Upcoming Training & Events Washington, D.C. Professional Skills Trainings offered in Partnership with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University: September 17-18: Practical Mindfulness: Clear and Calm in the Heat of Conflict. Washington, DC. A two-day training for the legal or mediation professional offering tools to remain focused and present in the heat of conflict. Faculty: Rachel Wohl. September 27-28: Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution and Law Practice. Washington, DC. The two-day training provides practical tools to attorneys and mediators to navigate cross-cultural situations. Faculty: Sukhsimranjit Singh and Marvin Johnson. October 4-6, 2018: AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference. (Registration for this conference is closed. If you are interested in attending, contact Prof. Deborah Eisenberg at email@example.com) Baltimore, Maryland. The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is honored to host the 12th Annual AALS Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Conference. This event provides a wonderful opportunity for ADR scholars to present and receive feedback on scholarly works-in-progress that relate to dispute resolution topics. October 13, 2018: GRIT-X 2018. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Global. Research. Innovations. Trends. Excellence. Professor Deborah Eisenberg will present on "Creating a Culture of Conflict Resolution". October 22, 2018: Conflict Resolution and Mental Health-Evening with Dan Berstein. Baltimore, MD. Join the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office and C-DRUM for Conflict Resolution Month. This free event features, Dan Berstein sharing his journey to bing open with his bipolar disorder, and how conflict resolution skills can help us overcome barriers to having conversations about mental health. November 2, 2018: Upping Your Game: Skills Intensive for Public Sector Mediators. Baltimore, MD. This one-day intensive, geared toward public sector employees, highlights essential skills for mediators of all levels. Registration Open! March 2019: Effective Advocacy in Mediation: What Every Attorney Needs to Know. From mediator selection to closing the deal, participants will learn how to make the most of any mediation. Additional details and registration forthcoming. May 21, 2019: Working it Out: Employment ADR Boot Camp. In collaboration with Howard University School of Law, this interactive one-day workshop covers cutting-edge issues in employment ADR, particularly mediation and arbitration. Registration available soon. Recent Training & Events August 15, 2018: The Power of Restorative Conversations in Your School and Community. Baltimore, MD. International experts in restorative practices, Lee Rush and Marg Thorsborne will lead this workshop which explores essential conversations, and the power of dialogue and restorative conversations to re-connect when life’s inevitable disconnections occur. The training will inform leaders in education, social service, community organization and workplace settings. August 12-16, 2018: FDR Training, Orlando, FL. C-DRUM staff, Toby Treem Guerin will present a workshop entitled, "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure" on August 14. The concurrent session focuses on the three stages of conflict — prevention, evolution and resolution — with an emphasis on preventative techniques. Through relevant scenarios, participants will practice techniques to build valuable workplace social capital in their own agency. May 21, 2018: $he Works Hard for the Money: $trategic Negotiation for Professional Women. The one-day intensive workshop providing concrete practice in navigating negotiation obstacles faced by women. Participants explore the consequences of avoidance, cognitive barriers, and implicit biases that women may face in negotiation, and learn skills for the professional environment. Faculty: Deborah Thompson Eisenberg and Anastasia Watson Smith. April 13,2018: C-DRUM 15th Anniversary Celebration. Join C-DRUM in celebrating its legacy of promoting the power of conflict resolution to build a more just society. We honor C-DRUM founder, Professor Emeritus Roger Wolf, and look forward to the future of dispute resolution at Maryland Carey Law. Select specialty program gathering and welcome on the registration page. April 9, 2018: Advanced Commercial Mediation. The full-day training focusing on techniques and strategies for mediators of complex cases. Topics include managing attorneys, clients, and experts; tracking multi-party communications; managing external parties; and ethics issues. Faculty: Bruce Edwards. April 4-7, 2018: American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference. Washington DC. C-DRUM staff Deborah Thompson Eisenberg along with colleagues will present a concurrent workshop entitled “ Advancing Social Justice Through ADR” and Toby Treem Guerin, along with other panelists, will present a concurrent workshop on “The Case Conundrum: Keeping Mediation Clinic Students Engaged Beyond Just Small Claims Cases”. Both workshops are part of the Legal Educator’s Colloquium on Saturday, April 7, 2018. March 29-April 3, 2018: American Association of Law Schools Conference on Clinical Education. Chicago, Illinois. C-DRUM staff Toby Treem Guerin with colleagues from the University of Maryland, Baltimore schools of Social Work and Nursing will present a concurrent session on their interprofessional education pilot project. January 24-25, 2018: Peer Mediation Train-the-Trainers Workshop. This course provides educators interested in launching or re-launching a peer mediation program with the content material, guidance and advice on how to support an effective peer mediation program.