Mindset Mondays

Monday, 11 February 2019
Utilizing the BIFF Approach

When tensions are high with loved ones and you need to resolve conflict, remember the BIFF formula by Bill Eddy from the High Conflict Institute. You can respond in a brief, informative, friendly, and firm manner to keep calm and resolve conflict. Just remember, when in doubt, BIFF it out! It’ll allow you to preserve your relationship while tactfully resolving conflict.

Monday, 4 February 2019
Conversing With Your Loved Ones

Conflict is inevitable among families, and the ways families choose to resolve conflict makes a HUGE difference. Families who peacefully resolve conflict may grow closer as they learn from one another and work hard to take one another's feelings into consideration. Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations, shares why it's important to have a little more wiggle room and civil dialogue with the ones closes to us.

Monday, 28 January 2019
Peacemaker Award 2019 Nominees

We are so excited to announce the 31st Annual Peacemaker Awards on Saturday, April 6th 2019! It's our signature gala where we honor those nationally and locally that really embody the principles that are at the core of the National Conflict Resolution Center. Those who do their work with inclusivity and civility and those that act through respect and innovation to lead to more effective solutions for major challenges that face all of us. This year, we are pleased to honor the achievements of these great awardees: National Peacemaker Award: Rev. Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, Philanthropy in Peacemaking Honoree: Malin Burnham, The Local Peacemaker Award: KPBS & NCRC Community Heroes ▸ Steve Binder, Homelessness ▸ Imam Taha Hassane, Civility in Politics ▸ Bishop Cornelius Bowser, Gun Violence ▸ Kim Sontag-Mulder, Gender Equity

Monday, 21 January 2019
Speaking Up for Others

Here at the National Conflict Resolution Center, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by continuing to make our community a better place, prompting bystanders to not observe wrongdoings, but to have the courage to stand up for others who cannot speak for themselves.

Monday, 14 January 2019
NCRC President Steve Dinkin on Goals for 2019

National Conflict Resolution Center is built on the principle that every dispute has a solution. In 2019, we will continue our mission to resolve issues with the highest possible degree of civility. Hear what Steve Dinkin, President of NCRC, has to say about our goals this year.

Monday, 7 January 2019
The Art of Letting Go

In the spirit of the new year, Ashley Virtue covers the art of letting go so that you can focus your attention and energy on things that are more fulfilling.

Monday, 31 December 2018
Happy New Year From NCRC!

It's a new year! That means it's the perfect time to implement new skills and start the year off with the courage and passion for civil dialogue. Happy New Year from all of us at NCRC!

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- well it's New Years Eve and as we look back on the last year it's impossible to ignore the fact that the me too movement has been a huge impact on our year and so as we round out the year and round out our month talking about bystander intervention and bystander communication we just really want to encourage you to take some of maybe the new skills and new things that you've been thinking about and start the year off with the courage and the passion to be an active bystander we have a quote from a workplace bullying expert that we think sums up perfectly the thinking around bystander intervention she says the term bystander connotes being a passive observer you are an active participant each time you choose not to step in each choice and not getting involved is reinforcing the behavior making you not an innocent bystander but an active reinforcer so keep that in mind encourage you to get training and bystander communication talk with others about it share your thoughts about it and of course we are always here as a resource for you thank you so much and we will see you in 2019

Monday, 17 December 2018
Bystander Intervention Training Empowers Employees

Bystander intervention training is one of the most effective ways to empower employees to address and prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations, explains how empowering your employees with effective tools and bystander intervention tactics can stop inappropriate behavior before it rises to the level of unlawful harassment.

Monday, 10 December 2018
How to Spot a Microaggression

Harassment falls on a spectrum, and some types of harassment are easier to spot than others. Microaggressions--whether they be intentional or not--- can still be hurtful. Have you ever been guilty of using one?

Monday, 3 December 2018
When Bystanders Don't Intervene

Bystanders are the ones who see issues of harassment and bullying happening, and they're the ones who can change the direction of a situation. This week, we focus on the reasons why bystanders might not intervene.

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