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I Knew What Would Happen

October 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


Humans like to create and tell stories. When a conflict arises, the parties craft their individual stories about what has already happened and what they expect will lead to the end of the conflict. When they engage a conflict professional, their story adapts to include how the conflict professional will influence the outcome, typically to their advantage. When the conflict professional walks into the room, they also have a story about what the process will look like and sometimes even their own picture of the outcome. In this webinar, we will explore the role of expectations in working through conflict. How do the parties’ and conflict professionals’ stories about their roles, responsibilities, process, and possible outcomes impact working through the conflict? How do we work with these stories and expectations during the conflict resolution process?

Date October 18, 2021

Time 12 PM PDT • 3 PM EDT • 9 PM CEST

Cost $47 All webinars are free for CUC Connect members. Click here to learn more.


Catherine Conner has been a mediation and collaborative practice trainer since 2004. She is a frequent presenter at collaborative conferences and family law workshops. She authored Collaborative Practice Materials with Steven Neustadter and Margaret Anderson. Catherine Conner’s private practice focuses on family law alternate dispute resolution, including mediation, collaborative practice, and private judging. She graduated from the University of California, Boalt Hall in 1982 and is a founding partner of Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP. In 1992, Catherine became a Certified Family Law Specialist.  She has been honored as the recipient of the Rex Sater Award for Excellence in Family Law, the Eureka award by Collaborative Practice California and was the 2018 honoree for Careers of Distinction.  She was on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals from 2007-2014 and served as the President in 2013.

Katherine Eisold Miller is an attorney practicing mediation and collaborative practice in Westchester County, NY. She has been practicing family law since 1987, first as a litigator and now exclusively outside the court system. She has taught family law at the White Institute and NYU as well as with the Center and lectures regularly on mediation and collaborative practice. She is a Board member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.


October 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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