Although summer is a time when we New Englanders like to kick back and enjoy the natural attractions for which our region is known, there are plenty of events coming up that may lure ADR practitioners from the beach or the hiking trail. In no particular order they are:
- UMass/Boston Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution will be holding a series of professional workshops during June 2007. Among them will be “Meeting and Process Facilitation: A Workshop for Group Leaders and Process Managers”, on June 8; “Do No Harm: Guidelines for Intervention in International ConflictInstructor”, on June 11-12; “Online Dispute Resolution: The State of the Art” on June 13 (taught by my friend Colin Rule, who is a gifted and knowledgeable speaker); and “Collaboration in the Clinical Setting” on June 21. For more information, including workshop times, instructors, and registration, visit the UMass/Boston Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution web site.
- The Association for Conflict Resolution’s New England Chapter is holding its Annual Regional Conference on May 31, 2007, at the Boston University Corporate Education Center in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. This year’s theme is “Justice: Conversations for the ADR Community”. Leading that conversation is internationally known dispute resolution scholar and practitioner, Lela Love, professor of law and director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Professor Love will also be teaching a full-day Advanced Training on Friday, June 1, 2007, addressing “Keeping Justice in Mediation”. Conference workshops include “Let’s Work This Out: ADR in Environmental Enforcement & Workplace Conflicts”, “Exit Strategies: When and How to End a Process Well”, and “ADR in the 21st Century: Easy Tech Tools to Manage and Market Your Practice” (led by me and ADR tech guru Tammy Lenski). For registration and other information, visit the Conference page at NE-ACR’s web site.
- Finally, on July 19, 2007, together with Melinda Gehris and Ericka Gray, I’ll be teaching an Advanced Divorce Mediation Training at the Boston University Corporate Education Center in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Click here for additional information on the program or to register.