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Engaging Law Enforcement and Civilian Leaders Part II: The Power of Listening

6/8/2016
When: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
1:00 PM
Where: United States

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Engaging Law Enforcement and Civilian Leaders Part II: The Power of Listening

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern standard time

Free for NAFCM Members; $25 for Non-Members

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Two community mediation practitioners will present the listening process used to engage the law enforcement and civilian communities and develop possible next steps deescalate and reinvigorate the relationship between and among both communities. This webinar will serve well those mediators who are wishing to expand their services through a structured conversation approach that will help them hear, learn and act. This will also explore the skills employed to offer dialogues and group-based mediations.


This webinar relates to the following NAFCM Hallmarks:

  • Hallmark #6: Providing a forum for dispute resolution at the earliest stage of conflict;

  • Hallmark #8: Initiating, facilitating and educating for collaborative community relationships to affect positive systemic change.


About the presenter:

Lawrie Parker has been the executive director of Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center in Warrenton Virginia for the past 26 years. She has development many of her organization’s mediation, restorative justice and group facilitation programs including community policing and community mediation in 1999.


Lou Furman, Program Director at Community Mediation Services, is a mediator for the Office of the Independent Monitor of the New Orleans Police Department, Associate Trainer for the Victim Offender Mediation Association, and a certified trainer in Eastern Mennonite University’s Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) and for the Global Facilitators’ Service Corps.  Professor Emeritus at Washington State University, he is a Registered Drama Therapist who leads trainings in mediation, communication, and restorative practices for schools, courts and the general public.

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