Calendar & Events

NEACR works to provide you with information and resources about conflict resolution training, advanced education, regional events, networking opportunities and more. 

Please see below for a list of upcoming NEACR events (including our very own Fall Program, Book Clubs, Annual Meeting and Biennial Conference) as well as the many other trainings and workshops being held with mediation centers and training programs throughout New England.

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Please check back for updates on the next NEACR event!

Featured Organizational Member Events

20 May 2019 • Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT 06473
21 May 2019 8:30 AM • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466

Other Events to Explore

    • 22 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 500 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02909

    The Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island will hold its Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, a highly interactive 40-hour course, taught by experienced mediators and trainers, that provides participants with the fundamentals of the facilitative mediation process.

    The training is focused on practical skill-building with many group exercises and role-plays. While the BMT is open to anyone, it fulfills the Rhode Island statute training requirement for mediators. It is also approved as CLE/CEU credit for attorneys and social workers in Rhode Island.

    This particular training will be held on weekdays, taking place on five dates between May 22 and 31. The cost of the training is $995, which includes all materials. Click here to register today. For more information call 401-273-9999 or email CMCRI at

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Waterman Grille, 4 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906

    The Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island will hold its Annual Celebration & Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Waterman Grille in Providence, RI. 

    Join CMCRI friends and supporters to celebrate and honor Holly Hitchcock, the 2019 Recipient of the Chief Justice Frank J. Williams Award for Excellence in promoting mediation and peaceful conflict resolution. Click here for more information, call 401-273-9999 or email CMCRI at

    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Burlington, 1068 Williston Rd. Burlington, VT 05403

    Are you finding your team dynamics are not what you want them to be for effective results? In a 2018 poll by Vermont Business Magazine, top executives were asked about the current state of Vermont’s labor force and an overwhelming 70% of respondents said it was a huge problem. For this reason, Ben Bosley (10+ years business negotiator, mediator and dispute resolution system designer), and Brian Miller (10+ years police crisis negotiator and mediator), have teamed up to share their knowledge and experience in this dynamic half-day workshop to solve workplace problems.

    In this exciting workshop you will develop:

    - An understanding the most common forms of communication problems and how to spot them for greater productivity.

    - Powerful tools to identify hidden problems within the organization that drain resources and cause turnover.

    - Resources that effectively encourage conversation that helps managers and coworkers develop understanding and a team dynamic.

    - Tools you can use to resolve all invisible barriers to success.

    - An ability to assess potential for workplace violence and appropriate safety responses.

    NEACR member Benjamin Bosley is Founder and President of Pinnacle Resolutions, based out of Burlington, VT. Click here for more information about Ben, Pinnacle Resolutions and this half day workshop.

    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 212, Cambridge MA 02138
    25 years ago, Essential Partners created a unique approach to dialogue that promoted connection and curiosity between those who saw one another as the enemy. Their approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world - but its principles are widely applicable for everyday conversation. An intentional communication process can help individuals, organizations and communities build trust, enhance resilience for addressing future challenging issues, and have constructive conversations with those they otherwise “wouldn’t be caught dead with.”

    In this workshop led by trainer Katie Hyten, participants will learn basic theory and the practice of Essential Partners’ relationship-centered approach to better communication and dialogue and will be empowered to achieve a shared, clear and mutually understood purpose in a conversation.

    Send an email to for more information or click here to register today.

    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 212, Cambridge MA 02138

    An engaged community is crucial to a healthy democracy, but leading effective community conversations about difficult issues can be tough — and when public meetings go badly, they can generate mistrust, polarization, and stagnation.

    From questions about a public art to conflicts over racial and ethnic differences, our framework has been used to improve social cohesion, collect valuable community input, and encourage the mutual trust that is a precondition to solving problems in a democracy.

    This workshop, lead by trainer Cara Cargill, helps participants apply Essential Partners’ Reflective Structured Dialogue framework to design community meetings and facilitate constructive public conversations about difficult and divisive issues.

    Send an email to for more information or click here to register today.

    • 03 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 212, Cambridge MA 02138

    This two-day workshop will help participants build the skills they need to facilitate tough conversations in daily life, in their community, in an organization, or in formal dialogues.

    The Essential Partners framework promotes connection and curiosity between those who see each other as enemies. For three decades, our unique approach has transformed conflicts across the country and the world—but the basic principles of the EP’s framework are applicable to local community issues, organizational development, congregations, and everyday conversations.

    Intentional communication helps individuals, organizations, and communities build trust, enhance resilience, and engage in constructive conversations despite deeply-held differences of value, belief, opinion, or identity. This workshop is designed to help participants develop a powerful set of tools to achieve those goals and adapt them to meet the needs of their contexts.

    Join lead trainer Dave Joseph at the Essential Partners office in Cambridge, MA. For information and to register today, send an email to or click here.

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466

    Elder mediation helps seniors and their adult children resolve conflicts involving living arrangements, caregiving, driving, family communication, medical decisions, Powers of Attorney/Health Care Proxies/Guardianship/Conservatorship, financial planning, estate planning, will contests, family real estate, and personal property distribution.

    In this program, participants will receive in-depth training to enhance the skills necessary to convene multi-party family mediations and facilitate consensus for families experiencing complex and emotionally charged conflict around these critical matters. Join trainers Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe, with guest experts from the fields of elder law and gerontology, for three days packed with content, skill-building, role plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants (who often travel from around the world to attend). CEUs available.

    Cost: $795 through September 12 ($895 thereafter), includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as all course materials. The training will be held at the Walker Center in Newton, MA, on the following days and times:

    October 22-23: 8:30am to 5:30pm

    October 24: 8:30am to 3:30pm

    For more information, visit, email, or call Crystal Thorpe at 617-621-7009 x29.

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