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Engaging Law Enforcement and Civilian Leaders- Part 1

When: 05/11/2016
Where: United States

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Engaging Law Enforcement and Civilian Leaders- Part 1

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern standard time

Free for NAFCM Members; $25 for Non-Members

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Two community mediation practitioners, one located within government structure and the other outside government structure, will present the processes they employed to reach out and start the conversation about healing and strengthening the connections between the police and civilian communities. The use of the data collection process as a means to learn about and listen to different perspectives held by interested parties as a crucial first step to creating the belief that positive change can happen. These practitioners will also talk about methods to address unexpected road blocks and the need to build self-sustaining change that goes beyond individual relationships.

This webinar relates to the following NAFCM Hallmarks:

  • Hallmark #3: Striving to reduce barriers to service including physical, linguistic, cultural, programmatic and economic;

  • Hallmark #8: Initiating, facilitating and educating for collaborative community relationships to affect positive systemic change.

About the presenter:

Ako Changa Onyango is the executive director of Community Mediation in Baltimore. Changa is a peace worker, and nonprofit professional dedicated to the spread of cultural competency and emotional intelligence.

Janet Mueller is a fellow with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and has been a mediator and trainer for the Dayton Mediation Center since 1995.  Janet earned a Master of Science degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Conflict Management from Kent State University, Kent, OH.

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