Mindset Mondays

Monday, 30 March 2020
How Do You Talk About COVID-19 with Someone Who Is Not As Concerned As You Are

Throwing facts and figures about COVID-19 will not make for meaningful and engaging conversations, especially when you’re not meeting eye-to-eye with the person you’re talking to. Having said that, how can we have effective conversations with people who don’t share the same concerns as we do? Ashley Virtue shares a few tips with us on how you can grow in dialogue with people even during this challenging and stressful time.

Monday, 23 March 2020
Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus

As we continue to be inundated with new news each day about the coronavirus and the ever-evolving situation, there's a group in our population who may have a lot of questions that we may not be thinking about as much - our children. 

If you are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be, then listen closely to the advice that Ashley Virtue has to share.

Monday, 16 March 2020
Telecommuting Tips for Success

Working remotely is quickly becoming a temporary solution during these trying times. While there are some perks to this new work arrangement, there are also challenges. Learn about how you can better adjust to this new work arrangement by watching the video below.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Civility in the Crossfire

At the National Conflict Resolution Center - NCRC, we've always been known for being neutral. Instead, we equip people with the skills to engage in conversations around those topics more effectively. And we teach how to really hear the other side, even if that means you're not agreeing with them.

Monday, 2 March 2020
What is Your Communication Style for Solving Conflict?

When we are in conflict, one of the things that we often forget is that everyone has a different communication style. And when you add in conflict to the mix, that different in communication style can impact how you move forward. Find out what your Communication Style is for solving conflicts in this Mindset Monday video.

Monday, 24 February 2020
Start Investing In Relationships Now

Ashley Virtue, Director of External Relations, here at the National Conflict Resolution Center, reminds us how important relationships are and why you should start investing in them now.

Monday, 10 February 2020
How to Create a Healthy Work Environment

As an employer, here are a few tips on how you can create a healthy work environment where employees feel comfortable meeting in person.

Monday, 3 February 2020
What is Community Mediation?

Have you ever wondered what happens in a community mediation and how that is different from mediation with a lawyer? This video takes a deep dive into this topic, with Veronica Mikho, who runs our community office in City Heights.


Monday, 20 January 2020
The Bystander Challenge

In addition to addressing mass incarceration of our youth, the National Conflict Resolution Center is also focusing on how to prevent harassment in the workplace. We've created an online version of our most popular workshop, The Bystander Challenge, which is compliant with state requirements (SB 778 for employees and CA AB 1825 for supervisors) for workplace anti-harassment training. In addition to covering the required curriculum around harassment and how to identify it, stop it and report it, this course also examines a bystander’s role in decreasing inappropriate communication and behavior in the workplace, so that harassment is less likely to occur in the first place.


Monday, 13 January 2020
Avoiding the Pipeline to Prison

Mass incarceration of our youth is a major problem. Here at the National Conflict Resolution Center, we are using our tools of restorative justice, to keep youth out of the pipeline to prison. Our two key initiatives involve working with local school systems and law enforcement. Steve Dinkin explains more in today's video.