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Shelley Kirk-Rudeen Honored as Volunteer of the Year!

Shelly Kirk-Rudeen’s journey with the DRC started six years ago with a workplace conflict.  “I was helping to create a collaborative group involving several factions with similar goals, but different needs,” says Kirk-Rudeen.  The process was going nowhere until Kirk-Rudeen took a step back, let go of her opinion and began facilitating the conversations.  “I […]

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DRC partners with Olympia High School

Matt Grant, Olympia High School Principal, Reflects On His Experience Using  Restorative Practices We are grateful to have such a great resource as the Dispute Resolution Center and here is why: Over the past several years, we have been striving to find ways to make all students feel like they are part of our school community. We […]

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NEW ADDED DATES!!! Facilitating Effective Meetings Training, September 16 & 17

On request, we have added an additional 2-day Fundamentals of Facilitating Effective Meetings Training to our 2015 public training offering. Join us Wednesday and Thursday, September 16 & 17, 2015. Are you part of a group that meets regularly? Do you oversee or facilitate difficult meetings? Are you tired of attending unproductive or dysfunctional meetings? […]

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2015 Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award Now Accepting Nominations

The Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award was established in 2010 by the DRC Board of Directors in honor of Founding Executive Director, Evan Ferber. The award annually recognizes an individual or individuals who have provided extraordinary leadership in promoting peaceful dispute resolution and/or service to community. The award is presented at the DRC’s annual fundraising […]

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Conflict Resolution Month Events!

October is Conflict Resolution Month. This year, we will explore what it takes to give and receive forgiveness. We invite you to join us throughout the month to explore this topic with us at these following FREE events and activities!  View Govenor’s Proclamation  Like us on Facebook! Throughout the month of October we will post […]

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