2018 Mediation Clinics

Upcoming Mediation Clinic2018 CalendarContinuing Education Credits | Registration, Payment & Logistics


Community Boards’ calendar of 2018 Mediation Clinics are intensive, two-hour workshops designed for both new and experienced conflict resolution practitioners, adr professionals, and other interested individuals.  They are a critical resource for mediators to stay informed about current adr trends, learn practical tools and strategies, and explore new areas of practice.  Led by seasoned professionals, these clinics cover an exciting variety of topics and unique conflict resolution practices.

Community Boards is very grateful for the generous, ongoing support of JAMS.

Upcoming Mediation Clinics

Conflict Coaching in the Workplace with Rudeen Monte, M.S.

September 11

Unresolved workplace conflicts cause anxiety and hurt among the disputants, disrupt teamwork and impede productivity within the group which has an impact on other departments and the customers the organization seeks to serve.

Rudeen Monte’s series of three workshops addresses causes of workplace conflict and the role of supervisor and mediator in assisting disputants toward resolution.

While we encourage people to attend all three of Rudeen’s mediation clinics, they are designed to complement each other. Each may be taken individually. See the special offer below for registering for all three clinics.

September 11 – Organizational and Systems Causes of Conflict

  • Organizational Practices and Systems – Identifying practices or systems that if missing or troubled, contribute to conflict among people who work together
  • Conflict Coaching Steps
  • Coaching the individual to define the problem and the  causes that s/he has influence over, determine options that s/he has and prepare for a conversation with the other person

September Registration

Rudeen Monte, M.S.

Rudeen_Monte_CB_webRudeen’s career began as an educator for staff and managers in a hospital and quickly evolved into consulting and leading workshops on topics ranging from conflict resolution to quality improvement.  She has served as an instructor, mediator, executive coach and facilitator within individual hospitals, school districts, cities, public service agencies and she has presented management topics nationally including workplace conflict resolution skills for all levels of command for the Air Force.

In 1999, she founded Community Impact Consulting to continue to help improve conditions for children, families, and vulnerable adults by providing management assistance to government and nonprofit agencies seeking to improve quality of services and quality of life for their communities.

Throughout her career, Rudeen established and facilitated a number of successful collaborative efforts among government and nonprofit agencies addressing such community outcomes as: reduction of domestic violence, improved health for adults with chronic disease, academic success in low income neighborhoods and health career pathways in rural communities.


Cost: CB Members, $25 | General Public, $45
Special Offer for All Three Clinics: CB Members, $60 | General Public, $120
Times: Tuesdays | June 12, July 10, August 7 | 6:00-8:00pm
Location: JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

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You can learn more about each Mediation Clinic and the trainer, plus register and make payment in the 2018 Calendar links below.

2018 Calendar

Tuesday, January 9
Bonnie_Wills_ClinicBonnie Wills: Talking Circles, A Restorative Justice Practice

Restorative Justice, often referred to as a talking circle, is the name we in the West have given to an ancient indigenous practice. A talking circle is a practice of open authentic dialogue where each participant is equal. The circle is symbolic of this equality in that there is no beginning and there is no end. Talking circles offer… >>> Learn more here.

Tuesday, February 6
Melody Noll: The Focused Conversation

This interactive workshop presented by Melody Noll will examine a platform for speaking openly and honestly. “The Focused Conversation” is drawn from The Technology of Participation and rooted in theories of how people process information. It is a practical model for guiding interactions that…>>> Learn more here.

Tuesday, April 3
Karen_H_Lipney_ClinicKaren H, Lipney: Feedback: Intent, Impact, and Best Practices

In this interactive clinic, we’ll discuss the process of feedback, both as a receiver and a giver. Each registrant is asked to come to the clinic with an example of when feedback worked, when it didn’t, and some feedback that you’d like to give someone…>>> Learn more here.

Tuesday, June 12
Rudeen Monte: Conflict Coaching in the Workplace

Session 1 – Human Development Applied to Workplace Conflicts
Rudeen Monte’s series of three workshops addresses causes of workplace conflict and the role of supervisor and mediator in assisting disputants toward resolution…>>> Learn more here.

Tuesday, July 10
Rudeen Monte: Conflict Coaching in the Workplace

Session 2 – Steps for Intervening with Common Conflicts
Rudeen Monte’s series of three workshops addresses causes of workplace conflict and the role of supervisor and mediator in assisting disputants toward resolution…>>> Learn more here.

Tuesday, September 11
Rudeen Monte: Conflict Coaching in the Workplace

Session 3 – Organizational and Systems Causes of Conflicts
Rudeen Monte’s series of three workshops addresses causes of workplace conflict and the role of supervisor and mediator in assisting disputants toward resolution…>>> Learn more here.

Tuesday, October 2
Vanessa_Alfaro_CBVanessa Alfaro:  Transform Your Relationship to Anger

You’ve been triggered by someone’s words or actions. Strong feelings of anger arise. Depending on your relationship to anger, you might work hard to hide, diminish, or deny angry feelings. Unfortunately, the anger that you hold can weigh you down…>>> Learn more here.

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Continuing Education Credits

MCLE:  Some 2018 courses are approved by the State Bar of California for 2 MCLE credits (provider #9323). $20 processing fee required.

You can pay online here:  >>>Click for MCLE payment.

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Registration, Payment & Logistics

You can preregister and prepay for mediation clinics through the links in the 2017 CALENDAR above. 

Please be advised: We prefer that people preregister for our clinics.  While we don’t discourage walk-ins, all clinic participants are required to check in at the building security desk, and if your name is NOT on the registration roster, it could result in a delay or possibly inability to gain entry.

Though it rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel a clinic. Should we cancel, registrants will receive a full refund. We also reserve the right to substitute trainers or presenters.  All other cancellations will be treated pursuant to the Refunds and Transfer Fees policy described below.

Refunds & Transfer Fees
If you cancel more than 24 hours before the clinic start time, there is a $7.50 cancellation fee. This fee will be waived one time if registration is transferred to a subsequent clinic that begins within twelve months of the training start date.  No refunds for cancellations 24 hours or less before the clinic start time.

All mediation clinics are held at:  JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, 15th Floor, San Francisco, 6-8 PM. [MAP]


For more information, please contact Karen H. Lipney, ADR Programs Director, (415) 920-3820 x109, or email her at Learn_More@communityboards.org. Please include her name in the subject line.

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