The nomination deadline for the 2012 ACR Annual Awards is July 25th, 2012
ACR invites your nomination of candidates for the awards listed below. These awards are given in recognition of superior performance in, and outstanding contributions made to, the field of alternative dispute resolution. Your assistance in identifying worthy candidates will help us to honor those who work tirelessly to promote the use of ADR for addressing conflicts. Please seek the nominee’s permission beforehand, particularly since it is expected that award recipients will be present at the 2012 ACR Annual Conference in New Orleans, September 12-15, 2012, to receive his/her award.Please click here for the Nomination Form
ACR is seeking nominations for the following awards:
Mary Parker Follett Award
The Mary Parker Follett Award is presented to an individual who has shown a passion and willingness to take risks; in tackling a contemporary problem or opportunity in the field of dispute resolution; has used innovative and experimental techniques; and draws upon the talents and ideas of all persons involved. Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) was an early advocate of resolving conflict by encouraging parties to integrate interests into negotiations. During the mid-1920s, Follett shifted her focus from community group processes to the field of business. Business leaders sought her advice on how to manage their enterprises, and she became a featured speaker at national and international business conferences. Her talks were drawn together and published posthumously in the influential book Dynamic Administration. Deadline for nominations: July 25, 2012.
- 2011: Kristen Bailey Atkinson
- 2010: Ethan Katsh
- 2009: Janet Rifkin
- 2006: Gail Bingham, President of RESOLVE
- 2005: John R. Helie, founder of ConflictNet and Mediate.com
- 2003: Chris Carlson, Executive Director, Policy Consensus Initiative
- 2001: Rachel Wohl, Executive Director, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Organization
John M. Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award
The John M. Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award is presented annually to a prominent and internationally recognized leader in mediation who demonstrates personal and professional commitment to finding mediation solutions to conflict while balancing therapeutic and legal perspectives. John M. Haynes was a pioneer in the field of family mediation, a respected author and practitioner, an international trainer, and the first president of the Academy of Family Mediators. In keeping with his legacy, the candidate should demonstrate innovation, creativity, and outstanding competence in: published writings, training, and practice; maintain personal and professional integrity and respect for others; and embrace a sense of humor and humility about our standing as fallible beings. Deadline for nominations: July 25, 2012.
- 2011: Christine Coates, J.D.
- 2010: Kenneth Cloke
- 2009: Robert D. Benjamin
- 2008: Peter Salem
- 2007: Jim Melamed, J.D.
- 2006: Arnie Shienvold, Ph.D.
- 2005: Nina R. Meierding, MS., J.D.
- 2004: Zena D. Zumeta, J.D.
- 2003: Barbara Landau, Ph.D., LL.B., LL.M.
- 2002: Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D.
- 2001: Larry S. Fong, Ph.D.
The Peacemaker Award acknowledges the significant and sustained contributions by an individual or organization to the cause of peace. At its heart, the purpose of conflict resolution, and the goal of ACR, is to bring peace to troubled relationships, whether domestic, organizational, environmental, or international. This award recognizes efforts to bring peace through various conflict resolution approaches to ethnic, religious, and civil conflicts that have raged domestically and outside the United States. The Peacemaker Award was instituted in 2001. Deadline for nominations: July 25, 2012.
- 2011: The PACIS Project in Faith-Based Diplomacy of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University
- 2010: Padraig O'Malley
- 2009: Ambassador John W. McDonald
- 2008: Lee H. Hamilton
- 2003: Senator George Mitchell
- 2001: Conflict Resolution Network Canada
Sharon M. Pickett Award
The Sharon M. Pickett Award was established in honor of Sharon M. Pickett who served as Editor of ACResolution from 2000-2007. In addition to serving as a family mediator and trainer, Sharon worked for many environmental NGOs and was an ardent advocate for environmental issues. In recognition of Sharon’s ardent advocacy of environmental issues and mediation, both professionally and personally, the Association for Conflict Resolution presents the Sharon M. Pickett Award annually. The award is presented each year to a person nominated who has either advanced the cause of environmental protection through the effective use of alternative dispute resolution or to a person(s) nominated who has (have) authored a publication that advances awareness of an environmental protection concern addressed through the use of alternative dispute resolution. For the latter, the publication must be no older than 5 years. Deadline for nominations: July 25, 2012.
- 2011: Marcelle DuPraw
- 2010: Sarah Alexander
- 2008: Alice Shorett