Emerging Issues Conference

The 2017 Emerging Issues Conference, March 23rd and 24th at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc is shaping up to be an informative, highly practical gathering of people who approach mediation from a variety of backgrounds and philosophies.
 
The Planning Committee listened to your comments and requests and is happy to say that we have a wide-ranging group of presenters. Emerging Issues 2017 reflects the many experiences of our membership, offering something for everyone. 
 
Sessions include:
  • The Honorable Susan V. Kelley:  on the role of mediation in the resolution of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee case.
  • Crystal Uebelher :  Claims Attorney at Secura Insurance who oversees litigation around the country for them and spends a lot of time in mediation.  She will present on what Insurance Companies want from a mediator.
  • Joey Novick:  will present workshops on Using Theatrical Improvisation to Enhance and Improve Mediation Skills
  • Mediation from a variety of experiences:  a panel made up of mediators with diverse backgrounds and how those backgrounds shape their styles
  • Watch for emails concerning programing updates and additions.
     

Emerging Issues Agenda

   

Thursday, March 23, 2017

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Plenary: Mediator Panel/ How Your Background Affects Your Mediation Style

Josie Cusma, Richard Brigham, Cathy Warmington, Bill Biglow

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Break

 10:45 am to 12:15 pm

Workshop A: Improv – Joey Novick

Workshop B: Working With an Interpreter in Mediation – Bruce Goodman

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

 

Lunch

1:15 pm to 2:45 pm

 Workshop C: Improv – Joey Novick  (Repeat of Workshop A)

Workshop D: Strategies for Successful Mediation with Insurers – Crystal Uebelher

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Presentation:  Mediator’s Use of Critical Thinking– Moira Kelly

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Social and Networking

Friday, March 24, 2017

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Plenary:  The Role of Mediation in the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Bankruptcy Case –  Honorable Susan V. Kelley

U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am to 12:15 pm

Presentation:  How Wisconsin’s Mediation Privilege Protects Confidentiality  – Daniel LaFave

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Presentation:  How Communication Studies Support Mediation – Allen Sells

2:30 pm

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