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.
2020/2021 Brown Bag Series Calendar -
All workshops are held on the first Wednesday of each month Sept - May from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
March 3, 2020 - Citizens for Racial Equity in Washtenaw County (CREW) report presentation by: ICPJ Co-Executive Director, Desirae Simmons, Reverend Joe Summers, Attorney Maryann Sarosi
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94807010319
April 7, 2020 - Restorative Justice Program - Washtenaw County Prosecutor, Eli Savit & Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Victoria Burton-Harris
May 5, 2020 - Venting session, what works and what doesn’t
June 2 - Different philosophies of mediation - Maryland Dispute Resolution Center & Washington DC Courts
*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.