Mediation Pedagogy Conference At Harvard Law School
Professors Larry Susskind (MIT) and Michael Wheeler (Harvard Business School) cordially invite you to participate in the 2009 Mediation Pedagogy Conference sponsored by Negotiation Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (NP@PON). This two-day Conference will be held Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2009, on the campus of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An (optional) opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, May 14.
This highly interactive conference will bring together academics and professional trainers of mediation to discuss, demonstrate, and practice teaching the skills and concepts of mediation to a variety of professional and disciplinary audiences. Our goals are to question pedagogical assumptions, share our experiences, and learn from each other. While the conference is open to the public, it will be geared primarily toward those who teach mediation.
The conference will feature a distinguished group of presenters, including mediation teachers and trainers from a range of disciplines, practices, and geographical locations, as well as experts in adult teaching and learning. A partial list of presenters includes Jacob Bercovitch, Amy Cohen, Chuck Doran, John Forester, David Hoffman, Sanda Kaufman, Deborah Kolb, Ran Kuttner, Lela Love, Jan Martinez, David Matz, Mario Patera, Bruce Patton, Len Riskin, Andrea Schneider, Larry Susskind, Karen Tokarz, and Michael Wheeler.
The registration fee is $450, and includes participation in the 2-day conference at Harvard Law School, breakfast and lunch both days, conference materials, and access to a participant-only website for sharing mediation teaching materials. Those who register by April 3, 2009 will receive a $50 early-bird discount, and those who submit substantial teaching materials (such as a mediation course syllabus) for distribution to other conference participants will receive an additional $50 discount. Participants may apply both discounts for a registration fee of $350.
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.pon.harvard.edu/education/mpw.php.