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Professional Skills Program

Join us Nov. 14-16, 2019 for A World-Class View of Dispute Resolution

Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management works in partnership with Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution to provide A World Class View of Dispute Resolution. Our Professional Skills Program boasts seven courses, world-renowned faculty, two and a half days of interactive skills-based learning and opportunity to receive CLE/CME credit.

Plan now to attend a unique three-day program on Nov. 14-16, 2019 featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution, this comprehensive program provides a forum for direct, informal contact with the entire program faculty. For our 5th Annual Professional Skills Program you will join participants from all courses, eat meals together, network in between sessions, and have opportunities to share learning experiences with students involved in other dispute resolution courses are readily available.




Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

 8:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

 9 a.m. Session

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Session

Noon Lunch

1 p.m. Session 

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Session 

4:30 p.m.   Adjourn; head to dinner and Tokens Show 

5 p.m.  Dinner and Tokens Show

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

8:30 a.m. Session

10:15 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m. Session 

Noon Lunch

1 p.m. Session

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Session

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

8:30 a.m. Session

10:30 a.m.  (30-minute break; substantial food service – no lunch served today.)

11 a.m. Session 

12:30-1 p.m. Adjourn

Program Speakers

L. Randolph Lowry

President, Lipscomb University

Session: Strategic Negotiation Skills

John Lowry

SVP Advancement, Lipscomb University

Session: Strategic Negotiation Skills

Sukhsimranjit Singh

Educator, Professor, Mediator
Session: Managing Emotional and Difficult Conversations

Peter Robinson

Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Session: STAR: A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies

Steve Joiner

Dean, College of Leadership & Public Service, Lipscomb University

Session: Organizational Conflict: Tools for Managing Challenge and Change

Donna Silverberg

President, DS Consulting

Session: The Art of Facilitating Dynamic Groups

Al Sturgeon

Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, Lipscomb University

Session: Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Douglas Noll

Mediator, Author, Speaker, Visionary

Session: Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions and Impasse: Using Brain Science, Game Theory, Animated Communication and Micro-Interventions

Tracy Allen

Mediator, Arbitrator, Educator, Attorney

Session: Civil Discourse

Session Topics