Inaugural Northwest Conference Highlights: Block A

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Who should attend: All DR professionals and anyone wishing to transform their practice by engaging in a more collaborative approach to conflict

Learning level: All levels

Join us for a future-focused, cross-border conference organized with partnering organizations including: Mediate BC,, CoRe Conflict Resolution Society, and the ADR Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). Scheduled during Conflict Resolution Week 2021, this conference will explore the wide range of ways in which individuals, organizations, and nations create artificial borders that lead to, intensify, and prolong conflict. Presenters will be drawn from both sides of the Canada/US border as we seek commonalities and opportunities for greater knowledge exchange across practice areas and lived experiences.

Workplace Conflict: Code-switching, Systemic Racism, and the Walls that People Build

Mediation is all about tearing down walls and building up communication. People build fortresses around themselves at work, stop all conducive conversations and begin to build an empire of conflict. The biggest complaint is that people are not being heard or understood. Most workplace conflicts do not belong in the courts. They need to be deconstructed, understood and rebuilt on healthier relationships. James Cook and Alice Shikina will discuss the nature of conflict in the workplace and the ways to deal with larger organizational turmoil and how to deconstruct those walls in order to begin to build bridges.

James CookJohn L. Burris Law, Oakland, CA
Alice Shikina
Mediator/Negotiation Coach, Shikina Mediation & Arbitration, Oakland, CA

The Risks of Employment Litigation in a World of Work without Borders

Looking at the globally distributed post-COVID workforce, the room for employment disputes are rife and employers need to review their respective risks from the bird's eye view of their distributed workplace. In the war for global talent and a global footprint, what laws have jurisdiction over your workplace and can you comply?

  • alternative dispute resolution clauses in employment contracts
  • avoiding multiple jurisdiction claims (domicile of employee and of HQ company)
  • protecting and enforcing the employer's proprietary interest and NDA undertakings in an agile ever-changing company

Sherisa Rajah — Vice President, Employment Law & Compliance, Elements Global Services, Virginia Water, Surrey, England

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (this course does not contain professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management). Please note: The CPD hours of the rebroadcast will either meet or exceed the CPD hours of the original live webinar course.

Course Chairs
Sharon Sutherland — Mediate BC, Vancouver

Darsey Meredith — CoRe Conflict Resolution Society, Vancouver

Rebroadcast $69
Student Rebroadcast $34.50

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