May 21: $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. Registration opening soon.
July 24-25, 2018: Introduction to Restorative Practices for School Leaders. This two-day course offered at Maryland Carey Law provides school leaders with an introduction to restorative practices and using circles in school communities. The training is developed by the International Institute for Restorative Practices, with supplemental information targeted to the needs of school leadership. Registration will open soon.
August 15, 2018: The Power of Restorative Conversation in Your School and Community. Using a methodology called “A Small Group”, (popularized by Peter Block), international experts Marg Thorsborne and Lee Rush will explore 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. Registration will open soon.
August 13-16, 2018: Federal Dispute Resolution Training. Toby Treem Guerin will present a workshop on “An Ounce of Conflict Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure” on Tuesday, August 14 from 1:30-2:45pm.
October 4-6, 2018: 12th Annual AALS Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference. Maryland Carey Law will host the works in progress conference. This event provides dispute resolution scholars with the opportunity to present and receive feedback on scholarly projects at any stage of development – from initial research ideas, to written drafts, to works in the editing stages of publication. Registration available soon.
Upcoming Washington, D.C. Professional Skills Trainings offered in Partnership with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University:
August 23-24: “STAR” –A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies. Washington, DC. This two-day training offers techniques and strategies for every stage in the mediation. The trainers emphasize strategic analysis for both mediators and advocates. Faculty: Peter Robinson and Deborah Thompson Eisenberg.
April 13, 3:00-4:00pm: 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: 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.
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.