28th Annual Summer Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution
June 25-27, 2015
View the Brochure. (2015 will be posted soon)
About the Program
In June 2014 the 27th Annual Professional Skills Program had record registrations of over 300 participants from 30 states and 6 foreign countries! Register early for 2015 as some courses will sell out.
Featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution, this comprehensive program provides three days of unique educational opportunities for practicing professionals. Participants will network with nationally prominent faculty, as well as participants from the other specialties at plenary sessions, lunches, and receptions. Early enrollment is recommended since many of the sessions fully subscribe. Contact Lori Rushford at (310) 506-6342 or e-mail Lori.Rushford@pepperdine.edu to enroll or to request a brochure.
Participants select the process in which they desire expertise (one course only), as all programs will be presented simultaneously. To provide for personalized instruction, enrollment for each course is limited to ensure a close working relationship among the faculty and participants. Course sessions will include lectures, small group discussions, and practice exercises. Faculty and other participants will also provide performance coaching. The synergy of ideas will provide a truly unique learning experience.
COURSES AVAILABLE - (Participants choose one course only to attend for the program)
- "STAR" - A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies
- Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques
- Family Law Mediation – When Time is Not on Your Side
- Mediating Complex Construction Disputes
- Strategic Negotiation Skills
- Using Practical Tools of Mindful Awareness to Improve the Work and Lives of Lawyers, Mediators, Negotiators, Judges, Arbitrators, and Managers
- Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions and Impasse: Using Brain Science, Game Theory, Animated Communication, and Micro-Interventions
- Elder Care Mediation
- Mediator Boot Camp: Surviving in the Trenches
- Conflict Resolution Consulting: Using Mediation to Improve Organizational Communications, Conflict Coaching, Team Building, Leadership, Change and Systems Design
The registration fee, including meals and materials, is $1,495. Registrations received by Friday, May 15, 2015, receive a $100 discount. A reduced rate of $995 is available for full-time employees of governmental and nonprofit organizations. Please note the early registration discount does NOT apply to the governmental or nonprofit rate. By requesting this rate, you agree that we may contact your employer for verification.
Some of the classes will close early due to classroom space limitations. You will receive notification that you have a space in the course. Payment will be due in order to hold your space.
Should a paid participant be unable to attend, the tuition, less a non-refundable fee of $200, will be refunded or a substitute may attend the program.
Note: There is a $50 administrative fee for transferring to another program. When canceling, we require notice by Monday, June 22, 2015, or an additional $50 food service fee will be deducted from the refund.
These activities have been approved for 18 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that the activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing MCLE.
When the program is posted, listed faculty are confirmed. However, unavoidable scheduling conflicts or illness may prevent faculty from attending. If such an event occurs, Straus reserves the right to have a class go forward with only one faculty if a substitute cannot be found.
PARKING ON THE CAMPUS
There is free parking on the campus with parking on the street (in non-carpool areas) and across the street in Parking Lot F. On Saturday, June 27, 2015, participants can park in the School of Law parking lot - the lot gate will be open.
Hotel List for 2015
SPECIAL COMPLIMENTARY PEPPERDINE SHUTTLE FROM CALABASAS HOTELS
Straus will provide shuttle service from two hotels in Calabasas, California - the Hilton Garden Inn and the Anza Hotel. Both hotels offer a discounted rate to participants. Calabasas is a 20 minute drive to the campus. Participants can take airport shuttles to either hotel and those without a car would have a short walk to the Calabasas Commons, an outdoor shopping complex. The Commons provides restaurants, grocery store, shops, Barnes and Noble, and movie theatre. Please see: http://www.shopcommons.com/ for more information on this lovely shopping center. IMPORTANT! SHUTTLE RESERVATION REQUIRED UPON REGISTERING FOR THE PROGRAM. Please do not ride the shuttle unless you are staying at the hotels and have reserved a space. Shuttle space is limited.
All programs of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution are offered with a satisfaction guarantee. If a participant completes the program and is dissatisfied with the course content or performance of the faculty, the tuition fee will be refunded.
Education expenses (including enrollment fees, course materials, and travel costs) may be deductible if they improve or maintain professional skills. Treas. Reg. Sec. I 162-5.
Location and Times
Pepperdine School of Law, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
June 25, 2014 8:30 to 4:30 (afternoon reception at 4:30)
June 26, 2014 8:30 to 5:00
June 27, 2014 8:30 to 1:00
Questions may be directed to Lori Rushford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.506.6342.