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Join us at the 24th Annual SCMA Conference on November 2-3, 2012! Below are highlights about two of the many exciting workshops scheduled for November 3rd!Technology, Online Dispute Resolution, and PeacebuildingTechnology now plays a key role in conflict resolution, whether that term refers to the formal process of mediation conducted online (ODR) or the use of social media to promote peacebuilding. This session demonstrates two, real-time uses of technology to assist in dispute resolution and addresses the question, “How can technology empower practitioners of conflict resolution?”
Panelists include: Colin Rule, CEO at Modria, Inc. and designer of the PayPal Court, John Haas, Director of the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace, and Lucy Nusseibeh, director and founder of Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND).
For more information about this workshop click HEREIt’s Not Just About the Money – Non-Monetary Considerations in Resolving Employment Disputes Employment disputes involve highly-emotional issues on both sides of the table, with unique dynamics, interests, concerns, and settlement considerations that go beyond reaching a monetary agreement. This panel of highly experienced employment practitioners will share in-depth strategies in mediation for addressing the competing emotions and interests of the employer and employee that are essential to reaching resolution, and discuss common non-monetary settlement terms that can either facilitate reaching agreement or create an added impediment that requires further work at mediation.
Panelists include: Sheila Sparks, Vice President and Senior Employment Counsel at Warner Brothers Entertainment, Roxanne Davis, Davis, Gavsie & Hakim, LLP, David Wimmer, Swerdlow, Florence, Sanchez, Swerdlow & Wimmer, and moderated by Steve Paul, Alternative Resolution Centers (ARC).
For more information about this workshop click HERE
The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center/APADRC has training opportunities.
Date: February 16, 17 and 18, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost: $800; Early Bird Special – $700 if you register before December 15, 2011 Location: Downtown Los Angeles – Specific location to be determined Trainer: Forrest Mosten
This intensive three-day training will provide attendees with an opportunity to acquire necessary skills and knowledge to conduct divorce mediation. Attendees will learn how to assist couples in resolving issues such as child custody, child and spousal support, and property division. Cultural aspects of divorce will also be addressed. We hope that this training will help attendees increase their cultural awareness in providing divorce mediation services to the increasingly diverse communities of this country.
• A certificate will be issued upon completion of the training.
• MCLE and Continuing Education credits for social workers and marriage-child therapists will be offered.
About the Trainer:
Forrest “Woody” Mosten is highly regarded as a master mediation trainer and has been honored by numerous organizations including the American Bar Association. He is the author of several best-seller books on mediation, and a popular presenter at mediation and law conferences around the world. To learn more about Mr. Mosten, please visit www.mostenmediation.com.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution Professional Certificate Program
The study and use of alternative dispute resolution processes has increased rapidly over the past two decades in the public and private sector. Litigants filing court cases are turning frequently to mediation and arbitration as a less formal, cost-effective means to resolve problems. Organizations are using mediation to improve working relationships, cut legal costs, and increase productivity. Mediation allows the parties to discuss the issues and create their own agreements in a confidential setting, with or without attorneys.
The Mediation and Dispute Resolution Professional Certificate Program is designed for people who are seeking or contemplating a career in dispute resolution, to improve their communication skills for personal growth, as well as for those wanting to enhance their knowledge and practice of dispute resolution processes. The curriculum merges theory and practical application to offer a solid educational experience.
It is recommended that students begin with The Nature of Conflict and Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process. Read more
SCMA 23rd Annual Fall Conference PUTTING MEDIATION TO WORK: Expanding Horizons, Expanding Opportunities
A Meet-The-Speakers Reception and
A friendly Dinner with Colleagues!