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NYSDRA 2017 Conference Agenda



 7:00 pm -10:00 pm    Welcome and networking social at the hotel lobby and restaurant.  



7:30 am-9:00 am        Check-in and registration

7:30 am-9:00 am        Breakfast

8:15 am-8:45 am        State of the Association and Board Elections

9:00 am-9:30 am        Keynote Address:  Joseph Popcun, Policy Adviser, Public Safety, Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo


Monday –Workshops

9:45 am-10:45 am      Creating a Newsletter to Promote Your DRC -April Rando

9:45 am-10:45 am      Times’ Up –Now What? -Laura Zeliger

9:45 am-10:45 am      Taming Chaos: Type A Tips for Organizational Clarity –Leslie Funk




11:00 am-12:30 pm   Conflict Coaching: What is it and how can you use it to improve your practice? –Bobbie Dillon

11:00 am-12:30 pm   Mediation Services and Restorative Practices in New York Public Schools: The AmeriCorps Community Mediation School Corps Program –Jordyan Mueller

11:00 am-12:30 pm   Killing Ozzie and Harriet: Replacing Child Support Myths with Reality Mark W. Leuthauser


12:30 pm-2:00 pm     Andrew Thomas PeaceBuilder Award Luncheon: Award Recipient Deputy Commissioner Susan Herman, Collaborative Policing, New York Police Department


2:15 pm-4:15 pm       Diminishing the cost of conflict; Effectively Engaging Conflict Interactions in the Workplace –Jeff Shepardson

2:15 pm-4:15 pm       Messaging Matters: Advertising for Profit and Purpose –Justin Corbett


Dinner on your own


7:00 pm-10:00 pm     Mediation- Story Telling at the Parting Glass Pub –Glen Parker



7:30 am-9:00 am        Check-in and registration

7:30 am-9:00 am        Breakfast


Tuesday –Workshops

9:15 am-10:15 am      Who is ALICE? A Study of financial hardship for working New Yorkers -Brian Hassett

9:15 am-10:15 am      Conflict Intervention as Crime Prevention –Justin Corbett

9:15 am-10:15 am      Care for the Caregiver –Barbara Stevens




10:30 am-12:00 pm   Defining & Responding to Requests for Legal Advice –Melissa Burns

10:30 am-12:00 pm   Neutralizing the Litigator Mentality in Mediation and Arbitration –Lisa Pomerantz

10:30 am-12:00 pm   Raise the Age and Alternative Dispute Resolution Implications –Elizabeth Powers


12:15 pm-1:15 pm     Networking Lunch


1:30 pm-3:00 pm       Narrative Sensemaking: Helping Your Clients Work with Their Stories -Cythia Kurtz

1:30 pm-3:00 pm       Special Education Mediation -Amber Kane & Shari Greenleaf

1:30 pm-3:00 pm       TBD


3:15pm-3:30 pm        Closing Remarks


For the convenience of CDRC Directors/Staff who are attending CDRC Day you have the option to move to the FairField Inn East Greenbush, NY on Tuesday evening.  A block of rooms at a discounted rate are available. 


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Albany East Greenbush

Please mention NYS Dispute Resolution to get the discounted rate.


 Wednesday CDRC DAY

 To be held at the Offices of Court Administration Castleton, NY

 8:30 am-2:00 pm

 Agenda Pending



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