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Dispute Resolution Breakfast: IMPLICIT BIAS IN MEDIATION
Start Date: 10/5/2017Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 10/5/2017End Time: 10:00 AM

Event Description:

The CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College and the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York invite everyone to the monthly

  NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast




 Beth Fisher- Yoshida

Mediators have multiple responsibilities, including managing the process of the mediation. In this capacity, it is critical to ensure the involved parties have a fair process. They intend to be impartial and to provide opportunities that will move the parties toward deeper understanding, perhaps a shift in perspective, and even solution if that is attainable. There is much they can do to bring parties to ripeness, have them be more open and engaged, and to create safe environments so the parties feel more comfortable exploring possibilities they had not previously considered. However, what they do not consciously intend to do, but may be present without our even noticing, is the appearance of their own implicit biases. They all have them, embedded somewhere, and the more they are aware of their own biases the more they will be able to manage them. This session will explore the science behind implicit bias, engage in an experiential activity where we can uncover some of our own potential biases, and identify strategies to call upon to manage them in our mediation sessions.

Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, is Director and Faculty of the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Co-Executive Director of the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, both at Columbia University.  She is a Facilitator, Educator, Mediator and Executive Coach, who partners with clients to develop initiatives that will foster change resulting in improved communication, organizational performance and quality of life. She is President and CEO of Fisher Yoshida International, LLC, and clients have included global organizations in the Fortune 100, private sector, non-profit and government sectors, military and security forces, communities, school districts and academic institutions. Dr. Fisher-Yoshida is a Certified Clinical Sociologist.

Beth Fisher-Yoshida

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