Posted by: CoRe Clinic | January 16, 2018

President’s Message for 2018

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2018.

Each year I start out this post by identifying a predominant theme in the previous year’s activities as a means of reflecting back over recent events.  While the theme in recent years seems to have have been  “change”, in 2017 CoRe’s theme appears to be growth!

Our Board has added three new members: CD Saint, Amanda Semenoff, and Lauren Florko.  We are looking forward to the ideas and energy that each of these members are going to bring to our Board – especially given the many projects that we have on the go in 2018!

Theressa EtmanksiOur Speakers Series has grown since its introduction as an opportunity to discuss ideas and skills relating to dispute resolution.  Our first Speaker Event for the year will be on Tuesday, February 13th: Theressa Etmanski will be speaking about Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict.  Our full 2018 Series will be incredibly diverse:  from “The Power of Podcasting for Peacemakers” to a workshop on Mentoring, this year’s Speakers Series offers a wealth of information about current thinking and practices in conflict resolution.

CoRe’s New Mediators Group also continues to develop this year.  An initiative which began in 2017, the New Mediators Group explores the needs and interests of its members and then plans events, discussion groups, practice groups, etc. for new mediators looking for advice and opportunities to grow their practices.  Some of the upcoming events for this group include two skills development sessions in March and a session on presenting on conflict resolution topics at the beginning of April.  Check out our schedule of upcoming events here.

Our CoRe Writers Group started off 2018 with a joint sessions with the New Mediators Group on writing about conflict resolution topics.  The members of the CoRe Writers Group led a discussion on how to get started on writing projects and opportunities for publication.  If you are interested, we meet weekly to write on various ConRes topics.  If you want to be notified of upcoming meetings, please email us at coreclinic1@gmail.com.  And if you have a great idea for a ConRes blog topic, please also feel free to email us about publication on our blog!

CoRe has also continued its development and work on a variety of community-based projects within, too.

  • Our Board Members Fazal Bhimji and Carrie Gallant continue their work on Say Salaam: Responses to Islamaphobia. Fazal will be travelling to Ontario in the New Year to host training.
  • Our New Board Member CD Saint has been working on a program with CoRe so that we can again offer sliding-scale mediation to those in need. (Please note that this program is still in development.)
  • Sarah Swan continues to offer a useful round-up of notable articles and writings relating to conflict resolution topics on our blog – Conflict Resolution, Lately.

We are so looking forward to what 2018 brings in terms of further growth of our work and development and are looking forward to seeing each of you at one or more of our events!

Jacqueline Fehr 2012Best wishes for 2018!

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Fehr is President of CoRe Conflict Resolution Society.

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Posted by: CoRe Clinic | January 11, 2018

New Mediators Group & Writers Group Joint Meeting

Happy 2018! We are excited to start off our year on Saturday, January 13th at 1:00 p.m. with joint meeting of the New Mediators Group and the CoRe Writers Group.

Who should attend?

This session is for everyone who is considering writing about conflict resolution topics in any way!

Maybe you’d like to know how and where to find the audience you want for a “think piece” on a specialized area of practice? Or you want to build profile and credibility in a specific community? Or you have an amazing idea of a children’s picture book/web series/novel/etc. that incorporates ConRes themes?

Members of the CoRe Writers Group will lead a discussion on how to get started on your project(s) on January 13th. We’ll also share our experiences of writing.

This is an opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about writing. You do not need to be a member of the New Mediators Group to attend, although we will pay special attention to the needs of new mediators.

NOTE: Bring your laptop or other writing implements! We will take some time for focused writing, too!

LOCATION: KPMG, 777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

ATTENDANCE: Weekend attendance at KPMG means that you MUST rsvp to ensure you get in to the building. Arrive between 12:50 and 13:00 for admission. Late arrivals must have rsvp’d to be admitted. RSVP: coreclinic1@gmail.com

This session is FREE and open to everyone interested in writing & conflict resolution.

PLUS SAVE THE DATES!

We will be announcing our full Speaker Series schedule and New Mediators Group schedule shortly. For now, please save the following dates!

Speakers’ Series (all sessions begin at 4:30 at KPMG)

  • February 13th – Theressa Etmanski (Topic TBA)
  • March 6th – CD Saint & Amanda Semenoff (The Power of Podcasting for Peacemakers)
  • April 3rd – Wendy Lakusta plus guests (Mentoring Workshop: Best Practices for Mentoring Before, During, and After Co-Mediations)
  • May 15th – Sharon Sutherland plus guests (Supporting Client Voice)
  • June 4th – Speed Geeking about Conflict Resolution

New Mediators’ Group (sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. Most will be held at KPMG, but please check final announcements to be sure)

  • March 6th – Skills development session with Donna Soules (Details TBA)
  • March 28th – Skills Development session with Gordon Sloan (Details TBA)
  • April 12th – “Presenting on Conflict Resolution Topics: From Proposal Writing to Presentation Follow-up” with Sharon Sutherland (7:00-9:00, KPMG)
Posted by: isarahswan | December 27, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A mostly-weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

Navigating Negotiation Theories: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3089855

Arbitrators and International Conventions: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3086511

Fairness in Online Dispute Resolution: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3074311

Awareness of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs: https://blog.scholasticahq.com/post/alternative-dispute-resolution/

Ontario’s first online dispute resolution tribunal is up and running: http://www.slaw.ca/2017/12/18/ontarios-first-online-tribunal/

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is a Law Teaching Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | December 6, 2017

Ethics Workshop – December 6th

NOTE:

Online participants please call in. We are experiencing tech difficulties that will preclude our Zoom connection.

Due to tech issues at our end, we are using a phone call-in.  Please ideal-in to:

+1 (604) 673-4457 (CA)           English (Vancouver) 
+1 (844) 499-8690 (CA)           English (other Canada) 
+1 (514) 840-2670 (CA)           French (Canada) 
 
Conference ID: 9234907

We are in progress.

Thanks,

Sharon

Looking at the Big Picture: Ethics in Conflict Resolution Workshop

YukicarrieCarrie Gallant and Yuki Matsuno will be leading a two-hour Ethics workshop tomorrow (Wednesday, December 6th) at 4:30 p.m. Join them live at KPMG (11th floor, 777 Dunsmuir Street) for the best experience of this workshop. Email to confirm you spot.

NOTE: Please bring your laptop or tablet to this session. You will have wifi access to complete a short online exercise as an element of the workshop.

Livestream attendance is available through Zoom. If possible, we encourage you to sign in using computer audio, but back-up phone numbers are supplied in case you do not have a strong connection. Please DO have a phone available: the presenters will ask you to join a conference call at a different number during the session for small group discussion.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/6043406076
Or iPhone one-tap :
    Canada: +16475580588,,6043406076#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)
        Canada: +1 647 558 0588
    Meeting ID: 604 340 6076

 

NOTE for the ONLINE AUDIENCE: Please have paper and pen available during the workshop.

Workshop Resources

The presenters will refer to the following links during the workshop.

You may also wish to download the speakers’ slides.

Call-in information for small group work

Online attendees will be directed to call-in for small group work. Do not call in until the presenters ask you to do so.

+1 (604) 673-4457 (CA)           English (Vancouver)
+1 (844) 499-8690 (CA)           English (other Canada)
+1 (514) 840-2670 (CA)           French (Canada)
 
Conference ID: 9234907

 

Attendance at the speaker series is free for CoRe series subscribers and volunteers, $20 for others. Pay ahead online at https://coreclinic.wordpress.com/speaker-series/   , send an e-transfer, or bring a cheque or exact change to pay at the door. 2018 CoRe annual speaker series subscriptions are available for $50 at the door or at https://coreclinic.wordpress.com/membership/.

CoRe Clinic is an approved continuing development provider for the Law Society of BC.  This session meets the LSBC Ethics requirements.

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | November 21, 2017

Join us for a special Ethics workshop

Plan to join us on December 6th, at 4:30 for CoRe’s Annual CoRe Ethics Workshop – “Looking at the Big Picture”.

Led by Carrie Gallant and Yuki Matsuno, this year’s much anticipated annual ethics session will shine a light on our own personal approaches to ethics in mediation. We’ll be discussing the ethical considerations regarding confidentiality of settlements in the era of #MeToo and consider fundamental questions about our own approach to ethics. We then will document our own personal ethics of mediation and quantify our own level of impartiality/bias by taking the Implicit Attribution Test together in the session. We will close with a discussion about our personal ethics of mediation and where we want our ethics to take us next in our mediation practice.

NOTE: We encourage you to bring your laptop or tablet to complete the IAT online during the session. 

PRESENTER BIOS:
carrieCARRIE GALLANT is a lawyer, Executive Coach and certified in Conversational Intelligence®. She is also a mediator, teacher and trainer. Carrie’s expertise in negotiation, conflict management and career counselling provides a rich foundation to her passion for helping others uncover what really matters and solve problems creatively. Carrie is also a founding board member of CoRe.

YukiYUKI MATSUNO is a mediator, facilitator, and lawyer. Yuki helps individuals and groups find their own customized solutions for disputes involving family, employment, and organizations. Yuki is a member of Mediate BC’s Civil, Family and Child Protection rosters, and has a deep interest in working with intercultural issues and with intercultural and immigrant families.

ATTENDANCE: The session will be held at KPMG’s downtown Vancouver office (777 Dunsmuir Street, 11th floor). RSVP to coreclinic1@gmail.com to confirm your seat.

LIVESTREAM: Link will be provided here on December 5th.

Attendance at the speaker series is free for CoRe series subscribers and volunteers, $20 for others. Pay ahead online at https://coreclinic.wordpress.com/speaker-series/ or bring a cheque or exact change to pay at the door. 2018 CoRe annual speaker series subscriptions are available for $50 at the door or at https://coreclinic.wordpress.com/membership/.

CoRe Clinic is an approved continuing development provider for the Law Society of BC. Its Speaker Series events are pre-approved educational activities for professional development credit. This session meets the LSBC Ethics requirements.

Posted by: isarahswan | November 10, 2017

Conflict Resolution, Lately

A mostly-weekly round-up of notable articles and writings related to conflict resolution topics, by Sarah Swan.

Can online dispute resolution help business-to-consumer contracting?

 http://arizonalawreview.org/remedy-realities-in-business-to-consumer-contracting/

Arbitration in Anarchy

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3054808

Foreign Arbitration Awards and Collectibility

http://www.foxrothschild.com/publications/how-to-ensure-that-your-foreign-arbitral-award-is-collectible/

Patients Like Communication-and-Resolution Programs

http://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/study-finds-patients-satisfied-with-communication-and-resolution-programs

Manitoba family law might become more collaborative

http://www.slaw.ca/2017/10/25/improving-outcomes-in-family-law/

Dr. Sarah L. Swan (JSD, LLM, JD, BA) is a Law Teaching Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School. 

Have a suggestion for Conflict Resolution, Lately?  Please email coreclinic1@gmail.com with “Conflict Resolution, Lately” as the subject line.

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | November 9, 2017

Finding Work in Mediation

Paid graphicJoin us tonight at 7:00 p.m. for a panel discussion of finding work in mediation! If you are attending in person, please be at KPMG, 777 Dunsmuir Street between 6:50 and 7:00 for after hours admission to the building.

 

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | November 7, 2017

Finding Work in Mediation on Nov, 8th!

Join us for the New Mediators Group panel discussion on Finding Work in Mediation this Wednesday, November 8th!

We are excited to welcome several experienced mediators who will share their paths to developing busy practices.

We’ll also invite new mediators who are thinking about exploring niche markets or new approaches to share their thoughts and hopes for co-mediators and others who might be the perfect partner(s) to explore a new area. In that regard, check out the new Mediation Works video below for a discussion of Peer Mentoring and Co-Mediation.

We’re meeting after hours at KPMG (7:00-9:00pm) so rsvp to ensure you can access the building! Someone will be in the lobby from 6:50-7:00 to let people in.

AND SAVE THE DATE!

Please also make a note that our annual Ethics session will take place on December 6th. Carrie Gallant and Yuki Matsuno will present a 2-hour session on ethical dilemmas for conflict resolution professionals and  the value of explicating one’s own ethical philosophy. Plan to be there!

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | November 2, 2017

#ConResWriMo for November?

Coffee-meetingFor the month of November, CoRe’s Writers Group is making a change from its usual weekly meetings. For the entire month of November, we’ll be engaged in twice a day writing sprints!

Inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and AcriWriMo (Academic Writing Month), we have decided that November is the ideal month to create space in our day to get some writing done!

Not all of us are writing novels this month (though at least one is!), nor are we all focused on academic writing (though again some members are). We are simply joining together to create focused time to #shutupandwrite – whatever that writing may be.

We will be tweeting #Writing Sprint start and end times for 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m. Join us wherever you are by chiming in on Twitter (@CoReClinic).

As well, we will be holding several call-in (and some in-person) sessions on Fridays and Saturdays for those of us who prefer a personal check-in to get started. If you’d like to join us, please let us know and we’ll include you in planning for these sessions.

RSVP for any sessions to be included in discussions of locations.

We will update times and locations on this page.  If you’d like to receive email notification of monthly schedules, please email coreclinic1@gmail.com and ask to be added to the Writers’ Group email list.

Posted by: CoRe Clinic | October 26, 2017

Collaborgrams – Monday, October 30!

Join us for an innovative exploration of collaboration and teamwork through Scrabble® on Monday, October 30th, 4:30-6:00!

22519894_10155073379862151_3559374518157440915_o“Collaborgrams: teamwork and everything in its right place” 

Explore collaboration principles firsthand with a dynamic team-building activity, developed in partnership with the Vancouver Scrabble Club.

Darrin Hotte has mediated, facilitated, coached or consulted on over 800 disputes. As Principal Mediator for New Solution Mediation, Darrin is skilled in assisting Families and Teams in getting unstuck in their conflict and operating optimally.

Lam Tang, Principal of ThatGuyWriting Brand Consultancy, provides Admin Support for New Solution Mediation and is consistently among BC’s top-rated Scrabble® players.

Dean Saldanha is a Project Scheduler at BC Hydro and finished 2nd in the 2003 Canadian Scrabble® Championship.

James Leong is Senior Legal Counsel at the BC Securities Commission and finished 2nd in the 2016 Canadian Scrabble® Championship.

ATTENDANCE: The session will be held at KPMG’s downtown Vancouver office (777 Dunsmuir Street, 11th floor). RSVP to coreclinic1@gmail.com to confirm your seat.

Attendance at the speaker series is free for CoRe series subscribers and volunteers, $20 for others. Pay ahead online at https://coreclinic.wordpress.com/speaker-series/ or bring a cheque or exact change to pay at the door.

CoRe Clinic is an approved continuing development provider for the Law Society of BC. Its Speaker Series events are pre-approved educational activities for professional development credit.

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