Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Missed Our OPMP June Webinar?

Missed our June webinar, Fostering Career Pathways in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, hosted by David Smith?  Please feel free to view and share David's presentation!  Also, check out David's book on Peace Jobs as referenced in his presentation.

Please join us for our free July 24th webinar hosted by Thomas Valenti, Attorney, Arbitrator (ACIArb), Mediator, Facilitator. Register here...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Prevention Practices: Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation Webinar

Dr. Ralph Steele

If you missed Dr. Ralph Steele's webinar on "Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation", please check out the recording on our YouTube Channel.  As always, please feel free to share this webinar recording with your colleagues!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Join us for our free June webinar hosted by Career Coach, David Smith, JD, MS-FOSTERING CAREER PATHWAYS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEBUILDING

June 26th @ 6 PM

Once we get students excited about mediation and peace work, how do we get them to think about a future in the field? Career education in being introduced with younger and younger students today, yet we don’t always present them with practical pathways that they could take to incorporate mediation, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding skills in their future work.

David J. Smith is a career coach and the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education. He teaches at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching ADR and peace studies. He is a recipient of the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution, and the author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016).

In this webinar, he will share strategies for engaging young people in considering their professional and educational futures where their mediation and conflict resolution skills can be applied. Join Us!

Visit to learn more about David’s work.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May Webinar: Prevention Practices: Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation


Prevention Practices: Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation 

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Attend our free monthly webinar on May 30th @ 6 PM EST.  Our host will be Dr. Ralph Steele.   

About Dr. Steele...

  • Professor Mediation, University Texas Arlington, teaches Mediation Courses Basic, Advanced Family, Workplace, Transformative, Advanced Negotiation, Psychology of Conflict 2008-Present, Certified Mediator with

  • Franchise Mediation Panel; Mediation Works, Inc, Boston, Ma, July 2011    

  • Arbitrator, FINRA,  JUNE 2016, Arbitrating Securities cases.

  • LICENSED  FINANCIAL CONSULTANT,  Marketing Annuities, and conducting Wealth Education Wellness  Classes for Americans on how to be WEALTHY. JAN 2004, at Wealth Think Bank       

  • Federal Mediator US Govt (EEOC) Employment Mediations 2013--Present

  • Professor of Mediation  Richland College, Richland, Dallas, Texas  2013-present

  • Lecturer in Conflict Resolution at World Mediation Organization West Berlin, Germany 2012.

  • Federal EEOC Mediator, Nationwide in the USA, October 2014, and US Federal District Court Mediator, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Restorative Justice Webinar

If you missed tonight's webinar hosted by Vickie Shoap of Fairfax County Virginia Schools, you are in luck!  We are sharing the recording of this awesome video with you and encourage you to distribute this webinar to your colleagues.  

We hope you will join us for our next webinar hosted by Ralph Steele on May 30th!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bias Awareness Webinar

If you missed our free Bias Awareness webinar hosted by Pris Prutzman, please view the recording on the OPMP You Tube Channel. Stay tuned for our next webinar on April 25th on Restorative Practices.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Bias Awareness Webinar


April 11, 2018

Co-hosted by Priscilla Prutzman, Co-founder and Executive Director of Creative Response to Conflict.  In this webinar, Pris will discuss how CRC started doing bias awareness work with schools and community organizations. She will explain the CRC model which starts out with group building and then moves to looking at the types of biases from personal, cultural and institutional perspectives. Participants then look at the bias they have experienced and move toward practicing ways of interrupting bias. Power and non power groups are explored along with implicit and explicit bias. The model concludes with looking at ways we can have safer and more welcoming schools and communities.

Priscilla Prutzman is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Creative Response to Conflict. She has taught Conflict Resolution in Education at  SUNY New Paltz for several years. On the Fulbright Roster for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Priscilla has written many articles and books on mediation, conflict resolution, bias awareness , bullying prevention and intervention and restorative practices. She is co-author of the Peer Mediation Standards of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)  and has received many awards including the National Peace Foundation Peacemaker Award, The Peace and Justice Studies Association Peacemaker of the Year Award,  the 1st annual William Kriedler Award for Distinguished service to the field of Conflict Resolution and the Equity and Diversity award from ACR. She is currently working in several New York City Schools helping to implement whole school approaches to restorative practices.

Sign up for our free webinar here!

Visit the CRC website for more information!