Speakers: Julia Morelli and John Settle
CME: 1.5 General or Family
Cost: $25 Members/ $35 General Public
Networking: 7-7:30pm (coffee, soda, and light snacks will be provided)
This workshop integrates research and theory related to metaphors and translates them into practical tools that can be applied across practice areas. Participants will learn to recognize ways in which metaphors can influence the mediation process, understand how these key elements of language can aid them in their role as a mediator and develop effective reframing and feedback skills by working with metaphors creatively.
About the Speakers:
Julia Morelli has twenty years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, manager and consultant. Her practice includes organizational assessment and development, strategic planning, and training related to conflict management, the use of technology in dispute resolution, diversity and cultural issues, and communication. She is President of the non-profit George Mason University Instructional Foundation and Holistic Solutions, Inc.
John Settle has over twenty years of experience as a mediator and trainer. He is certified as a mediator and mentor mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia and holds Advanced Workplace Mediator status from the Association for Conflict Resolution. He heads his own mediation and consulting firm, SETTLEment Associates, LLC and is among the cadre of consultants for several national firms providing ADR services.