Event Date: May 4th, 2018
Metropolitan State University
New Main Building
700 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106
Conference Theme: Reflect and Refresh
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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