Mediator Humor to Stay Sane and Break Impasse
Learn stories, jokes, poignant observations, and one-liners designed to help mediators and parties stay sane, make better decisions, and break impasse. Sam Imperati, JD is a fulltime, ADR professional and a competition-winning, stand-up comedian. He has been involved in thousands of disputes, some he admittedly started! To keep the CLE deities du jour happy, the program will be framed around sound mediation theory and practice. Learn how well-timed and appropriate humor dissipates tension, promotes creativity, and improves decision-making so parties can better manage their “stuff” during mediation. Audience participation award for the best mediation one-liner or story!