Committees and Work Groups
This committee plans all aspects of the year-round programs beginning in September each year. Committee members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. They are actively involved in program planning, networking, and assuring the continued success and variety of our programming. If you are interested in professional skills development, marketing a practice, finding a job, and building partnerships with other professionals in dispute resolution, this committee is well worth your time.
Patty Stiles, Chair
This committee is dedicated to increasing the membership of ACR Chicago by providing information on membership benefits and programs to current and potential members through various means.
Mac Steele, Chair
Public Relations and Outreach
This committee ensures the long-term viability of ACR-Chicago by communicating the organization's programs and benefits to members and potential members through education, marketing, and strategic networking
Joe Dillon, Chair
This group ensures that the operations of ACR-Chicago run in accordance with our by-laws and policies.
Kent Lawrence, Chair
This committee manages all video production of our programs, improvements to our website presence and explores new ways in which we can reach a wider audience through social networking and other media formats.
Ian Bucciarelli, Chair
Task Forces and Work Groups
Conflict Resolution Day
This national event, held each year on the third Thursday of October, is an opportunity for Chicago area ADR organizations to come together for networking and information sharing with each other and with the public. In the last two years, over 120 people have attended the event, and nearly 20 area ADR organizations were represented.
Mark Mayer, Chair
Diversity and Equity
Members of this working group serve as liaisons between the board, permanent committees and special projects. Members help ensure that diverse themes are incorporated at all levels and that the organization continues to identify ways to tailor relevant approaches to underserved communities that reflect their unique and diverse needs.
Mac Steele and Patty Stiles, Co-Chairs
Our mentoring program is for members interested in establishing networking opportunities by being matched up with members from our Professional Directory
Kristina Taylor, Chair