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Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Dispute Resolution Center’s Brown Bag Lunch Series educates participants about a variety of topics related to successful mediation, including racial equity, cognitive impairments, adverse childhood experiences and trauma, and difficult conversations.

Past participants have shared that the Brown Bag Lunch Series are: “good for experienced mediators,” “useful if you are transitioning from training to practicing mediation,” and “offer an opportunity for frank discussions about emotional challenges.”

We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about conflict resolution to attend. The sessions will be most valuable for future or current mediators. An optional $25 certificate* fee provides CLE credits for mediators on the court roster.

Please see the calendar below for more information about the upcoming Brown Bag Lunch Series. Each one is held at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Service Center Campaign Learning Resource Center at 4133 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. There is a $5 requested donation.

Brown Bag Series Calendar - 

December 5, 2018 - "How to Have a Productive Caucus," with Joseph Flack, Washtenaw Community College Professor.

***Please note: this session is located in the Jury Assembly Room in the 14th District Courthouse.***

January 2, 2019 - "Mediating with People with Disabilities," with Carolyn Grawi

***Please note: this session will be located in the Huron Room at the LRC.***

February 6, 2019 - "When Lawyers Become Mediators," with panelists, Betty Widgeon, Juliet Pressel, Phill Schaedler, & Tom Brush.

*Certificates are for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Mediator Training and must be requested ahead of time to be received on the day of the Brown Bag Lunch Series.  Same day requests will be mailed at a later date.