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Community ADR

The Mediation Center in Tennessee
The Mediation Center offers an affordable opportunity for any individual or family struggling with conflict, either in or outside of court, whether they have an attorney, or are unrepresented, to meet and work with a professionally trained neutral to resolve their conflict, without enduring further time, expense and financial and emotional stress of proceeding forward in the court system. The AAA-ICDR Foundation funding enabled The Mediation Center in Tennessee to create this video highlighting the use and importance of community mediation.

Conflict Dialogue

Conflict Compass Program for Family Mental Health Conflicts
The Conflict Compass Program teaches conflict resolution skills to help people navigate family conflicts related to mental health situations. It emphasizes key conflict resolution values of choice, impartiality, and empowerment. The program is a project of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center and MH Mediate, made possible with funding from the
AAA-ICDR Foundation.

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
Welcome to the first episode of a new podcast titled Thanks for Listening, from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program funded by the AAA-ICDR Foundation. This podcast will spotlight efforts to bridge the political divide in the U.S. through dialogue and collaborative processes, profiling the important and often courageous work of individuals and organizations who are helping citizens engage with one another on challenging topics. This first episode looks at politics around the Thanksgiving table—the start of a long month of family gatherings and meals to celebrate the holidays.

The second episode of the podcast is now available. What would happen if people learned to flex their “dialogue muscles” at a very young age? What if, before developing a lot of disconnecting conversational habits, we developed the ones that allow us to engage constructively and effectively with others, even those with whom we disagree? In Episode 2 of Thanks for Listening we’ll be talking about—and to!—teenagers who are discovering how to engage with the skills that bridge divides at a time when they are still developing their identities and shaping the way they interact with the world. We hear from Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gretchen Brion-Meisels about adolescent brain development, how adolescents are influenced, and how they are uniquely suited to the work of dialogue. And we are excited to host Coutia, Huy, and Jacob in studio—three amazing teens who participated in an experiment called The “Can We?” Project—along with “Can We?” project co-creator and facilitator Deb Bicknell. Our guests show us exactly what is possible when we ask a simple question: “can we?”

The third episode of the podcast is now available: Rebuilding after crisis: Community conversations in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. In the weeks and months that followed, systemic issues that had been present below the surface in Falcon Heights and surrounding cities erupted into the open. The atmosphere was one of rage, pain, resentment, and distrust. In some ways, this was an unlikely setting for constructive dialogue that had any chance of rebuilding the community.

And yet, that is the story that we hear in Episode 3 of Thanks for Listening. We meet John Thompson, Philando’s close friend, who talks about his own activism after the shooting, and what happened when he became involved in a series of facilitated conversations that brought together citizens, activists, city leaders, and police officers. We also hear from Sharon Press, who pulls back the curtain on these conversations and explains how she, and several colleagues, went about the hard work of organizing them in order to create opportunities for healing. Almost three years to the day after Philando was shot, John and Sharon reflect on their personal journeys, their unexpected friendship with one another, and how their communities have changed.

The Ohio State University Foundation
AAA-ICDR Foundation funding enabled Divided Community Project's Community Resiliency Initiative to develop five case studies that describe local dispute-planning initiatives that address controversies and confrontations that divide communities.

Diversity in ADR

ArbitralWomen Diversity ToolkitTM
The ArbitralWomen Diversity Toolkit offers a unique training programme designed to help men and women see the role played by biases and explore ways to address and overcome bias.


Association for Conflict Resolution Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination
The ACR Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination (“Eldercaring Coordination Initiative”) commemorates the work of the Task Forces on Eldercaring Coordination with this three-year report of the progress made since the Eldercaring Coordination Guidelines were approved and adopted in 2015. The purpose of this document is to remind the organizations who joined together to develop eldercaring coordination of their initial contribution and chart the substantive developments since the Eldercaring Coordination Initiative began. See also the Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination
AAA-ICDR Foundation 2018 Highlights Report


Consensus Building Institute - Brokering Agreements in Tough Natural Resources Disputes
This video demonstrates how professional facilitation can help diverse stakeholders manage challenges, conflicts, and complexity related to natural resource problems. It was developed by CBI with support from a grant from the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) Foundation.

Environmental Advocates of New York - Advocacy Training Toolkit
A Citizen's Guide to Responding to Contaminated Drinking Water
by Environmental Advocates of New York
This toolkit will focus on the threat of water pollution across New York - providing background on how our water is regulated and what chemicals are of particular concern, drawing from examples of current water contamination crises across the state. The toolkit will offer advice for people interested in taking action on community organizing, raising visibility on a specific issue, and contacting elected officials and government agencies. This toolkit was underwritten by a gift from the AAA-ICDR Foundation.

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