Category Archives: News

CDR Director Receives Receives Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs Award

In the Spring of 2016 the Board of Governors Awarded Dr. Charlene Berquist the Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs award for her distinctive work and accomplishments in support of the University’s Public Affairs mission as the Director of the Center

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Family Group Decision-Making Training Offered to Child Welfare Professionals in Branson

In May the CDR was pleased to provide a customized training in Family Group Decision-Making (also known as Family Group Conferencing) for child welfare professionals in Missouri. This training, offered in Branson, MO, was sponsored by the Healthy Families Taskforce.

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Renowned Restorative Justice Practitioner and Scholar Shares with Community

In April 2016 the CDR offered over 50 attendees the opportunity to learn from the renowned restorative justice practitioner and research Dr. Mark Umbreit. Dr. Umbriet shared wisdom gained from his work in peacemaking and restorative justice efforts arory address

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March Mediation Training a Sold-Out Success

In March the CDR held its bi-annual 40-hour civil and family mediation training, and once again filled the training to capacity with professionals and students anxious to build their mediation skills. This training event brought together 25 experienced mediators who

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Plan now to attend Spring Campus Conflict Workshops!

The Center for Dispute Resolution is continuing its Campus Conflict Workshop series this spring with three sessions. These sessions are free for Missouri State students, faculty, and staff, and Master Advisors will receive one hour of recertification credit for participation. Save the

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Peer Mediation Training and Volunteer Opportunity for Missouri State Students

The Center for Dispute Resolution is coordinating a peer mediation training for college students on Saturday, January 23rd (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). This training will cover a variety of topics, including the causes and dynamics of conflict, listening skills,

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