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Training Sessions

How to Communicate with Parties in Conflict: Creating Deeper Understanding (West Coast)

(Sep. 9, 2016)

Muir Beach, CA

Learn techniques for communicating more effectively with parties in conflict by uncovering what is really important for them and what is motivating them. MORE »

How to Communicate with Parties in Conflict: Creating Deeper Understanding (East Coast)

(Sep. 9, 2016)

New York, New York

Learn techniques for communicating more effectively with parties in conflict by uncovering what is really important for them and what is motivating them. MORE »

WORKING CREATIVELY WITH CONFLICT: 40 HOUR MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING (East Coast)

(Sep. 28, 2016 - Oct. 2, 2016)

Ossining, New York

Learn how to support parties working through conflict or engaging in other important conversations in a different way. Our 4 hour basic training in the Understanding-Based model teaches you how guide parties to make knowing and informed choices together in a respectful manner. MORE »

Inside Out: Self Reflection for Conflict Professionals - WEBINAR

(Oct. 13, 2016)

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Gary Friedman and Norman Fischer talk in this live webinar about how conflict professionals can use self reflection to help their clients. MORE »

Help, Not Hinder: Working Together to Reach Agreements in Mediation

(Nov. 4, 2016)

Muir Beach, CA

Ever have the experience of being the mediator in the room and thinking: “if this lawyer would just leave the room, I could easily bring the parties to agreement”?  And vice versa, have you ever experienced being the attorney for a party or an expert participating in a mediation and thinking: “what is the mediator doing? I could move things along more quickly?”

When attorneys and mediators know how to work together, a better solution can be reached more quickly.  Just as having a better understanding of the parties’ needs facilitates a effective solution, so does understanding and respecting the role and purpose of the various professionals in the room.  This advanced course for conflict professionals will teach you how to be part of the solution.  You will learn:

  • How mediators, consulting attorneys, and other professionals (mental health, financial planners, etc.) can work effectively together

  • What the role of the law and lawyers is and how it can help the mediation

  • Why and how the understanding-based mediation model works, and what your role can be in a constructive process

  • How to manage the professional/mediator relationship in all parts of the process

“The lawyers both marveled that we had accomplished in a day what otherwise might have taken weeks of contentious, expensive battling over numbers and the value of life.  The parties had emerged with their humanity intact, each with more empathy for the other side.”   Gary Friedman

Who should attend?  Mediators, attorneys who represent parties in mediation, and other professionals who participate in mediation meetings. Teachers:  Gary Friedman and Catherine Conner Date:  November 4, 2015 Time:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm Location:  Green Gulch Farm, 161 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, CA Fee:  $250 MORE »

Help, Not Hinder: Working Together to Reach Agreements in Mediation

(Nov. 18, 2016)

New York, New York

This advanced course teaches mediators, lawyers and other professionals how to work together in mediation to reach the best solution. MORE »