LUNCH & LEARN

NEXT ON THE AGENDA: TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION, A PRIMER

November 14, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
CME and CLE pending

The success of a mediation is often evaluated simply by whether an agreement has been reached. Yet an agreement does not always guarantee that participants have really resolved their core dispute. What if success were defined not only by an agreement today, but also by a longer-lasting confidence in the ability to constructively address concerns and disputes in the future?

Parties often enter a mediation with minimally effective interpersonal skills, which are then sorely tested and ineffective in a conflict situation. This presentation will introduce the basic techniques used in Transformative Mediation based on The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger (2005).

About the speaker:

Michaella Babrich has 25 years of experience in psycho/social services encompassing work with high risk youth and families, crisis intervention and counseling, human services program development, management and evaluation, the United States Air Force, the United States Army, and joint/interagency organizations. She is certified in mediation in family, dependency and appellate for the State of Florida and is Rule 31 listed in Tennessee. Michaella is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Inventory administrator and facilitator; holds a B.S.W. from the University of West Florida, an M.A. in psychology, with special emphasis in conflict management and dispute resolution from the University of the Rockies.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ON OUR LUNCH & LEARN PROGRAM

WHAT Lunch & Learns are noontime presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics relevant not only to mediators, but to anyone interested in the challenges and strategies of conflict resolution. The Lunch & Learn programs offer participants the chance to network, discuss current issues relevant to mediation, and sharpen communication skills.

WHEN Every other month beginning in January, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month

WHERE  Cathedral of the Incarnation, Third Floor, 2015 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 (except for the May event, see above)

TIME  12 noon – 1:15 pm

COST

  • Presentation is free to the public
  • CME credit: Free for active NCRC volunteers; $10 for others
  • CLE credit: $15 for active NCRC volunteers; $25 for others IF APPLICABLE
  • Lunch is now BROWN BAG.

*an active volunteer = one who has mediated with NCRC a minimum of 1 time within the last two months