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West Los Angeles Courses

Block 5: Weekend Format July 12 - 14 and 19 - 21, 2018
  • Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Program Course and Faculty

Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution: Facilitating Dynamic Groups


This course will increase your understanding of the dynamics of facilitation as it relates to other dispute resolution processes. You will learn how to develop and design a plan for each facilitation session; enhance your ability to manage and control group negotiations and dispute resolution processes; increase your proficiency in the tools and skills needed to support facilitated discussions; identify the strengths and weaknesses of your personal negotiating style and what impact that might have on your facilitation style. In this course you will improve your ability to overcome barriers in facilitated sessions; consider the ethical implications of facilitation; and gain confidence in your facilitation and dispute resolution skills.

Donna Silverberg has been in the field of mediation and facilitating consensus-building efforts involving local, state, federal, and tribal governments; nonprofits; businesses; and the public for more than 20 years. Her work has included a wide range of issues and groups addressing endangered species management plans, water resource/quality, human resources and organizational development, nonprofit board planning and management, land use decisions, cross-cultural interactions, and health care policy.