2018 Chapter President:

Phoebe Sheftel,  Chapter President & Treasurer 



Our goal is to further the  profession of mediation as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution through (1) educating volunteer and compensated mediators with a broad spectrum of backgrounds (i.e. psychologists, non-attorneys, attorneys, medical professionals, teachers, clergy) by way of setting up intra-group discussions and speakers, and (2) introducing ADR to the general business and neighborhood communities stressing the benefits and obligations associated with mediation.  Our group is focused on the Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware areas, and is dedicated to members who in turn, determine the Chapter's direction to provide activities not available elsewhere being mindful not to re-invent the wheel.

Our chapter, as is the entire ACR organization, is very interested in growing its ranks and community ties with the Asian and Indian and African-American and Hispanic communities and other 'minority' groups. 

Meetings usually are held at a Center City location  Dinner is available, usually at 6:30 p.m. and general meetings start at 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.  


The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution

Meeting & Program

Monday, Oct. 22nd

Good Shepherd Mediation Program

2000 Hamilton Street, Rodin Place, Suite 301

Parking is available in the garage under the building; enter on 20th Street.

There is also metered parking on surrounding streets.

Guided Resolution

 Patrik Heuman

Hear about a new program to augument the conflirct resolution toolbox and offer your input as an experienced mediator to Guided Resolution, the company that is developing a web-based portal seeks to transform the way in which mediation can be managed between disputing parties quickly, at a low cost and in a spirit of cooperation designed to achieve a win/win outcome that both sides can live with.

This conflict management tool can be used in a range of contexts and seeks to shift the reliance away from costly external institutions (such as courts and lawyers) that can be unfamiliar and uncomfortable environments for many people who would generally prefer a faster resolution.

Guided Resolution is working with Good Shepherd Mediation Program to develop a version that includes a mediator working as a guide for the psrties.

5:30 ~ Board Meeting (everyone welcome)

6:30 ~ Dinner

7:00 ~ Program Presentation


Please advise me of your dinner reservation no later than Fri., Oct. 19th.


Two ways to pay:

PayPal (no special account needed; you can use your own credit card.)

$16 – Dinner– Click here to pay

$12 -   Dinner for students – Click here to pay

$44 – Join the chapter ($30) and sign up for dinner at the member’s rate ($14) – Click here to pay

$20 – Student Chapter membership ($10) and reduced dinner fee ($10) – Click here to pay

$30 – Membership renewal. You will get a notice a month before your membership expires; but if you want to renew now, any existing membership will be extended for an additional 12 months from the expiration date. – Click here to pay

Pay by check 

          Send a check made out to “ACR-GP” to Phoebe Sheftel, Treasurer, 414 Barclay Road, Rosemont, PA 19010