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Support and Development Series
July 23, 2020 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDTFree
10 AM – 12 PM PDT // 1 PM – 3 PM EDT // 7 PM – 9 PM CEST
The Center for Understanding in Conflict is offering an online Support and Development Advanced Training Series for mediators and conflict resolution professionals specifically designed for the COVID 19 era. This series of three meetings are an opportunity to convene with other conflict professionals and explore how what is happening inside of us impacts our professional and personal lives. These intimately small classes are structured to include self-reflection, discussion, and working through actual cases and challenges brought by participants. There will be guided meditations, journaling, as well as lively discussion and teachings.
To make the most of this series of trainings, it is highly recommended participants are able to join all three sessions. However, given the uncertain nature of these times, registration is also open for individual sessions.
Katherine Eisold Miller is an attorney practicing mediation and collaborative practice in Westchester County, NY. She is the President of the Center for Understanding in Conflict. 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.
Gary J. Friedman has been practicing law as a mediator with Mediation Law Offices in Mill Valley, California since 1976, integrating mediative principles into the practice of law and the resolution of legal disputes. Co-founder of the Center for Understanding in Conflict (formerly the Center for Mediation in Law), he has been teaching mediation since 1980. Prior to his work as a mediator, he practiced law as a trial lawyer with Friedman and Friedman in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After several years as an advocate, he sought a new approach to resolving disputes through increasing the participation of the parties in the resolution of their differences. At that time, he and his colleague, Jack Himmelstein, began to develop the Understanding-based model that is now practiced extensively in the United States and Europe. As one of the first lawyer mediators and a primary force in the current mediation movement, he has used this model to complete over one thousand mediations in the last two decades He has mediated numerous two-party and multi-party disputes in the commercial and non-profit realms, in the area of intellectual property, real estate, corporate, personnel, partnership formations and dissolutions, and family law.