This Interactive Workshop is designed for the fully committed new mediator who is serious about going into private practice and desires to learn the best practices to do so. The goal of the Workshop is to provide participants with the necessary tools to launch a financially successful mediation practice in a highly competitive market. 3 hrs. of CLE available, including 1 hr. Ethics. Course held August 31 (9am-4pm). Further course description and registration found here.
30-Hour Basic Mediation Training (26.75 MCLE; 2.75 Ethics, 1 Bias)
Dates: August 22-26 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Event Organizer: Los Angeles County Bar Association Counsel for Justice, Civic Mediation Project
Event Venue: Los Angeles County Bar Association –
1055 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
This course introduces the core principles and process of mediation through lecture, small group exercises and role-play. Includes: structure of the mediation process, case management, mediation models, cultural awareness, legal requirements, ethics, neutrality, communication skills, negotiation, breaking impasse, closure, agreement-writing. DRPA Compliant. MCLE: 26.75 (2.75 hrs Ethics, 1 hr Bias). Course held August 22-26 (9am-4pm daily) in downtown Los Angeles. Further course description and registration found here.
Women Leaders – Join Dr. Joan Goldsmith Help Women Finding Their Leadership Voice:
2411 18th Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
September 13-15, 2016, to experience this unique opportunity. Women leaders from many countries and diverse roles have found their leadership voices in sessions held in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Tucson, Park City, Baltimore, Edinburgh, London, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Harare.
The Program has been offered for academic credit at Southern Methodist University’s Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution; Tokyo University Medical School’s PhD in Global Health Initiatives; and Cambridge College’s Masters Degree in Management.
The Program consists of the following elements:
- An initial conversation with Joan Goldsmith in which we discuss each person’s opportunities and challenges for being a leader in ones own life
- A 3-day workshop featuring interactions with colleagues; individual introspection; investigations of personal histories; reviews of present-day commitments and strategies for realizing future visions for a 5 year plan
- 3 private and personal coaching sessions with Joan Goldsmith to support each woman in meeting current goals and realizing intentions for the future
Women from many diverse professions have participated, including:
- Corporate CEOs department heads, vice presidents, managers, directors and executive assistants;
- Government agency staff, department heads mediators and managers;
- Entrepreneurial organizations founders of television and movie production companies, organizational and environmental change consultants, investment bankers, financial and planning advisors, staff of psychotherapy clinics and members of mediation organizations;
- College and university rofessors, members of boards of trustees, department chairs and administrators, hospital administrators, museums curators and administrators, and technical and medical staff;
- Non-profit and mission-oriented organizations executive directors, members of boards of directors, managers, regional directors, fund raising experts, program directors and administrative staff;
- Film and television actors, radio personalities, movie and television directors technical staff and producers, visual artists, staff of international diplomatic, economic and social development organizations, and stay-at-home moms.
Program Dates and Description
A session will be held at my home in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday, September 13, Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, 2016.
A session will also take place in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on November 10, 11, 12, 2016..
Individual Coaching Session will be scheduled based on each woman’s calander, following these sessions.
This program is designed for women who are at a crossroads in their personal and/or professional lives. Each session includes 6-8 participants who are diverse in race, ethnicity, religious commitment, sexual orientation, cultural affiliation, age and lifestyle.
The seessions will address individual leadership issues and discuss the follow questions:
- If Leaders Are Not Only Born, How Are They Made? When a woman examines feminine leadership models and becomes clear about her family patterns she is freed to become a leader in her own life.
- What Do Women Want? A woman who crafts a strategic plan to achieve her long-range vision and identifies her immediate goals then her strategies emerge to enable her to achieve a turning point in her life.
- How Do We Create Balanced Lives? Values and key commitments stemming from the core principles of each woman enable her to apply her talents to become centered and to realize her intentions with ease and finesse.
- How Can We Respond Skillfully to Miscommunications, Lies, and Conflicts? A woman skilled in asking for what she wants, mediating or negotiating to get it and is able to respond to conflicts in her life is a powerful and self-confident leader.
- What Blocks Spirit, and Self-Expression? Barriers to intimacy are identified and each woman becomes skilled in overcoming any spirits that may undermine her confidence, authenticity and her capacity for sustained intimate relationships.
- Why be a Principled-Centered Leader? A context of principles, values, integrity and social commitment is developed to guide each woman to express her ethics and beliefs as a leader in her own life.
- Why Address Ultimate Questions? Each woman develops her capacity to accept death and loss as natural and inevitable parts of life and she is thereby able to enrich her life in each moment.
These explorations are based on Joan’s book, co-authored with Warren Bennis, entitled “Learning to Lead – A Workbook on Becoming a Leader,” 4th Edition. In addition, the session provides articles, video feedback, structured exercises, self-reflection and independent learning experiences.
The fee that covers the 3-day workshop and 3 coaching sessions is $5,000. A limited number of scholarships and payment plans are available upon request.
If you would like to join this program, please select the dates to schedule a telephone conversation with Joan to discuss the fee and to begin the process.
“It was transforming of my career to participate in your leadership program. I’ve been craving the kind of information you exposed us to and the conversations it inspired. One of the things I found most inspiring was to discover who you are and what you have done in the world. I am trusting that I will take into my work all I learned from being in the presence of someone self-actualized. Thank you for modeling that so powerfully for me.”
“As a result of Joan Goldsmith’s program, I hold myself more accountable for change instead of making excuses. I am able to curb my own negative voice, which holds me back. The program helped me gain much needed momentum.”
“In the program, when I identified my own strengths and areas for development. I felt affirmed. When I can recognize that I have a tendency to work in a certain manner, I can be less critical of myself for not naturally working in a manner that is different. In order to be kinder to myself, I am recognizing who I am and how I naturally do things. I’ve realized that it is important to identify the difference between leader and manager and to make a conscious decision on how I want to do my job.”
“The key gains and changes I made as a result of Joan’s Program are:
- Ability to take on challenges and focus on issues I can resolve.
- A new resolution to learn new things.”
“I would tell others this is not just another conference. You must be open to hearing, learning and be prepared to do the work, or you will not get what you need. This is a chance to learn about your self and your values.”
“Joan has a remarkable way of getting right down to the real issues both in a group setting, and even more so in the individual coaching meetings. Her insight and her broad range of life experience make her an empathetic and strong listener. Her suggestions are excellent and speak to her real understanding about my situation, and me and I am sure that this translates to other women as well.”
“Dear Joan, Participant X gave me such wonderful feedback on her experience in your program. I hope you know how much I value and appreciate the work that you have done and continue to do with my team and me. Thank you.
“The seven women we have sent to you in the past four years have improved their performances; risen on their career ladders and I think they are enjoying their work to a greater extent. Thank you, Joan.
“As a result of Joan Goldsmith’s program, I hold myself more accountable for change instead of making excuses. I find I am able to curb my own negative voice, which holds me back. I feel like the program helped me gain much needed momentum.”
These women leaders have been sponsored by the following organizations:
Accenture Consulting, Boeing Satellite Systems, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, California Power Exchange, Massachusetts Center for Career and Business Development Inc. The Design Academy, Walt Disney Entertainment, Fox Television, GRP Investments, Hilton Hotels, Hughes Corporation Space & Communication Division, Kaiser Health Plan, Kraft Foods, Morgan Stanley, M&T Bank, Metro Media, Inc. MTV Networks, Progressive Strategies Inc., Raytheon Corporation, Scholastic Inc., Showtime Networks, Inc., Southern California Edison, House of Blues, Turning Point Consulting, The Design Academy, Two Oceans Entertainment Group, Sony Pictures, Syntegrity Group of Canada, TTG Consultants, Verizon, Viacom, and Weingarten Consulting.
- Universities, Schools, Museums, and Hospitals
Antioch University, Cambridge College, Claremont Graduate University, Columbia University, Fielding Institute, Harvard University Business School, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Loma Linda University Medical Center. Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, University of Idaho, Maryland University College, New York University, North Idaho Community College, Santa Monica College, Southern Methodist University, UCLA Center for Astro-Biology, UC Berkeley and University of Southern California School of Business, University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Tokyo University Medical School, University of Amsterdam, Coseten Institute, Pride First Corporation, World Peace Institute, Yo San University, Association of Masters in Management London, California Museum of Science, Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, The Los Angeles Armory, Museum of Tolerance, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, County Center Theater Group of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles Unified School District, Massachusetts Department of Education, New York City Public Schools, North Idaho Headstart for Early Childhood, Greendot Charter Schools, Riverside, California County of Education, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Cedars Sinai Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
- Philanthropic Organizations, Non-profit and Government Agencies
Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Whitecap Foundation, World Bank, Mediators Beyond Borders Board of Directors, Inner City Struggle, U.S. Veterans Administration, City of El Segundo, City of Santa Monica, City of Bell, City of Newark, Salt Lake County Government, Office of California State Senator Alarcon, U.S. State Department, National Institutes of Dental Health, Centinela Valley City Associations of Youth Services, American Friends Service Committee, Catalina Island Conservancy, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, The Grammy Organization, Great Leap Organization, 18th Street Art Center, The HeArt Project, Henry Mancini Institute, Human Rights Watch, Inner City Struggle, Josephson Institute of Ethics, KCET Television, L.A. Commons, Mar Vista Family Center, Mediators Beyond Borders, Mediascope, Park City Government, New Resolutions, Prisoners with Children, Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Share Our Strength, Synergos Institute, Teachers Network, Urban Improv, Year-Up Organization.
About Joan Goldsmith
Joan Goldsmith, M.A., Doctor of Humane Letters, has been an educator, facilitator, coach, mediator and organizational consultant with public and private sector organizations for over forty years, specializing in leadership, board development, organizational change, team building, strategic planning, collaborative negotiation and conflict resolution.
She was the founder of Cambridge College, an undergraduate and graduate school for adult professionals. She became a family therapist in the late 1960’s, and was a member of the faculty at Harvard University, where she directed the Masters of Arts in Teaching program. She is currently an adjunct faculty member Southern Methodist University and Pepperdine University Law School, Straus Insitute. She has been an adjunct professor at UCLA, Antioch University and Tokyo University Medical School.
She is a Life Trustee of Cambridge College and has been a member of the board of directors of the National Coro Foundation, The National Teachers Network, Mar Vista Family Center and Deaf Self-Help. She is the founder of Women Writers: Finding Ones Voice and A Woman’s Renaissance: Coming into One’s Own. She has been a consultant in strategic planning and leadership development for major global corporations, most recently for Deutche Bank, Viacom, Morgan Stanley, Verizon and Delcabo Farms, as well, as Los Angeles based educational organizations. She has been an advisor and consultant to school districts and teachers unions in San Francisco, Newark, Albuquerque, Chicago, Santa Barbara, New York City, and Newark New Jersey.
As an expert on leadership development, she has coached executives of corporate and non-profit organizations in skill development and advised on programs, strategies and initiatives in their organizations. From 1985-1990 she was a principal at Index Group consulting, and the managing director of Index China, advising U.S. corporations on business relations with China.
She is a mediator and trainer in conflict resolution specializing in workplace conflicts. She co-authored with Kenneth Cloke, Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work, Resolving Conflicts at Work: 8 Strategies for Everyone on the Job (1st-3rd Editions); Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict: Stories of Transformation and Forgiveness; The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy, and The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work.
When: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(2.0 CLE Hours; Competance)
USC GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW
As mediators, we often find ourselves in the situation of being “shock-absorbers.” How do we maintain our overall well-being while doing this important work of transforming conflict? If self-care does not impact the quantity of our life, it certainly impacts the quality.
In this interactive workshop, we will explore:
What does self-care mean to you?
What does it mean in practical terms?
What are some of the common self-care challenges faced by mediators?
How can we best address any triggers and overcome them?
We will also discuss specific actionable tips, as well as best self-care practices to optimize your health & well-being. Research shows that happiness is, first and foremost, a decision. After that, it is all about self-care.
How committed are you to yours?
1. Arezou Kohan, Esq., CPCC (Presenter) is a former Los Angeles litigator and mediator turned Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. She is the author of Coaching Your Client: A Lawyer’s Guide for Improving Communication and Client Outcomes (ABA 2015) and Healing Conflict (Amazon 2012). She is also a CLE provider and trains lawyers on how to use professional coaching techniques to improve their attorney-client relationships and client outcomes. Arezou is passionate about helping lawyers create more sustainable practices and believes that self-care is the foundation for deeper and more satisfying relationships with others. Her pet project is the Facebook Group The Lawyer’s Den, where she shares tips, strategies, and resources for a healthier and happier practice of law. Inquires may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Maurice J. Attie (Moderator) is a Los Angeles based Mediator. With a background as a realtor and in accounting, he has been a bar member for over 51 years, starting out as a L.A. Deputy City Attorney and closing out his civil practice (real estate matters, business, photography, motion picture, record industry and other civil litigation, probate, corporate and business transactions, contracts, etc.) Along the way, he joined the New York and Israel Bar Associations, became a circuit presenter instructing on alternatives to conventional legal solutions (including 23 cities around the world), published numerous articles, and has been interviewed extensively by the printed and broadcast media. He became a full time neutral at the end of 2001. He has conducted upwards of 1,100 mediations, is a long-time member of the SCMA, an associate member of both ACR and ABA’s DRS and Executive Committee member of the IAHL. He has twice received Mediator of the Year Awards by the LASC ADR. Maurice can be reached at email@example.com.
3. Simon Fox (Presenter) is Executive Director of the Adventures in Caring Foundation in Santa Barbara, California. He has 30 years of experience producing programs that teach the art and practice of treating the sick and injured with compassion. These programs are used by hundreds of hospitals, hospices, and nursing schools. President H.W. Bush recognized these efforts with his Point of Light Award in 1991. Simon is co-author of the book, What Can I Say? A Guide To Visiting Friends and Family Who Are Ill, and co-producer of the video The Medicine of Compassion, winner of the 2004 International Health & Medical Media Award. Simon served on the National Advisory Committee for the American Trauma Society and he produced its Second Trauma train-the-trainer program. His latest production, Oxygen for Caregivers, addresses the topic of burnout and compassion fatigue. Simon is a native of Great Britain where he earned an honors degree in physics from the University of Bath. He now lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Karen.
Parking: Our parking reservation is on the USC Campus in Parking Structure X (PSX). PSX is located at Gate 3 at the intersection of USC McCarthy Way and Figueroa, half a block north of Exposition Blvd., on the east side of the campus. Enter at Gate 3, drive up to the booth, identify yourself to the attendant as someone attending the law school event, give the RSVP ID number (134465) to the attendant, pay the $12 parking fee (typically in cash) and will give you a permit. After you receive your pass, park in the structure.
Directions: To get to the Law School from the parking garage, exit the stairway on the campus (rather than the street) side of the garage. Then turn left and start walking towards a brick building that says “Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall” inscribed in large letters. Once you get to that building, you are very close. Walk around the right side of building, and then turn left on the pathway leading to Town & Gown (in aqua on the attached map). The Law School is a four story grey building just past Town & Gown when heading toward Exposition Blvd. Enter the building at the north entrance. You will be in the central lobby of the Law School.
SCMA Members: $15.00
Non-SCMA Members: $20.00
SCMA New All Inclusive Sustaining Members: Free
On April 28th, the SCMA Education Foundation, along with the Western Justice Center, presented a hugely successful program highlighting Peer Mediation. Approximately 50 people attended the truly inspirational program!
In the days following the program, at least $500 has already been generated in
new contributions to the Education Foundation — an amount which SCMA will match pursuant to its “challenge grant!”
The Annual SCMA Presidents’ Day Breakfast was a wonderful time of sharing in a most beautiful site — the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey. Attending Past presidents included Joe Markowitz, Wendy Kramer, Phyills Pollack, Jan Frankl Shau, Barbara Brown, Max Factor, and Ramon Raugast.
This was an opportunity to honor those individuals who have played such an important role in the growth of the organization and who have come together to share their wisdom and advise about how to shape our future.
The lively discussion addressed ideas for future initiatives to expand the reach and effectiveness of SCMA.
From left to right:
1. Gene Moscovitch, President, International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
2. Daniel Ben-Zvi, Founder and Chair, Mediation Awareness Week
3. Glenn Barger, President, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, ASCDC – the defense bar
4. Jason Harper, President-Elect, Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
5. Paul Koretz, Sponsor, Mediation Awareness Week; LA Councilmember Fifth District
6. Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney
7. Ricardo Echeverria, President-Elect, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, CAALA – the plaintiffs’ trial lawyers bar
8. Shaphan Roberts, Director, City Attorney’s Dispute Resolution Program
9. Paul Kiesel, President, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
10. Randolph Even, President-Elect, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Jason Harper, President Elect of SCMA represented SCMA at the March 30, 2016, Mediation Awareness ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall where a proclamation supporting mediation was presented.
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, Sally Patchen, SCMA Mentee from the 2013 Mentor/Mentee Training, received the William C. Hobbs Award for Outstanding Adult Volunteer for 2016 from the County of Los Angeles.
An experienced mediator, conflict resolution coach, and strategic negotiation consultant with a passion for helping people find amicable and peaceful solutions to their conflicts whether it’s employer/employee, landlord/tenant, family, or community conflicts she takes an unbiased approach and work diligently to find the win-win solution for both parties. Using a transformative framework, focusing on peaceful and meaningful human interaction, she helps her clients create productive and harmonious environments at work and at home.
“My guiding principle regarding mediation is one where everyone is connected, so restoring peace in the community is part of the larger framework of creating a peace-filled world.”
A member of SCMA, Sally will receive this award because she has been a dedicated volunteer to the Civic Mediation Project, Centinela Youth Services, SCMA Education Foundation and many other non-mediation related projects.
Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition, Sally! Thank you for all you do.
Sally can be reached at 879 West 190th Street Ste 400, Gardena, CA 90248; www.winwin-succeed.com Phone: 310.560.1195; Fax: 424.328.0496