Jefferson County Mediation Set for Increased Footprint Under New Contract

PRESS RELEASE— Denver, CO (February 6, 2017)  Heading into its 24th year, Jefferson County Mediation Services (JCMS) is set to expand its reach and services under a new contract managed by OvalOptions for Conflict Management. JCMS, the largest community mediation program in Colorado, serving thousands of citizens each year, operates under a contract with Jefferson …

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Debate and Dialogue

Differences in Structure, Practice and Goals Remember those presidential debates? You know the ones, where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were asked questions that they didn’t answer and instead talked about each other?  Yeah, I tried to block those out of my mind, too. But, they happened and had at least some influence in deciding …

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The People Ingredient: A Craft Brewery’s Biggest Threat?

By Jason Gladfelter, Director of Brewery Mediation Network This article expands on the article written by Ed Sealover published in the Denver Business Journal Aug. 5th: “What Ails Colorado Brewing“.  Craft brewing is (still) booming. The Colorado economy alone sees $1.15 billion from the burgeoning brewery business, and currently there are more than 300 brewing …

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How to Speak to a “…Lives Matter” Supporter, Because You Must

Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter. Which do you support? Don’t answer just yet. Let’s take a look at the controversy surrounding them. Black Lives Matter has been criticized for concentrating only on black lives. Retorts like, “what about other lives?” and “why are blacks so special?” are popular. Perhaps the most common response …

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