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Keynote Speaking

Sam Imperati offers keynote speaking on a variety of topics such as conflict resolution, negotiation, and decision making. Whether you want to encourage your team to overcome obstacles in resolving conflicts, motivate them to make better decisions, or inspire them to negotiate a better deal, Sam presents these topics in a humorous and entertaining way with an emphasis on the area most relevant to your field.

 

 

Testimonials:

  • “Great Speaker!”
  • “Sam’s humor was enjoyable.”
  • “Very entertaining and fun I very much enjoyed it!”
  • “I loved the humor! Extremely engaging speaker! Amazing speaker! I would recommend to others!”
  • “Very well done. Sam is an amazing speaker and very dynamic.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed his enthusiasm and energy.”
  • “Excellent! Very informative and interesting – made it easy to learn and grasp the concepts. Thanks!”

 

Sample Keynote, Seminar, and Training Engagements (2010 to Present)

  • 1,000 Friends - Public Policy Negotiations (September, 2014); (December, 2011)
  • American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution- 50 Ways to Break an Impasse (April, 2015)
  • American Association of Airport Executives PDX - Negotiating Resolutions (July, 2011)
  • Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association - Meeting Dynamics, Managing Conflict & Good Decision Making (December, 2015)
  • Association of Catering & Event Professionals - Negotiations (May, 2007)
  • Career Resources Network - Negotiating Resolutions (September, 2015)
  • Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education - Mediation is Risky Business: Who “Owns” it and How does it Operate? (October, 2015)
  • Central Oregon Community College - Interest Based Bargaining (September, 2012)
  • Chemeketa Classified Association Board- Retreat (August, 2010)
  • ChickTech - Negotiating for Success (February 2015)
  • City Club of Portland Research Committee - Using Decision Tables for Policy Analysis (July, 2015)
  • Clean Water Services - Negotiation Series Recap (March, 2013); Competitive Negotiation Skills (December, 2012); Conflict Resolution (December, 2012)
  • Construction Contractors Board - Negotiation & Mediation (March 2016)
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia Dispute Resolution Conference - “50 Ways to Break an Impasse” (April, 2010)
  • Cooperative Public Agencies of Washington County - Building Conflict Resolution Competencies (October, 2014)
  • Dan’s Auto – Conflict Resolution ) October, 2009)Dispute Resolution Center of King County Fall Training - “50 Ways to Break an Impasse” (September, 2010)
  • Dispute Resolution Center Conference Montgomery County Texas - “Building Bridges” and “Red Light Green Light” (April, 2011)
  • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber - Dealing with Difficult People (Annually 2010 - 2016)
  • International Association for Public Participation - Cognitive Biases in Public Participation Processes (January, 2016); All in the Modern Family: The Intersection of Public Participation, Public Policy, Facilitation, Mediation & Organizational Development (September, 2015); Brewing Sustainable Relationships (September, 2015); Collaborative Governance: Turning Conflict into Resolution (March, 2014); Collaborative Governance: Turning Conflict into Resolution (August, 2013)
  • International Association for Public Participation USA Cascade Chapter- Managing Competitive Tactics in Collaborative Governance: Tips for Success (December, 2012)
  • International Association of Healthcare Textile Management - Conflict Resolution (October, 2010)
  • King County ADR Programs - Negotiation Nuts & Bolts (October, 2009)
  • LAF OFF - 10 Minute Conflict Resolution University (October, 2015)
  • Linn Benton Mediation Services - 50 Ways to Break an Impasse (may 2009)
  • Mediation Works - Mediation Impasse-Breaking (February, 2012)
  • Metro East Employer Council - Conflict Resolution (May, 2009)
  • Metro Fire Officer’s Academy - Dealing with Difficult People: Managing Conflict (September, 2012); (September, 2011); (September, 2010)
  • Multnomah Bar Association ~ Young Lawyers Section Mediation Advocacy (February 2006)
  • Multnomah County Library Lunch and Learn - Decision Making (January, 2016)
  • New Hampshire Federal Courts - Mediator Approaches and “50 Ways to Break an Impasse” (September, 2010)
  • Nike - Negotiation Skills (2011)
  • NW Dispute Resolution Conference- Mediator Humor: How Mediators Stay Sane and Break Impasse (May, 2016); Decision Making Tips and Tools to Assist Parties in Conflict (April, 2013); Environmental and Policy Facilitation: Using Mediation Tips, Tricks and Tools (April, 2012)
  • Metro East Employer Council - Conflict Resolution (May 2009)
  • NW Natural and OPEIU Local 11 - Hybrid Negotiation and Decision Making (August, 2013)
  • Oregon Consensus - Equity: The Standards of Practice and Our Role(s) (June, 2015); Oregon Secrets and Sunshine: Confidentiality and Transparency in Public Policy (June, 2014)
  • Oregon Health & Science University and American Federation of State, City and Municipal Employees - Interest Based Bargaining (February, 2012); Interest-Based Problem Solving (November, 2010)
  • Oregon Housing and Community Services - Housing Counselor Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program Training (October, 2012)
  • Oregon Joint Use Association - Decision Making (October, 2015); Negotiating in a Joint Use World (October, 2013)
  • Oregon Mediation Association and Oregon State Bar ADR Section - Impasse-Breaking and Ethics (March, 2012)
  • Oregon Mediation Association Conference - All in the Modern Family: The Intersection of Facilitation, Mediation, Organizational Development & Public Participation (October, 2013); Why Does Anyone Mediate if Mediation Risks Psychological Dissatisfaction, Extra Costs, and Manipulation? (November, 2014); Secrets and Sunshine: Confidentiality and Transparency in Public Policy (October, 2013); Confidentiality Implications and Applications (November, 2010); Mediation Confidentiality or Mediation Transparency (November, 2015)
  • Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association - Conflict Resolution (October, 2010)
  • Oregon Patient Safety Commission Early Discussion and Resolution Mediator Training - Impasse-Breaking and Ethics (June, 2014)
  • Oregon State Bar ADR - Avoiding & Overcoming Impasse (September, 2014)
  • Oregon State Bar ADR Section CLE- Confidentiality “Horror Stories” (October, 2010)
  • PCC CLIMB Center for Advancement - Conflict Management (March, 2013)
  • PCC Portland Library- Mediating Conflict in Your Life(January, 2012)
  • PGE - Public Policy Negotiations (January, 2012)
  • Portland Business Alliance - Renegotiating Contracts While Preserving Relationships (February, 2010)
  • Portland Community College - Conflict Management, Communication & Negotiation Skills (May, 2010)
  • Portland Library - Managing Conflict (May, 2010)
  • Portland Public Schools - Managing Conflict (January, 2015)
  • Southern Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference - Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, & Decision Making(October, 2015)
  • Spring Federal and State Judicial Conference, Fairbanks Alaska - Breaking Impasses in Settlement Conferences (May, 2011)
  • The Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio- “50 Ways to Break an Impasse” (April, 2010)
  • Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation - Decision Making: Theory and Practice (May, 2012)
  • Trail Blazers, Inc. - Decision Making (March, 2016)
  • Trimet - Conflict Management & Negotiation (December, 2010)
  • Washington City/County Management Association - Collaborative Governance: Turning Conflict into Resolution (March, 2015); (August, 2013)
  • Washington Finance Officers Association - Negotiation Tips, Tricks, Traps, and Tools (September, 2010)
  • Western Energy Institute - Conflict Management with Key Stakeholders: Navigating Internal and External Negotiations (September, 2014)
  • Western Washington County EC- Managing Conflict for Success (November, 2010)
  • Willamette Valley Development Officers - Negotiating Resolutions (September, 2011)
  • Wood Village City Council Retreat - Decision Making (January, 2016); (January, 2014)



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