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Decision Making Training
 
I thoroughly enjoyed his enthusiasm and energy - Very interactive, great handouts. Audience engagement and small group activities were great. - He is awesome; love how interaction is such a major part of the learning process. Truly feel inspired to do the extra reading. Just loved all the resources provided, definitely my life will not be the same. - Sam is funnier than heck! His humor continually stayed on point with the presentation. - Outstanding, masterful and practical! One of the best training sessions I've ever attended! Compiled Evaluation Exerpts from ICM's Conflict Resolution and Decision-Making: Tips, Tricks, Traps, & Tools for the 2015 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference
 
 
Judicial Trainings
 
Thank you for a most informative and useful four days. Your obvious enthusiasm, communication skills and well-organized material made the four days go quickly . . . Having taught Constitutional Law for eight years at the law school level I truly appreciate great teachers and how difficult it is to hold the attention of a diverse group for eight hours a day . . . Your willingness to share of your own personal experiences was part of what made the course so exceptional. Robert F. Utter, Former Chief Justice, WA Supreme Court

I though your presentation was the perfect blend of substance and humor and that you caused many of our attendees to reconsider their approach to mediation both as an advocate and as a mediaor. Based on the feedback I have recieved, the attendees clearly agree with my impressions. Please know that the your efforts were vitally important to the court's renewed initiative to provide quality mediation training to the bar and to those serving on the court's mediation panel. Landya B. McCafferty, United States Magistrate Judge
 
I am a huge supporter of ADR and your talk in the morning was both light hearted and very substantive—a hard combination to successfully achieve. Once again, thanks for coming to New Hampshire. I have heard nothing but good things about your presentation. John T. Broderick Jr., Chief Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court
 
Many thanks for all you did to help promote the use of mediation when you came to speak to the judges in our District and the advocates who were interested in representing their clients in mediation . . . One attorney that I have known for quite some time told me he finally understands and appreciates the process of mediation and thinks your training should be a required course. Lee Parker, CJRA Admin. Analyst, U.S. District Court, Boise  
 
Corporate Trainings
 
 

This material could be extremely dull, boring and sleep inducing. Sam, through humor, class participation, examples and most important enthusiasm made this course not only educational but also a lot of ‘fun.’ Alfred E. Monahan, President Monahan Group, Inc., San Diego, CA

 

 
 
I gained inestimable knowledge that will be used frequently and hopefully effectively as I go through my daily responsibilities as an Affirmative Action Officer. Your mediation program has provided me with the tools to build a ‘magic wand’ in our complaint process. Ray Ruiz, Associate Director, OHSU EEO Department  
 
Thanks so much for the terrific presentation you gave to the Executive Officers Club …You were a big hit!  You managed to combine a great deal of solid, nuts and bolts information with just the right dose of humor.  … As someone who also gives speeches, I take my off my hat to you – you had our group in the palms of your hands.  Our business executives absolutely loved you.  Chuck Whitlock, Chairman Executive Officers Club
 
 
Continuing Legal Education Trainings
 
I attended your CLE yesterday. I was expecting the usual eye-glazingly-boring presentation where I retain nothing b/c it is so mind numbing even pinching myself won't keep me awake. You were refreshingly enjoyable & substantively useful! As you obviously have figured out, keep us laughing & we can pay attention to what you're saying. …. Thanks for not only doing the CLE, but making it enjoyable!  Katelyn Randall, Oregon Tax Court 
 
 
 

Best substance and energy of any CLE that I’ve had - great job!  G. Richard Bevan, Hollifield & Bevan

 

 

 

Sam is one of a kind-outstanding performance and great message. - Absolutely the best possible way to end a full day of CLE study. Content was great as well as presentation. - Honest, convincing and engaging. - Hilarious! The room was packed. I wish it could have been in a bigger room. Or it was a a keynote. - Great off the charts. Well organized, intelligent and funny. - Engaging and gave great ideas and things to think about when mediating. - Outstanding Presentation! Compiled Evaluation Excerts from ICM's Mediator Humor for the 2016 NW DR Conference
 
 
 Mediator Skills Trainings
 
Absolutely, the best and most professional training I’ve ever attended. Very useful and practical. Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution 
 
 

Imperati should create a weekly syndicate TV Mediation show - it would sell - our country needs it!!  Stanley D. Moore, Mediator/Lawyer, Winston & Cashatt

 

 
 
 

Your Basic Mediator Skills Training course was one of the very best I have ever attended in my long career . . . The written materials were also first-rate.  Larry Custer, Principal, Management Technology Assoc.

 

 
 
 

Your mediation training was unreservedly terrific! It approached a ‘transformative’ experience for a lawyer steeped in the litigation process and demonstrated a different way of thinking about conflict resolution.  Jas. Adams, Oregon Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division

 

 
 
 

Mr. Imperati is, without a question, the best trainer I have encountered  . . . [His] ability to understand his audience’s working environment, and adapt his material accordingly, is amazing. [His] energy, humor, and rapport with his audience make him remarkably effective. He makes complex concepts clear, and stimulates learning by enticing the audience to participate.  James L. Crouser, First Vice President, Institute of Internal Auditors

 

 
 
 

ICM really worked with us to customize the training sessions to meet the individual needs of our organization [and] . . . to make ADR a part of our culture. Tom Barkin, Asst. Commissioner, Oregon Public Utility Commission

 

 
 
 

[T]hank you for a spectacular introduction to mediation!  The coverage of negotiation technique, the mediation process, ethics and mediation administration made this training a perfect fit for our needs. [I]t takes significant talent to turn a four-day session into an entertaining learning experience.  Kenneth Andrichik, Director of Mediation, NASD

 

 
 
 

Mr. Imperati’s funny, self-critical life stories made the conference!  He is the best teacher I have ever had . . . not only does he change how you visualize and will handle dispute resolution, but he ultimately transforms how you deal with all conflict in your everyday life.  Elsie M. Boldman, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Ada County (ID)

 

 
 
While your ability to communicate with students through example, modeling, humor, and just plain bluster is nothing short of an art form, it is your surprising sincerity that hits between the eyes.  University of Idaho Law Student 
 



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