Association for Conflict Resolution - Chicago Chapter

Saying No in a Positive Way with Bradley Ginn will now be held on September 9, 2015

  • 09 Sep 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
  • Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), 11 E. Adams, Suite 500, Chicago, IL


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Please accept our apologies, again. Due to Yom Kippur, we have changed the date of this event to
 September 9, 2015

Saying No in a Positive Way with Bradley Ginn

Have you ever wished you said No instead of Yes? Or, have you said No and hurt a relationship? Whether and how we say No can influence the quality of our lives. In this session, participants will explore traps we often fall into in deciding to say Yes or No and how to say No in a way that stands up for your values without hurting relationships. A 3-step process for saying No will be presented from the book, The Power of a Positive No, by William Ury.


Bradley Ginn became the first Employee Ombuds at Northeastern Illinois University, in Chicago, in July 2012. From 1995 to 2012, Brad mediated employment, business, real estate, estate/probate, and construction disputes with JAMS. In addition, from 1997 to 2004, Brad served as Executive Director of the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR).  He first became involved with CCR as a volunteer mediator in 1993 and joined the staff as the Director of Training Services in 1995. He also taught Alternative Dispute Resolution as an adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1996 through 2002.

Brad is a former president of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Conflict Resolution (1995-1996) and served on the board from 1994 through 1998. He joined the International Ombudsman Association in 2012.  He earned a J.D. degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1985 and graduated with Honors in English from the University of Michigan in 1982.

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