CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 1, Issue 40 - August 10, 2001

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ASSISTANT DEAN ROBERT BAILEY PARTICIPATED IN FMCS FOCUS GROUP ON MEDIATOR CREDENTIALING
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) conducted a focus group meeting on June 27-28 in Dallas to help assess the need for a credentialing process for the agency’s appointed mediators. During the meeting, a group of twelve mediators, educators and practitioners used the Technology Assisted Group Support (TAGS) system to share their ideas, thoughts, and concerns about mediator credentialing. The TAGS system, which FMCS demonstrated at MU last spring, involves the use of laptop computers to respond to facilitator ideas and comments. The system allows for anonymity and the free flow of ideas from participants. It also speeds the process of accumulating information and categorizing information. The focus group will reconvene to review a proposed credentialing system in late 2001.

ASSISTANT DEAN DONNA PAVLICK(LL.M. '00) AND ASSISTANT DEAN TAMRA WILSON SETSER MAKE PRESENTATION
Assistant Dean Donna Pavlick and Asssistant Dean Tamra Wilson Setser gave a presentation on negotiation to the Women's Leadership Institute of the American Council on Education on June 21, 2001. The talk was titled "Negotiation Skills for Women." They are tentatively scheduled to speak at the conference in St. Louis in October.

UPCOMING CLE TRAINING
The Continuing Legal Education department will sponsor an advanced mediation training in conjuction with the Association of Missouri Mediators conference in October. Details will be announced in a future newsletter. In addition, Art Hinshaw (LL.M. '00) and Assistant Dean Tamra Wilson Setser will conduct a three day basic training for the National Labor Relations Board in St. Louis on September 11-13. Attendance is restricted to federal employees.

WE WANT YOUR NEWS
A reminder for CSDR faculty and LL.M. students and alumni: we want to share your news. So if you publish an article, give a talk, get a new job, have a baby, or anything else to announce in our community, please send us an item for this newsletter.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIONALTRAINER FOR NEBRASKA MEDIATION CENTER ASSOCIATION
The Nebraska Mediation Center Association is looking for a national trainer to work with experienced mediators regarding "Youth at the Table." The training would follow a restorative justice training scheduled for September 13 and 14. The youth training would be held in Lincoln, NE on September 15 and in Scottsbluff, NE on September 17. For details, please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in room 206 or contact Lori Burkey or Sarah Bartlett at info@conflictresolutioncenter.com.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION, BOSTON, MA
The Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution is seeking a full-time deputy director. The deputy director is responsible for assisting with the management of all agency dispute resolution activities, administrative functions, revenue development, policy and program development, public information and educational activities for the agency, and serves as a facilitator, trainer, mediator and consultant for select projects and cases. Application deadline September 1. Please see the binder on Laura Coleman's desk in room 206 for details.