Upcoming External Programs and Speaking Events

NC-CAN Advanced Training
NC-CAN Advanced Training will discuss the Internal Family Systems and NVC in the context of collaborative divorce & mediation
Friday, June 7, 2024
David Hoffman will be the key speaker discussing the benefits of IFS in collaborative law. 

For more information and to register: NC-CAN Advanced Training Tickets, Fri, Jun 7, 2024 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

American College of Civil Trial Mediators 2024 Retreat Conference – “Advanced Mediation Training” 
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center, Bar Harbor, ME
Monday, June 17th 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Reducing Unconscious Bias as an Ethical Mandate for Mediators

Introduction: Jeffrey Stern, Esq. Discussion Session 2: David Hoffman, Esq.
Mediators, arbitrators, and lawyers have a duty to be unbiased, and yet they—like others in society—are influenced by unconscious biases. Social psychologists have explored the origins of these biases and, in recent years, developed experimental techniques for reducing unconscious bias. This
discussion with explore the social psychology literature regarding such techniques and identify seven main categories of promising interventions: awareness, motivation, individuation, perspective-taking, contact, stereotype replacement, and mindfulness.  Examples of several real-world applications of these techniques to address both individual and systemic biases will be discussed and will conclude with a description of some unanswered questions regarding bias reduction strategies.

The Center for ADR’s 2024 Annual Conference
June 27, 2024 8:30 AM to Friday, June 28, 2024 5:00 PM
David to present: “Managing the Negotiation Within: Using the Internal Systems Model to Understand What Makes People Tick” 

Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770
For more information and to register: https://tinyurl.com/r7rkknc6