2020 ADR INSTITUTE
Live Webcast Seminar
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MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$355.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

LIMITED AND UNLIMITED PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

ONLINE

Friday, October 30, 2020

8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
Limited and Unlimited Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

2020 ADR Institute

Insightful Presentations, Terrific Materials, Practical Takeaways – You’ll Find It All at the 2020 ADR Institute!


A Conference Unlike Any Other – Now Completely Online!
The ADR Institute is the must-see event of the year for everyone in the ADR world. Due to the unique circumstances of this year, the Institute is being transformed to a completely online event to guarantee you get the content you need while ensuring participant safety. Attend the 2020 ADR Institute for essential updates, skills training and stimulating discussions for mediators, arbitrators and ADR advocates.


The 2020 ADR Institute Welcomes Tracy L. Allen
Tracy Allen is a full-time nationally and internationally recognized conflict management specialist, neutral ADR provider and teacher based in Michigan. She will deliver the keynote presentation on What to Do with the Extreme Opening Offer and will teach 2 practical follow-up sessions on How to Make Progress in the “Middle Hours” of Mediations and The 7 Lessons I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Mediating Cases.


PLUS –

  • NEW – Ability for Attendees to Watch Recordings of ALL of the Institute Presentations for 1 Year Following the Institute (NOTE: This "Watch Again" feature is reserved for attendees. Any viewing of sessions outside the listed Institute dates and times is not eligible for credit; it is for educational purposes only. The maximum number of credits that may be reported for the Institute itself is 6.0.)
  • 6.0 Live Credit Hours of Practical Content – Qualifies for CLE Credit and ADR Credit
  • All of the Institute’s Session Materials Posted Online


Register by August 31 and save $50!

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
JOIN US ONLINE


8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
WELCOME


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
What to Do with the Extreme Opening Offer
Parties often believe that an extreme opening offer will have an “anchoring” effect, which is why they are so common in mediations. However, extreme opening offers can also be counterproductive if they are not credible. They also pose a challenge to the mediator’s goal of keeping the parties engaged. Tracy Allen explores the psychology of the extreme opening offer and shares her insights for productively responding to them.
– Tracy L. Allen 


10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
BREAK


10:10 – 10:55 a.m.
Online Dispute Resolution Platforms: Best Practices for ADR Professionals
A review of the top tips, tricks and lessons learned while using Zoom for ADR during COVID-19 and insights into how Zoom compares to alternative platform options for mediation.
– Carl J. Arnold


10:55 – 11:05 a.m.
BREAK


11:05 – 11:50 a.m.
Online Dispute Resolution Platforms: Ethical Considerations for ADR Professionals
.75 ethics credit applied for
Now that we are all physical distancing… and we don’t know when it might end, many of us have moved our ADR practices online. In this session, we will explore the ethical considerations, including confidentiality and quality of process, practitioners should keep in mind whatever online platform you use.
– Sharon B. Press 


11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
SPECIAL LUNCH BREAK PRESENTATION
Elimination of Bias: Navigating and Embracing Generational Differences
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Lawyers work every day with clients, colleagues, and staff of different ages and generations. Each generation has its own distinct perspective on life and work. These differences can be fodder for bias and conflict when generations collide. Understanding generational differences and appreciating the contributions of each generation can go a long way to reducing bias and conflict related to age in multi-generational situations. What’s your generational IQ? Find out in this interactive and informative session exploring generational differences.
– Leslie Sinner McEvoy 


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
How to Make Progress in the “Middle Hours” of Mediations
The middle hours of mediation have none of the anticipation of the beginning nor the excitement of the closing stages. They are often characterized by frustration, exhaustion, anger and despair. Tracy Allen examines this stage and shares methods that mediators can deploy to move the distributive bargaining into zones of possible agreement and how mediators can avoid structural impasse in the negotiation process. You’ll learn how to shorten the middle hours and make them more productive.
– Tracy L. Allen


2:15 – 2:25 p.m.
BREAK


2:25 – 3:25 p.m.
How the Practice of ADR Evolved During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Review of the Useful Lessons, Tools and Insights We Gained
Dispute resolution professionals from private practice, government and community mediation programs share how they and their organizations responded to the pandemic. Learn how they adjusted and innovated to adapt to difficult circumstances. Hear about their experiences with online dispute resolution platforms and other tech tools. Discover the lessons they learned and what changes they plan to retain even when life returns to “mostly normal”. 
– Maureen Erickson-Robertshaw, Ruby Simelton Jones, Roger Kramer & Precious Lowery
– Elise M. Chambers (moderator)


3:25 – 3:30 p.m.
BREAK


3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
The 7 Lessons I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Mediating Cases
For 25 years Tracy Allen has served as a mediator and arbitrator of commercial disputes involving individuals, businesses, governmental agencies and international corporations. In this session she reflects on her career as a conflict resolution specialist and shares 7 of the most important lessons she has learned, including that we, as mediators, should put a lid on our cynicism and believe in the ability of human beings to solve their own messes.
– Tracy L. Allen


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
VIRTUAL RECEPTION – Cocktails and Conversations
Join amateur mixologist, Jennifer Joseph, for an entertaining lesson in crafting cocktails. Learn how to make two classic cocktails and a mocktail, then connect with your friends and colleagues for an online chat.

LIVE WEBCAST
Friday, October 30, 2020
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IN-PERSON REPLAYS
There are no in-person replays.

$295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $355 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit and .75 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

The ADR Institute also qualifies for 6.0 Continuing Education in ADR credits, which are required by the Minnesota Supreme Court to remain on the state rosters of ADR neutrals.

All course materials will be provided electronically.

MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$355.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

LIMITED AND UNLIMITED PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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