Awards

ACR gives a number of awards at its annual conference 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.  The 2016 Awards will be presented at the Annual Conference to be held September 26 - October 1 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland.  

 

 

 

 

Award Descriptions

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.


Past Recipients:

  • 2015: Jerome Barrett 

  • 2014: Floyd D. Weatherspoon 

  • 2013: Colin Rule

  • 2012: Tammy Lenski

  • 2011: Kirsten Bailey Atkinson

  • 2010: Ethan Katsh

  • 2009: Janet Rifkin

  • 2008: No Honoree

  • 2007: No Honoree

  • 2006: Gail Bingham, President of RESOLVE

  • 2005: John R. Helie, founder of ConflictNet and Mediate.com

  • 2004: No Honoree

  • 2003: Chris Carlson, Executive Director, Policy Consensus Initiative

  • 2002: No Honoree

  • 2001: Rachel Wohl, Executive Director, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Organization

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Previous Award Winners

2013 Award Recipients

 

ACR Congratulates the following 2013 Award Recipients!


Marvin E. Johnson Diversity and Equity Award

Awarded Posthumously to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
This award was presented on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the ACR Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The award was accepted by J. Christopher Stevens' mother, Mary Commanday (right), and his step-father, Robert Commanday (left), pictured above with Marvin Johnson (center).  

 
Mary Parker Follett Award

Awarded to Colin Rule

This award was presented on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the ACR Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN to Colin Rule (right).


 
Peacemaker Award

Awarded to Community Relations Service of the US Department of Justice
This award was presented on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the ACR Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The award was accepted by Colin Rule (pictured above) on behalf of the Community Relations Service of the US Department of Justice.

 
 
John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award

Awarded to Mark Kleiman
This award was presented on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the ACR Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN to Mark Kleiman (right).


 
 
Sharon Pickett Award

Awarded to John Jostes 

This award was presented on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the ACR Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN. The award was accepted by Lucy Moore (right) and Suzanne Schwartz (center) on behalf of John Jostes.


 
Presidential Award

Awarded to Cynthia Alm and William Stempel
This award was presented on Thursday, October 10 at the ACR 2013 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN to Cynthia Alm (left) and William Stempel (right).  

        

 
Education Award

Awarded to Dr. Pamela Lane-Garon
The William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution was presented on Friday, October 11 at the ACR 2013 Annual Conference in Minneapolis Minnesota to Dr. Pamela Lane-Garon (center).

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