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    Integrating Diversity Perspectives Into Our Practices

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    All dispute resolvers can learn from diverse perspectives to improve their practices. In this webinar, speakers will highlight ways to incorporate gender perspectives, cultural perspectives, and disability perspectives to make our practices more accessible, sensitive, and inclusive.

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    Dan Berstein will share lessons from the Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative, detailing ways we can make our practices more accessible for all parties by anticipating psychiatric disabilities. Jaya Sharma will share ways to make our practices less ethnocentric and more culturally sensitive to differences in values, negotiation norms, and customs. Joni Stacy will share ways to incorporate gender awareness into our practices and ways to avoid inadvertent insensitivity.

    All participants will receive a take-away tool to help apply the lessons from the program.

    If the registration page gives you trouble, please email melissa.buckley@americanbar.org to be registered.

    Registration Deadline: June 26 at 10:00 AM ET

    This webinar is not for CLE credit.

    Event Details

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Jun 26, 2019

    2019-06-26T13:00:00-04:00 2019-06-26T14:00:00-04:00 Integrating Diversity Perspectives Into Our Practices

    All dispute resolvers can learn from diverse perspectives to improve their practices. In this webinar, speakers will highlight ways to incorporate gender perspectives, cultural perspectives, and disability perspectives to make our practices more accessible, sensitive, and inclusive.

    Speakers

    Dan Berstein


    Dan is a mediator with a passion for developing best practice tools for conflict resolution professionals.  His company, MH Mediate, provides trainings to help dispute resolvers address challenge behaviors, become accessible to disabilities and other needs, and work with parties who have mental health conditions. This work has extended across the country serving over a dozen states. Dan is public with his bipolar disorder as part of the Stability Network's efforts to counteract workplace mental health stigma. He is active in diversity efforts for the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, and has also led the Mediation Committee's efforts to develop a best practice toolkit.

    Jaya Sharma


    Jaya Sharma is the founder of a legal and public policy consulting firm specializing in assisting public and private sector clients in the highway construction, public transit and aviation sectors.  She is an accredited mediator having obtained her mediation training at the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London and was awarded a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) in 2010.  She serves on the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals for Commercial and Construction Arbitration.   She also served as the former Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s International Construction Projects Committee and is currently a Board member and Chair Elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Section of Dispute Resolution.

     

    Joan Stacy

    Sena Polk & Stacy LLP

    Sponsors

    Section of Dispute Resolution

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