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About Heather Blades

As the Associate Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University, I love working with students, faculty and staff, and community members as they explore and learn about how to manage conflicts and communicate effectively.

CDR Presentation Accepted to Present at Association for Conflict Resolution’s Annual Conference in 2017

The CDR has been selected to present “Conflict Coaching for High Conflict Co-Parents: The Shared Spaces Program” at this year’s Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) annual conference. The session, which will be presented by Char Berquist, Heather Blades, and COM

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CDR Provides Family Group Conference Training for the Omaha Tribe Peacemaker Project

In early March the CDR hosted  members of the Omaha Tribe for a training in Family Group Conferencing (FGC). The Omaha Tribe is a federally recognized Midwestern Native American tribe that resides in Nebraska. The tribe was the recipient of

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Peer Conflict Coaching and Mediation Training

Conflict Coaching and Peer Mediation Training Saturday, October 8th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Center for Dispute Resolution is coordinating a conflict coaching and peer mediation training for college students on Saturday, October 8th. This training will cover

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Guys’ Gathering Facilitator Training Moved to Oct. 1

UPDATE – We have been excited to receive much more interest in the Guys’ Gathering Circle program this year from public schools than in prior years, and we’ve had more circle groups requested than ever before!  This growth is wonderful

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Guys’ Gathering Circle Facilitator Training – Sept.17th

College-aged men who want to build their communication, leadership, and facilitation skills while benefiting boys in our community are invited to take part in free training to volunteer as Guys’ Gathering Circle facilitators in area middle and high schools. This

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Campus Conflict Workshop Fall Series Announced

Mark your calendar for the CDR’s fall and spring Campus Conflict Workshop series! These free workshops are offered for Missouri State faculty, staff, students, and alumni. These also qualify for Master Advisor credit! Political Discourse: Civility, Political Correctness, or Trumpeting Your

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