SCMA’s 2019 Annual Employment Institute a Rousing Success!
Every year, SCMA offers the Employment Mediation Institute, and this year we tackled the myriad impacts of the #MeToo movement: on the entertainment industry, on businesses, on employees’ lives, and on our mediation practices. David White, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator of SAG-AFTRA, kicked us off with SAG-AFTRA’s industry-leading response, and Four Pillars of Change Initiative. Former SCMA President and mediator Jan Schau challenged us to reexamine our core value of confidentiality, and its potential consequences. We then offered two all-star panels updating our members on the many changes in the legal landscape, new thinking on intergenerational communication, and of course tips and tricks to bring to your own practice. We also offered a delicious breakfast to foster networking and reconnection with longtime friends. SCMA is excited to offer such excellent programming. We thank our sponsors. And we’re excited to announce a growing partnership with Versatape so everyone can benefit from our programming, even if you can’t attend in person (stay tuned).
Many thanks to Samantha Blake of EXTTI and Mark Lemke of Lemke Mediation for their excellent leadership in spearheading this event. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event, and at the upcoming SCMA Annual Conference in November!