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MWI Mediator Roundtables

Roundtables bring mediators and other practitioners together to discuss new ideas, strengthen ADR skills and to provide opportunities to learn from and engage with top-notch presenters from the conflict resolution community. Roundtables are free for all active MWI mediators. For those who are not active MWI mediators, we welcome you to attend up to one free Roundtable per calendar year. Thereafter, those who are not MWI mediators are still welcome to register, but with a $50 fee for attendance.

RSVP is required by registering below. Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the event.


Location

MWI
10 Liberty Square – 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Note that all MWI Roundtables start with social meeting time for 30 minutes followed by the featured program.


Calendar (click a date below for more information)

  • February 12, 2019 – “How Can You Say That? Choosing Our Words as Mediators”
  • May 28, 2019 – “Nonviolent Communication Part 1: Using NVC in Mediation and in Life”
  • June 25, 2019 – “Nonviolent Communication Part 2: The Experiential Laboratory for a Deeper Understanding of NVC”

February 12, 2019 – “How Can You Say That? Choosing Our Words as Mediators”

Social Time – 3:00PM – 3:30PM
Presentation – 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Presenter – Kate Fanger

Words can float boats or sink good will. Choosing words carefully is not the small stuff, in work or in life. Subtle or obvious, the words we use are powerful tools, weapons, levers, invitations, and more. This will be an interactive workshop for improving your choice of words with your clients and colleagues to create rapport, hope and effective communication. Kate Fanger is an experienced mediator and conflict coach who  has made selectively chosen language the “art form” of her practice. Join her at this Roundtable to develop an awareness about the words we use and take part in discussion on some specific language tools that support successful conflict resolution and communication in general.

 


May 28, 2019 – “Nonviolent Communication Part 1: Using NVC in Mediation and in Life”

Social Time – 6:00PM – 6:30PM
Presentation – 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Presenter – Scott Loring

Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg and practiced worldwide, is a communication style that examines the unmet needs behind what we say or do. The process transforms relationships with others and with one’s self. Sometimes referred to as “compassionate communication,” NVC fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy, and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative, and uses careful observations to eliminate judgments, providing an effective language of neutrality for mediating a wide range of disputes. Further, using NVC in your mediation practice can help move the parties’ focus from positions to interests. Join us to learn more about NVC during a discussion led by mediator, trainer and conflict coach Scott Loring.

This workshop is the first in a two part series. In order to attend the June 25 Roundtable, “Nonviolent Communication Part 2,” participants should have completed either this or one of Scott’s previous “Nonviolent Communication Part 1” workshops. 

 


June 25, 2019 – “Nonviolent Communication Part 2: The Experiential Laboratory for a Deeper Understanding of NVC”

Social Time – 6:00PM – 6:30PM
Presentation – 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Presenter – Scott Loring

This workshop builds on the popular “Nonviolent Communication Part 1” as an opportunity to deepen understandings and experiences with NVC concepts created by Marshall Rosenberg. In this two hour workshop, participants will explore the difference between observations and evaluations, how to translate should statements into feeling and needs statements and how to find the unexpressed dreams beneath complaints. Bring your workbook from the previous workshop offered by mediator, trainer and conflict coach Scott Loring and be ready to have some fun as you explore this powerful yet simple tool for effective communication.

This workshop is the second in a two part series. In order to attend, participants should have completed either the May 28 or one of Scott’s previous “Nonviolent Communication Part 1” workshops. 

 


Register

To register for an MWI Mediator Roundtable, please complete the form below, indicating the date and name of the Roundtable you wish to enroll in. Marcus Stergio, Mediator and Manager of Commercial and Corporate Programs, will be in touch within two business days to confirm your registration.


For More Information

For more information about MWI’s Roundtables, please email Marcus Stergio at mstergio@mwi.org or call 617-895-4029 with questions.