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Monthly Roundtables

Started by Professor Maria R. Volpe in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in 2001, the NYC-DR Monthly Roundtables are co-sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, Dr. Volpe, and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College. The planning committee (Dr. Volpe, Chloe Choi, Matthew Lattimer, and Niki Borofsky) recruit speakers from the top of our field to share their research, approaches, and vision for conflict resolution, negotiation, communication, restorative justice, and peacebuilding. To date, nearly 300 speakers have shared their wisdom.

The roundtables were initially held in person at John Jay College, a space for our community to come together for informative and stimulating conversations. Since April 2020, the sessions have been held virtually. The move to a virtual format tripled attendance as both speakers and attendees could tune in worldwide!   All roundtables now take place via Zoom on the first Thursday of the month, 8 am - 10 am ET. The first 30 minutes are for informal networking, with the speaker starting at 8:30 am. The sessions are free, recorded, and open to all (with registration).

Presented by ACR-GNY & CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Evolving World of Workplace Conflict Resolution - June 6, 2024 (Blaine Donais)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Kjerstin Pugh, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:



Keys to Peacebuilding in the Circle Process - May 2, 2024 (Kay Pranis)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Kjerstin Pugh, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi, Jasmine Sarrazin

RESOURCES:

Rising Above Conflict: The Neuroplasticity Effect of Discussing Conflict - April 4, 2024 (Dr. Clare Fowler)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Kjerstin Pugh, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:


No Matter How Good An Expert You Think You Are, Reflective Practice Can Improve Your Outcomes: Reflective Practice And The Structured Reflective Instrument (SRI) - March 7, 2024 (Michael Lang, JD and Tzofnat Peleg-Baker, Ph.D.)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Kjerstin Pugh, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Exploring Different Roles during the Mediation Process - February 1, 2024 (Rebekah Ratliff)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Facilitating Psychological Safety in Teams - January 4, 2024 (Camilo Azcarate)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Using Mediation to Resolve Conflicts over Animals - December 7, 2023 (Debra Hamilton)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Process Design: Reflections on Mediation Infrastructure - November 2, 2023 (Susan Podziba)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Where have all the flowers gone? Changes in ADR since its founding and what it means for us now - October 5, 2023 (Distinguished Professor of Law Carrie Menkel-Meadow)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Becoming Bias-Resistant: Trauma-Informed Tools to Prevent Inadvertent Discrimination - September 7, 2023 (Dan Berstein)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

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Millennials And Managing Intergenerational Conflict In The Workplace - August 3, 2023 (Dr. Cynthia P. LeMay)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

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Icebergs, Disputants, and the Limitations of Mediators - July 6, 2023 (F. Peter Phillips)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

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Mediation "At Scale": The story of the near-collapse of the largest Tribal-Federal negotiations in a generation - June 1, 2023 (Joshua Flax)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

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Star Wars, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution - May 4, 2023 (Noam Ebner and Jennifer Reynolds)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Link to PowerPoint Presentation: HERE

Link to Dragon Con video "Conflict Experts Fight About Star Wars": HERE


Mediation Response Unit: Conflict to Conversation in the Community - April 6, 2023 (Cherise D. Hairston and Raven Cruz Loaiza, MSW, LSW, RA)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi


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Self-Determination in Mediation: The Art and Science of Mirrors and Lights - March 2, 2023 (Dan Simon and Tara West)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Disrupting Old Patterns: Using Agreements to Invite Constructive Dialogue across Differences - February 2, 2023 (Katie Hyden)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky, Chloe Choi

RESOURCES:

Conflict Resilience: A Tool for Polarizing Times - January 5, 2023 (Robert C. Bordone)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 010523.Chat Transcript.pdf

Link to PDF of PowerPoint presentation slides: ACRNYVirtualBreakfastJanuary2023Handouts.pdf

What's Sex Got to Do With It? Questioning Negotiation Research on Gender - December 1, 2022 (Andrea Kupfer Schneider)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 120122.Chat Transcript.pdf

Self Coaching for Dispute Resolvers - November 3, 2022 (Vikram Kpoor)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 110322.Chat Transcript.pdf

Peacemaking In America: Doing Depolarization Work at the Community Relations Service and Beyond - October 6, 2022 (Grande Lum)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 100622.Chat Transcript.pdf

ADR As a First Career: It IS Possible - September 1, 2022 (Alyson Carrel)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 090122.Chat Transcript.pdf

Trust IS the Issue: Conflict Coaching Trust/Distrust in Workplace and Family Conflict - August 4, 2022 (Tricia Jones)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 080422.Chat Transcript.pdf

Link to presentation slides: Trust IS the Issue ACRGNY 08.04.2022 Presentation.pdf

Link to Menti poll question results: HERE

Understanding Conflict Experience in Terms of Neural Function - July 7, 2022 (Tim Hicks)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 070722.Chat Transcript.pdf

Influence Is Your Superpower - June 2, 2022 (Zoe Chance)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY RTB 060222.Chat Transcript.pdf

Mediation: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change - May 5, 2022 (Jackie Font-Guzmán and Bernie Mayer)


CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 050522.Chat Transcript.pdf

Mediation: Embedded Assumptions of Whiteness - April 7, 2022 (Professors Sharon Press and Ellen Deason)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 040722.Chat Transcript.pdf
Link to free SSRN access to Press & Deason's article:

   Mediation: Embedded Assumptions of Whiteness?
   22 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 453 (2021)
   Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 637

Ombuds Confidential: The Inside Scoop on Ombuds Practice - March 3, 2022 (Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni, J.D., M.S.)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Emily Skinner, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 030322.Chat Transcript.pdf

Ahhhh: How to Negotiate the Nonnegotiable In an Era of Discontent - February 3, 2022 (Dr. Daniel Shapiro)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 020322.Chat Transcript.pdf

In Search of the Boundary Between Protected and Unprotected Speech - January 6, 2022 (Robert Kim)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 010622.Chat Transcript.pdf

Link to PowePoint presentation: Slides_In Search of the Boundary Between Protected and Unprotected Speech.pdf

Why Reflective Practice Matters: Excellence Is Not an Accident - December 2, 2021 (Michael D. Lang)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 120221.Chat Transcript.pdf

Link to presentation PowerPoint: Excellence in Practice.pdf

Links to relevant articles: 

DIGNITY: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict - November 4, 2021 (Dr. Donna Hicks)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 110421.Chat Transcript.pdf

What the Public's Lack of Understanding of ADR Means for Practice and Ethics - October 7, 2021 (M. Blankley, Lisa PytlikZillig and Ashley Votruba)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to presentation PowerPoint: ACR-GNY RTB Slides_What the Public's Lack of Understanding of ADR Means for Practice and Ethics.pdf

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 100721.Chat Transcript.pdf

The Art of Braver Conversations - September 2, 2021 (John Wood, Jr.)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 090221.Chat Transcript.pdf

Inside-Out: Confessions of a Mediator in Politics - August 5, 2021 (Gary J. Friedman)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 080521.Chat Transcript.pdf

Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Selection of Neutrals: We Have a Plan For That! The Ray Corollary Initiative: How to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion in Arbitrator Selection - July 1, 2021 (Professor Homer C. La Rue)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 070121.Chat Transcript.pdf

The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization - June 3, 2021 (Dr. Peter T. Coleman)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 060321.Chat Transcript.pdf

Conflict Coaching: Applications Principles and More - May 6, 2021 (Cinnie Noble)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 050621.Chat Transcript.pdf

* Please note, there is a short "missing moment" in our video that begins at 07:02 when our recording session was inadvertently interrupted. 

Finding the Highest Common Denominator: Organizational Decision Making and Conflict Resolution | A Quaker-Inspired Approach - April 1, 2021 (Thomas Rothschild)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 040121.Chat Transcript.pdf

* Please note, there is a short "missing moment" in our video that begins at 07:02 when our recording session was inadvertently interrupted. 

The Advantages of Transparency in Mediation - March 4, 2021 (Lisa Renee Pomerantz)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 030421.Chat Transcript.pdf

A Doctor Mediates End of Life Issue - February 4, 2021 (Khalid Rehman)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 020421.Chat Transcript.pdf

Ask For More: Conflict Resolution Strategies for Mediators and Negotiators - January 7, 2021 (Alexandra Carter)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 01.07.21.Chat Transcript.pdf

Helping Disputing Parties Make Decisions About What's Really Important - December 3, 2020 (John Lande)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Link to Zoom meeting Chat transcript: ACR-GNY BRT 12.03.20.pdf

Compassionate Conversations: The Neurology of Sameness and Difference - November 5, 2020 (Diane Musho Hamilton, Gabriel Menegale Wilson and Kimberly Loh)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Applied Positive Psychology and Dispute Resolution: Making the Connections - October 1, 2020 (Diane Rosen)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

A Conversation About Race in the Dispute Resolution Field - September 3, 2020 (FACILITATOR: Matthew Lattimer SPEAKERS: Michael Bertty, Tajae Gaynor, Marvin Johnson, Lauren Jones, James Williams)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Mindfulness for Dispute Resolvers - August 6, 2020 (Jon Krop)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

The Ubiquitous Work of Conflict Resolution: Finding Applications in Every Field - July 2, 2020 (David J. Smith)

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

We Refuse to Be Enemies - June 4, 2020 (Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby) 

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Beyond Technology: Conflict, Resolution and Resolvers Are Changing - May 7, 2020 (Noam Ebner)

LINK TO ZOOM CHAT TRANSCRIPT: ACR-GNY BRT 050720 - Zoom Chat.pdf

CONVENERS: Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky

Mediating In a Virtual World - April 2, 2020 (Alex Yaroslavsky)

CONVENERS: Alex Yaroslavsky, Maria Volpe, Charles Newman, Matthew Lattimer, Julie Denny, Niki Borofsky 

Roundtable Breakfast Videos presented by ACR-GNY & CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Please note, the views and opinions expressed at Breakfast Roundtables are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or position of ACR-GNY or John Jay College.

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