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Welcoming New Staff and 2017 – 2018 Interns!

Please Welcome New TCC Staff & 2017-2018 Interns!

Fall is fast upon us and as the season begins to change, so does our staff. We are so excited to welcome Taryn Fuchs, our new Communications Specialist and Social Norming Coordinator, and Collin Heng-Patton, our new Bilingual Enrollment Coordinator.

We also have a brand new batch of interns to welcome to our team. Working on various projects throughout the school year, they are integral to our day-to-day functions and helpful in our effort to the expand the programming we offer at The Conflict Center. We are so lucky and grateful to have them.

Additions to TCC Staff

Taryn Fuchs

Taryn began at The Conflict Center in 2015 as an intern working to develop our social norming program. She has now joined as a member of our team, using her expertise to direct our communications strategy and to help improve the social and emotional culture within high schools in the Denver Metro Area. When she can find the time, Taryn loves salsa dancing and exploring the depths of caves.

This is Collin’s fourth week at The Conflict Center and he is completely in love. He joined our team to run the front office as well as to assist managing the various classes and events we offer. A recent graduate of the CU Boulder Sociology Department, Collin loves interacting with new people and is looking forward to getting involved with the work we do here at the Conflict Center. Above all else, he loves Beyoncé and is grateful to be living in the same universe, on the same planet, and at the same time as pure royalty.

Collin Heng-Patton

2017 - 2018 Dedicated Interns


Kira Mack
Social Work, University of Denver Kira will be working with Taryn on our Social Norming program.

One interesting thing about Kira is that she jumped one of the tallest bungee jumps in the world, Bloukrans Bridge (709 ft) in South Africa.

Rachel Protentis
Social Work, University of Denver

Rachel will be working on our outreach team in an effort to help promote the Conflict Center between her undergraduate and graduate studies.

Rachel spent a year teaching in Columbia.

Rachel Protentis
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When conflict happens in the workplace or people experience inappropriate or difficult behavior at work, relationships are damaged and productivity often suffers.
Workplaces that embrace Restorative Practices have the potential to create a safer, happier and more effective workplace for everyone. Restorative Practices can be used within the workplace both as a preventative measure and to address conflict when it does arise, enabling teams and individuals to work well together.

Restorative Practices can be an effective way to resolve workplace conflict. It involves:
  • bringing together all those affected by conflict
  • providing a safe environment for the expression of perspective
  • allowing participants to come to a shared understanding
  • identifying creative ways to deal with conflict
  • providing opportunities to rebuild damaged relationships and strengthen teams 

Restorative approaches can also be used proactively within the workplace to build strong, positive relationships. Staff meetings, for example, can be focused on building relationships and based around a foundation of mutual respect.
To discuss opportunities to bring this training to your workplace or to customize this training to your organizations needs, please contact Jessica Sherwood at Jessica.Sherwood@conflictcenter.org or call 303.865.5624.