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When: September 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: New York Peace Institute
210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 (the Municipal Building, between Court Street and Adams Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Presenter: Elizabeth Stokoe, TED Talk-er and Founding Editor of "Mediation Theory and Practice"
Contact: Christina Dizon
(212) 577-1740 x113

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Program Details:
Led by Elizabeth Stokoe, TED Talk-er and Founding Editor of Mediation Theory and Practice, this dynamic one day training deals with impartiality and how we respond to racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination in a mediation context.

In a city home to every demographic imaginable, issues of diversity, discrimination and prejudice come up in everything from community mediations to noise disputes to small claims cases. What should a mediator do in these situations? And ‘what counts’ as racism, sexism or homophobia? This training addresses this complicated issue and evaluates different strategies to respond as mediators.

We will investigate what impartiality looks like in practice and the challenges of remaining neutral. What does neutrality actually look like? How do mediators explain and display neutrality to clients? In this training, mediators will learn how to embody this core value.

This training is perfect for those who want to gain confidence in tackling prejudice in mediation, for those who want to learn how to better explain and practice neutrality, and for those who want to meet and share best practices with others in the field.

Elizabeth Stokoe is the Professor of Social Interaction in Loughborough University’s Department of Social Sciences. She is a board member of the College of Mediators, and of the Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors. Elizabeth won a British Psychological Society mid-career award in 2011 and the Social Impact Enterprise Award at Loughborough University in 2013. She presented a TEDx lecture in Bermuda in October 2014 and recently spoke at the Royal Institution in May. She has presented 
CARM (Conversation-Analytic Role-play Method) workshops to over 100 mediation services in the UK, as well as on both coasts of the US.

Watch her TedTalk 

Read her insightful article, 
What a Difference a Word Can Make: How a Single Word Can Change Your Conversation.

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