ADR Best Practices

The 2013 ADR Conference will be held October 31, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado.

Bernard Mayer, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker:
Bernard Mayer, Ph.D.

Colorado’s Alternative Dispute Resolution community continues to expand and mature, generating a wide base of best practices. Our 7th annual statewide ADR conference will showcase an array of these techniques. We will also continue our open conversation about professionalizing our practices, taking account of concerns over excess restrictions and potential elitism. Come ready to learn, and ready to share. REGISTER TODAY!

Mediation and Dispute Resolution experts representing a broad spectrum of views and practices will give presentations covering practices in Workplace, Family, Civil/Commercial, Restorative Justice, Community, and Health settings, and workshops covering Advanced Skills and Special Topics.

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Keynote Speaker: Bernard Mayer, Ph.D., is Professor at the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University, a Partner at CDR Associates in Boulder and an internationally-recognized leader in the field of conflict resolution. A skilled mediator, Dr. Mayer has facilitated many complex and highly controversial environmental conflicts, commercial and organizational disputes, planning and development issues, and public decision-making processes. Dr. Mayer has worked with federal, local and state agencies on designing and facilitating intergovernmental dialogue and public participation procedures on land use, water policy, solid waste management, shared infrastructure, wildlife management, environmental protection, Superfund allocation and cleanup issues, municipal financing and taxation policies, transportation, and resource allocation. He has provided consultation, mediation, facilitation and training for many federal, state and local agencies including the U.S. EPA, Minerals Management Service, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Defense, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as for numerous governmental departments and agencies of the State of Colorado. He has mediated disputes among governmental agencies and corporations about shared infrastructure, and disputes between Native American governments, other governmental entities, and private corporations. Dr. Mayer is internationally recognized as a trainer and an innovative leader in applying mediation and conflict resolution to human service arenas and particularly to disputes between public agencies and involuntary clients. He has taught courses or seminars for the University of Colorado, University of Denver, Harvard University, University of Missouri, Windsor University, Colorado State University, University of Warsaw (Poland), the Budapest College of Economics (Hungary), and many other educational institutions. Dr. Mayer has conducted conflict management training and consultations for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Minerals Management Service, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Defense, as well as for numerous governmental departments and agencies of the State of Colorado. Mayer has consulted on conflict management procedures and trained mediators, negotiators, and conflict intervenors throughout the United States and Canada, and in Australia, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, and New Zealand.