The Strategic Advocate in Mediation

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Video Replay - Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTWed., Nov. 07, 2018
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Nov. 07, 2018
3:30 PM
CLE 6 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00


Featuring Nina Meierding, one of PBI’s most popular speakers with insights and strategies for making the most of mediation

Learn how to approach mediations strategically and initiate moves for good reasons

Using real-world examples, stories from her 4,000+ mediations, social science research and personal insights, Nina will teach you how to refine your mediation techniques and refresh your practice with new approaches and strategies.

Improve your mediation skill, decisionmaking, instincts and results

Discover how to treat each mediation as unique and not to default to habitual techniques or moves. Nina will explain how to assess the conflict, adjust to the parties and remain thoughtful and flexible throughout the process. She will prompt you to think more purposefully about the choices you make in your practice.

Explore the strategic, not stylistic, reasons for separate and joint sessions

Nina explores the strategic, rather than stylistic, reasons for using joint and/or separate sessions in mediation and utilizes the fields of psychology, negotiation, communication theory and neuroscience to understand sources of resistance to settlement. She shares specific, customized techniques to move parties beyond impasse to resolution.

Program schedule

9:00 – 9:45

Choosing Between Facilitative and Evaluative Mediation: A Matter of Strategy, Not Style

9:45 – 10:45

Convening the Mediation Process: The Beginning Really Does Impact the End

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

The Art and Science of Separate and Joint Sessions: Choosing With a Reason

12:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 1:15

Working Effectively with Attorneys: Partnering for Settlement

1:15 – 2:15

Achieving a Durable Agreement: Tips for Breaking Deadlocks

  • Mediator’s proposals
  • Bracketing
  • Delivery of off ers
  • Timing
  • Dealing with reactive devaluation
  • Concessions

2:15 – 2:30


2:30 – 3:30

Achieving a Durable Agreement (continued)

3:30 – 4:00

Moving Towards Conscious and Unconscious Competence: Transferring Information to Your Working Memory


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