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Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Hosts 25th Annual Summer Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the School of Law will host the 25th Annual Summer Professional Skills Program in Dispute Resolution Thursday to Saturday, June 21 to 23, on the Malibu campus.
In 2011 the 24th Annual Professional Skills Program drew over 280 participants from 28 states and six foreign countries.
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.
Ten courses are available (participants choose one to attend), including "A Systematic Approach to Mediation Strategies," "Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques," "Family Law Mediation," and "Facilitating Dynamic and Difficult Groups," among others.
Participants select the process in which they desire expertise, 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.