EPP Awards

Rob Williams Award for Emerging Environment and Public Policy Leaders

This award was established in 2010 in recognition of the late Rob Williams’ commitment and contributions to the field of environmental and public policy dispute resolution and the professional development of its practitioners. The award will be presented this year to an emerging practitioner who demonstrates the promise to exercise the leadership exemplified by Rob.

2021 Rob Williams Award Application

The 2021 award will go to an emerging practitioner who demonstrates the leadership exemplified by Rob Williams. Rob was an active member of ACR’s EPP section, served on the EPP Leadership Council, and is remembered for his role in developing a community of practice among mid-level practitioners in the field including: the first EPP-wide training at the 2006 EPP Section Conference, mentoring workshop, and mid-level career session at the 2009 conference.

Environmental and public policy practitioners with 1-5 years of experience with an interest in future involvement in ACR-EPP are encouraged to apply. You do not need to be a member of ACR or EPP to apply.

The 2021 application is due on August 25, 2021.

Award Details and Application: 2021 Rob Williams Award Application

Sharon M. Pickett Award

The Sharon M. Pickett Award was established in honor of Sharon M. Pickett who served as Editor of ACResolution from 2000-2007. In addition to serving as a family mediator and trainer, Sharon worked for many environmental NGOs and was an ardent advocate for environmental issues. In recognition of Sharon’s ardent advocacy of environmental issues and mediation, both professionally and personally, the Association for Conflict Resolution presents the Sharon M. Pickett Award annually.

Past Recipients:
  • 2018 Deb Dalton
  • 2017 Kirk Emerson and Tina Nabatchi
  • 2016 Jerry Cormick
  • 2015 Lucy Moore
  • 2014 (No Honoree)
  • 2013 John Jostes
  • 2012 Frank Dukes
  • 2011 Marcelle DuPraw
  • 2010 Sarah Alexander
  • 2009 (No Honoree)
  • 2008 Alice Shorett

Diversity Scholarships

ACR EPP supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is committed to creating points of access where there have historically been few or none. We aim to create awareness of our field, remove potential barriers, and build an environment that better represents the communities we serve. Goals of the scholarship include 1) making the conference accessible to those who may not have direct access to or experience in conflict resolution and public policy and 2) expanding the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that are represented in the environment and public policy conflict resolution field.

2019 Diversity Scholarship Recipients
2019 Diversity Scholarships

This year the Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution invites you to attend the 2019 ACR Conference: Heal the Divide – A Focus on the Peacemaking Role of ADR Practitioners in a Divided Society in Tucson, Arizona on September 18 – 21, 2019. The ACR conference is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in environment, public policy, and conflict resolution to learn more about the field, share their experiences, and network with practitioners. The conference will feature an environment and public policy track with a variety of panels and interactive sessions hosted by leaders in the field, as well as a training day on Wednesday, September 18.

The application deadline was midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Scholarship Details and Application: 2019 ACR EPP Diversity Scholarship