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Two April Workshops with Peter S. Adler, PhD

Ku'ikahi Mediation Center

Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (HST)

Two April Workshops with Peter S. Adler, PhD

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee
Tuition - Morning Workshop Apr 30, 2020 $55.00 $0.00
Tuition - Afternoon Workshop Apr 30, 2020 $55.00 $0.00
Tuition - Both Workshops Apr 30, 2020 $99.00 $0.00
Donation (tax-deductible) May 30, 2020
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Morning Workshop: 8:30am to 12:00pm


“This workshop focuses on politically contentious planning and regulatory conflicts that often have communities, government agencies, and businesses at loggerheads and too often result in political gridlock or litigation,” says Dr. Adler.  “The focus of this workshop is on organizing, designing, and managing complex problem solving processes; engaging in constructive interchange; and producing policy ‘impacts.’”  Recommended for individuals who work in government, business, and community affairs and must interact with others to prevent, manage, or resolve disagreements.    



Afternoon Workshop: 1:00pm to 4:30pm


“Most of us were taught that a ‘fact’ is something proven through scientific, legal, or rules-of-logic reasoning.  Once established, facts are supposed to be incontrovertible until something new is shown to be valid,” says Dr. Adler.  “In some ways, nothing is a fact until we agree it’s a fact or a credible authority says so.”  This workshop will offer approaches to working with different assertions of ‘the truth’ for purpose of negotiation and problem solving.  Recommended for legal, technical, and scientific experts—or people who rely on them—and who must engage counterparts on difficult problems.




Peter S. Adler, PhD is a planner and conflict management expert with a long track record of helping public, private, and civil sector organizations achieve alignment and solve tough problems.  He is affiliated with The ACCORD3.0 Network and GUILD Consulting and is sought after for his expertise in resolving complex and consequential issues.  Prior executive experience includes serving as President and CEO of The Keystone Center, Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Justice Foundation, and founding Director of the Hawai‘i State Judiciary’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He has helped groups have productive discussions about business strategies, environmental problems, and public health controversies.  In addition to “Stories from Ground Zero” some of his other major projects include a negotiated “Joint Fact Finding” agreement on the pesticides used by GMO corn seed producers, a new strategic plan for a major television station, and the acceleration of cooperation strategies for the ozone treaty under the UN Montreal Protocol.  Dr. Adler is the author of four books and numerous academic and feature articles.


Tuition is $55 for 1 workshop or $99 for both (individual needs-based partial scholarships available).  Contact Majidah at 935-7844 x 3 or to pay with cash, check, or purchase order/invoice (for businesses only) or to request a scholarship application.


This "Collaborative Planning & Problem-Solving" Training Series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the County of Hawai‘i, County of Hawai'i Department of Research and Development, and Hawai'i Island United Way.

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Hilo, HI 96720

Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (HST)

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Ku'ikahi Mediation Center

We empower people to come together—to talk and to listen, to explore options, and to find their own best solutions.


To achieve this mission, we offer mediation, facilitation, and training to strengthen the ability of diverse individuals and groups to resolve interpersonal conflicts and community issues.


Ku'ikahi Mediaiton Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite PH 1014 B-2
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-7844
Fax: (808) 961-9727

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