Association of Missouri Mediators

2013 Heartland Regional Conference of Mediators

Thanks for making the 2013 Regional Conference a Success.  Over 150 mediators were in attendance.  The next Regional Conference will be held Spring 2015.

Presenter Biographies


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 (AMM is the 2013 conference host.  PayPal will acknowledge a "donation" of your registration fee to AMM. Please be sure to also send in a registration form.  If may be faxed to 816-736-8401 or emailed to


 Reconciling Our Border Wars: Invitation to the Dialogue April 25-26, 2013 KU Edwards Campus Best Conference Center, Kansas City

AMM was the host of the 2013 regional conference, which is co-sponsore by AMM, Heartland Mediators Association, Iowa Association of Mediators and Nebraska Mediation Association.

Sharon Ellison presented four PNDC workshops covering an overview of the war model and non-defensive communication, 2) non-defensive questioning, 3) use of non-defensive statements, and 4) strategic use of positive prediction.

 Additional workshops:

 Eliciting & Narrating Meaningful Stories in Mediation, Zach Schaefer, PhD

Facilitating Forgiveness in Mediation, John Richardson

Envy-free Property Division: Don't Settle for Less Than the Biggest Piece of the Pie, A.M. Fink, PhD

Rubber Band Mediation: Managing the Tension between Self-Determination and Mediator Influence, Thomas Ragsdell

Conflict Engagement & Positive Pyschology: Using the Appreciative Inquiry Method to Reframe the Process, Bryan Hanson, MA

Restorative Discipline & Bullying Behavior, Gary Flory, Dir. KIPCOR

Traditional and Mediation Advocacy, Kristen Blankley, JD



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