One of the fun opportunities with WMA is connecting with other like-minded
mediators. A couple of times a year that happens face to face. There are two
great upcoming events. The first is a networking event at the Black Bottle on
Thursday, February 27th. Later March the WMA annual lunch and the Northwest ADR conference on March 29th. (details in this newsletter)
We want to enthusiastically encourage you to attend both events!
Whether you are a solo mediator or a DRC volunteer connecting with other
mediators is both stimulating and supportive – sometimes you give the support and
sometimes you get it. One of the great aspects of mediating is you don’t have
to worry about conversation at a confab – where could you find people who are
better listeners and talkers!
Treat yourself to a couple hours to recharge the batteries with a joyous and
energetic community of mediators. You deserve it!
Save the date for WMA’s next mediator social and networking event, co-sponsored by the King County Bar Association ADR Section!
Enjoy great conversation, food and drink with WMA & KCBA.
Date: February 27
Location: Black Bottle, 2600 1st Avenue, Seattle
March 28-29, 2014
21st Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
For 21 years, the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference has offered a wonderful opportunity for attendees to learn new dispute resolution skills, share ideas with colleagues, catch up with old friends and make new ones. Several of this year’s thought-provoking sessions will be led by:
- Ken Cloke, Director, Center for Dispute Resolution, Santa Monica, California
- Peter Robinson, Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu, California
- Michelle LeBaron, Professor of Law and Director, University of British Columbia Program on Dispute Resolution, Vancouver, British Columbia
- John Medina, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director, Seattle Pacific University’s Brain Center for Applied Research, Seattle, Washington
The conference program schedule will be finalized in early January 2014. Come back for more information about the complete agenda, speakers and registration information.
To hear all the news first follow us @NWDRConference on Twitter and like the NWDR Conference Facebook page.
Attention WMA Members
All WMA Members are eligible to get a 20% discount by registering as part of the WMA Member Group for the Early Bird Group rate.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and how to register.
The Early Bird Discount expires March 14th.
During the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference both members and non members are invited to join us to hear about what WMA is doing and participate in a networking social with live music. It will be held on March 28, 2014 @ 12:45 at the University of Washington School of Law.