Upcoming External Programs and Speaking Events


April 24, 2018
2018 Keynote Speaker: David A. Hoffman
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NY State Council on Divorce Mediation – 2018 Annual Conference & 35th Anniversary
Managing the Delicate Balance
Preconference: May 3, 2018; Main Conference: May 4-5, 2018
Location: Hilton Hotel, Albany, NY
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Getting to the Heart of Conflict: A Workshop on Practical Techniques 
BLC Founder David A. Hoffman
Thursday, May 3, 2018 (1:00 – 5:30 PM) 
In this pre-conference workshop, David Hoffman will describe the techniques he uses — from final intake to final resolution — to access the emotional dimensions of mediation.
This interactive session will involve the use of small group discussions and fish-bowl demonstrations to identify best practices. David will also describe (and illustrate) how techniques derived from the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy can be useful in helping the parties identify and manage their anger, ambivalence, feelings of loss, and other emotions — and also help mediators manage their own internal voices.

Keynote Address: David A. Hoffman
“Personal Reflections on the Path from Mediator to Peacemaker”
Thursday, May 3, 2018 (7:30 PM) 
David Hoffman will discuss how the streams of spirituality, social justice, and ‘right livelihood’ have flowed together fro him in his work as a mediator.

Attention all Peacemakers! The First Annual Peace Institute 
May 3-5, 2018 
Location: Pennsylvania Bar Institute Conference Center in the Historic Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia 
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This first ever Peace Institute is an intensive three-day symposium focused on the concepts, values and perspectives of peacemaking, collaborative law, limited scope representation and preventative legal services, as well as analysis and discussion relevant to critical developments in the field of conflict resolution. Now, more than ever, individuals, families and communities are searching for ways to peacefully resolve conflict!
– Workshops will be led by Forrest “Woody” S. Mosten, a nationally renowned authority in dispute resolution.
– The keynote address will be delivered by David A. Hoffman, author, educator and practitioner. Ample opportunities for networking with other peacemakers are planned.