August 29: Dealing with Roadblocks and Impasse: Theory & Practice of Moving Through & Beyond

Speaker: John Settle

Time: 7:30-9pm (7-7:30pm – networking)register-here-button.png

CME: 1.5 General or Family (approved)

Cost: $25 NVMS Members/ $35 General Public


Program Description:

This session will explore how mediators look within ourselves when facing hurdles, as well as ways we can enable parties to take a fresh look at what has them stuck.  Come prepared with your stories of what works (and what doesn’t).  Instructor will provide a handout containing 85+ tips and techniques that help with impasse.”

Learning Objectives:

(1) Tips and techniques on overcoming roadblocks and impasse
(2) Learning theories and practices on dealing with roadblocks and impasse
(3) Teach the participants, through interactive exercises, how to better manage roadblocks during mediation

About the Presenter:

John Settle has over twenty years’ experience as a mediator and trainer.  He is certified as a mediator and Mentor Mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia, and he holds Advanced Workplace Mediator status from the Association for Conflict Resolution.  He heads his own mediation and consulting firm (SETTLEment Associates, LLC) and is among the cadre of consultants for several national firms providing ADR services.  He has been a trainer and mediator with the Northern Virginia Mediation Service since 1998.  He is a contract mediator for three offices of EEOC (including EEOC’s internal “Resolve” program) and has mediated and trained for many federal agencies.  He served as the contract Ombudsman for the U.S. Architect of the Capitol.  Mr. Settle is on the faculty of George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Administration, teaching conflict management and negotiation skills, and has taught negotiation skills at GWU Law School.  He is a retired member of the Virginia Bar. Mr. Settle formerly held senior federal management positions, and he received the Presidential Award of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.