New England Chapter of ACR hosts its Annual Regional Conference.Fall is almost here, which means that the 2005 Annual Regional Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s New England Chapter (NE-ACR) is just around the corner. Registration is now open for this three-day event, to be held on November 2, 3, and 4, 2005.

The Conference, “Pushing the Limits: Conversations for the ADR Community”, is NE-ACR’s most ambitious to date. It features four major events:

1. An “Interview with the Masters Series”, on Wednesday, November 2, 9:00 a.m. to noon, will feature interviews with two well-known and highly influential leaders in the ADR field, Lawrence Susskind, president of the Consensus Building Institute, and Roger Fisher, director of the Harvard Negotiation Project and co-author of one of the seminal works in the ADR field, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.

2. “Difficult Conversations”, a Master Class led by Douglas Stone, co-author of conflict resolution classic Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, and David Seibel, president of Insight Partners, LP, on November 2, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3. The Annual Conference, a full day event on Thursday, November 3, with Robert Benjamin as this year’s keynote speaker, which includes twelve different workshops on a wide range of topics.

4. “The Eclectic Mediator: Doing What Works to Get the Job Done”, a full-day Advanced Training led by Robert Benjamin, scheduled for Friday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Robert is a mediator, past-president of the Academy of Family Mediators, and prolific and controversial author of such articles as “Swindlers, Dealmakers and Mediators: A Brief History of Ethics in Negotiation,” “Mediation as a Subversive Activity,” and “Style Wars And Other Little Hypocrisies,” all available at Mediate.com.

The Conference and Advanced Training will be held at the Boston University Corporate Education Center in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, and the Master Class at Suffolk University Law School in the heart of downtown Boston.

For more information about the Conference, to download the Conference brochure, and to register, please visit NE-ACR’s web site.

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