Using Brain Science for Better Mediations
12 PM GMT
One of Florida’s first court-certified mediators, Michelle Jernigan, also has a decades-long interest in psychology and the brain. In a free webinar (not for CLE), she will discuss the basics of brain structure and function in clear, simple terms—along with practical ways to apply this knowledge at the mediation table. Among other insights, you will learn:
· The relation between “mirror neurons” and empathy
· Balancing the brain’s primitive drivers of fear and reward
· Dopamine, norepinephrine, and the “top of the curve” for negotiations
· “Availability bias” and the “sunk cost effect”
· How glucose and oxygen levels affect “decision fatigue”
Plus, you’ll be able to download her three-part article, “How Clients Think: The Brains Behind Decision Making.”
If your brain tells you this free 60-minute webinar sounds interesting, sign up now and mark it on your calendar!
About the speaker:
A. Michelle Jernigan is a shareholder in Upchurch Watson White & Max, an Alternative Dispute Resolution firm with six offices throughout Florida, plus one in Alabama. A mediation pioneer, she was one of the first mediators ever certified by the Florida Supreme Court (1988) and has mediated thousands of cases across the state. She is a founding member and former President of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, as well as a former Director of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Ms. Jernigan served as a consultant to the Florida Supreme Court as it established mediation mentorship rules. During nearly three decades as a mediator, Ms. Jernigan has mediated multi-party, multi-district, complex commercial, employment, and tort cases to successful conclusion. She has developed and implemented mediation training programs for Orlando Regional Healthcare Systems and Eckerd Corporation. Ms. Jernigan has trained hundreds of mediators in Florida, written numerous articles on mediation and is a recognized speaker in the field of ADR. In addition to her undergraduate and law degrees from Stetson University, she also undertook post-graduate studies in Psychology at Nova University.
About the moderator:
Spencer M. Punnett II is the author of Representing Clients in Mediation: A Guide to Optimal Results (ABA Publishing, 2013), a research-based book that has been praised as “the current standard reference that all must have” (Hon. David Torrey, writing in Lex and Verum).