Southern California Mediation Association
Mediation in the Real World: New Thinking, New Practices
October 20-21, 2017
NEW LOCATION: Downtown Los Angeles
Join hundreds of fellow mediators and conflict resolution professionals at one of the West Coast’s best conferences on Mediation and Conflict Resolution! The 29th Annual SCMA Conference “Mediation in the Real World: New Thinking, New Practices” As an attendee, you will receive:
- Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year Award Recipient – William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and mediation. He is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is the author of Getting to Yes with Yourself (HarperOne, January 2015), The Power of a Positive No, Getting Past No, and The Third Side, and co-author (with Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton) of Getting to Yes.
- Special AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Advanced Mediation Skills Institute Deal! Two great Los Angeles area mediation conferences at discounted prices! Mediators who desire to maximize their travel to Los Angeles will receive discounted pricing by attending both the ABA Mediation Institute, October 19 and 20 during the day, and the SCMA Annual Conference (which includes William Ury as plenary speaker) on the night of October 20 and/or during the day of October 21. Registrants for the conference receive 15% off registration for the 15th Annual Advanced Mediation & Advocacy Skills Institute at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA on October 19-20-21. Click here for more information and use discount code ABA15 when signing up.
- Education & CLE Credits – Learn and Earn all things Mediation & Conflict Resolution! Hear from esteemed speakers and industry professionals and earn up to a total of 5hrs of CLE Credits while you’re at it.
- Go Advanced! Engage in a highly interactive experience at the Advanced Track sessions brought you by SCMA-AIM. Additional Registration/Fee is required. More Information to Be Announced.
- Special Family Conflict Resolution Track – special set of workshops specifically designed for Family Mediation. TO BE ANNOUNCED.
- Mediation Opportunities Fair – Meet & Greet many of the organizations funded by DRPA after lunch on Saturday, held in separate ballroom.
- Professional Networking – Bring plenty of business cards! Socialize with and meet hundreds of like-minded mediators and conflict resolution professionals. (Friday Night Dinner, Breakfast 8-9 & Lunch)
- Full Lunch Saturday – A sit-down lunch to keep the calories coming! Light breakfast Saturday morning also included.
- Wine, Dine & Kick-off in Style – at the Friday night kick-off reception & awards program. Dinner & Drinks included. DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year Award Recipient
He is co-author with Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton of Getting to Yes, a fourteen-million- copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages, and the author of Getting Past No, The Power of a Positive No, The Third Side and, most recently, the award-winning Getting to Yes with Yourself.
Over the last 35 years, Dr. Ury has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from labor strikes and boardroom battles to civil wars in the Middle East, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union. During the Cold War, Ury served as a consultant to the Crisis Management Center at the White House, helping to create nuclear risk reduction centers. He has taught negotiation and mediation to tens of thousands of corporate executives, labor leaders, diplomats, and military officers around the world.
Ury is founder of the Abraham Path Initiative, which seeks to bring people together across cultures by opening a long-distance walking route in the Middle East that retraces the footsteps of Abraham and his family. ABC’s Christiane Amanpour calls the Abraham Path “an unprecedented initiative to break down barriers and foster communication in the most divided region of the world.” He has a popular TED talk about the Abraham Path, entitled “The Walk from No to Yes.” He is also co-founder of the Climate Parliament, which unites parliamentarians from around the world with civil society to bring about a transition to renewable energy.
William is the recipient of the Whitney North Seymour Award from the American Arbitration Association and the Distinguished Service Medal from the Russian Parliament. His work has been widely featured in the media, including the The New York Times, the Financial Times, the CNN, and BBC.
Trained as a social anthropologist, Ury has a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard.