Speaking Engagements


SELECT PRESENTATIONS GIVEN CLAUDIA VIERA, ESQ.

  • New California Laws regarding Settlement Agreements for Sex Harassment Cases – Impact on Mediated Settlement Agreements, The Mediation Society, October 2019

  • Mapping Toward a Mediation Practice – Practical Advice from Experienced Neutrals, Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), July 10, 2019

  • Insights from the Neutrals – How to Succeed in Mediation, Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), March 21, 2019

  • Preparing Parties for Settlement, Bar Association San Francisco, Mediation Training Presenter, Ron Kelly, October 27, 2018

  • Respect in the Workplace: How to Respond to Offensive Conduct (Bystander training), September 6, 2018

  • Strategies for Impasse in Mediation, UC Berkeley Mediation Training Presenter, with Teresa Carey, March 20, 2018

  • The Impact of the #MeToo Movement in the Workplace, Facilitation/Training, March 28, 2018

  • Working with Challenging Parties in Mediation, UC Berkeley Mediation Training Presentation with Teresa Carey, March 18, 2017

  • The Best Negotiation Strategies in Employment Mediation, Bar Association of San Francisco, Co-presenters Patricia Prince and Tonya Saheli, March 15, 2017 

  • The State of Mediation and What Participants Want from the Process, JAMS San Francisco Global Pound Conference, February 24, 2017

  • Mediator Malpractice Claims, The Mediation Society, co-presenter John Warnlof, May 4, 2016

  • Risk Analysis Strategies in Mediation - Decision Trees, UC Berkeley Mediation Training Presenter, March 20 2016

  • Mediator Malpractice Claims, Marin Bar Association, co-presenter: John Warnlof, December 1, 2015

  • Mediator Malpractice Claims, Alameda County Bar Association, co-presenter: John Warnlof, November 3, 2015

  • Working with Attorneys in Mediation, BASF Mediation Program (Ron Kelly), October 22, 2015

  • Diversity in Mediation - What’s In a Name? CELA’s Diversity Leadership Summit Presentation, June 2, 2015

  • Plenary Session on Implicit Bias in Mediation, International Academy of Mediators, co-presenter Professor Carol Izumi (UC Hastings Law School), May 7, 2015

  • The Role of Empathy in Mediation, UC Berkeley Mediation Training Presentation, April 23, 2015

  • Settlement Strategies in Employment Mediations, BASF Mediation Training Guest Lecture with Ron Kelly, February 13, 2015

  • Implicit Bias: Awareness and Tools for Change, San Francisco Community Boards Plenary Session, June 6, 2014

  • The Best Strategies for Preparing and Mediating Employment Cases, Contra Costa Bar Association, co-presenters: Margaret Hart Edwards, Littler Mendelson & Kathy Dickson, Dickson Geesman, May 29, 2014

  • Decision Tree Analysis – New Tools for Resolving Mediation Cases, Santa Clara Bar Association, co-presenters Rick Pederman and Judge Aaron Persky, January 28, 2014

  • Pre-Mediation Preparation, Community Boards/JAMS, January 14, 2014

  • Mediator Ethical Dilemmas, The Mediation Society, November 9, 2013

  • Working with Attorneys in Mediation, Golden Gate University Mediation Training Presentation (with Ron Kelly), November 7, 2013

  • Unconscious Bias in Mediation, Marin Women Lawyers Association, October 29, 2013

  • Working Through Impasse in Mediation, Bar Association San Francisco Mediator Training with Ron Kelly, October 26, 2013

  • American Employment Laws and Conflict Resolution at Work, San Francisco State University Chinese Human Resource Delegates, October 24, 2013

  • The Best Strategies for Preparing and Mediating Employment Cases, Alameda County Bar Association, co-presenters: Margaret Hart Edwards & Kathy Dickson, May 29, 2013

  • Unique Methods for Mediator’s Proposals/High-Low Brackets, Marin Bar Association MCLE Program, with David Meadows, April 17, 2013

  • Human Resource Conflict Resolution Skills for HR Managers, CompassPoint (non-profit focus), March 6, 2013

  • Creating and Maintaining a Thriving Mediation Practice, JAMS/Community Boards co-presenter Maureen Hochler, March 5, 2013

  • Unique Methods for Mediator’s Proposals/High-Low Brackets, The Mediation Society, co-presenter David Meadows, February 6, 2013

  • Working with Unconscious Bias as a Negotiator and Mediator, CNDR UC Hastings Law School, January 19, 2013

  • Striving for Mediator Impartiality – The Impact of Implicit Bias, Marin County Bar Association, January 16, 2013

  • Are We Really Neutral? Unconscious Bias in Mediation, California Dispute Resolution Council, November 3, 2012

  • Mediating with Diverse Parties, SEEDS CRC, co-presenter Sandi Tyler, October 27, 2012

  • Preparing Parties for Settlement, UC Berkeley Mediation Training, Ron Kelly, October 22, 2012

  • Conflict Resolution Skills Training, Berkeley Students Co-operative, August 14, 2012

  • Ways to Generate Options and Break Impasse: Decision Tree Analysis and Beyond, JAMS/Community Boards, July 10, 2012

  • Working with Representatives in Mediation, BASF Mediation Training Presentation with Ron Kelly, June 21, 2012

  • Bias & Culture in Mediation, UC Hastings Law School Mediation Training, June 6, 2012

  • Empathy in Mediation, UC Berkeley Mediation Training Presentation with Teresa Carey, 2012

  • Mediator Billing Etiquette, Alameda County Bar Association, 2012

  • Spanish for Attorneys & Mediators in Mediation, Berkeley Law School (UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall), May 2012

  • Implicit Bias Training, UC Hastings Law School, with Prof. Carol Izumi, 2012

  • Implicit Bias in Negotiation, Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall, UCBerkeley), Negotiation Class with Rebecca Westerfeld, April 2012

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation: Challenging Situations Faced By Mediators, Alternative Dispute Resolution Northern California Conference, March 11, 2012

  • Settling Employment Cases in Mediation, UC Berkeley Mediation Training Presenter with Ron Kelly, March 17, 2012

  • Mediator Ethical Dilemmas, The Mediation Society, March 7, 2012

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation: Challenging Situations Faced By Mediators, JAMS/ Community Boards, March 6, 2012

  • Conflict Resolution Skills, Berkeley Students Co-operative, January 10, 2012

  • The Impact of Implicit Bias on Mediator and Arbitrator Neutrality, JAMS, December 6, 2011

  • The Impact of Implicit Bias on Mediator Neutrality, US District Court Mediator Training, November 30, 2011

  • Pre-Mediation Preparation for a Successful Mediation, JAMS/Community Boards, November 8, 2011

  • Working with Attorneys and Representatives in Mediation, BASF Mediation Training, October 29, 2011

  • Empathy and Active Listening in Mediation City and County of San Francisco, Teresa Carey Mediation Training October 22, 2011

  • Striving for Mediator Impartiality – Working with Unconscious Bias, Association for Conflict Resolution Conference, October 14, 2011

  • Mediator Neutrality and Implicit Bias, UC Hastings Law School, with Prof. Carol Izumi, September 29, 2011

  • Starting Your Mediation Practice, UC Hastings Law School Mediation Training, with Teresa Carey, August 5, 2011

  • Mediation Neutrality in a Multi-Cultural World, UC Hastings Law School Mediation Training, August 2, 2011

  • Mediation Etiquette and Billing Practices, The Mediation Society, June 1, 2011 Mediating in the Obama Era: Is it a Post-Racial World? American Bar Association ADR Conference, co-presenter Professor Carol Izumi (UC Hastings Law School) April 15, 2011

  • Mediator Neutrality in the Wake of Implicit Bias Research, The Mediation Society, co-presenter with Professor Carol Izumi April 6, 2011

  • Unconscious Bias and the Impact on Mediator Neutrality, ADRNC Annual Conference, March 19, 2011

  • Increasing Awareness of Unconscious Bias in Mediation, Monterey Law School, Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management, March 10, 2011

  • Developing a Thriving Mediation Practice, JAMS/Community Boards, January 11, 2011

  • Active Listening/Positions and Interests in Conflict Resolution, Berkeley Student Co-operative, January 11, 2011

  • Mediation Tips for Working with Self-Represented Litigants, Alameda County Bar Association, November 22, 2010

  • Effective Marketing Techniques for Mediators – Myths, Strategies and Experiences, The Mediation Society, November 11, 2010

  • Increasing Awareness of Unconscious Bias in Mediation, SEEDS CRC, November 9, 2010

  • The Psychology of Bias: Understanding and Eliminating Bias in Investigations, Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), November 5, 2010

  • Getting Them Ready to Settle Before You Meet, Advanced Mediator Training Series, BASF with Ron Kelly, October 22, 2010

  • Conflict Resolution Skills Training, SEEDS CRC, October 21, 2010

  • Mediating In a Multi-Cultural World: Becoming Aware Of Unconscious Bias, JAMS/Community Boards, August 17, 2010

  • Conflict Resolution Skills for Executives (full-day program), The California Endowment, August 5, 2010

  • Facilitation of Oakland Zoo Community Meeting (80 participants), July 20, 2010

  • Starting and Marketing Your Mediation Practice, Alameda County Bar Association, July 8, 2010

  • Working with Attorneys in Mediation, Bar Association of San Francisco Training for Mediators with Ron Kelly, May 8, 2010

  • Employment Mediation and Harassment Laws, JAMS/Community Boards, April 20, 2010

  • Executive Level Resolving Conflict and Employment Law in Healthcare (two days), February 22-23, 2010, NYC, New York

  • Mediation Tips for Barristers, Alameda County Bar Association, February 18, 2010

  • Conflict Resolution for HR Professionals, San Francisco State University, February 6 and 13, 2010

  • A Forum to Explore the Cross Currents and Impact of Cultural Diversity in Mediation and Advocacy, Contra Costa Bar Association MCLE Diversity Spectacular, November 20, 2009

  • Developing a Thriving Mediation Practice, JAMS/Community Boards, October 22, 2009

  • Working with Angry Parties in Mediation, UC Hastings Mediation Class Clinical Program, Darshan Brach

  • Conflict Resolution for HR Professionals, San Francisco State University, July 11 and 18, 2009

  • Mediation for HR Professionals, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Annual Conference, June 30, 2009

  • Working with Representatives at Mediation, UC Berkeley Business Mediation Class, Ron Kelly, (Guest speaker, 2004-2009)

  • Race & Gender in Mediation, ADRNC Annual Conference, with Sandi Tyler, April 11, 2009

  • Conflict Resolution for HR Professionals, SFSU, November 1, 8, 2008

  • The Path to Becoming a Mediator, ADRNC and San Francisco Bar Association, October 16, 2008

  • Employment Investigations and Their Role in the Mediation Dance, Alameda County Bar Association, June 26, 2008

  • Race and Gender in Mediation: Dealing with the Elephant in the Room, ADRNC Annual Conference (Alternative Dispute Resolution of Northern California), May 12, 2007  

  • Actor in Conducting Lawful Investigations - Training Program for HR Professionals (Florida and Texas) January - October 2007

  • Intensive Mediation Training for Attorneys (40 hours), Assistant Trainer with Gary Friedman, Center for Mediation in Law (2004-2006)

  • Mediation Training for HR Professionals, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Conference, September 6, 2006

  • Conflict Resolution for HR Professionals, San Francisco State University, June 12-21, 2006

  • New Mediator Skills Training - Ladder of Assumptions, East Bay Community Mediation, May 13 and 17, 2006

  • Mediation Benefits over Litigation, EEOC Mediation Training, March 20, 2006

  • Conflict Resolution – Listening to Deepen Understanding, U.C. Berkeley Students & Staff, February 18, 2006

  • Managing Workplace Conflicts, City of Berkeley Conflict Resolution Trainings (2003-2006)

  • Mediator’s Relationship to Conflict, San Francisco Bar Association, November 3, 2005

  • Mediating Issues of Race & Gender, Part 2, East Bay Community Mediation (EBCM) Mediator Training, October 27, 2005

  • Dispute Resolution, Head Start School Directors and Managers, July 14, 2005

  • Mediating Issues of Race & Gender, Part 1, EBCM Mediators, June 24, 2005

  • Conflict Resolution, U.C. Berkeley Peace & Conflict Studies Students, March 5, 2005

  • Conducting In-House Employment Investigations, Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA), February 19, 2005

  • Communication Skills Training, Rocky Mountain Co-op School, with Gary Friedman, December 14, 2004

  • Interest-Based Negotiation Tactics, U.C. Hastings Law School Negotiation Class, September 2 and 26, 2004

  • Working with Challenging Conflict Dynamics in Mediation, Europa-Universitait Mediation Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 19-22, 2004

  • U.C. Hastings Law School Negotiation Team, with Chris Knowlton, August 28, 2004

  • Mediation Skills for Financial Professionals & Financial Planners, July 17, 2004       

  • Effective Mediation and Negotiation Skills, Osgoode Law School’s World View Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 23-25, 2004

  •  Legal Mediation Skills Training (40 hours), Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), U.C. Berkeley, Teaching Assistant to Laura Farrow, Esq., Fall 2003

  • Working with Emotional Parties in Mediation, U.C. Hastings Law School Mediation Class, Gail Killefer, Esq., November 2003

  • From 1999 to 2004: I specialized in teaching employment law programs to managers and employees nationwide.  Please see my biography and resume for further details.  I continue to teach legal compliance courses, in addition to mediation skills programs.