JOIN THE SCMA AT A DINNER AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION HONORING PETER ROBINSON ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND.
At 5:30pm on Friday, November 2, 2012 the SCMA will honor Peter Robinson, as the recipient of the L. Randolph Lowry Award at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. Mr. Robinson is the managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and a world renowned lecturer and trainer in the field of dispute resolution.
We are also excited to announce that Roger Wolfson, writer for “Fairly Legal,” will be special guest speaker at the event. Mr. Wolfson has previously written for “Law and Order: SVU,” “Saving Grace,” and “the “Closer.” Mr. Wolfson has an extensive background in politics, having been Legislative Assistant, Counsel, and/or Speechwriter to Senators Joe Lieberman, John Kerry, Paul Wellstone, and Ted Kennedy. Mr. Wolfson will be speaking about the public perception and promotion of mediation, and how we as a community can work to make mediation a household name.
* Time: 5:30 to 9:00 pm
* Location: Sheraton Delfina; 530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
* Guest Speaker: Roger Wolfson, Writer for TV hit, “Fairly Legal.”
* Topic: “Public Perception and Promotion of Mediation: Making Mediation a Household Name.”
* Cost: $95 (Includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, no-host bar)
* Click here to register for the event.
* MCLE Credit: Receive one MCLE Credit for attending the dinner.
VIDEOTAPING OF THE SCMA CONFERENCE!
SCMA is excited to announce that the SCMA Conference will be captured on video and made available for online viewing after the 24th Annual SCMA Conference. All conference attendees will be provided with a passcode, post-conference which will enable attendees to view all of the various workshops in their entirety. This opportunity is included in the price of attendance at the Conference. (Advanced Track Workshops will also be videotaped, but priced separately – see below!) Attendees can watch and earn MCLE for each workshop (a potential total of 14.5 MCLE credits, including the plenary session)!
This year SCMA and the American Institute of Mediation (“AIM”) have teamed up to offer a unique opportunity for study and advancement for mediators who have mediated 250 cases or have 5 years mediation experience. Co-sponsoring this track with the AIM Institute, and inviting participants with significant mediation experience, allows us to provide sessions that specifically cater to the needs and challenges faced by advanced mediators. The AIM Advanced Track is designed to appeal to even the most experienced mediators as they deal with complex dilemmas that need to be managed in their daily practices.
The AIM Advanced Track features the latest work of leaders in the field as they guide us to become more complete mediators, including:
* Keynote Speech by Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq. “Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Resolution to Meet the Challenge”
Sessions Presented by:
* Ken Cloke: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Bias in Mediation: Lessons for Mediation Practitioners
* Jim Melamed: Choreographing Communication in Mediation
* Lee Jay Berman: Building Trust and Utilizing Personal Power in Mediation
* Forrest (Woody) Mosten: Advanced Caucus Strategies: Impasse or Bad Behavior
Click on the link above for complete details about each session!
ADDED BONUS FOR AIM REGISTRANTS!
By investing in the AIM Advanced Track, you will also receive a passcode to download and view any or all of the workshops presented in the main SCMA conference on that day, including the sessions you attend in the AIM Advanced Track, and a potential total of 20 MCLE Credits, inclusive of the plenary!
To attend the AIM Advanced Track, you must either have mediated 250 cases or have 5 years mediation experience.