Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) – conference wrap-up
The annual conference of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) was held in San Diego last month and it was fabulous! Whilst I could not be there in person, I was able to tune in online and to see the exhibits and read the presentations of speakers using an application called “LOCKBOX”. Isn’t technology a wonderful thing?!
Forrest “Woody” Mosten, one of the foremost mediators in California, if not in the United States, gave the keynote address and he was brilliant. He posed this question to all the mediators present—“Are you a peacemaker or are you a deal-maker dressed up in mediator clothing?” That certainly got me thinking! In the next issue we will talk about the difference between peace-making and mediation and if there is or should be any intersection between them.