Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Mediation in Action, Building from the Foundation Up; Reflective Practice and Ethics

Date / Time: 
September 29, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Mediation Courses

The conference will begin with a one-hour session from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. entitled “Building the Foundation of a Good Mediation.” This session will consist of a panel discussion by Jean Munroe, J.D, distinguished attorney, mediator and mediator-trainer, John Selser, J.D. and Rule 31 listed Family Mediator, and Jackie Kittrell, J.D., Rule 31 Listed Mediator, and Executive Director of the Community Mediation Center in Knoxville. The panel will discuss the importance of conducting a thorough intake process with a view toward meeting the needs of the parties, the attorneys, and the mediator, both before and during the mediation process.

1.0 Hour of General Mediation Issues

The second session, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., will consist of a two-hour discussion of Ethics in Mediation led by Prof. Carl Pierce, University of Tennessee W. Allen Separk Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Howard Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. Jean Munroe, Jackie Kittrell, and Becky Jacobs, University of Tennessee Associate Professor of Law, will also participate in the ethics presentation.

2.0 Hours of Mediation Ethics

The afternoon session, will be a 3-hour workshop, held from 1:15-4:30 p.m. (with a 15-minute break at 2:45). This will be a Reflective Mediation Practice Workshop led by John M. Peters, Ed.D., North Carolina State University, Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling and Director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center Institute for Reflective Practice. John Selser will assist Dr. Peters in the Reflective Practice Workshop. The workshop will identify seven skill areas that are critical to maximizing a mediator’s ability to think critically and effectively at every step of the mediation process and will provide hands-on skill development in the most critical of those skill areas.

3.0 Hours of General Mediation Issues

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