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  • 29 Jan 2019 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is seeking a dynamic and creative Executive Director to lead and enhance the organization. ACR is a non-profit membership association committed to educational activities that promote peaceful, effective conflict resolution, both nationally and internationally. The Executive Director, as an outside Contractor, will work closely with an active Board of Directors and will have a key role in being responsive to the needs of membership, fundraising, securing the financial sustainability of the organization, web-administration, Conference planning, and development of budgets and resources. Other duties include membership outreach, implementing programming/services for members, developing field-wide partnerships, working with ACR's Sections and Chapters, and carrying out the day-to-day operations of the organization.
    A successful candidate must have dispute resolution experience. This is a part time contractor’s position that includes coordinating and working with other contractors.
    Telecommuting is required and the Executive Director can be located most anywhere. Some travel may be involved. Applicants should consider that ACR is an international membership organization with a heavy concentration of members on the East coast of the U.S. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

    Please see Job Description for more details.
    To apply, please email a resume and cover letter in the form of a Response to Proposal by February 28, 2019, to with a cc to .

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  • 07 Jan 2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    Please make plans to join us on April 5, 2019 at Lipscomb University. Dr. Jon S. Ebert will be our keynote speaker.

    He will be discussing "AN INTRODUCTION TO MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING". Professor Ebert is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive clinical and consultation expertise in the assessment and delivery of services to children and families who have experienced traumatic stress and mental health challenges.

    Motivational Interviewing is based on four major principles, as follows: 

    1. Empathy 

    2. Developing Discrepancy 

    3. Rolling with Resistance 

    4. Supporting Self-efficacy 

    With these four principles in mind, a motivational interviewer will attempt to elicit change talk by creating a neutral, safe environment where the client can explore their ambivalence regarding change. This is done in an empathetic yet directive manner - the interviewer listens non-judgmentally while directing the client toward a desired change by asking neutral, exploratory questions that develop a discrepancy between the client's values and current behavior. As the discrepancy widens, the client becomes motivated to change his behavior to reach the values he espouses.

    To ensure you get the TAPM rate for this seminar, make sure your membership is up to date! Registration will be open soon.

    Renew/Join TAPM:
              $100.00 Annual Dues
              $150.00 Annual Seminar 4/5/2019 CLE/CME Fee
              $250.00 Total Due   

     NON TAPM Member
              $300.00 Annual Seminar 4/5/2019 CLE/CME Fee Due

  • 26 May 2018 12:36 PM | Sara Figal (Administrator)
    On May 16, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission released its Annual Report for 2017.  “Access to the justice system is a critical issue as economic barriers disadvantage many of our neighbors who need civil legal help,” said Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark. “What we have learned in the past 10 years is that there is no single solution, no magic bullet to solve this issue. But, with all hands on deck, we are having an impact and are improving lives across the state.”

    It is gratifying to see the efforts that are made by organizations and individuals across the state, although I wish the contribution made by mediators was made clearer. I challenge TAMP members to generate ideas for ensuring that the value of pro bono mediators in Tennessee gets more recognition in the next report!

    Read the full report here.

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