Upcoming Mediation Clinic | 2017 Calendar | Continuing Education Credits | Registration, Payment & Logistics
Community Boards’ calendar of 2017 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.
30 Minute Mediation
Trainer: Ron Kelly
More than a decade ago, Ron started an experiment. Could you design a mediation process that could really help two people with a serious relationship problem in only half an hour, start to finish? The model has proven astonishingly effective.
Since then he has used this process to help numerous couples, family members, co-workers, neighbors and others. Ron has been asked to teach it to everyone from community volunteers to court mediators.
In this workshop you’ll learn this simple process, see it demonstrated, and get a chance to practice it in a real dispute.
About Ron Kelly
Mediating since 1970, arbitrating since 1986, Ron is a co-founder of two of California’s main ADR professional organizations.
Ron has trained thousands of lawyers, judges, government officials and business professionals on four continents, and his training materials are licensed and used around the world in several languages. Judges in every superior court in the Bay Area have chosen to enroll in his trainings.
Ron is one of the principal architects of California mediation law. He’s been honored with eight major ADR awards for his work in building the field, including Peacemaker of the Year in California, and Honored Instructor at Berkeley.
Learn more about Ron @ www.ronkelly.com.
MCLE: This course is approved by the State Bar of California for 2 MCLE credits (provider #9323). $20 processing fee required.
Registration & Payment: $25 CB Member | $45 General Public
You can learn more about each Mediation Clinic and the trainer, plus register and make payment in the 2017 Calendar links below.
Tuesday, January 10
Lorie Reichel-Howe: How Do I Handle That?, Conflict Communication Skills for Mediators
While conflict is inevitable in life, combat is optional. Every mediator witnesses good old-fashioned bad behavior and repeat offenders. Having experienced and observed the hurt of cutting words and verbal attacks, the sting of sickening silence, and the regret of having lashed out in anger, mediators step up and encourage dialogue in order to restore relationships. >>> Learn more here.
Tuesday, February 7
Katharina W. Dress, MA: Adult Family Mediation, Transforming Family Feuds into Peaceful Partnerships
Katharina’s mediation clinic explores reasons why family dynamics and intergenerational communication barriers can present major roadblocks to successful Elder Care and Estate Planning. When confronted with these challenges, many families avoid the conversation until a time of crisis when it appears that only attorneys or courts may be able to help. >>> Learn more here.
The courts of California are overwhelmed with cases awaiting trial. Mediation has become the most recognized and accepted alternative to trial. Many real estate and commercial contracts require the parties to attempt mediation before resorting to arbitration or litigation. Malcolm will discuss and provide proven techniques on how lawyers can best prepare their clients, themselves and the mediator for a “win-win” outcome. >>>Learn more & register here.
Tuesday, April 4
With Mark Batson Baril & Laura Weiss: Understanding Conflict Hooks at Work
Conflict hooks are your personal hot buttons. They come from within you, not really from someone else pressing them, though that’s how we generally talk about them (He just presses my buttons). They’re based in your identity, or how you see yourself (and want others to see you) in the world. This powerful workshop provides a door to self-awareness for both individuals and teams. >>> Learn more & register here.
Tuesday, May 2
Ron Kelly: 30 Minute Mediation
More than a decade ago, Ron started an experiment. Could you design a mediation process that could really help two people with a serious relationship problem in only half an hour, start to finish? The model has proven astonishingly effective. Since then he has used this process to help numerous couples, family members, co-workers, neighbors and others. Ron has been asked to teach it to everyone from community volunteers to court mediators. >>> Learn more & register here.
Tuesday, June 6
Tuesday, July 11
Tuesday, August 1
Tuesday, September 12
Trainer, Colin Rule, with additional details pending.
Tuesday, October 3
Tuesday, November 7
Tuesday, December 5
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MCLE: Some 2017 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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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.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
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]
Location & Business Hours
Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2040
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday-Thursday | 10:00AM – 6:00PM
(415) 920-3820 | Messages after hours: (415) 920-3820 x100
General email: Learn_More@communityboards.org
For more information, please contact Karen 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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