National Conflict Resolution Day 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballrooms, MCV Campus

 The VCU National Conflict Resolution Day celebration includes a morning and afternoon session. Participants can attend either or both sessions. Please see the event agenda and registration link below to make your selections.

The event is free and open to VCU faculty, staff, students, administrators, and members of the community. Registration required. A waitlist will be available when the event is at capacity.

Click here to register


Morning session


Breakfast and Networking

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

Buffet breakfast available before the morning event. 


Introduction and Welcome

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.



9:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


VCU's Commitment

9:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.


Break 9:50 - 10:00 a.m.


Introduction of Keynote

10:00 - 10:05 a.m. 


Keynote Address and Discussion with hands-on activity

"FIVE EASY PIECES — Building blocks for important conversations"

10:05 - 11:50 a.m. 

Tom Kosakowski

University Ombuds, University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus and TEDxUCLA featured speaker. 


Closing remarks

11:50 a.m. - noon


Afternoon session


Interactive session with hands-on activity about conflict resolution tactics

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


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. ‌