Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution
June and July Master Classes – 2009
Topic: Writing a Business Plan for Your ADR Practice
Trainer: Doug Brookman
Location: JECC in Annapolis
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009 9AM to 1PM
Many talented mediators would like to become professionals, but fail because they don’t do effective business planning. Starting a mediation practice is starting a business. This highly interactive workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of starting (or enhancing) your mediation practice. It will feature small group and guided discussion and one–on-one coaching. The discussion will include worksheet preparation on the basics: strategy, target markets, differentiating your services, marketing and sales.
About the Trainer:
Doug Brookman, is a nationally recognized facilitator, mediator and trainer, who has conducted collaborative planning and problem-solving processes full-time for 20 years. His company, Public Solutions facilitates effective decision making among divergent interests to serve human, technical and political needs in complex, public contexts. Mr. Brookman’s specialty is orchestrating graceful solutions in large, controversial, multi-party decision making processes.
Topic: Facilitating Effective Decisions
Trainers: John Buck and Monika Megyesi
Location: Friends Community House in Sandy Spring
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009 9 AM to 1 PM
This training brings a cutting edge to collaborative decision making. It eliminates the disadvantages of consensus (i.e. long time, frequent impasse) and, at the same time, protects advantages such as inclusiveness and equity. By applying cybernetics prenciples to decision-making, this workshop teaches a consent based process in an interactive format that is based on experiential learning. Instructional materials include interactive videos, toys, games, roleplays, handouts, flip-chart and PowerPoint support.
About the Trainers:
John Buck has extensive leadership experience with government, corporations and organizations. He is the first person, not native to the Netherlands, to be certified in the circle-organization method of governance (dynamic governance), and is the first person to be certified in the United States. John assists government agencies, non-profits and businesses to design work and make group decisions effectively.
Monika Megyesi has a Master’s Degree from the University of Baltimore’s in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She is an experienced mediator and facilitator and has been working with John for the past year.
MCDR sponsored Master Classes for ADR Practitioners June and July 2009
Name _______________________ Phone _________________________
___________________________ Email __________________________
Check below the Master Class(es) you want to attend:
Writing a Business Plan for Your ADR Practice – Doug Bookman
______ Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Annapolis 9 AM to 1 PM
Facilitating Effective Decisions – John Buck and Monika Megyesi
______ Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Sandy Spring 9 AM to 1 PM
MCDR Member Fee(s) ___ class(es) at $75 per class = $ _________
Non MCDR member Fee(s) ___ class(es) at $125 per class = $ _________
Limited number of scholarships available. Questions about scholarships, contact Nancy Hirshman: 410-849-2388.
Send this registration form and check made out to MCDR to:
MCDR; 8288 Telegraph Road – Suite A; Odenton, MD 21113
Directions and confirmation will be emailed upon receipt of registration.
General questions, call Ramona Buck: 443-418-0392 or firstname.lastname@example.org