A workshop given to help students in the hale or single housing help to understand each other, conflict and resolution to improve peaceful relations with their roommates, housemates, landlords, or friends. To get involved or schedule a workshop contact Sarah Coles by looking below.
A workshop given to married couples or serious couples to understand each other, conflict, and resolution to improve peaceful relations with their partners or spouses. To get involved or schedule a workshop contact Sarah Coles by looking below.
The Center has a Peer Mediation Team that is taking on conflicts occurring on campus to help students to transform their conflicts and find understanding and peace. If you would like a mediator, reach out to David Aldrich below.
Field Director of Mediation
David Aldrich is the McKay Center's Field Director of Mediation. He lives here in Hawaii, though he's originally from Georgia. He enjoys playing the piano, reading, and wandering around. He is a Peacebuilder and has been attending BYU-H for two years after serving a mission in Las Vegas. He works with the Mckay Center on their mediation projects for the campus. To explain mediation, it is when a third party comes to other parties in conflict and helps them to resolve it. It is amazing to see people who are in conflict come together again. In our program, students obtaining a Peacebuilding major go through a course-long training in Mediation leaving them ready to be certified by their state or country in Mediation. We hold peer mediations for students on campus who may be seeking relief from their personal conflicts. Requests for mediations or other mediation projects can be done by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Director of Arbinger
Sarah Coles has been attending Brigham Young University- Hawaii for over 2 years. She has been married to Weston Coles for 3 years and has a two-year-old daughter and a little boy on the way. She felt led to the Intercultural Peacebuilding program and is so grateful for the program because it has blessed her life daily. Sarah is the Arbinger Field Director. She creates programs and events to help individuals improve their relationships in business, community and family lives. Through workshops, activities, and in speaking to organizations she helps presents ideas that can greatly improve relationships and resolve conflict, as well as create greater unity within an organization. If you would like to participate in an upcoming event or would like to have us come help improve relationships in your organization please contact Sarah via email at Arbingerbyuh@gmail.com.
Field Director of Community Reconciliation
Meet Bella! She is from Monterey, California. As a senior at Brigham Young University Hawaii she has come to love small town Laie and its surrounding North Shore community. Growing up in a multicultural setting, Bella is enthused to make big impacts with small projects, bridging the diversity of cultures and peoples that populate our community. Bella is our Community Field Director, responsible for finding ways to create peace locally through relationship building and application of our various peacebuilding programs in the local community. She oversees any community outreach, service opportunities and project collaborations. Bella enjoys making new friends on the North Shore, spending time with her family and all things food related.
Field Director of Communications
Bailee Rasmussen is from Kaua'i, Hawai'i and has been attending Brigham Young University- Hawai'i for 3 years. She is married and lives in Kahuku with her husband Timothy. She loves the Peacebuilding program and feels honored to be a part of spreading the message of peace that the center has to share! Bailee handles the social media and communications of the David O. McKay Center so others may see our mission. She communicates events of the program, student stories, and alumni stories. Should you have talent in photography, videography, graphic design, content creation, digital marketing or anything of the like and would be interested in helping the McKay Center Communications, or if you have a story or event you'd like to be shared within the program, reach out to Bailee by email at email@example.com.