2nd Annual Professional Skills Program in Nashville, Tennessee | Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution | School of Law | Pepperdine University

2nd Annual Professional Skills Program in Nashville, Tennessee

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution is pleased to partner with the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University for this program!

Nashville

October 27-29, 2016

Nashville, Tennessee

This program takes place on the campus of Lipscomb University.

 **Register early for $100 discount off regular registration and first 50 participants receive a complimentary Grand Ole Opry ticket!  See details under "Registration" tab at the bottom of the page.

View the 2016 Brochure

About the Program

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

Participants choose one course to attend.

Registration

Registration, including meals and materials, is $1,495. Registrations received by Friday, September 16, 2016, 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.  Payment is due at the time of registration to hold your space.

The first 50 regular, governmental, nonprofit, or alumni registrations will receive a free ticket to the Grand Ole Opry for Friday night, October 28, 2016!  You will be asked to confirm your ticket on the registration page. 

NOTE!!  Should a paid participant be unable to attend, the registration payment, less a $300 cancellation fee, will be refunded or a substitute may attend the program.  Refunds for registrations paid by check will require a W-9 form submitted to the University. This is for internal purposes only to generate a refund check. The refund is not taxed nor would a 1099 be issued.

NOTE: There is a $50 administrative fee for transferring to another program. When canceling, we require notice by Monday, October 24, 2016, or an additional $50 food service fee will be deducted from the refund. Cancellations on or after Wednesday October 26, 2016, will result in a $100 food service fee.

Faculty

All classes and faculty are confirmed. However, unavoidable scheduling conflicts or illness may prevent a faculty member from attending. Straus may replace a faculty member, but also reserves the right to have a class go forward with only one faculty member.

MCLE

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.  Participants from outside of California should submit the California MCLE form to their state bar for approval after the program is completed.  Please be sure to sign in each day in the CLE sign-in forms located in the classroom. Straus programs have been accepted for MCLE credit across the nation.

Guarantee

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.

Tax Deduction

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, Times, and Hotels

Location and Times

Lipscomb University
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951

  • October 27, 2016 8:30 to 4:30
  • October 28, 2016 8:30 to 5:00
  • October 29, 2016 8:30 to 1:00

Questions may be directed to Lori Rushford at lori.rushford@pepperdine.edu or call 310.506.6342.

Hampton Inns & Suites Green Hills
A block of rooms are available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills on the nights of October 26, 27 and 28, 2016. Rate for a standard king room is $165 plus taxes per night single occupancy and $175 plus taxes per night double occupancy. King suites are an additional $40.  Call the hotel directly (615-777-0001) and ask to make reservation under the "Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Block" or go to www.nashgreenhillssuites.hamptoninn.com   Type in arrival and departure dates, click on "Add Special Rate Codes", the "Group Code" is SID. Conference rates will automatically populate.  Cut off date to make reservations is Friday, September 27, 2016.  There will be shuttle service from the Hampton Inn to the Lipscomb campus each day. 
Courtyard Marriott Nashville Green Hills
A block of rooms are available at the Courtyard Nashville Green Hills on the nights of October 26, 27 and 28, 2016. Rate for a standard room is $149 plus taxes per night. Last day to book is Tuesday, September 23, 2016. Book your group rate for Pepperdine School of Law   There will be reserved parking at Lipscomb University for participants.  You will receive information on directions prior to the start of the program.

Directions and Hotel List