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Co-Presenter with Louise Phipps Senft, "Leap of Faith: Dive into Trust and Improvisation in Resolving Disputes"; 2020 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference; April 22-25, 2020; New Orleans, LA

Survey Co-Author and Presenter, "Survey on the Use of the Joint Session and Caucus"; International Academy of Mediators Fall Conference; November 7, 2019, Scottsdale, AZ

Webinar Leader, "Great Endings Depend on Reflective Beginning", International Academy of Mediators (IAM) Mentee Webinar Wednesdays, September 26, 2018.  click here for more info

Organizer and Host, "Finding Trust in the Rock and Roll World of Conflict: Back to the Basics", International Academy of Mediators (IAM); October 4 - 6, 2018; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH  click here and here for more info

Panelist, "Making the Most of the Mediation Session"; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's CLE "The ABCs of ADR: Best Practices Guide for Litigators"; October 30, 2018, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assocation, Cleveland, OH click here for more info

Panelist, "Taking Commercial Mediation to the Next Level", November 15, 2018; Schellenberg Widmer, Lowenstrasse 19, 8001 Zurich,Switzerland  click here for more info

Host, "What Impresses, Disturbs, Confuses, and Confounds Your Clients in Mediation", ABA New Mediation Series of Webinars, December 12, 2018

Presenter, "Negotiating Executive Severance Agreement", Cleveland Inn of Court, May 16, 2019, Frantz Ward. Inn Members Jerry Weiss, owner of MediationINc and Ann-Marie Ahern, Principal at McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman presented best practices and strategies. click here for more info


  

 

Speaker, "Mediating with Reflection", Cleveland Employment Law Inn of Court, May 17, 2018, Littler Mendelson, Cleveland, OH

Speaker, "What Mediators are Thinking and Doing While You're Mediating", Annual Ohio Employment Lawyers Assocation; April 13, 2018, Brookshire, Delaware, OH  click here for more info

Speaker, "Why Mediation is Not a Judicial Settlement Conference", Ohio Supreme Court ADR 2018 Dispute Resolution Conference: "Integrating Contemporary Dispute Resolution Processes in Today's Court", March 13, 2018, Ohio State University - The Ohio Union, Columbus, OH  click here for more info

Featured speaker, "Reflective Problem-Solving: Breaking the Link to the Binary Past", 2017 Littler Ohio Employer Conference: The Winds of Change: Strategies to Help Employers Bend, Not Break"; October 19, 2017, Cuyahoga Community College, Warrensville Heights, OH  click here for more info 

Featured speaker, Ohio Mediaton Assocation Annual Meeting; May 29, 2017; Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH  click here for more info

Moderator, "Understanding the Bigger Picture in Mediating Human Rights Disputes"; Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, International Academy of Mediators and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University:  "Mediation Advocacy in the Age of Diversity"; May 11, 2017; Toronto, Canada  click here for more info

Panelist, "The Art of Recognizing Transformative Moments in Mediation", 2017 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference: "Developing Skills, Finding Meaning, Pursuing Justice"; April 19-22, 2017; San Francisco Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA click here for more info

Moderator, "First Offers and Counteroffers: Striving for a Solid Start"; ABA Webinar, November 1, 2016   click here for more info

Panelist, "A First and Ten Approach", Frantz Ward Litigation Panel Series 2016; October 27, 2016, FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH

Panelist, "The Great Debate: Conversation and Communication in the Digital World. What Does Age Have To Do With It and is Texting "Sorry" the Hardest Word?", 2016 International Academy of Mediators (IAM) Fall Conference:  "Perspective is Everything", September 22-24, 2016; Rosewood Hotel George, Vancouver, Canada   click here for more info

Panelist, "Are Legal Mediations Only About Money?", 2016 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference: "Involve. Evolve. Resolve!, April 7-9, 2016; Sheraton New York Times Square click here for more info

Panelist, "Transformative Mediation: Can You Find Heart and Soul (and Adventure) in An Increasingly Numerical Mediation World?", 2016 Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and International Academy of Mediators (IAM) Conference: "Dispute Resolution on the Edge", February 29 - March 5, 2016; Queenstown, New Zealand  click here for more info

Speaker, "The Anatomy of an Employment Mediation", 2015 Ohio Association of Justice (OAJ) Winter Convention, December 3-4, 2015; Cleveland, OH  click here for more info

Speaker, "Impasse Stragegies", Cuyahoga County Court of Common Please and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assocation's "Best Practices for Mediation and Settlement Conferences"; November 6, 2015, Cleveland, OH  click here for more info

Panelist, "Transformative Moments in Mediation", International Academy of Mediator's 2015 Fall Conference "Recognition, Dialogue and Reconciliation"; October 22-24, 2015, Baltimore, MD  click here for more info

Speaker, “Give Peace a Chance”, International Academy of Mediator’s 2015 Spring Conference, May 7-9, 2015, San Francisco, CA  click here for more info

Panelist, "Cutting Edge Closing Techniques: Where Nobody Wants to Say Yes", ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 2015 Spring Conference; April 15-18, 2015; Westin Seattle; Seattle, WA  click here for more info

Speaker, "Mediation Advocacy -- Opening Statements", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; April 14, 2015; Cleveland, OH

Panelist, "Negotiations", Ohio Women's Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, February 15, 2015, Supreme Court of Ohio, Columbus, OH

Organizer and Speaker, “The Art of Mediation”, presented by the Chicago Bar Association and the International Academy of Mediators; October 22, 2014; Chicago, IL     click here for more info

Panelist, “Mediation Strategies”, Progressive Insurance Specialty Zone Casualty National Meeting; September 10, 2014, Mayfield Village, OH  Panelist, "After the Middle Hours: Getting to Settlement", ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 16th Annual Spring Conference, April 2-5, 2014; Miami, FL

Presenter, "Ethics in Negotiation and Mediation", Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff Annual Year-End  "Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse", Ritz Carlton, Cleveland, Ohio, December 12, 2013

Panelist, "Valuing Employment Cases: A Peek Behind the Curtain", Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Section Meeting, Radisson Hotel, Newport Beach, California, November 11, 2013  click here for more info
 
Moderator, "Emerging Trends.  Employment Law Solutions", Littler Mendelson 2013 Ohio Employer Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, October 24, 2013  click here for more info
 
Panelist, "Outstanding Advocacy in Complex Mediations", International Academy of Mediators in conjunction with the Ontario, Canada Bar Association's: "Mediating at the Highest Levels of Competence," Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 8, 2013  click here for more info

Presenter, "Working the Middle Hours: Keeping Negotiations Going, Late Morning to Late Afternoon", ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 15th Annual Spring Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-6, 2013  click here for more info
 
Panel Organizer and Presenter, "Beyond Positional Bargaining: Unwrapping the Value and Resolution Package", Case Western Reserve University ADR Society Annual Symposium, CWRU School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, March 29, 2013  click here for more info
 
Presenter, "Valuing an Employment Case for Settlement and Trial", The Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association "Employment Discrimination Trials: A 360-Degree View, December 7, Cleveland, Ohio, December 7, 2012 

Panel Organizer and Presenter, "Mediation Representation", Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association CLE, Cleveland, Ohio, September 22, 2012

Presenter, "Employment Mediation Through the Eyes of the Mediator", Employment Inn of Court, Littler & Mendelson, May 10, 2012 

Panel Organizer and Presenter, "The Negative Trap of Positional Bargaining", 19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, University of Washington School of Law ADR Advocacy Track, Seattle, Washington, May 4-5, 2012 click here for more info

Panel Organizer and Presenter, "You Take the High Road; I Take the Low Road: Beyond Positional Bargaining", Fourteenth Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution; Washington, D.C.; April 18-21, 2012

Presenter, "The Evolving World of Mediation & Arbitration", Case Western Reserve University Annual ADR Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio, April 13, 2012

Co-Presenter, "Point-Counterpoint: Whether a Mediator Should Have Subject-Matter Expertise", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's ADR Section Meeting & CLE Presentation; Cleveland, Ohio, January 10, 2012

Co-Presenter, "Mediation Representation: Advocating in a Problem-Solving Process. Mistakes to Avoid", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Litigation Institute 2011; Cleveland, Ohio, December 15, 2011  

Presenter, "The Mistakes I've Seen Injury Lawyers Make in Trying to Resolve a Business Case", Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) 2011 Business Torts Seminar, Holiday Inn, Strongsville, Ohio, October 28, 2011
Presenter, "Trial Lawyers in Mediation: Things That Amaze Me. The Best . . . And Worst Practices As Seen By The Neutral", Trial Lawyers of America (TAA) Annual Conference, Sutton Place Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, June 8-10, 2011
Presenter, "The Resolution of a Business Case From a Mediator’s Perspective", Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) Annual Convention, Hilton at Easton, Columbus, Ohio, May 11-13, 2011
Panel Organizer and Presenter, "Always Be Closing: Seasoned Mediators' Pointers on Getting the Deal Done", Thirteenth Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Denver, Colorado, April 13-16, 2011
Panelist and Presenter, "Artistry in Mediation: Conflict, Improvisation & Resolution -- Remarkable Closings: Insights from Our Stories", International Academy of Mediators Spring Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 11-13, 2010
Panelist and Speaker, "Employment Disputes: Most Frequently Asked Questions from the Parties and Mediator's Perspective", Employment Law of Inn of Court, Cleveland, Ohio, December 20, 2009
Panelist, "Back to Basics: ADR - Ethics in Negotiations", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio, November 19, 2009
Panel Organizer and Speaker, "It's More Than the Money: The Non-Economic Subtext of Employment Litigation and Mediation", Eleventh Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, New York, New York, April 16-18, 2009
Speaker, "Mediation of Medical Negligence Dispute: Providing the Metaphorical Text to the "Dollars Only" Negotiation", Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio's (MANO) 2009 Annual Conference and Training Event: "Health Care Mediation: A Cure for Conflict", Corporate College, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, April 3, 2009
Speaker, "Mediation for Advocates: The Basics and Beyond", Mahoning County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Youngstown, Ohio, June 6, 2008
Speaker and panelist, "Mediation as a Tool of Persuasion: Ethics in Mediation”, Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio, May 16, 2008
Speaker and panelist, “The Trial Lawyer’s Pursuit of Excellence Outside the Courtroom: Ethics in Mediation”, Ohio State Bar Association Staff Counsel Committee CLE, Columbus, Ohio, March 28, 2008
Speaker and panel moderator, “Mediation Advocacy vs. Litigation Advocacy: What’s the Difference?”, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (formerly Cleveland Bar Association) CLE, Cleveland, Ohio, March 11, 2008
Speaker, "Efficacy in Resolving Litigation - Mediation, Negotiations, and Taxation Issues in Settlement/Effective Mediation Advocacy", The Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association Annual Seminar "Issues in Employment Law", Cleveland, Ohio, October 5, 2007
23rd Annual Spring Seminar of Gallagher Sharp, "What's It Worth? -- A Mediator's Perspective", Cleveland, Ohio, June 8, 2007
University Hospitals of Cleveland Clinical Risk Management Education Session: "Why Patients Sue", Cleveland, Ohio, May 5, 2007
Panel Organizer and Speaker, "Navigating the Complex Maze of Profound Injury Cases", Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Washington, D.C., April 25-28, 2007
"Major Reasons for Mediation Failure", Presentation, McDonald Hopkins, Cleveland, Ohio, June 13, 2006
Panel Organizer and Speaker, "Mediating Death and Profound Injury Cases", Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Atlanta, Georgia, April 5-8, 2006
"Mediation of Medical Malpractice Disputes: The Neutral's View from 30,000 Feet", CLE Seminar on Medical Malpractice, Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Cleveland-Marshall Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, December 10, 2005
"Medical Errors -- Disclosure and Communication", Fairview General Hospital Grand Round for Physicians, Cleveland, Ohio, September 16, 2005
“Pitfalls of Mediation”. CLE Seminar Presentation, Davis & Young, Cleveland, Ohio, April 29, 2005
Panel Organizer and Speaker, “Mediating Death and Profound Injury Cases”, Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles, CA, April 14-16, 2005
Speaker and panelist, “Effective Negotiations Through Mediation”, Continuing Legal Education Seminar sponsored by the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, December 9, 2004
“The State of Mediation and Mediation Ethics”, Legal Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse Seminar, Professional Liability Services, Inc., Independence, Ohio, November 5, 2004
“Attributes of Successful Mediations”, 8th Judicial District Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, October 15, 2004
“ADR in the Federal Courts -- What Works When: Mediation Do’s and Don’ts”, Third Annual Northern Ohio Employment and Labor Conference sponsored by the Cleveland Bar Association in conjunction with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division, Cleveland, Ohio, November 13, 2003
Moderator and speaker, “Mediation of the Medical Malpractice Case”, Southwest General Hospital Trustee Advance Program, Southwest General Hospital Medical Center, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, October 18, 2003
“Effective Negotiation and Mediation: Transactional and Interpersonal Psychology for Lawyers 101”, CLE Seminar Presentation, Davis & Young; Jeffries Kube Forrest & Monteleone, Co., LPA; McNeal Schick Archibald & Biro, Co., LPA; Reminger & Reminger, Co.,LPA; Weisman Kennedy & Berris, Co., LPA; Cleveland, Ohio, September 20, 2003
“Effective Mediation”, Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers, Bernard Friedman Litigation Institute, March 25, 2003
“Mediation: Why Some Work and Some Don’t”, Seminar Presentation, Buckingham, Doolittle and Burroughs, Cleveland, Ohio, June 10, 2002

 




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