2018 Mediation Clinics

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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 Clinic


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.

You’ll gain practical skills to make giving and receiving feedback more effective, as well as the ability to share your knowledge with others.

From Karen’s clinic, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • The positive aspects of feedback
  • Feedback as verbal and non-verbal
  • Goals of feedback
  • The challenges
  • Best practices

Trainer: Karen Lipney

Karen_LipneyAs ADR Programs Director, Karen draws on years of experience working for a national labor union. In a career transition, Karen focused on mediation to expand her legal and organizational skills.

Since 2014, Karen has worked as a volunteer Community Mediator, Conflict Coach, and Facilitator. She was raised in San Francisco and giving back to the community is part of her family heritage.


Cost: CB Members, $25 | General Public, $45
Times: 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, January 9
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.


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08 August

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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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