A Path Forward

The National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) is proud to share that the Union-Tribune features a weekly column, titled A Path Forward featuring advice and tips from NCRC President, Steve Dinkin.  Each Sunday, NCRC will focus on a current event that exemplifies the intolerance and incivility we are experiencing in society today, and share valuable communication tips or conflict resolution advice to  help overcome those issues. We are thrilled to have this partnership with the U-T and look forward to expanding our reach and resources in the community!

November 17, 2019​
Paul Palmer's Legacy of Connection and Compassion

November 10, 2019
Nationals Hit a Homer in Fostering Warmheartedness

November 3, 2019
Taking the Time to Participate and Be Part of The Solution

October 20, 2019
Toward More Civil Workplaces

October 6, 2019
Path Forward Starts With Us, Continues With Youth

September 29, 2019
Understaffed, Off The Clock and On The Brink

September 22, 2019
The Wi-Fi Gatekeeper: A Case For Accommodation

September 16, 2019
The Vegan Violation and The Freedom To Choose​

September 8, 2019
Quarterbacks to Co-workers: The Power of Empathy

September 3, 2019
Constructive Confrontation Might Be Winning Ticket

August 25, 2019
Considering A Constructive Feedback Solution

August 19, 2019
Wedding Planning: See The Celebration From Both Sides

August, 12 2019
The Two-Bedroom Apartment And The Olive Branch

August 5, 2019
The Sister-In-Law and The Not-So-Essential Oils

July, 28, 2019
High-Conflict Personalities: Navigating the Maze​

July 21, 2019
A Contractor Dispute: How to Respond Rather Than React

July 15, 2019
The Border Crisis: Avoiding Dismissive Labeling

July 7, 2019
A New Deck, The Neighbor and The (Almost) Perfect View

July 1, 2019
The Doorbell Dilemma: A Selling-A-Home Stalemate​

June 23, 2019
Homelessness In America: Many Sides Of The Same Coin

June 16, 2019
At Odds With The Not-So-Amusing Amusement Park

June 9, 2019
The Exclusive Gym, A New Member And A Rigid Gym-Goer

June 3, 2019
The Weary Traveler and The Passport Fiasco

May 26, 2019
The Lonely, Barking Dogs and The Disrupted Workspace

May 19, 2019
Nimby vs. Yimby: Bridging the Divide of Boundaries

May 14, 2019
The Aggressive Children and The Scared Ducklings

May 5, 2019
When Star Employees Leave and Clients Follow Them

April 21, 2019
The Attack of The Neighbor’s Killer Pepper Trees

April 15, 2019
The Tale Of The Multitasking Administrative Assistant

April 7, 2019
Losing Sleep Over A Night-Owl Roommates Routine

March 31, 2019
The Paperless Office: Save Trees, Lose Productivity

March 24, 2019
The New Neighbor With Expensive Taste In Fences

March 17, 2019
A Devious Bedside Visitor with a Hidden Agenda?

March 10, 2019
Taking The High Road To Professional Recognition

March 4, 2019
Debating In-Home Water Conservation Amid Wet Winter

February 25, 2019
How To Unite The Divided Among A Fractured Flock

February 19, 2019
Please, Let This Dead Christmas Tree Rest in Peace!

February 11, 2019
The Unleashed Doberman And The Heedless Owner

February 4, 2019
A Fragrance-Free And Tension-Filled Workplace

January 28, 2019
The Chronically Early, Clueless Dinner Guests

January 20, 2019
Happy Anniversary: ‘Mediate This!’ Marks One Year

January 13, 2019
Dealing With A Neighbor’s Makeshift Auto Repair Shop

January 7, 2019
The Piled-Up Dishes And The Shiftless Co-Worker

December 30, 2018
Looking Back On 2018: Four Reasons For Optimism

December 16, 2018
The Marauding Bamboo and The Threatening Neighbor

December 10, 2018
How to Talk About Loud Talk (And Not Be a Crank)​

December 3, 2018
Paving The Way to Neighborhood Unity in El Cajon

November 25, 2018
The Allure of The Costly College on The East Coast

November 18, 2018
A Talking Circle: Feasting On Turkey And Civil Discourse

November 11, 2018
A Query From The Front Lines Of The Scooter War

November 5, 2018
After the Votes are Counted, How do we Heal?

October 29, 2018
The Rental Unit with Down-and-Dirty Appliances

October 14, 2018
A Contractor, a Winning Bid and a Broken Promise

October 7, 2018
A Neighborly Easement and a Driveway Invasion

September 30, 2018​
Unleashing Problems For Neighborhood Walkers

​September 23, 2018​
​Athletes, Protest And Outrage: A Retrospective

​September 16, 2018
Property, Tree Roots and Problems With Plumbing

September 9, 2018
An (Un)Civil War Between Two Tenured Faculty

July 29, 2018
The Handicaped Space and the Agile Pilates Driver

July 22, 2018
The Colorful Storage Building and The Blocked View

July 15, 2018
An Uncivil Plot: Using Rage to Bring About Change

July 8, 2018
A Texting Driver, a Collision, and a Bad Loan

July 1, 2018
The Single Working Mom and an Unconscious Bias

June 24, 2018
The Barking Dogs and The Growling Neighbors

June 17, 2018
A Wedding Gift From a Teenage Nephew Photographer

June 10, 2018
The Passed Over Interim Director and the Outside Hire

June 3, 2018
The Leaning Fence and the Neighbor Standoff

May 27, 2018
The Expensive New Jacket with The Musky Odor

May 21, 2018
The Bullying Executive and The Exiting Employee

May 13, 2018
A Nice New Neighbor with a Big Booming Voice

May 6, 2018
The Ferocious Dog and The Belligerent Owner

April 29, 2018
The Brazen Landlord and The Outrageous Bill

April 22, 2018
Tree vs Tree: The Hostile Elm and The Gentle Ficus

April 15, 2018
A Mom, Her 13-Year-Old, and the Lure of Instagram

April 8, 2018
The Polite New Hire and The Clueless Office Mentor

April 1, 2018
The Corner Store, Booze, and Creepy Guys

March 25, 2018
The Absentee Designer and The Seething Sales Rep

March 18, 2018
The Playground Bully and the Heedless Mother

March 11, 2018
The Customer's Service Dog and The Shop's Barista

March 4, 2018
A Contractor, A Small Street, and Five Large Vehicles

February 25, 2018

The Ex, The Kids, and The Trip with The Girlfriend

February 18, 2018

The Resilient Roaches and The Crabby Landlord

February 12, 2018

A Free Spirit, A Neatnik, and a Cubicle Shoji Screen

February 4, 2018

The Surf Shop, The Wet Floor, and The Medical Bills

January 28, 2018

The Distant Uncle, The Nearby Cousin, and The Will

January 21, 2018

Upstairs Neighbor is a Fitness Bootcamp Instructor