Conflict Resolution Clinics

Community Boards’ Conflict Resolution Clinics are intensive, two-hour workshops designed for both new and experienced conflict resolution practitioners, adr professionals, and other interested individuals. Led by seasoned professionals, these clinics cover an exciting variety of topics and unique conflict resolution practices.

Upcoming Clinic


Social & Emotional Concerns for Pets & Their Owners

Trainers: Ren Volpe & Angela Padilla
April 6, Tuesday
Times: 5:00 – 7:00pm Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: CB Member, $25 | Public, $45
Location: Online via Zoom
Financial Assistance: Financial Assistance Application Form

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This workshop, led by Ren Volpe and Angela Padilla, will focus on the impact of loss and separation on pets and on their people.

When changes occur, including death, loss of companionship dissolution of families, and our beloved pets find themselves in an unfamiliar environment, whether physically or emotionally, what does that mean to everyone involved and what this might look like in a conflict resolution setting.

Participants will learn:

  • How far reaching the impact can be on pets and their people
  • What loss looks like for a pet
  • What to take into consideration from a conflict resolution point of view

Ren Volpe & Angela Padilla

Ren Volpe is the founder and CEO of GoDogPro, a comprehensive, searchable, online directory that matches dog owners with force-free professional dog walkers, trainers, groomers, and petsitters. Ren is a graduate of The Dog Training Internship Academy (DTIA) and is a certified separation anxiety trainer (CSAT), specializing in treating dogs with anxiety and reactivity using science-based, positive reinforcement methods.

Angela L. Padilla, a young mom battling breast cancer, founded Family Dog Rescue in 2010. As a grassroots-grown, 501c3 dog rescue organization, we save over 1,000 dogs per year from certain euthanasia and place them with loving families. We have been featured by The Discovery Channel, The Huffington Post, PayPal, Martha Stewart Living, Uber, Instagram, Iam Somerhalder Foundation, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Cancellation & Refunds
Though it rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel a clinic. Should we cancel, registrants will receive a full refund. We also reserve the right to substitute trainers or presenters.  All other cancellations will be treated pursuant to the Refunds and Transfer Fees policy described below.

Transfer Fees
If you cancel more than 24 hours before the clinic start time, there is a $7.50 cancellation fee. This fee will be waived one time if registration is transferred to a subsequent clinic that begins within twelve months of the training start date.  No refunds for cancellations 24 hours or less before the clinic start time.


Karen H. Lipney, ADR Programs Director
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