The Dispute Resolution Center’s Lunch and Learn 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 Lunch and Learn 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 Lunch and Learn Lunch Series.

The Lunch and Learn Series will be held via Zoom until it is safe to gather in person.

Wednesday September 7, 2022 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Review of Newly Revised Volunteer Manual and Discussion of Volunteer Responsibility and Support Provided by the DRC. Link to Volunteer Handbook HERE!

Wednesday October 12, 2022- 11:30-1:00pm (NOTE CHANGE IN DATE) - Similarities/Differences between Mediation and Peacemaking Circles and Update on DRC Programs

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022- 11:30-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022- 11:30-1:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023- 11:30-1pm
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023- 11:30-1pm
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023- 11:30-1pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023- 11:30-1pm
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023- 11:30-1pm
  • Wednesday, June  7, 2023- 11:30-1pm


*To view past Lunch & Learns visit the DRC YouTube channel HERE.