Extending Grace:  Accepting Accountability

The board of CRM is planning our annual conference; here is a link to our call for proposals — https://conflictresolutionmn.org/workshop-webinar-proposal/ if you want to teach a workshop.

We are hopeful that you will consider attending our workshops for this conference on the 13th of May, 2022. Our work and the many struggles to hold the criminal justice system accountable and bring a sense of hope and safety for the communities of Minnesota are essential lessons for all who are working to address and end conflicts.

The annual conference attracts legal, law enforcement, non-profit agencies to address conflicts, teachers, and other community professionals. We work to help transform the practices of entrenched systems so we can bring hope to many who are working in the halls of the criminal justice system and the trenches in our communities.

We want people to extend grace, restore humanity and hold systems and actors accountable so that we can heal, practice racial justice and transform and humanize our communities. Our work to engage communities, help undo the knee of injustice and promote engagement and equity will inspire the attendees to use these tools in their own practices.

We are hopeful that you will consider accepting our invitation to our annual conference.

Workshop sessions will be held in the morning and in the afternoon. The workshop sessions will last 1 hour each.


Join our 2022 Conflict Resolution Minnesota Training Conference where we will explore:

  1.  Learning to turn adversaries to allies
  2.  Listening to those we serve in the spirit of humility
  3.  Practical ways to bridge one’s polarized ideologies
  4.  Creating justice built on common ties.
  • A definition of grace we subscribe to is an unearned forgiveness, a space for development or an opportunity to be a blessing.
  •  An example of grace is the letting go of a past wrong done to you. Who benefits?  Both the giver and the receiver.
  • A definition of grace is poise, elegance, forgiveness, or a blessing.
  • An example of grace is letting go of a past wrong done to you.

 Extending Grace requires that we recognize that we have been extended to. 

Our conference theme reflects the need for us to remember the importance of giving what we need. Like respect, dignity and peace, these are gifts we can never earn. Grace must be given. When addressing conflict and mediation processes we need practical and pragmatic tools.

Tracks Included

  • Community Mediation
  • Rule 114
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation 101
  • Family Mediation
  • Plus 2 keynote speakers TBD

Keywords: patience, coaching, mentoring, development, forgiveness, unearned

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