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Conflict Resolution Day in Wyoming 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Join us for the third annual celebration of Conflict Resolution Day in Wyoming. This year’s festivities will feature new opportunities for learning about mediation and other conflict resolution strategies in our state.

Conflict routinely arises in our lives, be it with family, coworkers or members of our organizations.  Regional half-day Conflict Management Training Workshops will be hosted by the UW Extension Community Development Team at the following locations: Gillette, Jackson, Lusk, Casper, Douglas and Thermopolis. These workshops will provide you an opportunity to increase your effectiveness of navigating through conflict and increase your comfort and success at dealing with conflict in your life.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the meaning of conflict and conflict resolution.
• Identify the stages and styles of conflict.
• Identify the stages of the conflict resolution process.
• Identify and practice ways to adapt the conflict resolution process.

JACKSON:  October 7th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 4-H Building, 255 West Deloney.  For more information, contact Mary Martin at (307) 733-3087.

GILLETTE:  October 8th, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Cottonwood Room of the George Amos Memorial Building, 412 S Gillette Ave, Gillette.  There will be a $10 fee payable at the door and lunch will be on your own from noon to 1:30. Preregister with Bill Taylor at (307) 746-3531 or by October 4th.

LUSK:  October 9th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., UW Extension Office, 310 West US HWY 20.  To register, contact Hannah Swanbom at (307) 235-9400.

CASPER:  October 10th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., UW Extension Office, 2011 Fairgrounds Road.  To register, contact Hannah Swanbom at (307) 235-9400.

DOUGLAS:  October 11th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., UW Extension Office, 133 West Center Street.  To register, contact Hannah Swanbom at (307) 235-9400.

THERMOPOLIS:  October 15th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Common Ground, 124 North 5th Street. "Conflict Resolution: Creating a Win-Win Solution." To register, contact Tara Kuipers at (307) 527-8560.


Sharpening your Mediation Skills,” a one-day workshop for trained mediators will be held on October 17 in Casper. The instructor will be Mike Thompson from the Iowa Mediation Services, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides mediation, arbitration and focus group facilitation services and training. Topics for the workshop include a review of the mediation process, reframing, managing impasse, dealing with authority to negotiate concerns, coached roleplay practice, and much more! The registration form for this workshop is available below. Scholarships are also available.  For more information, please call Lucy Pauley at (307) 777-8788 or

 "Sharpening your Mediation Skills" Registration Form

A block of hotel rooms is available at the Ramada Plaza in Casper.  To receive the conference rate, mention the Wyoming Dept of Agriculture when making your reservation.  Book your reservation by calling (307) 235-2531.  If you are interested in carpooling with other participants, contact Lucy. 

Wyoming Department of Agriculture