APADRC 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Registration

When communication breaks down and conflict arises, how can you address it constructively? What steps can you take to improve your communication and conflict resolution skills? The APADRC is offering a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training with an emphasis on building cross-cultural competency. Open to all members of the community, this highly interactive training will introduce …

Four Ways to Improve Your Constructive Feedback

Four Ways to Improve Your Constructive Feedback By Jennie Li Giving (and receiving) feedback is an important aspect of developing ourselves personally and professionally. However, it can often be a source of anxiety and contention, especially when presented without tact. In this article, we’ll examine some ways to help smooth out your feedback style. 1.       …

Little Miss Horsie

I was in seventh grade, sitting behind a desk in a completely new country, and I could not understand why Mr. Leavey kept saying “Horsie.” I had moved to the United States three weeks earlier and I was not ready to be dropped into a world that I was not familiar with. It took me …

Stepping Into Conflict

By Claire Doran, Program Director Most days, I speak about peace. Today, I want to speak about conflict.  Peace is not an escape from conflict, but the willingness to move into conflict.  John Paul Lederach gives a simple definition for conflict transformation: (1) a positive orientation toward conflict and (2) a willingness to engage in …

The 12th Annual Conversity Award Reception and Fundraiser

Get ready for the APADRC”s 12th Annual Conversity Awards! Each year, Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) holds an annual fundraising event called Conversity to raise funds to sustain our organization and continue offering free to low-cost mediation services in the communities and schools. As a small nonprofit focused solely on conflict resolution, this fundraiser …

Helping Day Laborers Recover Wages

By Julia Blandon, Conflict Resolution Specialist It is early morning and the sun is rising. The usual city noises are drowned in silence. You get into your vehicle and head to work. You arrive. Today you will be working on replacing floors, changing walls, re-tiling, and painting. As strenuous as it is, the need to …

Communication Courtship: 6 Tips to Set the Scene

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s day with a romantic partner or celebrating Singles Awareness Day with your friends, create the time, space and mood to reconnect and make conversation a priority. The New York Times article “The End of Courtship?” insinuates that casual dating is now shouldering out traditional courtship dances.  Tapping out texts and emails between …

Beauty and the Beat

By Karen Beck My name is DJ Shy and I am the first female on-air mixer at the No. 1 Top 40 radio station in America, 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. This Clear Channel station with over 2.6 million listeners each week features Ryan Seacrest as the morning host. I got my nickname because I …

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