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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
July 25-26, 2017: Leadership Restorative Practices Training. Participants are provided a thorough understanding of restorative concepts and effective strategies for managing behavior and teaching young people to take responsibility for their actions and the use of circles. The trainings follow the International Institute for Restorative Practices curriculum.
June 22-24: Public Sector Mediation Skills and Drills. Toby Guerin will co-lead a training as part of the Straus Institute Professional Skills Program at Pepperdine University. The training, geared toward public sector employees, will feature 2.5 days of interactive skills and practice.
June 8, 2017: Mid-Atlantic Global Pound Conference. Maryland Carey Law. The GPC Series is a not-for-profit global project, initiated by the International Mediation Institute that will convene all stakeholders in dispute resolution - commercial parties, lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, and others - at conferences around the world. These conferences will provoke discussion on existing tools and techniques, stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what corporate and individual dispute resolution users actually need and want, both locally and globally.