News, and Peace Review. He authors the online conflict resolution column in ACResolution Magazine and contributes to odr.info, a news resource chronicling developments in the ODR field. He holds a Master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in conflict resolution and technology, a B.A. in Peace Studies from Haverford College, and he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea from 1995-1997.

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January 23, 2009 membership meeting on school mediation

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Map to Trade Center Ballroom

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September 22, 2011

Fall Event

Featuring: Honorable James A. Ardaiz (Ret.)



2011 Fall event flyer

Download the Fall Event flyer as a PDF


March 18, 2011

Spring event

Cultural Dynamics in Conflict Resolution: Putting peace together



March 2011 event flyer



October 21, 2010

Mediating with the Stars

Downing Planetarium -- CSUF






Spring 2010 Event - Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring 2010 event flyer



















ACR_CCCSpring2010.pdf The flyer as a PDF



map to Smittcamp Alumni House















 See photos of the Conflict Coaching event on our event photos page and on our Facebook page.






Program: 2010 ACR Spring Event program.pdf


August 11, 2010

Conflict Coaching Workshop

Fresno Pacific University

N. Fresno Center


Conflict Coaching August 2010 flyer




Previous events:


Conflict Resolution and the Bench



PS  The parking code to be typed into the daily dispenser is

19050023.  Park in any Yellow or Green Lot.