Conflict Resolution Minnesota 2018 Annual Conference

Date: 2018-05-04
Start Time: 8:15 am
End Time: 4:15 pm

 Event Date:  May 4th, 2018

Metropolitan State University

New Main Building

700 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106          

Conference Theme:  Reflect and Refresh

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Parking: Free Parking is available at the main Parking Ramp at 400 Maria Avenue, St. Paul, 55106 just across Maria Avenue from the New Main building where the conference is held. A campus map is attached below.
Conference Registration/Check-in starts at 8:15 is located in the New Main building located across Maria Avenue between 6th and 7th Street.  The Address is 700 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106.  Signs will direct you from the parking ramp.
Food: A light Breakfast will start at 8:15am followed by a full Lunch and afternoon snacks are being provided by Alimama Grill with dietary considerations. Water, Coffee and Tea will be available throughout the day. All refreshments are included. You may even choose to sit outside.
Handouts: We are providing some handouts electronically on our website here.  Feel free to print them or bring your electronic device to view them in the session.
Wifi is available by selecting “Metro_Guest,” opening a browser and “Agreeing to the Terms.”
Continuing Education Credits: We are providing up to 6 Standard CLE, 1.5 Ethics CLE, 1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE, 6 Rule 114 credits and 6 CEUs applied for to the Minnesota State Board of Social Work.
After Conference- Social Gathering: There will be an informal gathering at Flat Earth Brewery just a couple blocks away at 688 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55106 from 4:30-6pm hosted by Dispute Resolution Center


8:15 – 8:45 Registration in New Main – Breakfast – Exhibit Tables

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome Session in Auditorium

9:00 – 10:30 Keynote in Auditorium – Sharon Press

10:30-10:45 Break in New Main – Exhibit Tables

10:45-12:15 Session 1 – New Main and Auditorium

12:15 -1:00 Lunch in New Main- Exhibit Tables

1:00 – 2:30 Session 2 – New Main and Auditorium

2:30 – 2:45 Afternoon Snack in New Main Exhibit Tables

2:45 – 4:15 Session 3 – New Main and Auditorium

4:30 Happy Hour – Flat Earth Brewery hosted by Dispute Resolution Center

Minnesota is entering a new era with the creation of Community Mediation Minnesota and the expected adoption of revisions to Rule 114.  Change provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the past in order to prepare for the future.  As our society has become increasingly polarized, our work is needed now more than ever. Join Sharon as she explores where we have been and the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.

Keynote Speaker: Sharon Press

Sharon Press is Director of the Dispute Resolution Institute and a Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law where she teaches negotiation, mediation, ADR and a mediation clinic.  She currently serves as Co-President of Community Mediation Minnesota, Secretary for Community Mediation and Restorative Services, a member of the Minnesota State Court ADR Ethics Board, and is on the Board of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation.  Press is immediate past-chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association ADR Section and mediates regularly for the Dispute Resolution Center at Ramsey County Conciliation Court.  Previously, Press served as director of Florida’s state court ADR programs.  Press is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Mary Parker Follett Award for Excellence and Innovation in Dispute Resolution and CPR’s Special Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field and Future of Dispute Resolution. She is co-author of the textbook: Mediation Theory and Practice (3rd Edition).  Press chairs ACR’s Conflict Resolution Day Committee and was ACR’s representative to the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (2005) drafting committee.

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