Today is Conflict Resolution Day, an annual celebration sponsored by the international Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
As ACR describes the day: “The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution designating the third Thursday in October annually as Conflict Resolution Day in order to increase public awareness about conflict resolution and its many benefits. The first celebrations for Conflict Resolution Day began in 2005 and they have grown each year as people from around the world plan activities. ACR coordinates its efforts with other conflict resolution organizations and reaches out to local, state and international groups to build interest in holding local celebrations in conjunction with Conflict Resolution Day.”
Conflict Resolution Day provides an opportunity to stop and reflect on mediation, the nature of conflict, and what we can all do to try to manage conflict effectively.