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Intro to Mediation & Conflict Resolution - Daylong Workshop

Saturday, July 17, 2010
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Lisa Montana
Location Details:
Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC),
55 Santa Clara Ave, Ste 203, Oakland, CA 94610

Intro to Mediation & Conflict Resolution - Daylong Workshop with Lisa Montana & Newt Bailey
Saturday, July 17, 2010

If you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed because you’re having the same argument—over and over again—with your partner, co-worker or family member, then this is the workshop for you. We’ll demonstrate simple techniques to untangle every-day conflicts at home, at work, in classrooms and organizations. Using real-life situations, you’ll have the chance to play the role of a disputing party and receive mediation and support. We’ll explore ways to resolve conflicts in your own life, and to assist others when they’re in conflict.

We’ll show you how to:

• Stay grounded in the face of anger and intensity
• Translate judgments and “enemy images” into the underlying needs
• Create safety and connection between disputing parties—even when you’re one of the parties
• Help both sides feel heard to their own satisfaction
• Make clear, do-able requests
• Find collaborative, mutually beneficial solutions

In addition to achieving more ease in dealing with conflict, many participants find that this work also helps accelerate their learning of basic NVC skills.

About the trainers
LISA MONTANA came to mediation from the corporate world, where she witnessed frequent disputes, most of them handled in ways that nobody liked. In NVC, she found a model in which everybody’s needs matter, and against all odds, has seen wildly antagonistic foes (sometimes including herself) find common ground. Lisa has a reputation for clarity, humor and compassion, and her workshops offer participants the chance to strengthen their skills in a lively and supportive atmosphere. Lisa is a collaborative trainer at BayNVC, and part of the teaching team for the year-long mediation program. She also offers mediation, private trainings and conflict-resolution coaching to individuals, businesses and organizations around the country.

NEWT BAILEY works in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States as a mediator, facilitator and communication trainer. He is a collaborative trainer with BayNVC, a member of the teaching team at San Quentin prison, and part of the teaching team for the year-long mediation program. Newt has presented communication skills on TV and in a soon-to-be-released movie. His approach incorporates the Nonviolent Communication work of international peacemaker Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., combined with the experience gained during a quarter century of student and professional life—in corporate leadership, in high-school teaching and administration, in sales and as a student leader.

Requested Experience: This class is open to all; there are no prerequisites.
Location: Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) Office, 55 Santa Clara Ave, Ste 203, Oakland, CA 94610
Trainer(s): Lisa Montana, Newt Bailey
Requested Contribution: Sliding Scale: $75 - $250. We’re offering a reduced fee for this introductory workshop, which is the first of a series of weekend classes with Lisa and Newt, covering a variety of mediation topics. Registration will be limited; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To make this class affordable, we’re happy to offer a sliding scale. To make it sustainable for the trainers and for BayNVC, we ask that you consider your financial needs and contribute the most that you can towards tuition.

If you have questions or for more information, please contact Lisa Montana at Lisa [at]
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Contact: BayNVC is located near Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. Our building is wheelchair accessible, we offer ample free parking and we are convenient to public transportation.

Time for lunch will be provided; BayNVC has a kitchen for your use, and recommended restaurants are located within easy walking distance on Piedmont Avenue.

We will send registered participants a confirmation email with driving and public transit directions and information regarding nearby restaurants.

Please pre-register so that we can plan chairs and so that we can keep you updated with pertinent information about this workshop.

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