International Mediators Community of Practice

Citizen Mediators Joint Meeting

1.5 hour(s)
PartnersGlobal (1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036)


Joint MBBI-IMCP-ACR conflict resolution practitioner working group meeting


Calling on all Citizen Mediators to Help Bridge the Political Divide in America

We talked, we processed and we sought to understand the rift in our political environment. Now, in an effort to move toward action, MBBI, IMCP and ACR are inviting their members and conflict resolution (CR) practitioners across the U.S. for a joint peer-2-peer consultation to build local synergies around bridging the U.S. political divide.


(Webinar option will be provided to those unable to attend face-to-face)


On the agenda:
  • Updates from CR practitioners around the nation about their local political bridge-building work
  • Presentation of the Citizen Mediators initiative
  • Creation of synergies between CR practitioners involved in political conflict transformation


Working group guiding principles:

  • A belief in a common humanity
  • An attitude of curiosity
  • A search for common ground


About the organizers:

The International Mediators Community of Practice (IMCP) provides an informal platform for discussion between mediation practitioners, trainers, academics and providers of mediation support services who actively engage in international third-party conflict transformation, to strengthen our skills and increase the use of dialogue processes in complex conflict contexts.

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. ACR is one of the nation’s largest professional associations for mediators, arbitrators, educators and other conflict resolution practitioners. ACR works in a wide range of settings throughout the United States and around the world.  This multicultural and multidisciplinary organization offers a broad umbrella under which all forms of dispute resolution practice find a home.

Mediators Beyond Borders International's (MBBI) mission is to build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide. By local invitation, MBBI’s multi-disciplinary teams jointly design and implement projects with local partners to increase local abilities to heal from severe conflict, reconcile torn communities; and prevent, manage, and transform conflict. MBBI's vision is to build a more peace-"able" world.