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 Export to Your Calendar 4/6/2020 to 4/7/2020
When: April 6-7, 2020
April 6, 4-8pm; April 7, 8:30am-3pm
Where: Friends Seminary
222 East 16th Street
New York, New York  10003
United States

Online registration is available until: 4/3/2020
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Early Bird Registration!  Register before January 20th and receive $25 off.

First registrant: $275
Additional registrants from same school: $250

First registrant: $450
Additional registrants from same school: $425

This event will be capped at 30 people. Register soon!


Target Audience

Educators interested in conflict management / adult-to-adult conflict mediation.


Event Description

CSEE Conflict Management Seminar

As administrators and teachers, we hope to join colleagues and parents with a common set of goals, in an institution we often describe as a community, or even a family. Yet sometimes we find ourselves involved in conflict: either the slow, unacknowledged kind that subtly undermines our work; or the sudden, explosive kind that upends our world. This is especially true in today’s culture of contentiousness and entitlement. Skilled as we may be at communicating with students, we find ourselves in unfamiliar waters when facing an angry parent or colleague.

This two-day workshop is intended to help administrators at all levels, as well as teachers who frequently encounter difficult adult-to-adult conflict, to:

          • Examine the causes of conflict, and the roots in our social nature that produce, exacerbate, and prolong conflict.
          • Understand our own ways of responding to conflict, and when these habits help or hinder our peacemaking efforts.
          • Learn and practice proven strategies to acknowledge, and to minimize, contain, and resolve conflict.


About the Facilitators


Richard Barbieri is a 40 years veteran of independent schools, as teacher, administrator, association executive, and school head. Since “retirement” he has spent the last six years studying mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution, and recently became a United Nations certified international facilitator. An author familiar to CSEE Connections readers, as well as to participants in his webinars and workshops, he now also contributes to the journal ACResolution and online at





Katherine Peabody is a Certified Conflict Mediator and Restorative Circle-Keeper who works with families, school communities and teams to build meaningful connections and resolve conflicts compassionately. She has designed and presented in-school programs for team building, conflict resolution, and empathy, as well as Restorative Circle training for faculty and students at independent schools, and has worked with division heads, diversity & inclusion teams, school psychologists, teachers, parents and sports teams. She is also the founder of Boys Adventure Circles, a program combining movement exercises and restorative circle discussions to develop emotional Fluency, empathy and compassion skills for boys.






Monday, April 6th - 4-8pm

Tuesday, April 7th - 8:30am-3pm

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Dinner will be served Monday evening; breakfast and lunch will be served Tuesday. Meals are included in the price of registration.


Travel / Accommodations

Friends Seminary is located at 222 East 16th Street in New York City, not far from Union Square Park. There are a few hotels in the area, including the W New York Union Square, Hyatt Union Square, and the Freehand. The school is accessible by the L train (3rd Avenue Station) and the N, R, W or 4, 5, 6 trains (14th Street Union Square Station).


Please see CSEE's Event Policy to learn more about cancellations and refunds.



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