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Summit to focus on contemporary approaches to conflict management resolution: Cyberbullying prevention, intercultural conflict at work among topics
PHOENIX – The Conflict Transformation Project of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Graduate Professional Student Association will sponsor the 2011 Arizona State Summit on Conflict Management Resolution. The summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Phoenix Convention Center.
The Arizona State Summit will bring together practitioners and academics to discuss contemporary approaches to managing conflict in the community, workplace and school. The keynote speaker is Steven Dinkin, director of the National Conflict Resolution Center. He will be speaking on his strategy, known as “The Exchange,” which he hopes will change the climate in which people communicate with one another.
Break-out sessions facilitated by ASU scholars, including
, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program, and local community leaders will be offered throughout the day. Topics include facilitating a civil dialogue, effective conflict strategies and tactics, collaborative law practice and cyberbullying.
The goal of the summit is to facilitate information exchange and collaboration between important stakeholders in the management of conflict at various levels of society, said Jess Alberts, an ASU President’s Professor in communication. “Anyone interested in conflict management is encouraged to attend the summit, particularly those who work in schools, mediation, and law,” she said.
CLE credit is available for judges who attend the event. The cost of the summit is $45 if registered by March 30. Students may attend the conference for $25. Registration and other information are online at
Additional information is available by contacting Alberts at
. More information about the Conflict Transformation Project of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is at