Professor Peter Robinson To Deliver Keynote Address at Southern California Mediators Conference
On November 7, Professor Peter Robinson will deliver the keynote address, "Humble Curiosity," at the annual conference for the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA). The Conference, Mediators Rising to the Challenge, also includes workshops by Straus adjunct faculty, Professor Stacie Hausner, as well as from several mediators who have participated in the Institute's Professional Training Programs, including Wendy Kramer and Angela Reddock-Wright.
About Professor Robinson's keynote address on Humble Curiosity:
People in conflict believe they are right and the other person is wrong. Piaget's model of human development explains why exposure to the other side of conflict is critical for growth. Humble curiosity prepares us to hear and possibly be affected by the other perspective on the conflict. Piaget also explains why sometimes people need to cling to their own perspective to avoid psychological disintegration. This material is helpful to mediators and to anyone who lives in a polarized and confident family, community, or nation during an election.
SCMA is the largest professional mediator association in Southern California for those who provide mediation services or work in the area of conflict resolution. Its members include full and part-time mediators, educators in conflict resolution, and professionals in a wide range of other specializations.