Jason Gladfelter, M.A.

Dialogue in Craft Brewing

What is dialogue, really? Dialogue can be a tangled mess Two recent Twitter threads can hopefully serve as catalysts to much needed problem solving in the craft beer community (and perhaps American society). BeerKulture and TheThirstyWench published articles and shared them on Twitter. Recapping them here will not do them justice. (Very) basically, the latter took on misogyny and …

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Internalizing Diversity and Inclusion for Craft Breweries

The Brewers Association recently published Diversity Best Practices for its members. This 5-part series is a great resource to help breweries with diversity and inclusion efforts. We encourage every brewery to at least consider such efforts laid out by the BA. It is important to point out that with diversity comes difference, and differences can–and …

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OvalOptions is Expanding its Office and Services

In January, OvalOptions moved from its Denver office to the Clear Creek Office Building in Wheat Ridge. The new office has space for in-house trainings, conferences, meetings and dialogues. We extend sincere thanks to the Conflict Center for providing us office space over the last several years. The new location is significantly larger and provides …

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Brewery alliance seeks to protect Fountain Creek Watershed | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

The Fountain Creek Watershed Project is tapping into a Colorado Springs staple – craft breweries – to raise awareness of local water issues. Now comes the Fountain Creek Brewshed Alliance – the first such organization in Colorado – made up of the watershed project, nine area breweries, Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project, Colorado …

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VENTIT Helps with Internal Dynamics of Breweries

May 18th, 2017 DENVER, CO—In its ongoing effort to support craft breweries, the Brewery Mediation Network has developed a new program to help breweries manage their internal dynamics.  VENTIT® is designed as a “self-referral” process to connect brewery staff and associates with conflict management professionals at OvalOptions to address any frustrations or tensions that staff …

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