2019 Mediation Clinics

Upcoming Mediation Clinic2019 CalendarContinuing Education Credits | Registration, Payment & Logistics


Community Boards’ calendar of 2019 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

March 12, 2019

No Joke: Improv Comedy Based Icebreakers

Tips and Techniques for Group Introductions, Room Warmers, and Getting Acquainted

With Lauren Berning

Are you tired of using the same old icebreakers and room warmers when you bring a group together, when you facilitate a meeting, a retreat, an event, a training? Are you open to learning and sharing new ideas? Are you willing to have fun and learn at the same time?

Lauren Berning is an accomplished improvisational artist and group facilitator. Bring those two skills together and you have someone who knows how to work a room, engage people, create fun for herself and participants, AND accomplish the goal of helping people get to know each other, relax and create the atmosphere for what lies ahead.

During this clinic you will gain new skills and enhance your own repertoire. Lauren’s activities include:

  • Learning new methods for warming up a group
  • Discovering what works, what doesn’t and why
  • Exploring how to get people engaged
  • Practicing how to get people to play
  • Addressing challenges
  • Playing games and have fun!

About Lauren Berning
Lauren is a California transplant who moved to Hong Kong via a long stint in Scotland where she founded “To Be Continued… Improv”. Finding success in the UK and Europe, she’s brought the brand to Asia!

Lauren specializes in collaboration and is a disruptive leader, challenging the status quo and driving value from technology and innovation, utilizing the foundational concepts of comedy and improv. Lauren believes that transparency, constant learning and great communication are the building blocks of a truly great business.

Lauren spends much of her time touring throughout Asia with the improv company, performing, teaching and coaching. She is visiting the US and is delighted to spend a few hours with the Community Boards team. Learn more about Lauren: tbcimprov.hk.


Cost: CB Members, $25 | General Public, $45
Times: Tuesday, March 12
Location: JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

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2019 Calendar

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05 - May

06 - Jun

07 - Jul

08 - Aug

09 - Sep


10 - Oct

11 - Nov


12 - Dec

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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 2018 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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