Mindset Mondays

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.

Monday, 2 December 2019
Stop Withdrawing, Do This Instead

"Fight or Flight" is a natural instinct when it comes to responding to conflict - we either escalate the situation or completely flee from it. In today's #MindsetMonday video, Ashley Virtue highlights the difference between removing ourselves from a conflict to compose ourselves versus completely withdrawing.

Monday, 25 November 2019
Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the National Conflict Resolution Center. We are so thrilled to share this holiday with you and also to thank you, our loyal Mindset Monday viewers. Since launching #MindsetMonday, our audience has grown 15 times over the last few years and it's all because of YOU! It's because of your sharing, your commenting, and your enthusiasm about these communication tips and conflict resolution strategies. And so we are so thankful for you, our viewers, and it's because of you that we get to keep doing this. So thank you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we'll see you soon.

Monday, 18 November 2019
Honoring Arthur Brooks, Love Your Enemies

We are excited to announce that our National Peacemaker Award Honoree for 2020 is Arthur Brooks! Brooks is a New York Times Best Selling Author and served as the President of the American Enterprise Institute for the last decade. His book, "Love Your Enemies," speaks directly to the issues that are at the core of the National Conflict Resolution Center. He believes that America’s “culture of contempt” is warping political discourse and making us miserable. But as Arthur Brooks shows, there is way forward. His book is a guide to building a better country and mending personal relationships—but more than that, it is a roadmap to the happiness that comes when we choose to love one another, despite our differences. Join us in honoring Arthur Brooks at our upcoming Peacemaker Awards dinner on Saturday, April 18th at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront hotel: https://www.ncrconline.com/peacemaker

Monday, 11 November 2019
Seeking Out Our Commonalities

If we spend all of our time looking at superficial differences, then we miss opportunities to find things that we have in common with people - especially those that we are in conflict with. Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations, shares why it's important to take a little time to try to understand someone that has a different perspective.

Monday, 4 November 2019
A Path Forward - Islamic Center of San Diego

"A Path Forward is a dialogue series hosted by the National Conflict Resolution Center to help different communities move forward together and to understand and respect one another." - Imam Taha Hassane In October 2019, our partners at the Islamic Center of San Diego co-hosted A Path Forward to help break down the barriers in different communities. Through the power of conversation and respectful dialogue, we aim to improve the well being of our communities and society overall.

Monday, 28 October 2019
How Constantly Apologizing Impacts Relationships

Have you ever come across someone that is always apologizing but never changes his or her behavior? Ashley Virtue shares her tips on how to resolve conflict with someone that habitually says sorry but doesn't learn from his or her mistakes.

Monday, 21 October 2019
Ultimatums: Good or Bad in the Conflict Resolution Process

There comes a point in a lot of conflicts where we get to a standstill, and we wonder, "How are we going to go forward? Should I give the other person an ultimatum?" Unfortunately, ultimatums can have a negative impact on future relationships. In today's episode of #MindsetMonday, Ashley Virtue shares why resolving conflict outside of court can lead to more positive results.

Monday, 14 October 2019
Intent vs. Impact | Understanding the Difference

Do you know the difference between intent and impact? Ashley Virtue, reminds us that even if the intent behind our actions was positive, it's important that we don't negate the impact of conflict on people.