FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
ACR Announces Podcast Series
New Internet Radio Show Will Promote Conflict Resolution In 15 Minute Episodes
(New York, New York) The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) announced today it will begin broadcasting an Internet radio show, The ACR Podcast Series, starting on Thursday, February 14. The show will feature rotating guest hosts and highlight a variety of conflict resolution related news, events, and information relevant to ACR members as well as conflict resolution professionals, academics, practitioners, students, volunteers, and people interested in the field.
ACR President Marya Kolman said, "We are excited to offer this new program to our membership as well as the greater conflict resolution community. The ACR Podcast Series will highlight the work being done by our members, updates on our 16 chapters throughout the country, and raise awareness of various ACR events and projects such as our journal and annual conference. This format allows people to get substantive information in a short time frame."
Each episode is 15 minutes in length giving listeners the opportunity to receive in depth information on each particular show's topic while not having to listen to an extended broadcast. Listeners will be able to listen live as well as have access to episode archives.
ACR also announced in order to increase member and audience interaction with the ACR Podcast Series, it is collaborating with ADRhub.com to host the program's blog. ADRhub.com is a conflict resolution website, created by the Werner Institute at Creighton University, designed to allow people involved in conflict resolution to share and get news, events, job postings, information and participate in free monthly webinars.
Bryan Hanson, Assistant Director of the Werner Institute, said, "ADRhub.com was created to allow people involved in conflict resolution to get information and share it. This collaboration with ACR brings a professional program that not only will be of interest to a variety of people but it will also allow them to interact with each other. Listeners, the hosts, and guests will all be able to post comments to continue the discussion after the show. ADRhub.com was created to promote interaction and the ACR Podcast Series is a great example of this being provided for everyone."
Each podcast archive will be listed on the blog at ADRhub.com [here] as well as at the ACR website, www.acrnet.org/acrradio/. The first episode will allow listeners to tune in live as well as be able to call in with questions. The first episode will allow listeners to tune in live as well as be able to call in with questions.
The host of the first episode is Kim Bunker of ACR’s Membership Committee, and the guest is Susan Terry, who will be sharing details of the new general Advanced Practitioner program for ACR, what it means to you, and how it can benefit your practice. The show will air at 1:00 pm EST.
ACR is a professional organization enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. ACR is the nation’s largest professional association for mediators, arbitrators, educators and other conflict resolution practitioners. ACR works in a wide range of settings throughout the United States and around the world.
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