Prerequisites: This workshop is relevant and applicable to all individuals and leaders looking to enhance their conflict resolution skills. Participation does not require prior experience or knowledge.
This workshop will explore conflict at the interpersonal level and will give you tools to increase your confidence to constructively manage and resolve what can be stressful and difficult moments. Through realist life scenarios, you will practice analyzing conflict situations (context, actors, information, dynamics) and develop effective communication skills.
Time: 8:30am-5pm both days
Instructors: Daniel Rainey, Ariel Gordon, and Izabela Solosi
Continuing Mediator Education (CME) credits: pending
Location: 9653 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA 22031
Daniel Rainey is an experienced trainer, facilitator, and mediator. He teaches courses in dispute resolution for three major US Universities. Although he is not primarily an academic, he has published over 40 articles and book chapters on aspects of dispute resolution and online dispute resolution. He is a member of the Self Represented Litigants Committee of the Virginia Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission; a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution; a Board Member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution; a Board Member of the InternetBar.Org; and the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution.
Ariel Gordon is an experienced trainer and facilitator, having worked with governments around the globe to design national security strategies that require community engagement and balanced gender representation. She worked with government officials and civil society representatives to reach consensus about strategy content in Canada, Indonesia, Kenya, Moldova, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. She has facilitated workshops with survivors of domestic violence to raise awareness about survivor rights and build skills for economic independence. She is a seasoned advocate and program manager, bringing experience partnering with multilateral organizations such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations. Ariel serves on the Board of the Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution. She holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Training in Mediation and Negotiation from Tulane Law School and Humboldt University.
Izabela Solosi is a trainer, facilitator and certified mediator. She works with a roster of over 30 experienced conflict resolution practitioners to provide clients with training and facilitation services. She has presented for a variety of audiences including professionals, adults with disabilities, foreign visitors, and is a recurring speaker at conferences such as the Federal Dispute Resolution (FDR) Conference, the Training Officers Consortium, Virginia Mediation Network (VMN), and the Department of Defense Alternative Dispute Resolution Day. Izabela is a certified Help Increase the Peace Program (HIPP) facilitator, a Total SDI trainer, and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). She is a past VMN board member and leader of the Instructional Design Community of Practice, DC Chapter of the Association of Talent Development. Izabela holds a BA in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an MEd. Curriculum and Instruction, both at George Mason University.