Equal employment opportunity and workplace disputes often involve multiple interrelated grievances. Effective mediators of these disputes must understand and respond to both the explicit and implicit issues raised. This workshop is an in-depth, hands-on training about the special aspects of mediating public and private sector employment disputes. The course provides information about discrimination, ethics, system design, and intake issues facing federal and other sectors in a clear and thought-provoking way.
Instructor: Michael West
CME: 7.75 and 1 Ethics
Michael West, MS
Michael West has over twenty years of mediation and training experience and a unique blend of upper level management, coaching, conflict resolution, and academic credentials. Michael is an executive leadership coach for senior-level leaders within the federal government. Michael specializes in trainings and coaching for senior executives, managers, supervisors, and employees of all levels in dispute management and resolution, leadership, management skills, team-building, communication, and relationship awareness skills. Michael presents at state and national conferences and has been a guest speaker on conflict resolution, basic and advanced training, for federal agencies, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins George Washington University, federal and private sector managers and employees, attorneys, therapists, and other professionals. In less than one year, Michael trained over 300 managers and supervisors within a single federal agency. Michael received a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a graduate of Scotland Yard Inspectors’ Course (London, England), and is qualified to administer the Strength Deployment Inventory, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the Emotional Intelligence (EQi) and the Conflict Dynamics Instrument. Michael is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and a holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. He is currently teaching at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University.