Mindset Mondays

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.

Monday, 7 October 2019
Managing Conflict at Home

The conflict management skills that you learn at school or at work are transferrable. The next time you are faced with a conflict with a family member, remember to take a step back and utilize the strategies that you've learned.

Monday, 30 September 2019
Concessions in Mediation

One of the hardest things to do when we're in the conflict resolution part of the process is think about making concessions. The idea of compromise has kind of become a dirty word, one that we don't like to use. But if you think about it...being willing to make some concessions when you're in the conflict resolution process is a really important part of being able to move forward.

Monday, 23 September 2019
Body Language: Understanding Cultural Differences

Leaning in, making eye contact, and nodding along is helpful to show others that you are engaging in active listening. But one thing we have to keep in mind as we work in a more and more diverse workforce, is that sometimes there are cultural norms that change how body language can be accepted or given. In today's Mindset Monday video, Ashley Virtue, highlights cultural differences in body language that all managers should be aware of.

Monday, 9 September 2019
California SB 778 - What Every Employer Should Know

On August 15, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 778, which updates the state’s sexual harassment training requirements. This law is an amendment to SB 1343. With this new law, employers with five or more employees are required to provide the following: ▸ A minimum of 2 hours of training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees ▸ And at least 1 hour of training and education regarding sexual harassment to all nonsupervisory employees in California within six months of their assumption of a position. SB 778 permits employers who have provided training to an employee in 2019 to offer a “refresher” training to that employee two years thereafter (rather than the January 2021 deadline). This will avoid forcing employers who have already provided compliant training from having to do so twice in a single two-year period.