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From the AACR President

Kate Otting  | Published on 3/19/2018

Happy spring!


In the spirit of the season of growth and renewal, AACR welcomes over a dozen new members since the membership drive last month. 


Ever wonder why you joined AACR?  Some of us are conventional conflict resolution practitioners: mediators, ombuds, arbitrators and so on.  The more I get to know our members, however, I have learned that very few of us came to AACR through a typical conflict resolution pathway. (Is there one?) 

Here are some examples of the backgrounds, day jobs and side gigs of our current members:

  • Chiropractor
  • Accounting
  • Engineer
  • Suicide prevention
  • Nurse
  • Homeless prevention
  • Author
  • Tribal law
  • Martial arts
  • Musician
  • Researcher
  • Professor
  • Media
  • Collaborative law
  • Mental health
  • Investigator
  • Civil rights
  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Community volunteer
  • Small business owner
  • Communications

The more I get to know you, our members, I am heartened we share the belief that conflict resolution options should be as vast and diverse as the practices of our members.  Our community is a reflection of how we interact with one another and engage in programs.  If you are interested in bringing your involvement to a new level, please contact


Spring is also a great time to get out in this beautiful weather. I hope to see you on the patio of Scottsdale’s Thirsty Lion this Thursday, for our Spring social. 


With warm regards,