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2018 FALL CONFERENCE - CLEVELAND PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

PRE-CONFERENCE - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

2:30-6:00PM




       

BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING-(Members only. Preregistration required)
Case Western Reserve University Law School
THE Linsalata Alumni Center
11310 Juniper Road-Board Room

DAY ONE:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
8:00-9:00AM
   

REGISTRATION | NETWORKING

9:00-9:30AM


     
   

WELCOME and CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
President Lee Jacobson, *IAM Distinguished Fellow, Fresno, CA         
Jerry Weiss, Conference Chair, *IAM Distinguished Fellow, Cleveland, OH
Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf, Co-Deans of Case Western Reserve University School of Law

 9:30-11:00AM









   

Understanding Trust and Trust Biases and Their Place in Human Relations and Conflict:
Dr. Tanya Menon, Fisher School of Business, Ohio State University

Including its firm attachment to human behavior:

  • understanding what we don’t understand and how we get it wrong;
  • elements of how people decide when there is and isn’t trust;
  • notions of fairness and where they come in;
  • the challenges and shortcomings of heuristic methods employed in trust judgements;
  • importance of psychological elements beyond argument and position that bear upon trust;
  • interactive segment with testing of audience.
11:00-11:15AM
   

COFFEE | NETWORKING

11:15-12:15PM







   

Challenges to Trust:  Bill Marsh, *IAM Distinguished Fellow, London, UK 
T
he challenges to trust of binary processes will be explored—all being at the core of barriers to trust and trust building:

  • force and might,             
  • velocity,
  • technology,
  • self interest,
  • positional bargaining,
  • the adjudicative model
12:15-1:30PM    

LUNCH | NETWORKING

1:00-3:00PM

   

COMPANION TOUR: The Cleveland Museum of Art

1:30-2:35PM





   

Applying Essential Elements of Trust to Build Deeper Trust-Based Relationships: Martin Pollock, Managing Partner WIT Group, Senior  Advisor, Dix and Eaton
This highly interactive session explores essential elements of trust, particularly those at the core of trustworthiness - building deeper intimacy, lowering self orientation, and balancing content and caring, among others. Moreover, the goal is to translate some of these elements into practical, helpful tools and prepare for interactions more effectively in order to accelerate trust building.

2:40-3:40PM





   

Trust in the Boardroom: A view from Apex players in top institutions as to the multi-faceted issues they face with trust with respect to all people they deal with including mediator, opponents, outside counsel and their own constituents. 

MODERATOR: Jeff Kichaven, *IAM Distinguished Fellow, Los Angeles, CA
PANELISTS:  Bruce P. Batista, Litigation Counsel, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, OH; Lisa Khoury Leszynski, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, KeyBank National Association; Matthew J. Donnelly, Esq., Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Law Department, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

      3:45-4:45PM








   

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Delegates will have an opportunity to participate in each breakout session.

  • Remarkable Moments of Trust in Mediation: Tracy Allen, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Grosse Point, MI; Harrie Samaras, IAM Distinguished Fellow,West Chester, PA and  Eric Galton, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX
  • The Ethics of Trust: Bill Leahy, Mediator and Adjunct Professor , Cleveland, OH; Mark Rudy, Francisco, CA and  Karin Hobbs, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Salt Lake City, UT
  • The Mediator’s Instruments of Trust Building: Allan Stitt, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Toronto, ON; Hal Abramson, IAM Honorary Member, New York, NY and Greg Derin,  IAM Distinguished Fellow, Los Angeles, CA
5:00PM 
    COCKTAIL RECEPTION - For Delegates & Companions (preregistration is required)
Law School

7:00PM

    DINING IN CLEVELAND (CHECK OUT - JERRY'S PICKS)
              7:30PM






   
  
    OPTIONAL: THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA  Mahler Symphony No.2
Limited number of tickets available. Preregistration required; additional fee is applicable).
DAY TWO: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
 8:00-9:00AM

    REGISTRATION | NETWORKING

 9:00-10:00AM



   

Trust and its relationship to Well Being and Positive Self: Louise Phipps Senft, IAM Fellow, Baltimore, MD

Touching on Clarity, Honesty, Transparency and Relational Reciprocity, Louise will take us on this journey of the potential of human virtue that lies within both mediator and disputants.

10:15-11:15AM





    Mediation and Trust in the Community: Mediators as Stewards of Trust: Nancy Hardin Rogers, Professor Emeritus of Law; Director, Program on Law and Leadership, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; Doug Noll, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Clovis, CA and Stephen Ruttle, IAM Distinguished Fellow, London, UK
Each presenter has had extensive experience in building programs from the bottom up in their respective personal, community and professional lives and have much to share in terms of our possible roles, responsibilities and possibilities.
 
11:15-11:30AM
 
    COFFEE | NETWORKING
11:30-12:30PM

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:30-1:30PM

    LUNCH | NETWORKING
 
1:30-2:45PM
   
    BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2:45-3:50PM







   

From Theory to Practice:  “Putting the Rubber to the Road”:  Lessons on How Mediators Make the Trust Shift More Likely:  Ms. Lela Love, Professor of Law, Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution Director, Cardozo Mediation Clinic, IAM Scholar in Residence (SIR), New York, NY

This capstone plenary examines the qualities mediators bring to the process to promote  the possibility of a party shift towards trusting one another and what mediator moves can be made to create fertile ground for moving parties towards trusting their counterpart . IAM members will reflect in small groups on scenarios from real cases to brainstorm about possible mediator strategies and tactics for promoting possibilities for trust.

        
7:00-9:00PM







   

RECEPTION & BANQUET: Western Reserve Historical Society & Auto Aviation Museum

 DAY THREE:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00-9:15AM

    REGISTRATION| NETWORKING


9:15-10:15PM







    FIRESIDE CHAT: Bringing Policy Issues Into the Mainstream with a Robe, Gavel and Trust.
Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Presiding Judge in National Opioid Litigation, interviewed by Jerry Weiss, IAM Distinguished Fellow

A free ranging discussion including. His Honor’s background and motivation for choosing the direction of this litigation. Building trust among traditionally diverse and complex interests. Balancing of and tensions within the restorative virtue of trust with the needs to get a highly complex policy dispute across a finish line in durable fashion.
  10:15-10:45AM

    COFFEE | NETWORKING 
   10:45-11:15AM

    OPEN MIC TIME!
Lee Jacobson, IAM President, IAM Board of Governors, IAM Fellows, Conference Delegates
         11:15AM
    Wrap-up and Close Conference
          11:45AM






    OPTIONAL TOUR: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Preregistration required and additional fee is applicable.

(Transportation will be provided from the Veale Center to RRHF
)

* IAM Distinguished Fellow ** IAM Fellow *** IAM Honorary Fellow or Scholar in Residence

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