Past Events

Coaching Emotional Positivity during Mediation & Dispute Resolution

May 24, 2018

This training is for mediators, collaborative professionals, attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, therapists, child advocates, parenting coordinators, human resources, and social workers.

You probably know your I.Q. but do you know your E.I.?  E.I. is your Emotional Intelligence – your ability to know, recognize, and monitor your own emotions and recognize the emotions of others. You use your E.I. information to guide your thinking, behavior, and responses to others; it helps you know when to sympathize and when to empathize. Your E.I. affects how you conduct a dispute resolution session, how you relate to participants and how you relate to the attorneys representing the participants.

Recognizing your E.I. and learning how E.I. affects your sessions will assist you to coach emotional positivity during conflict resolutions. As facilitators, we strive to offer productive, positive, and beneficial sessions.  E.I. awareness and training offers one more skill to enhance sessions.    

This training will be in a workshop style, giving you an opportunity to learn about your E.I., and E.I. in general, so you can enrich your conflict resolution sessions. Positive E.I. (high E.I.) has significant impact on mental and physical well-being which certainly is a good thing for you and your participants.

Training Location:
Crilley Mediation & Law Center
320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233


14-Hour Collaborative Law Training*

May 16-17, 2018

This two-day training is for mediators, collaborative professionals, attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, therapists, and child advocates

Attorney: Approved Iowa Attorneys 15.75, CLE 1.5 Ethics

Christine Crilley presents a comprehensive training that will form a foundation for your collaborative law practice.  Collaborative resolution occurs when parties work together as a “team” to reach a mutually agreeable solution. Attorneys facilitate the process for their clients and other “team” members in Iowa may include other collaborative professionals such as financial planners, CPAs, and child specialists (some jurisdictions also include mental health coach).

The training will help you to develop a basic plan to set up a collaborative practice or to use the knowledge gained to become more effective with other people that you encounter or facilitate a dispute resolution process.

*This training meets the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Minimum Standards for a Collaborative.

Collaborative Professionals: Additionally must have at least 6 hours of mediation training and some collaborative organizations require 40 hours of mediation training. Be sure to check the requirements of the organization that you are planning to join.

Training Location:
Crilley Mediation & Law Center
320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233


Iowa Association of Mediators Spring Conference
May 11, 2018

8:30am-5:00pm
The River Center
340 SW 3rd Street, Des Moines

Join us for a rare full-day workshop with Larry Dressler!

Standing in the Fire: Strategies for Staying Cool in High-Heat Situations

There are few things scarier than stepping into a room of people who are polarized, enraged, or hopeless. In these moments one must draws on more than skill alone. The truly masterful mediator must be able to stand in the fire and be the calm, clear, patient presence that enables others to discover common ground and to heal. In this full-day, hands-on seminar author and veteran facilitator of high-stakes meetings, Larry Dressler will  share specific principles and practices that enable you to show up in the most challenging situations.

During this day-long seminar you will learn:

  • How to anticipate when you will be walking into a “high-heat” situation
  • Common hot-buttons that weaken the effectiveness of mediators
  • Six inner capacities you can build for standing in the fire of conflict and complexity
  • Specific personal practices you can adopt to become a less reactive, more resilient mediator

Our presenter, Larry Dressler is the author of two books on conflict and collaboration. He is a private consultant and an Adjunct Faculty member at in the Masters Program for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management. A dynamic presenter and master story teller, he has trained group process and conflict resolution professionals throughout the world, including in Japan, China, and the UK.  Over the past 25 years Larry has consulted with Nike, Facebook, Nissan, New Belgium Brewing, One Percent for the Planet and many other companies striving to build more collaborative, transparent cultures.  He is the recipient of the Global Facilitation Impact Award presented by the International Association of Facilitators.  For a preview of Larry you can see his 3 minute video here

Hotel Accommodations:

The Residence Inn Des Moines Downtown is offering a group rate of $150 per night for conference attendees. The last day to book the group rate is Friday, April 20, 2018. Click here to book your group rate.

Registration:

$175 for members ($150 before April 13th)
$225 for non-members ($200 before April 13th)


16-Hour Parenting Coordination Training*

April 16-17, 2018

This two-day training program is for parenting coordinators, mediators, custody evaluators, attorneys, judges, therapists, parent educators, and other professionals who work with high-conflict families

Christine Crilley presents a comprehensive training that will form a foundation for your parenting coordination practice. Parenting coordination is an alternative dispute resolution process that is non-confidential and child centered. The parenting coordinator works with parents (usually high conflict) toward a healthier co-parenting relationship, dispute resolution and decision-making (sometimes by contract or court order, the parenting coordinator makes the decision when the parents are unwilling or unable to do so).

Christine Crilley presents a comprehensive training that will form a foundation for your parenting coordinator practice. This specialty training is in topics relating to parenting coordination including the parenting coordination process, guidelines for the practice, family dynamics, domestic violence, best interest of the children, dealing with high conflict parents, parenting skills, problem solving techniques, dealing with conflict and much more.  And yes, we do a lot of role playing so you get a chance to practice parenting coordination.

*This training follows the AFCC Guidelines for Parenting Coordination.

Parenting Coordinators: Be sure to check the requirements of the state that you are planning to practice in regards to any additional training required, such as mediation training.

Training Location:
Crilley Mediation & Law Center
320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Crilley Mediation Services also offers training in ACR Nationally Approved 40-Hour Family Law Mediation Training, Collaborative Law, and Advanced Dispute Resolution. For dates and details on these and other trainings and seminars visit: www.CrilleyMediation.com, call our office at (319) 363-5606 or email cmm@crilleylaw.com.


40-Hour Family Law Mediator Training

March 5-9, 2018

This training is for Mediators, Collaborative Professionals, Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Planners, Therapists, Child Advocates, Parenting Coordinators, Human Resources, Social Workers Attorney: Approved Iowa 41.75, CLE 3.0 Ethics

This 40 hour mediation training program, offered through Crilley Mediation Services, is for those who want to mediate in family law disputes, in court ordered roster mediation programs, in the workplace, and facilitate in other areas of dispute resolution. The training will form a foundation for your mediation practice. Although this training is not intended to be advanced skill training, some advanced skill development may be introduced. Training will provide a comprehensive background in dispute resolution enabling you to develop your own style and area of mediation. The training will help you to develop a plan to set up a practice or business in mediation or to use the knowledge gained to become more effective with people that you encounter or to facilitate dispute resolution. The training will be a seminar style of learning with active participation by each participant. And, yes, we do a lot of role playing so you get a chance to practice mediating. Please feel free to ask questions as we proceed through the training. This is a 40 hour course and to receive your certificate, you must attend all 40 hours. Breaks will be incorporated within the training, including a lunch break.

Training Location:
Crilley Mediation & Law Center
320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Crilley Mediation Services also offers training in Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordinator, and Advanced Dispute Resolution.  For dates and details on these and other trainings and seminars, visit: www.CrilleyMediation.com, call our office at (319) 363-5606, or email cmm@crilleylaw.com.


Heartland Regional Conference of Mediators: Tame the Tension

April 27 & 28, 2017
13800 Eagle Run Dr, Omaha, Nebraska (Champions Run Golf Club)
This biennial conference is a collaborative effort between four state mediation associations: Iowa Association of Mediators, Nebraska Mediation Association, Heartland Mediators Associations (Kansas), and Association of Missouri Mediators.

This year’s conference, “Tame the Tension,” features Brad Heckman, CEO of the New York Peace Institute.

About Brad: Brad Heckman is CEO of New York Peace Institute, one of the nation’s largest mediation services. He is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award.  He served on the boards of the National Association for Community Mediation, the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, and the NYC Peace Museum. Brad has trained labor unions, the NYPD, NASA, United Nations programs, and community organizations worldwide. His interest in peaceful dialogue began as university lecturer Poland in 1989, witnessing the country’s transition to democracy. Brad served as Vice President of Safe Horizon, a leading victims services agency. He was also International Director of Partners for Democratic Change, where he helped introduce mediation to Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union and beyond. Brad received a Master of Arts in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Recently, Brad was the keynote speaker at the International Organizations Career Development Roundtable (CDR) in Helsinki, Finland.

Brad is committed to helping individuals develop their skills by integrating exercises throughout the training that build muscle memory. His presentation style is very engaging and visual as he incorporates sketches into his trainings. He has a large gallery of sketches that he pulls from – to the right is a picture of his floor with his some of his sketches that he uses during trainings.


8th Annual World Mediation Congress

Sponsored by:  InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution, Drake University Law School, and The Iowa State Bar Association

November 11 & 12, 2016
Drake Universtiy, Des Moines, IA

Keynote:  Bill Eddy
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the “High Conflict Personality” theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners’ association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 25 states, several provinces in Canada, Australia, France and Sweden.

Additional workshop topics include

  • ADR in the Brexit
  • Building Bridges or Walls?
  • Labor Mediation
  • Ethics Panel
  • International Growth of Mediation
  • Psychology of Mediation
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Community Mediation
  • Mediation as a First Response

Cost $250.

CLE 15 hours have been applied for, including 3 hrs of ethics


Iowa Association of Mediators Spring Conference
May 07-08, 2105
Stoney Creek Inn – Johnston, IA

Emotional Vampires
Managing High Conflict Personalities in Mediation

Presented By John Edwards, High Conflict Institute
Approved for 7.0 CLE Hours

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