I’ll be in Fayetteville and Little Rock, Arkansas in April to teach full-day special topics seminars for the Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association. If you’re a mediator in the region, I’d love to meet you in person at one of these two mediation training seminars!
Both seminars have already been approved for Arkansas CLE/CME credits (including ethics), you can attend even if you’re not an ACRA member, and earlybird registration rates are good for a few more days. Both mediation training seminars are suitable for both new and advanced practitioners and both are also suitable for conflict management coaches and other ADR professionals. Registration and information links are at the bottom of this post.
The way of the master mediator: Finding your unique mediator voice and using it to improve the lives of clients
April 11, 2013 | Special Topics Mediation Training in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Master mediators don’t reach an advanced level in their craft simply by replicating what they learn in mediation trainings. They learn how to integrate their work with who and how they are, using their unique mediator voice to improve mediation outcomes and their clients’ condition. This workshop will explore why it’s important to move beyond a love affair with more and better techniques and how mediators can use who they are as the most powerful tool in their toolbox. Participants will learn how to identify their mediator voice, communicate it, and what aspects of their own mediator voice make their work unique.
The art of inquiry: How to transform conflict with the right questions
April 12, 2013 | Special Topics Mediation Training in Little Rock, Arkansas
Questions are some of the most powerful tools in your conflict resolution toolbox — if you know how to handle them well. Questions engage. They stimulate creativity, get problems unstuck, and transform negotiations. Handled poorly, questions can turn people off, close them down, and escalate conflict. Savvy conflict resolvers and negotiators know how to achieve the former and avoid the latter. You can be one of them. Please note: While I teach a version of this workshop for organizations and also for the general public, this specific workshop is intended for conflict resolution professionals.
I presented for ACRA a few years ago and they were just incredible to work with…I’m really looking forward to my return visit.
For more information: ACRA Website | Download the registration brochure [no longer available]