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NE-ACR's regional conference June 17-18, 2011
On June 17 and June 18, 2011, one of ACR's largest and oldest chapters, presented its regional conference at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.
This year's conference, titled "Brainstorming: Conflict Resolution from the Inside Out," offered practitioners and researchers from all over the region a full day of workshops Friday, June 17, and a master class on Saturday, June 18, with ample opportunities both days to learn new skills, question old assumptions, catch up with colleagues, and get energized.
Mediators, arbitrators, and many others interested in dispute resolution learned about new neuroscience research and how it can help their work; careers in conflict resolution; leading difficult discussions, how to manage conflict in work teams, and much more.
Friday morning workshops included:
- The Mediator as Maestro (Jeanne Cleary)
- From the Trenches (panel discussion with Melissa Brodrick, Richard Cohen, Gail Packer, and Charlie Pillsbury)
- What’s Out There (panel discussion showcasing career opportunities)
- Beyond Bullying: Training Active Bystanders (Sharon Tracy)
- Honoring Multiple Perspectives (Chris Causey)
- Talk to the Hand: Audience Polling as a Facilitation Tool (Matthew Freeman)
- The Influence Equation (Stevenson Carlebach)
Friday afternoon offered a choice of two 90-minute workshops or three seminars:
- Mental Toughness (Pamela Enders)
- Gender, Neuroscience, and Conflict (Juliana Hoyt)
- Restorative Justice: One State, One Map
- Conflict Resolution, Hollywood Style (Elissa Tonkin, Doug Thompson)
- Elder/Adult Mediation: Not Your Grandfather's Mediation (Arline Kardasis, Crystal Thorpe)
- Restorative Justice: One Compass, Many Directions (panel discussion)
Mediating in the Cultural Gaps (Theodore A. Johnson - 3-hour seminar)
Discussing Incendiary Issues (Loraine Della Porta - 3-hour seminar)
Reflecting Leadership (Alison Streit Baron and Dave Joseph - 3-hour seminar)
Large-scale regional conferences have been a hallmark of the NE-ACR since its earliest days, when the SPIDR Irregulars, practitioners interested in dispute resolution and in the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, first got together. This year, more than 140 people from all six New England states gathered to listen, learn, and catch up with colleagues.