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Southeastern Conference on Conflict Management

Join Lipscomb University's College of Leadership & Public Service and the Institute for Conflict Management for a unique conference where professors and practitioners from diverse backgrounds meet to collaborate and discover the necessary tools and tactics to diffuse conflict in any form or field.

This event is the only one of its type in the region, drawing participants from across sectors of government, business, legal, nonprofit and education. Participants have the opportunity to meet and connect with regional and national dispute resolution leaders. Typically, the conference includes breakfast each morning and networking sessions in the afternoons. Previous keynote speakers and presenters include Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, Anders Rasmussen, Terry Waite, Neil Levine and other international notables. 

SCCM 2020

**NOTE: We have postponed to a new date in the Fall! 

Date: September 10, 2020

Location: Spark Downtown Nashville - 147 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219

CLE (continuing legal education) pending approval for six total credit hours.
CME (continuing mediation education) pending approval for six total credit hours.

Register

Schedule

7:15-8 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8-8:30 a.m. Plenary

8:30-10 a.m. Session #1

10-10:15 a.m. Break (common area)

10:15-11:45 a.m. Session #2

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch (common area)

12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Session #3

2:15 p.m to 2:30 p.m. Break (common area)

2:30-4 p.m. Session #4

4 p.m. Dismiss

Speakers

Andrea Kupfer Schneider

Professor, Marquette University
Director, Institute for Women's Leadership
Director, Law School Dispute Resolution Program

Session: Empathy, Intuition and Fairness: How to both Understand and Persuade your Counterpart

Nancy Welsh

Professor of Law, Director of Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M

Session: Empathy, Intuition and Fairness: How to both Understand and Persuade your Counterpart

Cynthia Alkon

Professor of Law and Director, Criminal Law, Justice & Policy Program, Texas A&M

Session: Empathy, Intuition and Fairness: How to both Understand and Persuade your Counterpart

Stephen Kotev

Conflict Resolution Consultant and Coach

Session: Beyond Fight-or-Flight: Practical Skills for High-Stress Situations

Jeff Thompson, Ph.D

Crisis Counselor | AAS Psychological Autopsy Investigator

Session: The Neuroscience of Conflict

Betty Synder

Betty Synder

Director and Associate Clinical Faculty for the Center for Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program at SMU.

Session: The Neuroscience of Conflict

Daniel Weitz

Director of the Division of Professional and Court Services for the New York State Unified Court System (UCS), which includes the Statewide ADR Office.

Session: The Neuroscience of Conflict

Michael Russell

Mediator and Arbitrator

Session:How to Get Hired as a Mediator

Mark Travis

Attorney and Mediator

Session: How to Get Hired as a Mediator

Josh Offutt

Mediator and Attorney

Session: How to Get Hired as a Mediator-

Jackson Smith

Alumni, Residence Hall Director, Sewell Hall

Session: Student Spotlight: Creating Cultures Where Feedback is Given and Received in a Positive Way

Kathy Hargis

David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago

Session: Student Spotlight: Creating Cultures Where Feedback is Given and Received in a Positive Way

Lori Reid

Attorney

Session: Dealing with Difficult Parties in a Mediation

Judge Robbie Beal

Judge

Session: Dealing with Difficult Parties in a Mediation

Ava J. Abramowitz

Esq., Hon. AIA

Session: Trust-Based Mediation

Jim Warren

Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator

Session:An Analytical Approach to Breaking the Impasse

Kami Hefner

Attorney

Session: Dealing with Difficult Parties in a Mediation

Noam Ebner

Session: The Future of Dispute Resolution is Coming: What Should We Do About It?

John Lande

Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus, Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution
University of Missouri School of Law

Session: Making Negotiation Theory More Helpful for Practitioners

Chad Austin

Professor of Law in the Department of Law at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.

Session: Taming the Hard Bargainer: Lessons from the Military

Major Wolfgang S. Weber

Session: Taming the Hard Bargainer: Lessons from the Military

Rishi Batra

Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law

Session: Taming the Hard Bargainer: Lessons from the Military

Tracy L. Allen

Mediator, Arbitrator, Educator, Attorney

Session:Advanced Mediation Tips

Kim Best

Author and Mediator

Session: Featured Alumni: Planning for Peace in Life’s Final Transition

Sessions