On Friday, June 16, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., I’ll be teaming up with two New England area mediators–Ericka Gray and Melinda Gehris–pooling our combined four-plus decades of experience to teach Strategic Marketing and Business Planning for Mediators.
This full-day program, held at the Boston University Corporate Education Center in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, covers what a mediator wants to know (but is afraid to ask) about building smart and effective business and marketing plans. The program fee, $175, gives participants tools, techniques, and strategies, plus the chance to pick the brains of not just one but three established practitioners. Beverages, a tasty lunch, and a morning and afternoon snack are included in the cost.
Ericka B. Gray, founder and president of DisputEd, has been a mediator since 1985. She was director of professional services and regional training coordinator for Endispute/JAMS, and served as the Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators. Currently serving on the MA Trial Court’s Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution, she teaches Mediation at Boston College and Suffolk University Law Schools. A licensed psychologist, Ericka holds advanced practitioner member status in both the Workplace and Family Sections of the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Melinda is a shareholder of Devine, Millimet, and an ADR professional for over 10 years, concentrating her practice in dispute resolution and insurance coverage. In the area of dispute resolution, Melinda serves as a neutral in evaluation, mediation and arbitration for litigants and private parties in disputes between businesses, individuals, family members and divorcing spouses. She also counsels businesses and individuals regarding insurance needs and available coverage, and represents insurers and businesses in dispute resolution.