Presentation on theme: " In 1986, the California Legislature passed the Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) outlining the guidelines for the provision of alternative dispute."— Presentation transcript:
In 1986, the California Legislature passed the Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) outlining the guidelines for the provision of alternative dispute resolution services in California. In 1991, Orange County adopted the DRPA act and awarded the 1 st dispute resolution contracts. Contracted agencies included: Community Service Programs, Inc. Fair Housing Council of Orange County Institute for Conflict Management Orange County Human Relations Commission The Mediation Center
DRPA contracts required the contracted agencies to educate the community about mediation in different ways including through events like an annual conference. As a result, the agencies formed a working group and chose Mediation week in March as the appropriate time to hold the conference.
The first conferences were on the Chapman University campus. In the early days, mediation work was done in the community and with the various law enforcement departments. The early speakers reflected those communities. Early conference speakers included: Mike Schumacher, Chief Probation Officer for Orange County Rusty Kennedy, Orange County Human Relations Commission Michael Niemeyer, Institute for Conflict Management
Over the years, other organizations joined in with the conference committee to expand the reach of the conference. The conference moved into larger facilities and hotels. Like many volunteer operations, the committee expanded and contracted, often having to hire outside conference planners.
In 1998, the conference provided a platform for change for mediation in Orange County. Father Greg Boyle, gave a moving talk which raised the profile of mediation in the county by emphasizing the power of peacemaking processes in our communities.
Leaders in the community and then Presiding Judge Kathleen O’Leary worked together to introduce mediation into the Court. The courts provided another opportunity for the role of the mediation conference to expand.
This expansion has included the participation of several bench officers at Mediation Week Conference events by: Former Presiding Judge Kathleen O’Leary Former Presiding Judge Nancy Wieben Stock Former Presiding Judge Kim G. Dunning Judge Jamoa Moberly, Former Chair - DRPA Mediation Panel Judge John Flynn, III, Chair - DRPA Mediation Panel Judge Kirk Nakamura, Chair – Civil Mediation Panel The OC Superior Court continues to provide strong support to the role mediation plays in our courts throughout county.
The conferences have had various formats: Full-day, half-day and single seminar programs Creating opportunities for people to learn about mediation, network with others and get involved in the work of mediation. Participants have included: Professionals in mediation practice (private, governmental and non-profit), lawyers, business professionals, DRPA volunteers, mental health professionals, educators, law enforcement and public entity professionals, human resource personnel and students.
For 20 years, experts in the various fields of mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) have presented outstanding workshops and seminars at our conferences. Workshops presented have covered a broad range of practices in mediation and ADR including: Legal advocacy, business, employment, community, family law, small claims, limited and unlimited civil, government, health, real estate, school and youth Specific mediation skills building theories and techniques
A Collaborative Training Program for Legal, Business, Community and Education Professionals Keynote Speaker: Leigh Steinberg This conference offered a concurrent Student (Youth) Mediation Conference An Overview of Previous Mediation Conferences
Multi Cultural Mediation Seminar Presenter: Jan Sunoo Mediating Dangerously Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Cloke
Creating Peace in Our Communities Through Mediation (Cancelled) Keynote Speaker: Arun Ghandi The Committee became concerned that people would not feel comfortable coming together during war time and that Arun Gandhi might be a target and have difficulty traveling to attend the conference.
Narrative Mediation Seminar Presenter: John Winslade Global to Local Perspectives on Conflict Resolution Across Cultures Keynote Speaker: Stephen Thom
The Face of the OC Mediator Keynote Speaker: Presiding Judge Nancy Wieben Stock, OC Superior Court Building Peace in Our Community Keynote Speaker: Woody Mosten
ADR in Orange County Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Cloke Luncheon Speaker: Ivan Stevenson OC Mediation Odyssey 2010 Keynote Speaker: Presiding Judge Kim G. Dunning, OC Superior Court Luncheon Speaker: Lee Jay Berman
Celebrating Mediation Week In the OC Keynote Speaker: Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow Achieving Excellence: A Generation of Mediation Keynote Speaker: Doug Noll
The County of Orange has provided leadership and sponsorship support of the DRPA program administration from the formerly known Special Programs Division, now OCWIB. Wonderful Conference host sponsors like: Chapman University, UCI and Coastline Community College Multiple year partner organizations and previous sponsors like FMCS, OCDE, AAA, OC Bar-ADR, SCMA, etc. Dedicated volunteer private and community mediators THANK YOU FOR 20 YEARS!
The March 16, 2012 Orange County Mediation Conference Committee Presents: Achieving Excellence: A Generation of Mediation
8:30- 9:00 Sign in, MCLE forms, Network, Breakfast 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, Overview of Day Resolutions Board of Supervisors Thank you to: Advisory Board Members 9:30 – 10:30 Keynote: Doug Knoll 10:30 – 10:40 Break, snacks 10:40 – 11:55 First Round Breakout Workshops 11:55 – 1:00 Lunch Luncheon Speaker, Activity 1:00 – 1:10 Break 1:10 – 2:25 Second Round of Workshops 2:25 – 2:35 Break, Snacks 2:35 – 3:30 Third Round of Workshops 3:30- 4:00 Closing wrap up Morning Key Note Douglas Noll, Esq. Judge John Flynn, III