Thank you to all of the people who either joined or renewed their memberships in the month of January with SCMA!!
The SCMA would like to thank everyone that came out to our first program of 2019 – “When Good Mediators Make Bad Decisions: A Look at Ethical Fading in Mediation.” Professor Stephanie Blondell, Associate Director for Dispute Resolution at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law, led this interactive program to over 40 attendees.
Attendees commented that it was a “sophisticated program provided in a digestible format” and “vital to building others’ faith in the ADR community.”
Thank you Professor Blondell for an energetic and enlightening session. Thank you Pepperdine for hosting the event and for your support of SCMA.
Be sure to Save the Date for our upcoming events, detailed here: https://www.scmediation.org/2019-save-the-date/
For those who weren‘t able to attend the 2018 Annual Conference, we‘ve decided to give a you a little taste of what you missed! This incredible opening plenary given by Keynote Speaker Ken Cloke on the subject matter of his latest book, “Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy” was timely, informative and so inspiring. Attendees will not soon forget this past year‘s conference, and we thank you all for attending!
Thank you to all of the people who either joined or renewed their memberships in the month of December with SCMA!!
Presented by: Stephanie Blondell
An important, foundational approach to mediation ethics is, of course, thorough knowledge of the relevant codes, statutes, and rules in your jurisdiction. This session takes an alternate psychological approach to ethics and asks the question: How do good ethical mediators make bad ethical decisions? We will examine the range of psychological processes that lead people to engage in ethically questionable behaviors that are often inconsistent with their preferred moral code. We will explore how this ethical fading happens in the mediation profession and how to prevent it.
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Thank you to all of the people who either joined or renewed their memberships in the month of November with SCMA!!
We woke this morning to another terrible tragedy, this time striking our Pepperdine family. While the news is early, and details are few, what is clear is that the lives of many Pepperdine students have been cut tragically short. Our hearts are with Pepperdine in this time of mourning.
Just a few short days ago, Straus Institute Chair Sukhsimranjit Singh spoke to our Conference on the need to make principled stands. We were honored that he stood with us then, and all of us with SCMA stand with Pepperdine today.
For those of us who have the privilege of working with students, we see in them so much promise, so much potential, and imagine all that lies ahead for them. But too many have just lost their tomorrows, their best days. For we who remain, let us recommit ourselves to the mission of peace, humanity, and greater understanding.
In the days ahead, reach out to those you know at Pepperdine. Share with them a silent moment, a tear, a prayer, a memory, or a hope.
We stand with Pepperdine. We grieve together.
– SCMA Family
Thank you to all of the people who either joined or renewed their memberships in the month of September with SCMA!!