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
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.
$175 for members ($150 before April 13th)
$225 for non-members ($200 before April 13th)
16-Hour Parenting Coordination Training*
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Managing High Conflict Personalities in Mediation
Presented By John Edwards, High Conflict Institute
Approved for 7.0 CLE Hours
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