Arizona State Conflict Summit


April 8, 2011

Sponsored by the Conflict Transformation Project, the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, and Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University


The 2011 Arizona State Summit will bring together practitioners and academics to discuss contemporary approaches to managing conflict in Arizona's communities, workplaces, and schools. The goal of this Summit is to facilitate information exchange and encourage collaboration between important stakeholders in the management of conflict at various levels of society. The Keynote Speaker for the Summit is Steven Dinkin, Director of the National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego, CA and Washington, D.C. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

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Summit Agenda

  8:30am - 9:00am     Registration

  9:00am - 9:30am     Continental breakfast and welcome

  9:45am - 11:00am   Summit Sessions I

11:15am - 12:30pm   Summit Sessions II

12:30pm - 2:00pm     Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Steven Dinkin 

  2:15pm - 3:45pm     Summit Sessions III

  3:45pm - 4:30pm     Closing

Summit Sessions

These break-out sessions, facilitated by ASU scholars and Phoenix community leaders, will be offered throughout the day. Description of sessions and session leaders.


Summit Sessions I:

Civil Discourse

Current Topics in Mediation

Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation and the Healing of Nations

Emotional Communication in the Workplace  


Summit Sessions II:

Facilitating a Civil Dialogue, Session 1

Collaborative Law Practice

Intercultural Conflict at Work

Conflict Across Work-Life Boundaries: How Public and Private Responsibilities Interact


Summit Sessions III:

Civil Dialogue, Session 2

Facilitating Group Dialogue: Successes, Challenges, and Questions

Understanding Bullying in the Classroom and Workplace

Keynote Address:

The Exchange: A New Path Forward - Steven Dinkin, J.D.


Phoenix Convention Center

100 North 3rd Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Directions and Parking      Area hotels     ASU area hotels

Map of Convention Center

Schedule of Events

Questions about Summit? Contact Jess Alberts at