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In October we hosted the eighth annual Conflict Resolution Month. Conflict Resolution Month is a time to equip the SHSU community with useful insights and tools to effectively resolve disputes.

This year we highlighted several leaders in the areas of mediation, negotiation, and arbitration. All the presentations were conducted via Zoom, with registration required. The schedule of events included:

  • Karey Barnes, MSPA, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, South Texas College.
    “Group Conflicts and Strategic Planning”
    October 6, from noon – 1:00 pm
    Link to watch the recorded presentation here.

  • Jennifer Ortiz Prather, Supervisory Attorney and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Manager of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Houston and New Orleans’ offices and Kim Sullivan, Director of Employee Relations and Dispute Resolution at VMware in Austin. “Leadership at Every Level: Civility in the Workplace”
    October 20, from 10:00 am – noon (in collaboration with SHSU Human Resources)

  • Meg Soper, international speaker and comedian.
    “Bring it On: Strategies for Teamwork and Resilience”
    October 22, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (open to the SHSU community and in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs)

  • John DeGroote, Esq., founder of DeGroote Partners and former Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas. 
    “Creativity in Negotiations”
    October 26, from noon – 1:00 pm
    Link to watch the recorded presentation here.

  • Ingeuneal C. Gray, Esq., Vice President of the American Arbitration Association.
    “What is Arbitration?”
    October 28, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our lineup this year consisted of extraordinarily competent conflict resolution professionals and leaders in their field. Their reputations are known throughout Texas and the country, and we are excited that they shared their knowledge with the Sam Houston community.

You can read more about our speakers here: Conflict Resolution Month Speakers

SLMS is also encouraged the viewing of a documentary available on YouTube, “How to Love Your Enemy: A Restorative Justice Story.” Students who viewed the movie and posted a one-minute video on their thoughts about the movie were eligible for a prize. The movie can be viewed here.  

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