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 The Center for Community Dialogue proudly presents the Kenneth Cloke Series


April 17    Community Forum: Workplace Bullying

Learn to respond to bullying in a skillful and constructive way.

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April 18    Senior Leadership Forum: A Systems               Approach to  Addressing Conflict in the Workplace

Strategies for transforming workplaces into more collaborative and productive places. Click here for more information.

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April 19  Mediation Roundtable featuring Kenneth Cloke

Gain useful understanding of the language of conflict and use that language to learn and resolve the many layers of conflict.

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http://www.hh4heroes.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Ken_Photo_2010_-_1.pngThe Center for Community Dialogue at Our Family Services is pleased to sponsor a prestigious 3-part series of events in Tucson, featuring the renowned Professor Kenneth Cloke as he lends his 27 years of expertise to exploring issues of conflict in our community.


As Director of the Center for Dispute        Resolution, Ken has served as a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant and trainer. Ken specializes in resolving complex multi-party conflicts and provides services in designing conflict resolution systems for organizations. He is a nationally recognized speaker and author of many books and journal articles, including his recent book Conflict Revolution: Mediating Evil, War, Injustice and Terrorism (2013). Professor Cloke was the inaugural president of Mediating Beyond Borders, a not-for-profit organization that works around the world to increase conflict resolution capacity. He has worked closely with teams of mediators in places as far-flung as Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ecuador and the Palestinian Territories.

The Kenneth Cloke series is made possible in part by the generous support the Collaborative Law Group of Southern Arizona, Pima Community College, and the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding.






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Our Family’s Center for Community Dialogue helps Southern Arizonans
talk about challenging issues in a skilled, civil and respectful way.
We offer mediation and facilitation services, training in a variety
of communication methods, and community events
that help build skills and spark constructive dialogue:


Services for 2 individuals in conflict

Mediation: Safe, neutral and voluntary process to resolve neighbor, workplace and family disagreements without going to court. Our experienced staff and volunteers do not take sides or resolve issues, but we do provide support, guidance and safe opportunities for people to resolve issues themselves.


Services for groups

Multiparty conflicts or issues may require the use of a variety of the Center’s services. Our expert consultants can help you map a strategy and see it through. A plan for your group may include:

Group/Team Facilitation: Helping groups or teams clarify tasks, set goals, plan projects and come to consensus through a custom-designed menu of options that may include strategic planning, conflict resolution or training. This process is good for boards of directors, business teams, community groups, homeowners associations, and families. Fees are $300 and up for 2-3 hour session (plus planning.)

Community Dialogue Circles: Planning and facilitation of community forums for large public groups of 60-100 or more. Call for fees.

Mediation: Safe, neutral and voluntary mediation process helps groups to resolve neighbor, workplace and family disagreements without going to court.

Eldercare Mediation: Helping families (plus caregivers, health care providers and housing facilities) stop arguing and start having productive discussions about the care of aging loved ones. Volunteers are graduates of our Basic Mediation Training and Eldercare Mediation Training.

Conflict Coaching: Our trained conflict coach can work with you one-on-one to design an approach to resolve conflict in a respectful and productive way. Fee is $50 per hour.


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Training & Events

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for upcoming trainings


Eldercare Mediation

Circles Process Levels 1&2

Basic Facilitation 1&2

ToP Facilitation Methods

Nonviolent Communication

Peace Circles

Upcoming events:

Mediation Roundtable
6-7:30 p.m.
4th Tuesday each month
at 3830 E. Bellevue offices


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