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Outreach Activities

The OCPR staff engages in various outreach activities within the DOE complex and the greater federal ADR community to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques.  To that end, OCPR staff are members of the Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group (IADRWG) Workplace Conflict Management Section (“Workplace Section”).  This group provides guidance on “best practices” in ADR program development, education, and technical assistance to meet the needs of federal agencies interested in further development and enhancement of their workplace dispute resolution programs.

Among the activities of the Workplace Section is the ADR Lunchtime Series (generally held on a monthly basis). The ADR Lunchtime Series, which is hosted by OCPR and held at the DOE’s complex in Washington DC, features speakers who are federal ADR practitioners and administrators, professors, and private ADR consultants. These speakers present current, useful, and thought-provoking sessions relevant to federal workplace ADR programs and beyond. To receive notices about upcoming ADR Lunchtime Series programs, please go to the web at www.adr.gov and on the bottom of the page click “Receive Notices of Training Events” then enter your email address in the box provided and press “go” to join the list serve. The list serve keeps recipients updated as to upcoming IADRWG events, as well as providing opportunities to participate in group activities and meetings.

In addition to the ADR Lunchtime Series, the Workplace Section has launched a Conflict Management Consortium, a self administered, regularly convening group that serves as a learning and networking forum in which members develop and exchange experiences and knowledge about federal workplace ADR programs.  The consortium meets on a bi-monthly basis and provides ongoing forums for further development by ADR professionals within the federal system.  The OCPR staff also provide support in administering the CMC meetings.

 

January 14, 2016
ADR in the Federal EEO Process: What We Need to Know about Revised MD-110
ADR LUNCHTIME PROGRAM: ADR in the Federal EEO Process: What We Need to Know about Revised MD-110

Speaker: Victor Voloshin
Esq., Chief Mediation Officer, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

October 15, 2015
Deputy Secretary of Energy - Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall's remarks:
ADR Lunchtime Program: Conflict Resolution Day - Civility in the Workplace

Opening Remarks: Deputy Secretary of Energy - Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Guest Speaker: Daniel Buccino, MA, MSW, Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Community Psychiatry Program, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

May 14, 2015
Alternative Dispute Resolution: How Do You Make Decisions?
ADR Lunchtime Program: How Do You Make Decisions?

Speaker: Mary Atwater
Psy.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Family Mediator, Child Access Mediator
Member: Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME), Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals

March 24, 2015
ADR Lunchtime Program: How Do You Make Decisions?
ADR LUNCHTIME PROGRAM: Positivity in Workplace Conflict Management

Speaker: Vik Kapoor, ADR Attorney Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Executive Council Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

January 29, 2015
ADR Lunchtime Program: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the ADR Process
ADR Lunchtime Program: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the ADR Process

Guest Speakers: Charles “Skip” Pettit, President, International Training Consortium, Inc. and former Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Adjunct Faculty Member and
Dr. Lester Hoffman, Harvard University PhD & Faculty Member, bias expert, researcher, and author of 3 books on bias

November 17, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: CONSEQUENCES OF WORKPLACE INTIMIDATION: THE BOSS WHISPERER AND OTHER TOOLS FOR ADR PROFESSIONALS
ADR Lunchtime Program: CONSEQUENCES OF WORKPLACE INTIMIDATION: THE BOSS WHISPERER AND OTHER TOOLS FOR ADR PROFESSIONALS

Guest Speaker: Lynn M. Fraser, Director for Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, Federal Election Commission

October 16, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: WHERE DO YOU STAND IN THE FEEDBACK LOOP? MAKE FEEDBACK WORK FOR YOU
ADR Lunchtime Program: WHERE DO YOU STAND IN THE FEEDBACK LOOP? MAKE FEEDBACK WORK FOR YOU

Guest Speaker: John Settle, President, SETTLEment Associates, LLC, Mediator, Group Facilitator, Coach/Mentor, Trainer, and Consultant

September 19, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: THE MEMODRAMA OF CONFLICT:  FROM PASSIVE VICTIM TO ACTIVE HERO
ADR Lunchtime Program: THE MEMODRAMA OF CONFLICT - FROM PASSIVE VICTIM TO ACTIVE HERO

Guest Speaker: Dr. Samantha Hardy – Professor, Conflict Coach, and Founder of REAL Conflict Coaching System

May 14, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: YOUR BRAIN ON CONFLICT
ADR Lunchtime Program: YOUR BRAIN ON CONFLICT

Speaker: Dr. Julie Sasscer-Burgos, Psy.D., Deputy Chief, Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services, National Security Agency

April 10, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: WORKPLACE DISRUPTIONS, REORGANIZATIONS, AND ‘CHANGE FATIGUE’: CAN ADR SUPPORT RESILIENCE?
ADR Lunchtime Program: WORKPLACE DISRUPTIONS, REORGANIZATIONS, AND ‘CHANGE FATIGUE’ - CAN ADR SUPPORT RESILIENCE?

Speaker: Claudine Schweber, Ph.D.,Professor, Doctor of Management Program (DM) University of Maryland University College

March 10, 2014
https://youtu.be/fwzPwqETUJM
ADR Lunchtime Program: RESPECTFUL CONFRONTATION

Speaker: Joe Weston, International workshop facilitator, author of Mastering Respectful Confrontation, consultant, personal life coach, creative social activist, and advocate for peace

November 8, 2012
ADR Lunchtime Program: TAKING THE WAR OUT OF WORDS:  LEARNING TO COMMUNICATE WITH NON-DEFENSIVE LANGUAGE
ADR Lunchtime Program: TAKING THE WAR OUT OF WORDS: LEARNING TO COMMUNICATE WITH NON-DEFENSIVE LANGUAGE

Speaker: Sharon Strand Ellison, Founder, Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication

October 7, 2010
ADR Lunchtime Program: MEDIATING COMPLEX DISPUTES WITH THE GOVERNMENT - OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
ADR Lunchtime Program: MEDIATING COMPLEX DISPUTES WITH THE GOVERNMENT - OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Speaker: Kenneth Feinberg - Founder, Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP

June 24, 2010
ADR Lunchtime Program: AMENDMENTS TO THE REHABILITATION ACT - RECENT TRENDS
ADR Lunchtime Program: AMENDMENTS TO THE REHABILITATION ACT - RECENT TRENDS AND HOW ADR PRINCIPLES MAY HELP TO NAVIGATE THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION INTERACTIVE PROCESS

Speaker: Sharon Rennert – Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission