National Conflict Resolution Day 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I and II
8:30 a.m. - noon

Breakfast will be served 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Event is free and open to the public



Breakfast and networking

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Buffet breakfast available before the event.

Introduction and welcome

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

William E. King
University ombudsperson

Opening remarks

9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Mark Rubin

Executive director, Virginia Center for Consensus Building

Keynote speaker

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

"A Matter of Perspective: The Potential of Conflict Resolution in the INCLUSION (R)EVOLUTION"

Sean Banks
Director, ombuds services and corporate ombuds
Shell Oil Company


Break 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

VCU's Commitment

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kevin Allison, Ph.D.

Interim vice president for inclusive excellence 

Panel discussion and Q&A

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Featuring VCU leadership: 

John Venuti, Assistant vice president of public safety; Chief, VCU Police

Chuck Klink, Ph.D., Vice provost for student affairs

Kathy Bassard, Ph.D., Senior vice provost for faculty affairs

Cathleen Burke, Vice president for human resources

Helen Rai, Graduate student, School of Social Work

Andrew Owen, Undergraduate student, School of Social Work; 15 years of service, Army National Guard

Facilitator: Jacqueline Kniska, University compliance officer

Closing remarks

11:45 a.m. - noon

William E. King

University ombudsperson

National Conflict Resolution Day Pledge cards will be available. Those in attendance are encouraged to sign up and take the pledge. Show your personal commitment to use alternative dispute resolution strategies throughout the year.