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Divorce Mediation Institute: Moving Beyond the Basics
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Institute for Conflict Resolution
Divorce Mediation Institute
Moving Beyond the Basics
15 CLE Credits APPROVED*
15 CEU Credits APPROVED**
15 Mediator CE Credits APPROVED***
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* Approved by the North Carolina State Bar
* Approved by the Georgia State Bar
** This training is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer Continuing Education Clock Hours. SP-2014
*** Approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution
Nina Meierding, MS, JD
Premiere National & International Divorce Mediation Trainer
Nina Meierding has assisted in the resolution of thousands of disputes and has conducted training throughout the world, including Canada, Sweden, Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, and India. She has consulted and trained many groups - including court systems, corporations, medical agencies, governmental agencies, small and large business entities, and individuals in the areas of conflict resolution, cross cultural issues, management skills, and negotiation skills.
Nina is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California (courses in Negotiation, Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution, Advanced Mediation, and Cross Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolution), in both Southern Methodist University's Dispute Resolution program in Dallas, Texas (courses in Gender and Culture, Mediation, Advanced Negotiation, Advanced Family Mediation, Divorce Mediation) as well as SMU's Counseling program (Counseling Diverse Communities), and at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennesee (Cross Cultural Issues in Dispute Resolution). She has been a guest instructor at many other universities and law schools. Nina has also been an instructor at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and the California Judicial College, and has been a plenary speaker and presented workshops at judicial and state bar conferences.
She is a Past President of the Academy of Family Mediators, has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and has also served on the boards of the Southern California Mediation Association, the Ventura County Bar Association, and the California Dispute Resolution Institute. She was awarded the Peacemaker Award in 1992 by the Southern California Mediation Association for her outstanding work in the conflict resolution field. In 2005 she was awarded the the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award which is an international award given annually by the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Click here to see video of Nina receiving 2005 John Haynes Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
From 1985 to 2007, Nina was the Director and Senior Mediator at the Mediation Center in Ventura where she handled over 4,000 disputes. In the 1990's, Nina also served as a mediator for the California Department of Education's special education mediation program. She is now the the mediation consultant and mediation partner for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS).
Nina is a Life Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and was a founding member and President of the Board of Directors of the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, the first non-profit community mediation center in Ventura County, California.
Bob O'Connor, MJuris, MDiv,
LLM in Dispute Resolution
Bob O'Connor, MJuris, MDiv, LLM in Dispute Resolution
Bob brings a wealth of training, experience and passion to his work as an alternative dispute resolution practitioner and trainer. He has worked with families in crisis for nearly three decades, and has mediated hundreds of disputes of every kind. His legal training began in England at Oxford University where he earned an M.Juris. (British equivalent to the JD), continued but did not finish his JD at Notre Dame Law School, and later attended The Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law where he received an LLM. in Dispute Resolution. US News & World Report ranked Pepperdine’s Alternative Dispute Resolution degree program number one in the nation for the last 7 years in a row and 11 times in the last 15. In between his legal studies, Bob earned a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University and served as a minister, counselor and teacher for 17 years. Bob is not a licensed attorney. He has dedicated himself to the development of the field of alternative dispute resolution.
His passion for alternative dispute resolution flows from his desire to help people and to make an impact. In addition to his active private practice, Conflict Resolution Specialists, he serves as a certified North Carolina Superior Court mediator. He also founded the Institute for Conflict Resolution, an education and publishing entity. And he founded Good Decisions.org, a nonprofit organization, helping at risk middle school teens stay in school and out of gangs.
Currently Bob is publishing a book on Marital Separation Agreements for mediators. He is also writing a book on conflict prevention.
Bob founded the Institute for Conflict Resolution to respond to the need in this region for a premiere education and training organization.
Training topics will include:
- The High Cost & Toxicity of Litigation
- Practical Strategies for Working with Anger & High Conflict
- Diagnosing Resistance & Moving Beyond Impasse
- How People Make Decisions
- Impact of Culture & Gender on Divorce Negotiations
- Same Sex Separations
- Bringing Children into the Mediation Process
- Unauthorized Practice of Law/Ethics Violations
- Marketing & Branding Your Divorce Mediation Practice
This conference is specifically designed for:
Lawyer and non-lawyer mediators
Other ADR professionals
Lawyers (who are not mediators but who want to collaborate with them)
When & Where
Institute for Conflict Resolution
The Institute for Conflict Resolution was founded by Bob O'Connor to provide world-class education and training. His passion is to equip both ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and non-ADR professionals in four primary areas:
v Conflict Resolution
v Post-Conflict Restoration
v Corporate Wellness
v Conflict Prevention
ICR will deliver this education and training through the following:
v National Conferences featuring world-class experts in their specialty (CLE credits)
v Regional Workshops on specific topics (CLE credits)
v Webinars (CLE credits)
v Training Videos with Workbooks
v Training Audios with Workbooks
v Published Books
We would like mediators to receive such excellent training that they develop a level of competence, that then develops into confidence in their practice, that then develops into a passion for helping people resolve their disputes in alternative ways. We want to set them on fire to become creative peacemakers in their communities.
We hope to have an impact upon the development of ADR in the US and beyond.