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March / April 2010

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MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association
www.mediateohio.org

A Bi-Monthly Publication
March/April 2010

President: Maara Fink (419) 530-4236 Maara.Fink@utoledo.edu
Immediate Past President: Jay Patterson (614) 403-3825 E-mail: jmpmediation@ameritech.net
Vice President:  Phil Dunfee (740) 366-3297 E-mail: pdunfee@alltel.net
Treasurer:  Sheri Center (614) 783-7281 E-mail: findingcommonground@yahoo.com
Secretary:  Gina Weisshaar (614) 893-2881 E-mail: gmweisshaar@yahoo.com

Mark your Calendars for our exciting meetings!! (Usually the first Friday of the even numbered months except our conference or April meeting since it is at a facility for conferences the Friday of Ohio’s Conflict Management Week in May.)

May 7, 2010 ANNUAL CONFERENCE—note different date than first Friday of even numbered months—Conflict Management Week finale.

To be held at the Riffe Center in downtown Columbus.  See flyer attached concerning the Panel Discussion on the State of Mediation in Ohio.  Panelists include: Judith Wayne Thomas, Wendy S. Hawbaker, Richard McGriogan, Susan Grody Ruben, Sarah Cole, Teresa Cusma, Jay Patterson, and Maria Mone; Moderators Maara Fink and Terry Wheeler.

June 4, 2010 TBA

Aug. 7, 2010  TBA

Oct. 2, 2010 TBA

Dec. 4, 2010 TBA

Ed Krauss is now planning our programs so if you have any ideas of what you would like to hear about or a speaker you can suggest, please let him know at ekek783@sbcglobal.net

President’s Column
by Maara Fink

Allow me to set the scene – your devoted OMA board gathered ‘round the table with pencils in hand and pensive looks on faces.  What were we doing, you might ask?  Diligently attempting to generate innovative ideas for an amazing annual conference designed to thrill and delight our members. No short order you realize.  In truth, we, just like the rest of you, want to attend a conference that we actually find interesting, informative, enlightening, and useful.

We proceeded to review “big” names in the field; discuss the benefits of “toolbox” trainings; and emphasize the importance of meeting the needs of our members.  The pensive looks became bored looks and soon a few barely-stifled yawns crept across the faces around the table.  Then someone then uttered these words, “…what are we really interested in?”  We quickly became engaged in a very lively conversation.  Finally, some enthusiasm around the table!

It was through this conversation that realized it was time to try something new.  As much as we love our “big” names and our “toolbox” trainings (and we really do love them), the time had come to bring together experts in the field for a REAL discussion of the issues facing mediators and field of mediation. We know this may be risky.  We know this may cause some feelings of discomfort for a few of you.  But, if we don’t have these very important conversations with each other, we will continue to struggle to establish ourselves as legitimate professionals in a legitimate field of practice.  IT IS WORTH IT!

Therefore, I hope you will plan to join us on May 7, 2010 at the Riffe Center for our 2010 Annual Conference. The program is designed to be interactive and we want to hear from YOU.  Please visit our website www.mediateohio.org for conference and membership registration and information.  For your convenience, please note that you can pay online with PayPal. www.mediateohio.org/pg69.cfm

I’ll see you in May!

Member News: David Voth, Executive Director Crime Victim Services in Lima has published a book: Quality Victim Advocacy: A Field Guide.  It includes core crime victim needs and logic models for victim services and victim offender mediation.  It is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Mediate Ohio Material:  Please send material for Mediate Ohio by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter.  The next deadline is April 20, 2010.  My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone/fax:  (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com Thanks, Shirley Cochran, Editor

THE MEDIATION COUNCIL OF GREATER CINCINNATI
The Mediation Council of Greater Cincinnati, which has been in existence since the mid-1980’s, is a networking organization of mediators who live or practice in the greater Cincinnati area. The group meets at lunch time on the second Friday of every other month from September – May to learn about matters of interest and share information. Members as well as non-members are welcome to attend the meetings; annual membership fees are $15.00.  The meeting time is 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; the meeting location is the Hyde Park Hyde Park Branch of the Hamilton County Public Library, 2747 Erie Avenue.  Attendees may bring lunch to the meetings.

The schedule of meeting topics is below. With the exception of the September meeting, the schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change. Join the Mediation Council for regular meeting reminders with updated information.  If you have questions or need information, contact Chris Baker at 513-639-9132.

May 14, 2010:  The group meets for its annual luncheon gathering at a restaurant to be named later.

Save the Date: ACR 10th Annual Conference September 1-4, 2010, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, ACR’s 10th Annual Conference will be the major event of the year for conflict resolution practitioners!  Over 1000 professionals will attend and participate in over 100 thought provoking workshops. There will be ample networking opportunities held throughout the conference. Bring your families and discover the magic that is Chicago!  This year’s conference theme is, “Many Paths: One Destination.”  Come celebrate the oneness, unity and the common goal we share in reaching our destination, peaceful conflict resolution.  Information on conference registration, exhibiting, advertising and sponsorship will be posted on the ACR website (www.acrnet.org) in early March. For more information contact Beth Murray at bmurray@acrnet.org.

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 11th Annual Spring Conference April 15-18, 2010 Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York.  ADR: Building Bridges to a Better Society. Early Bird Registration ends March 10, 2009.  Conference website www.abanet.org/dispute.

Renewing, New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory (not the entire list of members—see the directory at our web site for that list): New and renewing members may send applications to Immediate Past President, Shirley Cochran at 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068.  Contact Shirley for membership applications.  A membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience or you can download it from the OMA website www.mediateohio.org If there is a correction or an addition, please let Shirley know but only you can correct the directory on the website.  If you have misplaced your membership number and password, please contact Gina Weisshaar, OMA Secretary for assistance.

New or renewed memberships since the last newsletter:

L. Anna Firestone, JD
Bowen, Keck & Firestone
338 S. High Street
Columbus OH 43214 (614) 255-2015
Fax: (614) 453-8121
afirestone@lawbkf.com

Tom McGuire
23520 Brister Road
Coolville OH 45723 (740) 591-0733
Fax: (740) 667-0435
Mac457@windstream.net

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Basic Mediation Training April 14 & 15; or June 9 & 10; or September 15 & 16; or December 1 & 2, 2010; Basic Mediation Refresher Course March 10, 2010; Personal/Professional Conflict Resolution Training April 22 or October 20, 2010; and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training May 5, 6, 12, 13, & 14, or November 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11, 2010.  Presenter Shelley Whalen, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA.  Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or www.communitymediation.com Fax: (614) 228-7213  Mailing address:  67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

Center for Dispute Resolution, Capital Law School, 303 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3200, Phone (614) 236-6430/ Fax (614) 236-6956 CDR Directors include Roberta S Mitchell and Scot E Dewhirst, Co-Directors of the Center, and Terrence T Wheeler, Executive Director of the Center.  Please visit our website at www.law.capital.edu/disputeresolution to gain more detailed information on our trainings or to register on-line.

Cleveland Mediation Center United Office Building, Suite 906 2012 West 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 2005 Presenters include Dan Joyce and Wendy Hawbaker For further information on all training contact: Bob Curtis, Training Co-coordinator Phone: (216) 621-1919, extension 500 Fax: (216) 621-3202 E-Mail training@clevelandmediation.org .

North Coast Conflict Solutions and Cleveland Mediation Center have announced trainings for 2009.  Information about these trainings is available on the MANO website at: http://www.manomediate.org/medevents.htm

The Association of Attorney-Mediators announces its Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training and Annual Meeting, March 26 and 27, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri MARK YOUR CALENDAR and plan to be with your colleagues for this outstanding Advanced Mediator Training.  We return with our member requested, two partial-day format, filled with refreshing speakers and invigorating topics. The training will begin at noon on the 26th, followed by an early evening meal and unusual activities for participants and guests, and adjourn on Saturday the 27tharound noon, allowing the afternoon for sightseeing or early travel home. The venue for the training will be the Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel, on popular Washington Avenue, at the discounted rate of $109 (plus tax) per night. As additional information becomes available, it will be posted on the AAM website at www.attorney-mediators.org.

Pepperdine University School of Law A World Class View of Dispute Resolution Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.  Malibu California June 10-12, 2010 and Vermont Law School Woodstock Vermont October 14-16, 2010.  For more information visit straus.pepperdine.edu or call Lori Rushford at 310.506.6342. Mediation & other dispute resolution workshops at each.

Compassionate Communication of Central Ohio is offering several opportunities in 2010 to experience Compassionate Communication from several presenters including:  Friday-Saturday, April 16-17: “Embodying Compassion,” with Dian Killian, Ph.D. (from Brooklyn, NY); Friday-Sunday, August 27-29: “Embodied Spirituality of Nonviolent Communication,” with Robert Gonzales, Ph.D. (Prescott, AZ). We hope to see you at one of more of these events — click here for more information or to register.

Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Mediation Association: www.mediateohio.org
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov/
Ohio State Bar Association: www.ohiobar.org
Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO) www.manomediate.org

For the 2010 OMA Conference Flyer, Please go here https://www.mediateohio.org

March / April 2008

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MEDIATE OHIO
Ohio Mediation Association
www.mediateohio.org

A Bi-Monthly Publication
March/April 2008

President: Jay Patterson (614) 403-3825 E-mail: jmpmediation@ameritech.net
Immediate Past President/Mediate Ohio Editor: Shirley Cochran (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com
Vice President: Phil Dunfee (740) 366-3297 E-mail: phil@phildunfee.com
Treasurer: Sheri Center (614) 783-7281 E-mail: findingcommonground@yahoo.com
Secretary: Christy Radigan (614) 855-6926 E-mail: cardigan@insight.rr.com

Mark your Calendars for our exciting 2008 meetings!! (First Friday of the even numbered months except our conference or April meeting since it is at a facility for conferences.)

May 9, 2008 Annual Conference at the Riffe Center with Larry Fong! Dr. Fong is a Past President of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is a well known lecturer. Put this on your calendar now for a day of tool box information.

June 6, 2008 Magistrate Ann Snyder—Mediation in Summit County Probate Court.

August 1, 2008 Scott Brown, Community Education Coordinator with Richard Cordray, State Treasurer’s Office “The 10 most frequently asked questions about foreclosure” Discussion on “Save our Homes Task Force” and how the mediators will play a role in foreclosures.

All meetings, except the Annual Conference, to be held at 11:30 AM at the MCL Cafeteria at Westerville and Schrock Roads in Westerville until further notice. (Directions on last page.)

Don’t forget—after each OMA bi-monthly meeting, the Case Study Group gets together to discuss a case presented by an OMA member. If you are interested in a lively discussion of different types of cases, this is the group for you. For questions or to volunteer to present a case, please contact Susan Shostak (740) 681-1031, or shostak@ohiohills.com

President’s Column
My Top Six Wishes for the Mediation Profession: (Part One of Two)
By Jay M. Patterson

As my term as President winds down and I soon begin to transition to the Immediate Past President role, I would like to present my top six wishes for the mediation profession, some of which I’ve touched upon in past columns. I have mercifully broken my list into two parts, the second of which will be reserved for my final column. The good news is that I’ve dispensed with the traditional “top ten” list since I could only think of six wishes. The not so good news is that, in my opinion, we are a long way from fulfilling these wishes. That said, I can think of no reason why we can’t ultimately fulfill these wishes if we act together to improve our collective future. As in many of my past columns, I present this list as a challenge to you to determine what wishes, if any, you share, and more importantly, which ones you will take personal responsibility for to help bring to fruition. In my view, it’s not enough to only do good work with our clients. Every mediator has an obligation to help advance the field as a whole. The first three of my wishes, that are entirely my own and not necessarily those of OMA as an entity (and presented in the obligatory reverse chronological order), are:

6: We more often assert ourselves as professionals. Whether the topic is related to marketing the profession, compensation for services, discussion of professional issues, command of the future direction of the field, regulation and discipline of mediators by other professions, programmatic protocols consistent with widely accepted mediation practices etc., mediators too often fail to stand up and assert our expertise and our interests to those who impact our field. Whatever the context, one of the causes for the current state of our field is a direct result of our own inaction as a profession. Others outside the profession have sometimes filled the vacuum created by this inaction or failure to speak up, with less than ideal results. I believe we must speak early and often and not wait to be asked about our profession, our process, our methodology, our worth, or any other important element of our field. As mediators, we are not always naturally inclined to advocate for things. But most of us wouldn’t be mediators if we didn’t believe in the power derived from the assertion of interests. Mediators have interests just like everyone else does and I think we need to get better at advocating for our own collective professional interests at all levels, whether that be to policy makers, program development decision makers, program leaders, the general public, or anyone else.

5: We refrain from thinking of ourselves in progress limiting, self-fulfilling boxes such as, but not limited to, “court connected”, “private practice” or “community” mediation. On occasion, I have witnessed conversations about the profession that draw largely artificial lines between mediation’s settings, models, styles, regions etc. I believe, at the very least, this thinking has limited our progress for the field as a collective whole. I acknowledge and respect that there are some relatively small differences in priorities, approaches, styles or areas of emphasis among mediators and mediation programs. However, mediators have much more in common than we have differences. Until our profession has evolved into a widely recognized, established, understood and accepted product in the minds of the general public, I think we might be better served if the profession made more cooperative effort to concentrate on initiatives that will benefit every mediator without regard to these largely artificial boundaries. When we reach the point that mediation is widely established, we can then more appropriately focus on our particular practices, programs and styles. Until then, I think our first priority should be to make the entire mediation pie bigger rather than focusing so much on individual slices. If we make the pie bigger we can all have more of it. At the risk of abruptly switching metaphors, a rising tide raises all boats.

4: We do more to market the concept of mediation directly to the retail consumer. I’m speaking here about what has often been referred to as the “Got Milk?” campaign for mediation. It is a significant challenge for an individual mediator to market herself or himself when many of the general public have no conception or have a misconception of what mediation really is and how it can improve their quality of life. Unlike say, a taxi service or a doctor, it’s more difficult to encourage the use of your product if you must first explain what the heck it is. If people don’t know what your product is, how could they possibly know they need it? People know when they need a taxi. Taxis are a preexisting answer in people’s everyday consciousness to the question of how to get ground transportation. We can’t say the same for mediation. To the extent mediation has been marketed, it has largely been done at the wholesale level, i.e. lobbying for funding to start or maintain mediation programs, getting referrals from programs or other entities, etc. Without question, we should continue these wholesale marketing efforts. However, I believe we have made much less effort and been much less deliberate about marketing the mediation profession to the retail level, i.e. the general public, (of which every member of the wholesale level is a part of). If we make more efforts to market from the ground up, by making the general public aware of the existence and worth, of the mediation field, I believe more people will be more willing to explore mediation directly with a mediator or mediation program. Once the mediation profession as a “product” is common knowledge, individual marketing for mediators/mediation programs will be more successful. Likewise, if the general public becomes informed about mediation they are more likely to request that mediation programs be developed in both the public and private sector. The first step of creating a tipping point of sorts is to simply make the mediation field as commonly known as taxis. OMA is close to taking an unprecedented step toward this effort. However, much work remains to be done and we will need more resources to increase our effort in this regard.

Stay tuned for part two of my list in my next column. As Always, I invite you to share your thoughts, in agreement or disagreement, or to add your own wishes for the field in a letter to the editor of this, your newsletter, Mediate Ohio.

Dear ADRy: Advice for the Conflict-Worn
Friends, are you tired of asking yourself questions about conflict and wondering what is the answer? Friends, do you ask yourself why one party’s BATNA is always the other party’s WATNA? Are there days, my friends, when it seems like parties couldn’t reach a settlement if it was handed to them on a silver platter? Have you ever speculated as to why Conflict Management Week occurs in May when Conflict Resolution Day is in October? Do you ever wish there was someone you could go to for advice and guidance in these matters?

Well, wish no more! You can now send your questions to “Dear ADRy”, who will share advice, wisdom and guidance concerning just about anything related to mediation. Send your question by email to scochran@insight.rr.com, and “Dear ADRy” will publish selected questions in the upcoming OMA Newsletters.

Okay, okay — “Dear ADRy” is not really a person; it is a collection of seasoned mediation professionals from across the state who mediate in various settings and handle a variety of cases. They are volunteering to address your questions and give you the benefit of their experience and advice. Your question will be routed to the “Dear ADRy’ whose background and experience is suited to answer it. Although “Dear ADRy” will attempt to answer all questions, “Dear ADRy” reserves the right to decline to answer any question that may jeopardize the confidentiality of parties, or for other good cause.

So, take a moment to email Dear ADRy today—she’s waiting to hear from you!

Monthly Presenters for OMA
by Sandra Fredrick

I wanted to let the members of the Ohio Mediation Association aware that I will be coordinating the monthly presenters for our organization. I am very interested in any appealing presenters and if you feel you have a new program or approach that you would want to share with your peers it would be appreciated. Please contact me with ideas as well. The following are ways to contact me: Sandra Fredrick, (937) 225-4099 or I can be reached by e-mail at fredricks@mcohio.org I look forward to hearing from you.

Mediate Ohio Material: Please send material for Mediate Ohio by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter. The next deadline is April 20, 2008. My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone/fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com Thanks, Shirley Cochran, Editor

The Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO) Announces the 2008 MANO Annual Conference & Training Event

“Subtleties in Communication and Negotiations… What They Mean” Trainer: Barbara Ashley Phillips at the Embassy Suites Hotel 3775 Park East Drive Beachwood OH 44122 Friday April 25, 2008 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Cots $125.00 includes Breatkfast, Lunch & Instructional Materials. MANO Member & Student Discounts apply. Registration deadline April 18th with early registration discount if by April 1st. Join Barbara for an intimate breakfast conversation from 7-8:00 AM for an additional $9.www.MANOmediate.org or call Jerry Leeds (440) 354-1400 with questions or concerns. CLE 6 credits pending CEU 6 credits pending.

Ohio Public Issues Negotiation Initiative (OPINI)
Sponsored by The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution

The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution seeks to expand and diversify the availability of facilitation and consensus building service providers in Ohio. The Ohio Public Issues Negotiation Initiative (OPINI) will offer education, training, observation and opportunities to work with mediators and facilitators in “real-time” multi-party stakeholder negotiations. Participants will learn about the skills and training required for employment in multiparty mediation in public policy, environmental, labor-management and other settings. This yearlong program will:

· Provide training in facilitation and consensus building. Participants will attend an orientation session on May 12th and a daylong training during Fall 2008.

· Provide multiple opportunities to observe multi-party mediation, facilitation and consensus building negotiations throughout the yearlong program.

· Partner with a mentor to create a customized program based upon participants’ interests and designed to enhance their existing facilitation and dispute resolution skills.

· Create opportunities to partner with professional service providers on a project(s).

Upon acceptance to and completion of the program, individuals will be qualified for application to the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution’s Public Disputes Roster. This roster serves as a resource of public policy dispute resolution practitioners available to state and local governments and non-governmental agencies.

Please submit the following to be considered for the program:

· Application

· Resume

· Two references familiar with your work and/or interest in participating in the OPINI

· A brief statement indicating how you will use the skills learned in the OPINI during the year

A limited number of spaces will be available. Emerging and mid-career professionals who are interested in third party (neutral) service provision (mediation and facilitation) are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with a background and/or experience in dispute resolution, public policy, governmental relations, community affairs and related areas. Individuals from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. The early application deadline for the program is April 21, 2008. The final deadline to submit application materials is May 16, 2008. For more information, please feel free to contact The Commission on Dispute Resolution 77 S. High Street, 24th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 614-752-9595 www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov

Criteria for Selection

· Resident of the State of Ohio
· Required Experience:
1.50 hours facilitation, mediation or conflict resolution training and/or coursework.

Examples:
· Professional development/training
· Community mediation training
· Conference workshops
· Graduate-level coursework

2.12 hours Participation as a (neutral) third party in a collaborative process.
Examples:
· Facilitating professional or community meeting (church, neighborhood group, etc.).
· Participating in group discussions that lead to a collaborative decision.
· Designing a structure for group discussions (development of meeting agendas, issue
identification for discussion, discussion format, ground rules and outcomes/deliverables).
· Moderating or facilitating a public dialogue or panel, leading a church, committee, community group or task force.

3. Personal Attributes
· Ability to put ego aside
· Ability to listen
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to capture and synthesize complex information
· Ability to learn new skills and quickly grasp complex substantive material and information
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of project team
· Willingness to take direction and work collaboratively with a mentor
· Ability to work amidst uncertainty, while maintaining composure

OPINI Deadlines In order to be considered for the program, please submit the following materials by the early application deadline of April 21, 2008 or by the final application deadline of May 16, 2008.

· Application
· Resume
· Two references familiar with your work and/or interest in participating in the OPINI
· A brief statement indicating how you will use the skills learned in the OPINI during the year

Minority Professionals in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Save the Date! 3rd National Training Institute of Minority Professionals in Alternative Dispute Resolution

June 2 – 6, 2008 Capital University Law School Columbus, Ohio

This year’s Institute will offer 6 – 8 trainings from various ADR organizations (TBA). These trainings – ranging from 8 hours to 40 hours – will enhance your ADR skills, offer opportunities to be placed on ADR panels / rosters, and prepare you for advancement within the field. Visit www.law.capital.edu/ADR/ for information as it becomes available. For questions, contact us at adrconference@law.capital.edu. Capital University Law School 303 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215 614-236-6500 www.law.capital.edu

Job Announcements: There are some announcements that become available for the meetings. Be sure to attend the meeting and check Mediate Ohio for openings we might receive notice of and if you have a position you would like to have listed, provide it by the deadline to the Editor. In addition, watch for e-mails from the OMA President. An additional website to check is at Mediate.com: http://www.mediate.com/jobs/

THE MEDIATION COUNCIL OF GREATER CINCINNATI
The Mediation Council of Greater Cincinnati, which has been in existence since the mid-1980’s, is a networking organization of mediators who live or practice in the greater Cincinnati area. The group meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month from September – May to learn about matters of interest and share information. Members as well as non-members are welcome to attend the meetings; annual membership fees are $15.00. Meeting Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location : The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati* Rookwood Tower (5th Floor) 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500 *Health Foundation will not allow food to be brought in to its facility. Please Note: with the exception of the September meeting, the schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change. Join the Mediation Council for monthly meeting reminders with updated information. If you have questions or need information, contact Marie Bader at 859-380-2137

2007-2008 Meeting Schedule

Please Note: The following schedule of presenters and topics may be subject to change.

April 9, 2008 Book Review of Beyond Reason by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro Discussion leader Bea Larsen

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May 14, 2008 The group meets for its Annual Luncheon gathering at a restaurant to be named later.

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If you have questions or need information, contact Donna Dansker: 513/821-0767

Upcoming ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Sponsored Events:

April 2-5, 2008 Tenth Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference Sheraton Seattle, Washington

August 7-9, 2008 ABA Annual Meeting New York

April 15-18, 2009 Eleventh Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers New York

July 30-August 1, 2009 ABA Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois

Renewing, New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory (not the entire list of members—see the directory at our web site for that list): New and renewing members may send applications to Immediate Past President, Shirley Cochran at 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Contact Shirley for membership applications. A membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience or you can download it from the OMA website www.mediateohio.org If there is a correction or an addition, please let Shirley know but only you can correct the directory on the website. If you have misplaced your membership number and password, please contact Christy Radigan for assistance.

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association Basic Mediation Training April 16 & 17, or, June 11 & 12, or September 10 & 11, 2008 and 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training May 1, 2, 6, 7, & 8, or October 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23, 2008. Presenter Shelley Whalen, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or www.communitymediation.com Fax: (614) 228-7213 Mailing address: 67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution

Center for Dispute Resolution, Capital Law School, 303 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3200, Phone (614) 236-6430/ Fax (614) 236-6956 CDR Directors include Roberta S Mitchell and Scot E Dewhirst, Co-Directors of the Center, and Terrence T Wheeler, Executive Director of the Center. Please visit our website at www.law.capital.edu/disputeresolution to gain more detailed information on our trainings or to register on-line.

Cleveland Mediation Center United Office Building, Suite 906 2012 West 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 2005 Presenters include Dan Joyce and Wendy Hawbaker For further information on all training contact: Bob Curtis, Training Co-coordinator Phone: (216) 621-1919, extension 500 Fax: (216) 621-3202 E-Mail training@clevelandmediation.org .

The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has recently hosted some excellent talks that are now available as webcasts.  Several of these talks were part of our Peace in the Desert™  Lecture Series.   Check out our website at: http://www.law.unlv.edu/media_Events.html if you are interested, for example, in viewing: John Paul Lederach, Professor of International Peacebuilding, The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame, speak on “The Moral Imagination:  The Art and Soul of Building Peace.” Laura Nader, Professor of Social Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, speak on “Confict Resolution and the Anti-Law Movement: A Global Effort?”. Dennis Ross, former director of policy planning for President George H.W. Bush and special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, speak on “Statecraft:  And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World.” Scott R. Peppet, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School, speak on “The Ethics of Collaborative Law.” We also hosted a full-day conference on “Collaboration and the Colorado River.” The program is available at:  http://www.law.unlv.edu/pdf/Colorado_Conference.pdf Papers from this conference will be published in the Nevada Law Journal.   Jean R. Sternlight, Saltman Professor, UNLV Boyd School of Law & Director Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451003 Las Vegas NV 89154-1003 phone: (702) 895-2358 fax: (702) 895-2482

Embracing Diversity in Conflict Facilitation Gill Emslie and Christy Cumberland Walker Monday 14th July, 2008 (In Scotland). This training is designed to develop the skills to facilitate and transform conflict in diverse cultures. We examine our own personal relationship to conflict, and practice facilitation and mediation. We also explore how to be an ally to those in conflict, observing our tendencies and bias, recognizing and combating institutionalized racism, seeing the influence of rank, power and privilege, naming taboos and unspoken tensions, and being in the moment. We will work creatively, drawing from various disciplines including meditation, facilitation, Process Work, and archetypal awareness. Findhorn Consultancy Service is an organization whose purpose is to support the transformation of consciousness in businesses, organizations and communities. Cost: £455 if your income is low £515 if your income is medium £605 if your income is high £895 if paid by your organization includes 5 nights accommodation and all meals Gill’s training and experience in transpersonal psychology and organizational development provide the framework for her work as a coach and trainer in the areas of organizational development, leadership, personal and professional development, staff training, Process Work, supervision, conflict facilitation, specific skills for women in leadership, confidence building and a holistic approach to intentional design, monitoring and evaluation (Outcome Mapping). Christy has enjoyed a private practice in alternative dispute resolution since 1998. She has had contracts with various local, state, and national clients. she is a meditation trainer, arbitrator and facilitator and has developed and presented trainings in the areas of dispute resolution, cultural recognition and respect, family mediation, and domestic violence. To book: https://www.findhorn.info/bookevent_plus.php?&name=Embracing%20Diversity%20in%20Conflict%20Facilitation&price1=455&price2=515&price3=605&date=140708&days=4&intro=&price_date=0

SAVE THE DATE for our next International Conference Aug. 25-26, 2008, in Santa Barbara, California “New Waves of Transformative Practice: New Voices, New Frontiers, New Challenges” Contact us for the most up-to-date training in Transformative Mediation and Conflict Intervention! Visit us at  www.transformativemediation.org Fulfilling the Promise of Mediation…

Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Mediation Association: www.mediateohio.org
Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov/
Ohio State Bar Association: www.ohiobar.org
Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio (MANO) www.manomediate.org

DIRECTIONS TO OMA MEMBERSHIP MEETING LOCATION—MCL CAFETERIA

Schrock & Westerville Roads, Westerville Phone: (614) 818-1700

All meetings begin at 11:00 AM with the program immediately following

From Western Ohi Take I-70 East to I-270 North Two exits past I-71 is Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Southwestern Ohio: Take I-71 North through town to I-270 East two exits to Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Northern Ohio: Take I-71 South to I-270 East two exits to Westerville Road Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

From Eastern Ohio: Take I-70 West to I-270 North to the Westerville Road exit Take the part of the exit that will take you north on Westerville Road Either turn right at Schrock Road, left at the light at Otterbein Road, and left into the shopping center (first driveway on left) or cross Schrock Road to next light, turn right into shopping center and follow driveway to far end of the center

March 2004

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NEWSCASTER
Ohio Mediation Association

A Bi-Monthly Publication March 2004

President: Martha Antolik (937) 264-2336 E-mail: w004mla@woh.rr.com
President Elect/Newscaster Editor: Shirley Cochran (513) 732-7397 Fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com or scochran@co.clermont.oh.us
Vice President: Jay Patterson (614) 447-8564 E-mail: jsphaedrus@ameritech.net
Treasurer: Dan DeStephen (913) 775-2067 Fax (937) 775-6152 E-mail: dandestephen@wright.edu
Secretary: Sheri Center (614) 231-1855 Fax (614) 231-1855 E-mail: findingcommonground@yahoo.com

Mark your Calendars for our exciting 2004 meetings!! (First Friday of the even numbered months except our conference or April meeting since it is at Fawcett Center

March 26, 2004 Annual Meeting at Fawcett Center OSU The Future of Credentialing and What it Means to Ohio Mediators. NOTE DIFFERENT DATE AND LOCATION THAN REGULAR MEETINGS! See enclosed registration material for early bird dates and member discounts.

June 4, 2004 Victoria Solomon and the Gifts the Mediator Brings to the Table (originally scheduled for December, 2003).

August 6, 2004 Jennifer Baader, RN, and new OMA member presenting Mediation in Healthcare (Originally scheduled for February, 2004.)

October 1, 2004 TBA

December 3, 2004 TBA

All meetings to be held at 11:30 AM at the MCL Cafeteria at Westerville and Schrock Roads in Westerville until further notice (Directions on back page)

President’s Column
By Martha Antolik

This will be my final column addressing you as president of OMA, as Shirley Cochran will most capably take the helm at our Annual Meeting in March. It is my hope that you will read use the registration form included with this newsletter and reserve your place at this important meeting. We’ll be hearing about the certification process for mediators that is now in place in Washington state, and for some national professional organizations, and we’ll be looking at how, when, and whether this might occur here in Ohio. Certainly, we want your voices and opinions to be part of this discussion!

Also, please know that I will continue working on OMA’s behalf as immediate past-president. The Executive Board of OMA has been working on a variety of projects, from assisting with the Uniform Mediation Act forums around the state, to exploring how our website might be improved, to considering the kinds of member benefits that would be deemed most valuable.

And lastly, I have enjoyed serving as your president during the past two years as I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of you and get to know your thoughts and concerns. Though I will no longer be president, I’ll still enjoy that. So, please join me in March as we welcome our new OMA president. I’ll look to see you there!

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline Extended

Center for Students, Families and Communities Office for Exceptional Children Procedural Safeguards

The Ohio Department of Education, Center for Students, Families and Communities; Office for Exceptional Children, Procedural Safeguards is seeking interested qualified individuals to submit proposals to perform mediation in the area of special education on a contractual intermittent basis for special education disputes pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 300.506 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’97) and Rule 3301-51-08 (A)(c) of the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities. Applicants must be trained mediators and have at least 7 years experience mediating complex issues; applicants must have some knowledge or understanding in the area of special education and must have a flexible schedule as mediations in special education usually take a day or longer. Applicants must submit a resume outlining their education and mediation experience including experience in special education. A personal service contract will be awarded based on the aforementioned criteria for a fee of $100 an hour for mediation services from portal to portal. The contract will be in effect for fiscal year 2005 (July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005). Mileage will be reimbursed pursuant to travel regulations of the State of Ohio. Your proposal will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, March 26, 2004 and should be submitted to: Ohio Department of Education ATTN: Mbulelo G. Mzozoyana, Ph.D. Office for Exceptional Children 25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 202 Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183 (614) 752-1400 Your proposal can also be sent by e-mail to Mbulelo.Mzozoyana@ode.state.oh.us or by fax to (614) 728-1097. All responses must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, March 26, 2004, in order to be considered. Notification will be made by phone or e-mail no later than April 16, 2004. There will be no notification to unsuccessful applicants.

UMA FORUMS
The OMA and the Ohio Community Mediation Association (OCMA) co-sponsored forums to discuss the Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) and its impact in Ohio (see the President’s Column below). The UMA has been sponsored and submitted to the Legislature as House Bill 303. A discussion area has been prepared at the following website for those who were not able to attend or would like to continue the discussions from the forums. www.ohiocommunitymediation.org/discus.

Innovations in Conflict Resolution Education: Early Childhood to Higher Education
The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, the Interfaith Center for Peace, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Ohio Resource Network are hosting the first-annual conference, What Works! Innovations in Conflict Resolution Education: Early Childhood to Higher Education, May 5th- 8th, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio. The national conference focuses on conflict resolution innovations specifically for higher education, Pre-K-12 schools, and high school students. This exciting event will bring together college and university faculty, educators, practitioners, high school students and community members to explore positive models for reducing and managing conflict with a goal to create safe and healthy learning environments. The conference will draw individuals from throughout Ohio and the U.S. to attend two day pre-conference intensive training sessions, May 5th and 6th, followed by two days of keynote lectures from nationally recognized experts, intensive workshops on programs, and strategies and theories for building peaceful school and university communities, May 7th and 8th. A variety of registration options are available. Participants may choose to attend the entire four day conference, the pre-conference intensive training only, the full workshop schedule on May 7th – 8th, or may choose a single day, either May 7th or 8th. Those who take advantage of early registration, before March 1st, will receive a significant discount on all fees. The Conference will be held on the 31st floor of the Riffe Center (77 South High Street), located directly across from the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. Complete conference information will be available on the Commission’s web site: www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov/.

Monthly Presenters for OMA
by Sandra Fredrick

I wanted to let the members of the Ohio Mediation Association aware that I will be coordinating the monthly presenters for our organization. I am very interested in any appealing presenters and if you feel you have a new program or approach that you would want to share with your peers it would be appreciated Please contact me with ideas as well The following are ways to contact me: Sandra Fredrick, (937) 225-4099 or I can be reached by e-mail at fredricks@mc.ohio.org I look forward to hearing from you.

New Members and Additions/Corrections to the Directory:

New and renewing members may send applications to OMA’s President Elect, Shirley Cochran at 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg OH 43068 Contact Shirley for membership applications or to provide updated addresses, phone numbers, etc, for OMA’s mailing lists and directory. A membership application can be sent electronically for your convenience or you can download it from the OMA website www.mediateohio.org. What follows is the list of all members, new and renewing as of February, 2004. If there is a correction or addition, please let Shirley know.

New Members since last Newscaster:

Name/Address Phone and/or e-mail Mediation Areas
Michael Bollon 

4824 Deis Hill Road NW

Dover OH 44622

(330) 243-5431 

Home (330) 364-2647

mivid@tusco.net

Family, Divorce, Neighborhood/ 

Community, Business/Commercial,

Labor

Barbara V. Culp 

33 Bucklick Creek Road

Minford OH 45653

(740) 820-4366 NONE PROVIDED
Susan K. French-Scaggs, JD 

8180 Brecksville Road

Brecksville OH 44141

(440) 717-9850 

Fax (440) 717-9851

sfscraggs@cuyahogamediation.com

Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Juvenile, Labor, Business/Commercial
Michael J. Hardesty 

933 High Street, #140

Worthington OH 43085

(614) 880-0883 

Fax (614) 436-8330

Hardestym1@wamorselaw.com

Interpersonal, Business/Commercial, Labor, Other: Litigation—all types
Verna M. Jones, JD 

VM Jones Enterprises LLC

PO Box 12073

Columbus OH 43212

(614) 488-0685 

Fax (614) 488-0685

v.jones@sbcglobal.net

Neighborhood/Community, Business 

/Commercial

Mediated Solutions c/o Steven D. Abrams 

49 S. Remington Road

Columbus OH 43209

(614) 418-1784 

sabrams@columbus.rr.com

Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Business 

/Commercial, Other: Workplace

Marianne C. Morton 

3079 Jetstream Drive

Columbus OH 43231

(614) 899-3164 

marimorti@aol.com

Family, Divorce, Business, Labor
Patrick J. Murphy 

Bonezzi Switzer Murphy & Polito Co., LPA

526 Superior Avenue, Suite 1400

Cleveland OH 44114

(216) 875-2067 

Fax (216) 875-1570

pmurphy@bsmplaw.com

Other: Medical Malpractice, 

Products Liability, and Personal

Injury

Private Dispute Resolution c/o Tamara L. McIntosh 

One West Fourth Street, Suite 900

Cincinnati OH 45202

(513) 381-9299 

Fax (513) 381-9206

PDR@rendings.com

Business/Commercial, 

Environmental, Other: General

Litigation

Christy K. Radigan 

4297 Gray’s Market Drive

Gahanna OH 43230

(614) 478-3856 

cardigan@insight.rr.com

Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community
Susan E. Shostak 

248 Pearl Avenue North

Lancaster OH 43130

(740) 681-1031 

Fax (740) 689-3631

shostak@ohiohills.com

Family, Divorce, Interpersonal, Neighborhood/Community, Juvenile, Other: Truancy and Inter-agency
Sharon Travis Bell 

2460 Winterstreen Run Road

Blue Creek OH 45616-9601

(937) 544-4141 

cricket544@earthlink.net

NONE PROVIDED
VN Consulting Inc. c/o Lucretia K. Van Niel 

118 St. Julien Street

Worthington OH 43085

(614) 436-5442 

Fax (614) 436-8588

specon@netset.com

Family, Interpersonal, Other: Health 

Care and Older Adults

Odella T. Welch 

560 Woodlake Drive

Westerville OH 43081

(614) 523-3022 

Fax (614) 523-3022

Wot560@aol.com

Family, Divorce, Other: Truancy

Newscaster Material: Please send material for the Newscaster by the 20th of the even numbered months to permit publication in the newsletter The next deadline is April 20, 2004 My address is 2897 Liberty Bell Lane, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone/fax: (614) 863-4775 E-mail: scochran@insight.rr.com Thanks, Shirley Cochran, Editor

Job Announcements: We have no local announcements for this Newscaster, but see the Mediators Wanted announcement below. There are some announcements that become available for the meetings Be sure to attend the meeting and check the Newscaster for openings we might receive notice of and if you have a position you would like to have listed, provide it by the deadline to the Editor

Mediators Wanted: Law school graduates with extensive ADR experience and credentials are sought to join a neutral panel in the San Francisco Bay Area. The panel is part of a new dispute resolution company backed by individuals with a strong background in the alternative dispute resolution industry. In accordance with industry convention, panelists are independent contractors. They accept cases in their preferred practice areas to meet their desired workload. Practicing attorneys and academics seeking to make mediation a bigger, or better managed, part of their worklife are encouraged to apply. While our current geographic focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, qualified neutrals in other major cities are also encouraged to contact us. Please reply by in complete confidence with a resume to panel@mediatorswanted.com. Kenneth J. Marshall Palo Alto, California Tel (650) 814-9299 Fax (650) 618-2200 http://www.mediatorswanted.com

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Calendar of Events

April 15-17, 2004 – 6th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference New York, New York Resolution and Resilience in New York Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers 811 Seventh Avenue (Between 53rd and 52nd Streets), New York, NY (800) 325-3535, (212) 581-1000 www.starwood.com/sheraton Reduced Hotel and Airline Rates Available CLE Credits Available For additional information, see: http://www.abanet.org/dispute/conference/6th/home.html Updated, complete conference information, including concurrent session descriptions, in Word Make sure this premier dispute resolution event is on your spring calendar. Last year the Section’s Spring meeting in San Antonio, Texas was a tremendous success attracting over 1,000 participants in spite of the fact that the Iraq war began simultaneously with the dispute resolution conference. This spring we will again provide a very high quality and phenomenal range of programming opportunities. The Annual Spring Conference is an essential gathering place for dispute resolution leaders, providers, consumers, scholars, students, from small firms, universities, large law firms, corporations, accounting offices, psychologists’ offices, and others that comprise the wonderful world of dispute resolution.  Highlights include: * The 15th Annual Frank E.A. Sander Lecture: Reconciliation and Reparations featuring presentations by Alexander Boraine, Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and Ziyad Motala * A stellar Plenary on Maintaining a Healthy Corporate Body, moderated by ABA President-Elect Robert Grey and featuring Enron Bankruptcy Examiner R. Neal Batson, Tyco Executive Vice President William B. Lytton, Microsoft Mediator Eric Green and Prof. Lynn Stout * Skills Training by leading practitioners on the latest innovations in DR practice * Over 120 Presentations covering the diverse world of dispute resolution, organized into practice and interest specific tracks * Presentation of the D’Alemberte/Raven Award to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke * The Forum on Expanding Opportunities for Minorities and Women in Dispute Resolution * The Court ADR Mini-Conference for neutrals, judges, program administrators and more * Innovative teaching techniques at the Legal Educators’ Colloquium Subject matter tracks this year will include: Arbitration, Community and Peer Mediation, Communication, Construction ADR, Corporate/Business ADR, Court-Connected ADR, Employment and Labor ADR, Ethics, Family, Government ADR, Environment & Public Policy, Intellectual Property and Technology, International, Practice Development and Management, and Technology. The Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers (www.starwood.com/sheraton) has a block of rooms held at the reduced rate of $189 (single/double) plus tax (13.25%) and a $2.00 occupancy tax for Conference attendees. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is March 29, 2004 at 5:00 PM (CST). Reservations received on or before the cut-off date will be honored at the ABA group rate. After the cut-off date, the hotel shall continue to accept reservations, at the ABA group rate, ONLY on a space-available basis. Call the Hotel directly at (212) 841-6450 or (800) 325-3535 and refer to the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Sixth Annual Conference.

August 6-8, 2004 – ABA Annual Meeting/ DR Section Programs & Meetings Atlanta, Georgia

For additional information on meetings, contact: American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, (202) 662-1687, dispute@abanet.org, or check www.abanet.org/dispute for updated schedules and information on upcoming meetings.

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS:

Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio 3RD ANNUAL MEETING AND WORKSHOP APRIL 30, 2004 Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meeting and Workshop, Lunch included (with vegetarian selections). Featured Presenter Zena Zumeta Nationally Respected Mediator and Trainer, on Framing Issues in Mediation: An Advanced Workshop and Tough Moments in Mediation Early Bird Rate (Must be received by April 5, 2004): Members: $60, Non-members: $75 After April 5, 2004 Members:$70, Non-members:$85 CLE’s and CEU’s have been applied for – please contact MANO for further information.  Registration form and Membership application available online at www.manomediate.org or email: info@manomediate.org

Cleveland Mediation Center United Office Building, Suite 906 2012 West 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Basic Mediation Training for Winter/Spring 2004: March 29 (Mon. 9-5), March 31 (Wed. 9-1), April 5 (Mon. 9-5) June 5 (Sat.9-5), 9 (Wed. 5-9) , 12 (Sat.9-5) Spring 2004 Divorce Mediation Training- 40 hour training; pre-requisite: basic mediation training March 5 (Friday evening), March 6, March 7, March 19 (Friday evening), March 20, March 21  Presenters include Dan Joyce and Wendy Hawbaker For further information contact:  Bob Curtis, Training Co-ordinator Phone: (216) 621-1919, extension 500 Fax: (216) 621-3202 E-Mail training@clevelandmediation.org www.clevelandmediation.org

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and the Columbus Bar Association present Basic Mediation Training April 14 & 15, 2004; 40 Hour Domestic Mediation Training May 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2004. Presenter Shelley Whalen, LSW, Executive Director of CMS and a past president of OMA Schedule 8:30 AM-6:00 PM, Training site 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus OH, the Thurber Center CLE and CEU’s Contact CMS (614) 228-7191 or www.communitymediation.com Fax: (614) 228-7213 Mailing address: 67 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus OH 43215.

Capital University Law School Center for Dispute Resolution
Basic Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training Information Center for Dispute Resolution, Capital Law School, 303 E Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3200, Phone (614) 236-6430/ Fax (614) 236-6956 CDR Directors include Roberta S Mitchell and Scot E Dewhirst, Co-Directors of the Center, and Terrence T Wheeler, Executive Director of the Center

Conflict Management Services
Presenters Cheryl M Lowry, Ph D, Robert N Wistner, JD, Leslie Martin, BA, and Kenneth T Davis, BA Contact Cheryl (614) 488-4540, Suite 126, 1500 W Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212 E-mail: cms@iwaynetnet Website: www.conflictmgmt.com

“Mediation Advocacy” (DC) The ABA Public Contract Law Section Special Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Government Contracts Committee, the ABA Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar, and the Federal Interagency ADR Working Group Contracts and Procurement Section will once again be co-sponsoring an important (and FREE) ADR program. Entitled “Mediation Advocacy,” the program will address the role of the advocate throughout the mediation process — the best and most effective advocacy practices and, perhaps more importantly, what not to do as an advocate if you ever hope to achieve success in mediation. Chairing the program and serving as its moderator will be Peter R. Steenland, Jr., Esq., currently counsel to the law firm of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood in Washington, D.C. and formerly Senior Counsel for Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Associate Attorney General’s Office at the United States Department of Justice. Joining Mr. Steenland will be five eminent professionals, each with substantial experience in the mediation of all sorts of disputes: Judge Patricia J. Sheridan of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Contract Appeals (VABCA); Judge Allan H. Goodman of the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA); Frank Carr, Esq., currently Partner with the firm of Carr, Swanson & Randolph in Ellicott City, MD and formerly the Chief Trial Attorney and Dispute Resolution Specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Val McWhorter, Esq., Founder and Partner with the Tyson’s Corner, VA law firm of Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & Allen; and Marvin E. Johnson, Esq., Founder and Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. based Center for Alternative

Dispute Resolution and formerly Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law and Dispute Resolution at Bowie State University. The program will be held at Arnold & Porter’s Paul Porter Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 24, 2004, from 1:30 P.M. until 3:30 P.M. (Eastern Time). If you would like to attend in person, all you have to do is send me a reply e-mail message. We expect a large response, so I urge you to respond immediately to assure yourself a spot. Teleconferencing. Once again, this year through the good graces of the ABA Underserved Lawyers Fund and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, we will be making our programs available to those of you primarily outside the Washington Beltway by means of teleconferencing. The program has been scheduled late enough in the day to allow participation by those on the West Coast. If you wish to participate in the February 24 program by teleconference, please provide me with the following, and I will have an ABA representative get in touch with you to furnish the necessary dial-in information: 1. Your name. 2. Your organization. 3. Your address, telephone, and e-mail address. 4. How many people at your location will participate. Rich Walters Dispute Resolution Officer FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition and Co-Chair ABA Public Contract Law Section Special Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (202) 267-3433 E-mail: Richard.C.Walters@faa.gov

Programs at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (CA) Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law presents:  Mediating the Litigated Case, Irvine, California, March 17-18, April 21-22, and May 6-7, 2004.  A sophisticated six-day program for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and other practitioners.  This program has sold out the last five years. http://law.pepperdine.edu/straus/conferences/ Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law presents: The 17th Annual Professional Skills Program, Malibu, California, June 17-19, 2004.  Offers ten different three-day courses addressing distinct dispute resolution processes.  Register early for discount. http://law.pepperdine.edu/straus/conferences/

MYERS-BRIGGS and Conflict Resolution (MA) Saturday, April 3, 2004 Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. This course explores ways mediators, facilitators, human resource professionals, and others who deal with conflict in the workplace or other settings can use the insights of Myers Briggs as a powerful tool in resolving conflict.  Drawing on the ground-breaking work of Carl Jung, Myers and Briggs developed a way to understanding your – and others’ – preferred ways of processing and evaluating information.  We will begin to explore Jungian personality type theory, discuss how different personality types trigger each other in conflict, how  different types are likely to react when in conflict, and focus on ways of helping people get “unstuck” in their disputes.  Prerequisite: Participants must determine their type prior to attending this course.  Participants will be asked to share their type with the instructor and other participants.  Should you need to take the MBTI, this may be arranged through DisputEd at an additional cost or you may do this through your own resources. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Ann Gosline, Esq.  is certified in Myers Briggs and has been applying Myers-Briggs insights in her mediation and facilitation practice for 20 years.  She became a full-time mediator and arbitrator in 1984, following 9 years in legal practice. She has mediated or arbitrated cases involving employment, commercial, environmental, contract and personal injury/tort claims involving higher education, federal, state and local government, and the construction, airline, mining, utilities, manufacturing, chemical and energy industries., and has extensive experience mediating multi-party public policy disputes.   She has edited a treatise and authored articles on ADR processes and is a frequent trainer and lecturer on ADR and conflict management system design.

Continuing Education Lawyers:  Please inquire about CLE credits. REGISTRATION & COSTS Registration Fee:  $175 by March 5, 2004, or $195 thereafter.  MBTI administration and scoring is available through the instructor at additional cost.  Please note that registration is limited so early registration is advised. You may register by faxing your contact information, including name, address, telephone, fax and email, along with payment information (Visa or Mastercard) to DisputEd, or by mailing your registration with a check or credit card to DisputEd. DisputEd 26 Berkeley Street, Arlington, MA 02474 800-981-3577 Voice  781-648-1234 Fax info@disputed.com www.disputed.com
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution  Fall Training Schedule 40-Hour Skill-Based Mediation Training*

March 29 – April 2, 2004 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD (Register by March 15, 2004 and receive the early fee.) This 40-hour mediation skill-development course is taught by Marvin E. Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Johnson is a nationally recognized mediator, arbitrator and trainer with more than 28 years of dispute resolution experience. Course Overview: The participants will learn how to use mediation to resolve disputes.  In addition, participants will learn how differing power balances, interests, and values affect the mediation process. Participants will develop the necessary analytical skills to understand and shape the mediation process to accommodate any type of dispute. Attend this seminar if you want to: Complete the training to become a mediator. Learn to utilize a full range of effective mediation skills, techniques, and strategies. Understand the intricacies of the mediation process. Understand the application of mediation theory and practice. Acquire the confidence to utilize mediation skills in a variety of conflicts. Content Highlights: Overview of the dispute resolution field and the various dispute resolution processes Overview of the stages of the mediation process Purpose and content of the mediator’s opening statement Understand why the parties need uninterrupted time Understand the importance of and how to gather information Understand the importance of and how to clarify and prioritize the parties’ issues Distinguish between positions and interests Understand what an impasse is and which techniques to utilize to break various impasses Identify appropriate provisions for an effective agreement Identify appropriate criteria to evaluate a mediation session Factors that influence behavior and are instrumental in effectuating settlements For more information, contact the Center at (301) 776-6055. *This program meets Maryland Rule of Procedure, Title 17-Alternative Dispute Resolution, Rule 17-106(a) (1-5). SAVE-THE-DATES The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution’s 16th Annual Conference “Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making” Greenbelt, Maryland Pre-Conference:    Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Conference:  Thursday, June 24, and Friday, June 25, 2004 Conference brochures will be mailed in early spring 2004.

Questions:  Call the Center at (301) 776-6055. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY — PRE-REGISTER BY MARCH 15 AND SAVE!!!!!

The DC-ACR ’04 Program Series In cooperation with the Department of Interior Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution Presents A Brown Bag, Lunchtime Session

“Exporting ADR to Foreign Countries and Cultures – Lessons Learned” In the global village, there are a growing number of opportunities for well-meaning U.S.-based conflict resolution providers and educators to work outside the country.  Given the complex interaction of cultures, language, and circumstances, “conflict resolution experts” risk causing harm to the very persons or parties who have invited them in.  Learn how experienced professionals prepare for this challenge.  Find out if their “do’s and don’t’s” can help establish ADR programs in unfamiliar territory here at home.   Presenter: Sandra I. Cheledlin is associate professor of conflict resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University.  ICAR’s recent projects have been in Rwanda, Columbia, Georgia, and the Ukraine.  Dr. Cheldelin has served as director of ICAR; on the faculty and as provost at the McGregor School of Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio; on the faculty and as academic dean at the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley; and on the faculty and as director of education, development and research at the medical school at Ohio University. Wednesday, February 18, 2004

12 to 1:15pm* Room 7000A (on the 7th floor level) U.S. Department of the Interior

On C Street, between 18th and 19th Streets, N.W. Washington, DC  RSVP:  Please reserve your space no later than 9:00am, February 18, 2004, by contacting Michael Muchmore, Staff Assistant at 202 327-5383.  (Government-issued photo identification, e.g. driver’s license, is REQUIRED)

THE ABCs OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION, L.A. Orange County Bar Association International Law Section March 15, 2004 (12:00 Noon) Airport Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA Speakers: Steven A. Wawra, Esq., Moderator

Mediator/Arbitrator, IVAMS Richard Chernick, Esq. Vice President and Managing Director of

JAMS Arbitration Practice and Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association Robert N. Dobbins, Esq. Mediator/Arbitrator/Founder, Appropriate Dispute Resolution

Adjunct Professor & Southern Counties Liaison, The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law Richard W. Page, Esq. Mediator/Arbitrator/Attorney

Shareholder, The Page Firm Member, American Arbitration Association Executive Committee/Board of Directors Advisor, International Centre for Dispute Resolution American Arbitration Association Experts in the field of international dispute resolution will discuss what business lawyers and litigators must know about international dispute resolution, including:

Effective dispute resolution provisions for international contracts Procedure and what to be concerned about in arbitrating in international forums Enforcement of international arbitration agreements and awards Use, procedures and rules of mediation in resolving international disputes For registration and information, contact Contact Orange County Bar Association at (949) 440-6700 or register on-line at www.ocBar.org.

MWI Training Programs, MA – MWI’s Forty-Hour Mediation Training Program – March 3-21, 2004 (weeknight and weekend schedule) Overview: MWI’s Forty-Hour Mediation Training Program is designed to prepare participants to effectively facilitate the mediation process. The

program explores all aspects of the mediation process through lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises, supervised role-plays and group discussions. For more information – www.mwi.org/training/40hrcourse.htm or 800-348-4888 – MWI’s Negotiation Skills Workshop – May 13&14, 2004 Overview: Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project

by Roger Fisher, co-author of the bestseller Getting To Yes, MWI’s Negotiation Skills Workshop is designed to build each participant’s capacity to transform adversarial approaches to negotiation into problem-solving collaborations, producing better outcomes for all parties while enhancing

long-term working relationships. For more information – www.mwi.org/training/pub_neg.htm or 800-348-4888 – MWI’s Forty-Hour Executive Mediation Training Program – May 17-21, 2004

(weekday schedule) Overview: MWI’s Executive Mediation Training Program is a five-day

comprehensive “hands-on” mediation skill-building program designed for professionals interested in exploring and learning about the mediation process through lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises, supervised role-plays, and group discussions. For more information –

www.mwi.org/training/executive.htm or 800-348-4888

Creative Conflict Management in Healthcare (Canada) More than a conference, this dialogue is three days of idea exchange and development, learning , and community building. Through open inquiry and focused discussion, participants will  connect with a diverse community committed to advancing the field of healthcare conflict management to improve healthcare delivery. Internationally respected dialogue leaders include Robert Benjamin, Kenneth Cloke, Peter Block, and Phyllis Beck Kritek. Creative Conflict Management in Healthcare March 24-26, 2004 Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada To download the program please go to:

http://www.healthdialogue.org/hm/dialogue/program.html This dialogue is a joint project of Simon Fraser University, mediate.calm, and Health Care Mediations Inc. To learn more about this event and to qualify for the December 15, 2003 early bird rate, please go to www.healthdialogue.org, call 866.590.7195 or email info@healthdialogue.org.

 

UNIFIED MEDIATION Designed for experienced mediators, this training introduces you to the unique theory and methodology of Gestalt which will strengthen and deepen your skills and help you reach the “next level” of your expertise in working with disputants. Workshop Description: Mediation is a process of problem solving, empowerment, and resolution. Gestalt theory and methodology are processes of awareness, action, contact and completion. Gestalt theory is based upon and grounded in perceptual psychology, holism, field and systems theory. In the hundred years since its initial development it has been studied, refined and applied with excellent results to individuals and groups of people in both therapeutic and organizational (including business) contexts. This workshop examines mediation and conflict resolution from a Gestalt perspective and teaches mediators how Gestalt processes can enhance and refine customary mediation work. Using the Cycle of Experience as the organizing framework, participants will learn and work through the stages of a mediation applying a variety of Gestalt tools and concepts. Through presentation of theory, and skill development exercises, participants will 1) learn the power of “use of self as intervenor,” 2) enhance their practice by understanding how to work with resistance, and 3) develop skill to work with the underlying energetic process of mediation. We are offering the course on two dates and at two different locations for your convenience. Register with the location at which you want to attend the workshop. Both sessions will start on Thursday at 3:00 and end on Sunday at 12:00 CLEs and CEUs will be available.

Ø April 29-May 2 at the Gestalt International Study Center on Cape Cod (www.gisc.org)

508/349-7900

Ø August 13-16 at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland (Ohio) (www.gestaltcleveland.org) 216/421-0468

 

Interaction 2004 – Canada’s largest conflict resolution conference. Next year around this time, we hope to warmly welcome you to Kitchener-Waterloo on June 2-5, 2004 for Interaction 2004 – Canada’s largest conflict resolution conference! At Interaction 2004, we will celebrate the struggles and triumphs of 30 years of conflict resolution in Canada. Inspiring keynote speakers, ground-breaking workshops and an outstanding conference ambiance make this another “must attend” conference of Conflict Resolution Network Canada! In the heartland of Ontario, you will experience special events like “Oktoberfest in June,” an outdoor “Plenary in the Park,” an Aboriginal Drama and Art Exhibit, the world famous Kitchener Farmer’s Market and a star studded Peace and Music Gala at Kitchener City Hall. While in the area, take a short drive to the world renowned Stratford Festival Theatre, Niagara Falls, or visit the charming village of St. Jacobs. A “Call for Proposals” for workshop presenters will go out in September 2003. We’ll keep you posted as we develop our full roster of speakers and events. Conflict Resolution Network Canada Réseau pour la Résolution de Conflits Canada Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 Phone: (519) 885-0880  Fax: (519) 885-0806 Web site: www.crnetwork.ca

 

TWELFTH ANNUAL NORTHWEST DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE
Friday May 7, 2004; 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 8, 2004; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shoreline Conference Center, Seattle, Washington The University of Washington School of Law, the Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar, the Washington Mediation Association and Resolution Washington request your participation in the Twelfth Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference. This Request for Proposal process is intended to encourage a broad and diverse community to present at this conference. The conference is designed for ADR practitioners and others interested in learning more about conflict resolution. Attendees include mediators, arbitrators, attorneys, government representatives, human resources personnel, advocates, ombudsmen and counselors. The conference will be held at the Shoreline Conference Center in north Seattle.  Participants desire sessions that offer exercises and interaction and minimize the lecture approach. We encourage proposals that emphasize active learning, “how to” sessions, role plays, case studies and time for group discussion. The Conference Committee welcomes proposals on all DR topics. Past conferences have included topics such as the mediator’s persuasive tools, evaluating body language, arbitration training, marketing your ADR practice, skills for transformative mediation, mediating on line, large group facilitation, using humor in mediation, ADR in the federal courts, power balancing in divorce mediation, mediation across cultures, communication theories, ADR in child protection cases, the workplace, victim-offender mediation, and peer mediation programs in schools. We welcome and encourage creative, innovative proposals! *For further information, you may contact Kathy Kline, 206-543-8881 , kkline@u.washington.edu , Nancy Highness 425-883-3928 or Phil Cutler, 206-340-4600. Visit our Conference website at www.mediate.com/nwadr. We look forward to seeing you at the Twelfth Annual Northwest Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference on May 7-8, 2004!

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Web Sites of Interest:

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: www.disputeresolution.ohio.gov/
Ohio Mediation Association: www.mediateohio.org
Ohio State Bar Association: www.ohiobar.org
The Conflict Resolution Master of Arts degree program at Antioch University/McGregor School www.mcgregor.edu
The Academy of Management, Conflict Management Division has their new newsletter on-line at http://aompace.edu/cmd/newslett/newsletter2001.htm

“Addressing the Redress: A Discussion of the Status of the United State’s Postal Service’s Transformative Mediation Program” by Professor Lisa B Bingham, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Cardozo On-Line Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol 2, 2001, http://www.cardozoyu.edu Go to Publications, then On Line Journal, Current Volumes, Volume 2 No 2, and Symposia and it is the first article

The Nov/Dec edition of the Ivey Business Journal, which is online at www.iveybusinessjournal.com is focused on “the Civil Workplace” and has several articles of interest to workplace and other mediators.

 

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Ohio Mediation Association Annual Conference Seminar March 26, 2004, Fawcett Center, OSU, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43210 (614) 292-1342

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Session One: 10:00 AM-Noon Quality Assurance of Mediation: Is Certification of Mediators the Answer? National and State Responses.
A panel discussion of what national organizations such as the Association of Conflict Resolution, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, and the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution have proposed concerning mediation certification; an academic perspective and what Ohio has done on this question to date. Moderator: Martha Antolik, OMA President.

Noon-1:30 PM Annual Meeting with Officers’ reports and the Better World Award Presentation.

Session Two: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Noon Quality Assurance of Mediation: Is Certification of Mediators the Answer? What one state has done and what Ohio could do.

A presentation by Eleanor Cozart, President of the Washington State Mediation Association on their certification program and a discussion lead by Shirley Cochran, OMA President Elect of what Ohio could do.

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