Conflict Resolution Day Activity Suggestions


  • Provide a declaration or letter of support from your organization
  • Create a conflict resolution (or mediation) pledge and get signatures from public figures and the public
  • Get a Mayoral or Gubernatorial Proclamation
  • Get a Court Resolution or Legislative Resolution
  • Post information about Conflict Resolution Day on your (organization’s) website
  • Link your (locality’s, organization’s) annual conflict resolution event to Conflict Resolution Day (http://www.ACRnet.org/crday), or engage in cross-promotion (let ACR know when your event is—send an email to acr@ACRnet.org— and we’ll publicize it; let your network know about Conflict Resolution Day)
  • Publish information about Conflict Resolution Day in your (organization’s) newsletter, magazine, listserv
  • Create conflict resolution promotional material and distribute it to the public on Conflict Resolution Day
  • Propose story ideas to print and broadcast media
  • Hold a press conference
  • Set up an informational display for visitors
  • Host a Mock Mediation for the public, policymakers, elected officials, community leaders/organizations, or school personnel
  • Make a presentation regarding conflict resolution that is open to judges, attorneys, court personnel, school personnel and/or the public, possibly in collaboration with other conflict resolution organizations
  • Hold an informational meeting for those interested in learning more about conflict resolution, as potential consumers or practitioners
  • Hold a promotional event such as a luncheon, reception, or other gathering
  • Organize educational meetings with local, state or federal elected officials
  • Hold a conflict resolution workshop at a local college or university
  • Hold a “brown bag” professional development talk on a campus or for professionals in your community
  • Hold an educational event for students, or make a presentation in a classroom or school
  • Organize a student art contest or essay contest on a conflict resolution topic
  • Organize a speaker’s bureau for presentations at business, community, or professional/trade association meetings
  • Recognize conflict resolution leaders and or volunteers in your community.
  • Hold a one-day conference
  • Hold an ACR Chapter meeting
  • Sponsor a day of cooperative games for peer mediators and the public
  • Produce and distribute information on how to establish peer mediation programs
  • Send out conflict resolution information packet to magistrates and other court personnel, including an overview of Conflict Resolution Day and other information
  • Produce t-shirts, mugs or other items supporting conflict resolution
  • Create a “peace quilt”