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Advanced Mediation Certificate Series: Building Facilitative Skills
March 15 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Advanced Mediation Certificate Series: Building Facilitative Skills – An interactive, advanced mediation certificate for judges, attorneys, and practitioners.
UC Law San Francisco’s Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) offers high-quality dispute resolution training on in-depth topics for practitioners. This Certificate is designed to engage participants in advanced discussion and practice on specific topics that are essential in any mediator’s toolkit. A specially selected team of our adjunct professors and experienced professionals will be teaching and coaching this series for a variety of perspectives and expertise. Some sessions will be virtual. Registration will be limited to keep class size small, so register now!
Learn more about the Certificate series and register for other sessions on our website here.
Join us for the ninth session in this Certificate:
Building Facilitative Skills in Mediation
Most mediators rely on facilitative skills at some points in mediation – for example when listening to a party’s story at the outset – but default to a more directive approach at other times. This half-day, interactive workshop is designed to enhance facilitative skills for use throughout the mediation process. Topics addressed will include how mediators can effectively employ facilitative techniques in the following areas:
-Discussing the law and risk assessment
4 hours California MCLE credit available (please select the “add on” at checkout to register for credit). Session includes 4 hours of instruction plus breaks.
Will be held in-person on the UC Law SF Campus at 200 McAllister Street, Room 605, San Francisco, CA 94102.
Instructors: Claudia Bernard and Howard Herman
Claudia Bernard is an independent trainer, mediator and consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. She designs and leads trainings for judges, court staff, court leaders, mediators and lawyers on such topics as dealing with righteously indignant litigants, emotional competence, implicit bias, effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, and mindful leadership. Until 2018, she served as the Chief Circuit Mediator for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. There she led a staff of eight professional mediators, mediated cases on appeal, and served as chair of the Federal Judicial Center’s Advisory Committee on Executive Education. Prior to her appointment as Chief Circuit Mediator, she served as a Ninth Circuit Mediator for eighteen years. She has mediated over 3,000 cases. Ms. Bernard has developed and led mediation and mediation advocacy training courses to judges, mediators and lawyers nationally and internationally.
Howard Herman is a full time mediator with JAMS in San Francisco. He has worked as a mediator and as a developer of ADR programs since 1985. He has mediated several thousand disputes covering a wide range of case types, specializing in matters involving high emotion and complex power dynamics. For more than 23 years, until March 2020, Mr. Herman led the highly regarded ADR program of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. He began his ADR career in the earliest experiments with appellate mediation at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He then served as the first director of ADR programs at the Superior Court in Contra Costa County before moving to the Northern District. A recognized leader in the development of the ADR field, Mr. Herman has taught basic and advanced mediation skills to thousands of mediators, lawyers, law students and judges throughout the United States and around the world. He served as chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution from 2015 to 2016. He was the inaugural recipient of the Robert F. Peckham Award for Excellence in ADR presented by the Ninth Judicial Circuit in 2002 and received that award again in 2019. In 2011, he was co-recipient of the Mediation Society of San Francisco’s annual Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Mediation. In 2013, he was the inaugural recipient of the Exceptional Service Award presented by UC Hastings College of the Law’s Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, where he has taught ADR courses since 1996.
For all CNDR events, cancellations on or before 30 days prior to the event will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after 30 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations on or after 5 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.
ADA Accommodations Statement
The University of California, College of the Law San Francisco is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact CNDR at 415-581-8941 or CNDR@uclawsf.edu, or the Disability Access Hotline at 415-581-4848 or DAH@uclawsf.edu at least two weeks before the event.
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