NoamEbner, The Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law;
MichelleLeBaron, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
As dispute resolution professionals, we all shape our field. This session invites participants to consider this process of change and their roles in it. Why do some ideas catch fire or sink like a stone? Drawing examples from interest-based negotiation, transformative or evaluative mediation and from trends like mindfulness, neuroscience and movement-based engagement, we examine how we can advance our field without losing the value of accepted ideas. This highly interactive session will use examples from panelists’ and audience experiences including Michelle LeBaron’s forthcoming book, The Choreography of Resolution, to help participants consciously consider their roles in molding our field.