AAM Meetings and Events

One (1.0) hours of CE credit is available to attendees for most AAM meetings.

AAM meeting usually begin with 30 minutes of networking followed by a one-hour presentation. 
AAM events are free to any one interested. Meetings offer a light lunch that is free to members and a requested $5 donation for non-AAM members.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

    • 02 Mar 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dispute Resolution Center, 5407 North IH35, Suite 410, Austin
    Lack of trust between the parties is one of the most difficult problems of mediation. Distrust may be manifested in several ways, including a belief that the other party is not negotiating in good faith or that the other party will not honor the terms of a mediated agreement. When there is distrust between the parties, it is much more difficult for them to find a win-win resolution.

    For the mediator, trust issues can pose several difficult challenges, including:

    • Recognizing distrust between the parties and gauging its impact their ability to reach an agreement
    • Finding ways to mitigate the impact of distrust
    • Respecting the self-determination of the parties: When is it appropriate or inappropriate for the mediator to attempt to mitigate the impact of distrust?
    Our meeting on March 2 will comprise a short introduction to the topic followed by a structured discussion of how attendees have addressed trust issues. Please come prepared to offer any insights you may have.

    The meeting will begin at 11:30 am for networking and the one-hour presentation will begin at 12:00. One (1.0) hour of CE credit is available to attendees.

    This event is free of charge to all interested people, with a light lunch provided. For non-AAM members, a $5 donation for lunch is requested.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

Events Prior to 2015

Here are some of the diverse topics presented by many outstanding practitioners in the conflict resolution field.

Stacie McGee, Ethics in Film

Mark Sims, Stories and Examples in Family Law Mediation

Ted Daniels, Diane Harvey and Karen Smithson, Panelists - Getting Started in Mediation

David Huang, Walter Krudop and John Morgan, Panelists - Mediation and Workplace Safety Precaution

Walter Wright , Ethics in Caucus

David Huang, Difficult Mediations

Luemara Wagner, Multicultural Issues in Mediation

Karl Spock, ADR Legislative Update 2013

Kevin Leahy, This is Your Brain on Ethics, www.knowledgeadvocate.com

Mary Thompson, www.corderthompson.com - The Role of Apology in Mediation

Julia Benkoski - Mediating Estate-Probate Disputes...Or Are We Herding Cats? - www.jgblegal.com

Jan Berger - Ethical Dilemnas

Better Business Bureau - Alternative Dispute Resolution program

Kathy Lenox - Putting the 'Me' in Mediation: Finding your Niche

Larry Schooler - How Mediators Prepare for Mediation

Walt Krudop - Interactive Ethics

Karl Slaikeu, PhD - www.karlslaikeu.com - Conflict Resolution Experiences in Afghanistan

Mary Thompson, www.corderthompson.com - Facilitation

Mary Steinhardt, PhD, UT professor and Faculty Ombuds presented on Ombudsmen. For more information on Mary Steinhardt visit: http://www.utexas.edu/education/resilience/about.html

Susan Schultz - ADR legislation update
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Kate Stewart, PhD presented Goals and Stories: A New Model for Mediators
Blog at MyScaffolds.com
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Rick Bradstreet, PhD, presented on The Drama Triangle. Phone: 512-338-9907, E-Mail: rbradstreet@sbcglobal.net

Real Estate/Foreclosure Mediation by Jeff Jury. Jeff is a DRC mediator and has served as DRC Board President. He is an Austin lawyer with a large mediation practice and a noted author and speaker in the field. Jeff Jury - Web site: www.bajb.com/jj.jsp – Arbitration

Walter Wright, Unauthorized Practice of Law/Insurance

Suzanne Schwartz, Challenging Attorney Behavior in Mediation

Angela Jamison, DRC mediator, and Bruce Kravitz, Community Education Director of the AGE program (Austin Groups for the Elderly) presented on Elder Mediation. Click here to view presentation.

Charlie Cannon, Web site: www.mediate.com/ccannon/ - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the ESGR Ombudsman Program

Claude Ducloux - Tips and Tricks for Mediators

Katie Bond - Adult Victim-Offender Mediations

Mike Schless, Jan Berger, Walt Krudop - Ethics discussion panel

David Garza - Transformative Mediation

Susan Schultz - ADR legislation update

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