Dear Members: I invite you to submit nominations for the four available seats on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association. Any member of SCMA who will have been a member of the organization for at least one year prior to commencement of the next term is eligible to serve on […]
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About Anne Sawyer
Anne Sawyer is an independent Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Consultant. In addition her private consultation practice, she is the Executive Director of the Southern California Mediation Association.
Her mission is to foster, support and promote mediators and other neutrals and to further increase peaceful resolution of conflicts. Raising public awareness as to the many values of mediation and increase its use to address a broad variety of public and private disputes in a confidential, safe and empowering process is her passion.
Entries by Anne Sawyer
Hello Everyone, I hope you all are having a great Summer and are gearing up for a great Fall! Since I have last spoken to you, the SCMA had our annual Employment Mediation Institute at Pepperdine in late June. On behalf of the SCMA, I would like to send a huge “Thank You” to Pepperdine […]
Hello Everyone, I would like to send a huge thank you to all of you who attended the jam-packed month of events in May for the SCMA. From the Peer Mediation Celebration, to the Past President’s Breakfast, to the Cultural Intelligence event, I hope you got as much out of our programming as I did! […]
Hello Everyone, This has been an amazing past few weeks for SCMA. First, I’d like to thank Dan Ben-Zvi for his program for our membership during Mediation Awareness Week. It was highly informative and received rave reviews. Also, congratulations are in order to the SCMA Education Foundation for reaching the challenge grant of $1,000 set […]
Hello Everyone, It feels like the year is flying by already! I would first like to thank Phyllis Pollack and Lee Blackman for their highly informative program on Feburary 11 where they highlighted the latest updates regarding mediator confidentiality from the California Law Review Commission. I look forward to any update they will provide moving […]
March 14, 2017 SCMA President Jason Harper recently wrote to you introducing the SCMA Education Foundation as the charitable and educational arm of the SCMA and its work supporting Peer Mediation Programs in our schools. We’re delighted to let you know that SCMA has just issued its Third Annual Challenge Grant to the Foundation to […]
Hello Colleagues, I would like to share with you some information about the SCMA Education Foundation and their amazing efforts. The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable and educational arm of the SCMA, and this year we are celebrating its Tenth Anniversary and the extraordinary work it has done! In the last ten years, its achievements […]
The most complex organ of the human body is the brain. It oversees every bodily function and lets individuals interact with one another. Research into the brain provides an in-depth look at human nature and an understanding of human behavior. Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. It explains why behavior changes under stress. […]
Friends and Colleagues: This is my final message as president of SCMA and I would be remiss if I didn’t begin by thanking all of you for your support, encouragement and friendship this past year. Serving as president of SCMA presents a unique set of challenges because the membership is spread across such a large […]
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE We saved the best for last! SCMA has presented some truly exceptional programs this year, but none more inspiring than the final two programs of 2016. On Thursday, October 13th, SCMA will host the Fourth Annual Celebration of Peer Mediation, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., in the Founder’s Room at USC’s Galen Center, […]