The Education, Research, Training (ERT) Section provides resources and support for practitioners, educators, students, trainers, community activists, and administrators in the fields of peace and conflict resolution. We support members of the ACR regarding activities in Pre-K-12 through higher education settings and outside of formal education settings.
Education, Research and Training is at the heart ACR’s mission and provides a professional framework for mediators, arbitrators, ombudsman, negotiators, and peace makers.
Work of the ERT Section
The Education, Research, Training (ERT) Section is working in many directions, thanks to the dedication of its volunteers from around the world!
Our section is led by an Executive Committee that represents each of the areas covered under the Education, Research and Training umbrella. K-12 Education is represented by David Smith (Maryland), Higher Education by Dr. Juliette Shedd (Virginia), Research is represented by Elizabeth Salzgeber (Oregon), Training by Sharon Seidler (Arizona, United States & Alberta, Canada), and our ACR Diversity Liaison Representative is currently vacant.
On behalf of the Association for Conflict Resolution Executive Board, the ERT Section organizes and plans online workshops throughout the year and section activities at the Annual ACR Conference which includes Youth Day, the William J. Kreidler Award, as well as Section Sponsored Workshops and Meetings throughout the conference.
If you would like more information about what we do, please complete the contact form located on this page.