Get a sneak-peak at this year’s workshops! This year, the presentation team arranged workshops into six “tracks” that share a common theme to help participants find the most useful presentations. Pick a track to go in-depth on a topic, or sample from multiples to get a broad view of the field of mediation.
Conflict in the Workplace: This track focuses on theory and strategies for engaging with conflict in the workplace. Topics include managing conflict in teams, building resilience into business structure, and creative processing, among others.
Multi-Party, Public Policy & Peacemaking: This track focuses on mediating, facilitating, and peacemaking with larger groups in a variety of contexts. Topics include environmental disputes, family service conflicts, and restorative justice processes.
Diversity & Inclusion: This track focuses on strategies for including marginalized groups by addressing power imbalance, bias, and cultural difference.
Practice Theory & Skills: This track provides theory and skills for mediation practice. Topics include the neural basis of conflict, intake processes, shuttle diplomacy, outward mindset, and mentoring from the masters
Self-Care & Professional Development: This track includes a combination of workshops focused on self-care with other professional development topics. Topics include mindfulness and meditation as mediation tools, service animals and conflict, and a research panel where rising conflict resolution scholars and practitioners will share their research projects in a “3-Minute Thesis” format, followed by a guided discussion.
The Business of Mediation: This track focuses on theory, tools, and tips for building and enhancing a mediation practice. Topics include branding and marketing, mentoring, and mediator certification. This track provides theory and skills for mediation practice. Topics include the neural basis of conflict, intake processes, shuttle diplomacy, outward mindset, and mentoring from the masters.