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 […]
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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.
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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, […]
“The event was amazing — and very thought provoking! I had no idea that Forest Whitaker was so involved with programs like that. And it was threaded beautifully with the concept of mediators as peacemakers. One of the best I’ve ever seen.” Those are the words of Stephen Weaver, President-Elect of the Santa Monica Bar […]
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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE This past month showed the true promise and potential of SCMA’s Professional Development Groups! At the Pasadena PDG meeting on July 11th, Noah Stein shared his recent experience attending the third annual World Mediation Summit in Madrid, where he was one of the panelists for a workshop titled “Designing Our Destiny.” At the South Bay PDG […]
Submit nominations for the five available seats on the 2016-2017 Board of Directors of the Southern California Mediation Association by 4:00 p.m. on August 26, 2016.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I’m delighted to begin my message this month with some genuinely exciting news. Last week,the SCMA Education Foundation (“SCMA-EF ”) was awarded a $10,000 grant to support the development of Peer Mediation Programs in local middle schools and high schools!! The grant, generously awarded by the Judicate West Foundation, will enable SCMA-EF to continue — […]
As I reach the midpoint of my term as President of SCMA, I can’t believe how quickly the first six months have flown by — nor how much we’ve been able to pack into those first six months! On May 19th, SCMA added to the list with its annual Employment Mediation Institute — traditionally the most […]
April was a bittersweet month for SCMA — a month where, among other things, we celebrated our Past Presidents, but also, sadly, a month that ended with the passing of a longtime andcommitted member of the SCMA community. On April 4th and April 6th, respectively, the Pasadena and Santa Barbara Professional Development Groups held their meetings. […]
March definitely lived up to its advance billing as another exciting month for SCMA. April is jam-packed with activity as well. Looking ahead, the annual Employment Institute is scheduled for May 19th and additional programming will be announced shortly for the month of June.