Speaking Engagements


2019

  • 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


2018

  • 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


2017

  • 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


2016

  • 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


2015

  • 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


2014

  • 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


Plenary Session Presentations

Implicit Bias in Mediation, International Academy of Mediators Annual Conference, co-presenter Professor Carol Izumi, May 7, 2015

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

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

The Psychology of Bias: Understanding and Eliminating Bias in Investigations, Association of Workplace Investigators Annual Conference, with Amy Oppenheimer, November 5, 2010

Conflict Styles in Mediation and Developing the Issues, Intensive Mediation Training for Attorneys, Assistant Trainer with Gary Friedman, Center for Mediation in Law, 2006

Working with Conflict Types in Mediation, Europa-Universitait Mediation Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2004

Using Positions and Interests in Mediation, Osgoode Law School’s World View Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2004 


 

2013

  • 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


2012

  • 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


2011

  • 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


2010

  • 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


2009

  • 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


2008

  • 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


2007

  • 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

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2006

  • 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)


2005

  • 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


2004

  • 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


2003

  •  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.