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          Northern California ADR Faculty Conference

          February 27, 2016

          This conference gathers law, business school and undergrad ADR and Negotiation faculty from throughout Northern California to explore new topics and innovations in pedagogy

          This comprehensive mediation training provides a unique blend of mediation theory, hands-on mediation skills training and an exploration of the sensibilities and personal qualities required to be an effective mediator. We welcome those with no previous mediation training or experience, as well as experienced mediators who wish to enhance their effectiveness.

          Spring 2016 Building Personal Resilience Using the Cycle of Renewal

          For UC Hastings Faculty & Staff Only

          March 16, 2016

          The semester is back in full swing and it is easy to get lost in demands associated with meeting the needs of students and others. This workshop is offered by the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for

          Managers and Staff who would like to explore strategies for remaining resilient in the midst of heavy workloads and busy lives. 

          This interactive workshop will introduce you to the Cycle of Renewal developed by Hudson Institute and will walk you through a model for making sense of change and identifying the life skills needed for navigating each phase and chapter of your life.


          Stealth Facilitation: Making the Most of Your Meetings and Group Projects

          March 19, 2016

          Most professionals spend a significant amount of time in meetings and working in teams or groups for a variety of purposes, and many report that this can be a frustrating experience.  We believe that group functionality can be significantly improved by any group member who has the awareness and skills of a facilitator, even when that person is not formally designated as a facilitator.  In this interactive and highly practical workshop, we will examine group dynamics and learn skills used by professional facilitators to prevent common problems and elicit the best work of a group.  We will explore how to prepare effectively with clear goals, collaborative problem definition, inclusive process design and a well structured agenda.  We will also discuss and practice core meeting management skills such as how to balance voice and participation, build consensus, inspire creativity and promote principled evaluation and decision-making. Finally, we will identify and apply communication skills that keep group sessions productive and tools to manage difficult moments and problem behaviors.  The workshop methodology will combine discussion with exercises and roleplay, putting facilitation tools into practice every step of the way.

          UC Hastings Leadership Academy - Spring 2016 Session

           March 23, April 20, May 18, and June 15   

          For UC Hastings Faculty & Staff Only

          The UC Hastings Leadership Academy is a cohort-based program designed to provide administrators, managersand staff with an opportunity to learn current topics in effective leadership in an applied learning format. Sponsored by the UC Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, the Leadership Academy places an emphasis on “leading from the inside out” by integrating personal insight with leadership principles and skill development.

          Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation

          June 8-10 & 13-14, 2016

          This comprehensive mediation training provides a unique blend of mediation theory, hands-on mediation skills training and an exploration of the sensibilities and personal qualities required to be an effective mediator. We welcome those with no previous mediation training or experience, as well as experienced mediators who wish to enhance their effectiveness. This course will also be useful for any attorney who represents clients in mediation to understand the mediation process and to be more effective in representing clients in mediation.

          International Court ADR Institute

          August 8-12, 2016

          This program will prepare participants to design and implement court ADR programs in their respective countries. Participants will be selected from a pool of international applicants and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the week-long program. Instruction will involve a mixture of theoretical and practical classroom presentations and simulation exercises, as well as opportunities to observe selected court ADR programs in the immediate vicinity of the law school and to meet with ADR judges, practitioners, and scholars from the community.


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