$150

WHAT LIES BELOW? Diving Deeper - Advanced Mediation Training 5/23/19

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Kent County Courthouse

180 Ottawa Avenue NW

5th Floor Meeting Room

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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AMT for General Civil and Domestic Relations Mediators - Early Bird Price to 4/15: $150; $200 after 4/15

REGISTRATION: 8:30 am - 9:00 am. Training begins promptly at 9:00 am

SCAO approved for up to 8 hours of advanced mediation training required by MCR 2.411(F)(4) and MCR 2.316 to remain on court rosters. The full 8 hours will consist of 7 hours of in-class training and 1 hour pre-session work via the internet. See * below.

Pre-Session* Interactive ExerciseView a mediation video for hands-on practice identifying party needs, interests and emotions; details sent upon registration. (*Participants will be required to submit “homework” in advance of the seminar for the full 8 hours of AMT credit. No make-up possible for this element of the training.)

Beneath Positions – Arguing over positions without surfacing needs and interests can sink a negotiation; tools for discovering submerged needs and interests will be explored based on the pre-session exercise.

Legal & Newsworthy Updatesdisciplinary proceedings; new programs; Michigan Court of Appeals cases; and other sunken treasure for mediators.

Preparing for Mediation – “Plan your dive, then dive your plan” – pre-session steps designed to ensure productive mediation sessions.

Navigating Mediator Risk – Steer clear of danger by studying claims made against mediators; suiting up on avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law; and peering at risks under the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.

Persuasion Strategies – Have your negotiations run aground? Find safe harbor with a variety of persuasive styles to facilitate productive negotiation in your mediations.

Practicing the Buddy System -- Share your challenges and questions from your own experience and receive practical help from a roomful of fellow experts.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Covered parking below street level is available across Ottawa Avenue from the Courthouse in either the City or the 5/3 Bank garages. An open air lot is located directly behind the Courthouse on Ionia Avenue.

What can I bring into the event?

Due to security screening, no weapons of any kind are allowed into the Courthouse. You are encouraged to bring your own lunch. You are welcome to bring cell phones, snacks, food and bottled water. Coffee and water will be provided.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an email to bob@thepeacetalks.com or call Robert Wright at 616.682.7000

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. But if you do not complete and return the at-home pre-training assignment by 5:00 p.m. on May 21, you may not be entitled to claim more than 7 hours of advanced training credit.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable to another person?

Yes, just let us know in advance. Please email Robert Wright: bob@thepeacetalks.com or call: 616.682.7000

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Kent County Courthouse

180 Ottawa Avenue NW

5th Floor Meeting Room

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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