Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM EDT
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT

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University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center 
49 Crenshaw Way
Richmond, VA 23173

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Jeanne Mann 
Virginia Mediation Network 

Virginia Mediation Network 

2018 Annual Fall Training Conference

Resolving Conflict:  Challenges and Opportunities

that Impact Our Communities


     The Virginia Mediation Network will convene its annual Fall Conference the weekend of September 22 -23, 2018. The conference will be held at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center.  

     As always, the Annual Training Conference is an opportunity for VMN members and nonmembers to network with each other, learn new information to enhance their mediation skills, and earn Continuing Mediation Education credits (CME’s) and CLE's towards recertification.  The conference will provide workshop sessions related to family and general mediation topics, with a focus on how mediation can make a difference and impact our communities every day.  This year we are excited to welcome VMN Member, Antionette Irving, Richmond City Sheriff, as our Keynote Speaker. 

      To see the entire Program Agenda planned for the weekend, please go to www.vamediation.org and click on the ‘Conferences’ Tab.  There you will find a complete program with a listing of workshops offered Saturday and Sunday. 

     We hope you will join the VMN Board at the Annual Business Meeting during the lunch hour.  The ‘Distinguished Mediator of the Year’ will be awarded to an individual in the mediation community that has shown personal and professional commitment to the advancement of conflict resolution throughout 2018.

      Also, remember to join the VMN Board at the networking cocktail reception hour at the end of the day, Saturday, from 5pm to 6pm.  Congratulate the ‘Distinguished Mediator of the Year’, catch up with old friends and colleagues and welcome new members to VMN.  A cocktail and selection of light hors d’oeuvres will be served for your enjoyment.

      We hope you enjoy the 2018 conference.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact VMN Administration, Jeanne Mann, at virginiamediationnetwork@gmail.com.



Program Agenda  Saturday, September 22, 2018

 Registration & Light Breakfast: 7:00AM - 8:00AM                                                                                   Atrium

 Keynote Speaker:  8:00AM-9:00AM                                                                                    

           Antionette Irving, Sheriff - City of Richmond, Mediator CMG Foundation                      Robins Pavilion

 Session One: 9:15AM - 10:45AM

 A-1 Parallel Universes:  Applying Mediation Skills in Our Communities                                                Quigg

Lawrie Parker, Executive Director, Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center

A-2 Regenerative Justice                                                                                                               Rosenbaum

Toran Hansen, PhD, Associate Professor, Salisbury University

 Session Two: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

B-1 The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Mediation                                                            Quigg                                   

  Andrea Palmisano, PhD, Mediator

B-2 Convening a Process to Address a Community Issue                                                           Rosenbaum

Judie Talbot, Public Policy Facilitator at IEN, UVA

 LUNCH/ VMN Annual Business Meeting: 12:30PM-1:30PM                                                              Robins Pavilion                             

Session Three: 1:30PM - 3:00PM

C-1 What?  So What?  Now What?  The Role of Self Reflection in Mediator                                      Quigg

Professional Development

Jeannette Twomey, J.D., Mediator, Trainer

C-2 2018 General Assembly Plays with Child Support                                                              Rosenbaum  

Mitchell Broudy, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DCSE

Danny Burk, Esq., President, Resolution Point LLC

Carol McCue, Dispute Resolution Program Director Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

Session Four:  3:15PM  - 4:45PM

D-1 Public Policy Mediation - A Supplement to the Legislative Process                                          Quigg

Mark Rubin, Executive Director, Virginia Center for Consensus Building, VCU

Preston Bryant, Senior Vice President, McGuire Woods Consulting


D-2      2018 General Assembly Plays with Child Support...and You Can Too!                Rosenbaum                              

Mitchell Broudy, Senior Assistant Attorney General, DCSE  

Danny Burk, Esq., President, Resolution Point LLC

Carol McCue, Dispute Resolution Program Director Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

Networking and Cocktail Hour 5:00PM - 6:00PM                                                                      Atrium

VMN Board Meeting 6:15PM                                                                         

Program Agenda  Sunday, September 23, 2018

Breakfast: 7:30AM                                                                                                                         Atrium

BookZone:  7:45AM - 8:45AM                                                                                                        Quigg

Session Four: 9:00AM - 10:30AM

E-1 Peer Mediator Consultation                                                                                                     Quigg

Karen Richards, Mediator, Trainer                                                                                 

E-2 The Art of Mediating with Couples who Do – or Don’t                                                    Rosenbaum

Negotiate Effectively with Each Other

Larry Gaughan, J.D., Mediator

Ethics:  10:45AM - 12:45PM                                                                                         

Staying Out of Trouble:  

Seeking Practical Solutions to Sticky Ethical Situations                                                Robins Pavilion

Norval D. (“John”) Settle, MPA, J.D.

Karen Richards, Mediator, Trainer

All CME credit approvals pending.  All CLE credit approvals pending.