2020 Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference - Mediation Training Institute (MTI) at Eckerd College

Elevate the Conversation

Discounted Early Registration is open through September 30, 2019.

MTI Presents
17th Annual Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference

We hope you can join us at the 17th Annual Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 14–16, 2020!

The focus of this year’s conference is on how to “Elevate the Conversation” in the workplace. As always, this conference brings together conflict resolution professionals from various industries to learn and exchange ideas with one another.

The concept of “Elevate the Conversation” is a key element of the Mediation Training Institute’s (MTI) conflict resolution model, and each of the scales of the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) highlight the constructive and destructive behaviors that affect the outcome of our conversations.

The conference will center around the following topics:

  • Coaching others to become more effective leaders through improved conversations;
  • Tactics for training individuals to handle conflict through healthier conversations;
  • Tools and techniques for turning negative conversations into positive ones;
  • The emotional and physical aspects of conflict conversations; and
  • Strategies to keep conversations on track as a mediator.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

PRE-CONFERENCE CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The agenda for the 2020 conference is being finalized and will be updated soon. The following preliminary agenda is being provided as a guideline.

CONFERENCE KICK-OFF: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

  • 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. | Arrival & Breakfast

    Registration check-in and breakfast on the Eckerd campus.

  • 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

    Terry Marschall, Senior Faculty Consultant for MTI will kick off the 2020 Conference, Elevate the Conversation.

  • 9:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m. | Kick-Off Presentation

    More information on this session coming soon.

  • 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

    Breakouts will be available for Coaches, Trainers and Mediators.

  • 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Lunch

    Lunch on the Eckerd campus.

  • 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Plenary Session

    More information on this session coming soon.

  • 2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

    Breakouts will be available for Coaches, Trainers and Mediators.

  • 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Plenary Session

    More information about this session coming soon.

  • 5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Day One Wrap-up

    More information about this session coming soon.

  • 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Networking and Social

CONFERENCE DAY 2: Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. | Morning Announcements

  • 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Plenary Session

    More information on this session coming soon.

  • 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

    Breakouts will be available for Coaches, Trainers and Mediators.

  • 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Lunch

    Lunch on the Eckerd campus

  • 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Plenary Session

    More information on this session coming soon.

  • 2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

    Breakouts will be available for Coaches, Trainers and Mediators.

  • 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Plenary Session

    More information on this session coming soon.

  • 5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Program Conclusion

    Wrap up and takeaways from the conference.

WHY ATTEND

Role-Based Breakout Sessions

The 2020 conference has been enhanced with customized breakout sessions specifically tailored for coaches, trainers and mediators.

Engage with Leaders in the Field of Conflict Management

We are pleased to bring together world-renowned leaders in the conflict management field so that you can meet and network with the best of the best.

Key Topics

We have a broad and varied agenda this year including:

– Trends in Conflict Management and Mediation
– Effective Implementation of Organizational Conflict Management
– How To Leverage Your Certification and Training
– Role-Based Breakout Sessions
– Professional Skill Development
– Business and Marketing Best Practices

PRICING and REGISTRATION

Conference Registration: January 15–16, 2020

Early Bird

Through September 30, 2019

$250/per person

Standard

October 1–December 15, 2019

$300/per person

LATE

After December 15, 2019

$350/per person

+ Additional Pre-Conference Certifications: January 14, 2020

CDP Certification

January 14 (1/2-Day): 8 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

$450 Per Person (Standard is $995)

EMP Certification

January 14 (1/2-Day): 1 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

$450 Per Person (Standard is $795)*

More Information on EMP Certification

*Additional discounts offered to Educators for EMP Certification. Please contact us at mti@eckerd.edu or 888-359-9906 for more information.

$800 if registering for both the CDP and EMP pre-conference certifications.

SPECIAL KEYNOTES and SPEAKERS

Addtional speakers to be added shortly!

Terry Marschall, Senior Faculty Consultant, Mediation Training Institute (MTI)
Terry Marschall, Senior Faculty Consultant, Mediation Training Institute (MTI)
Dan Dana, Founder of the Mediation Training Institute (MTI) and MTI Board Member
Dan Dana, Founder of the Mediation Training Institute (MTI) and MTI Board Member
Margaret Cooley, Director of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College
Margaret Cooley, Director of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College
Vice President and Dean, Division of Executive & Continuing Education, Eckerd College
Vice President and Dean, Division of Executive & Continuing Education, Eckerd College
David S. Leong - Speaker - Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference
David S. Leong, Certified Conflict Resolution Trainer and Certified Broadway Fight Master
Robin Fernandez - Speaker - MTI Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference
Robin Fernandez, PCC, NCC, Certified Coach/Corporate Trainer/Facilitator
Will Luera, Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, 2019 Conference Speaker
Will Luera, Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre
Kim Faircloth, PhD, ICF-ACC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - Speaker - Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference
Kim Faircloth, PhD, ICF-ACC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Mark Rosenberg, Speaker, Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference
Mark Rosenberg, Executive & Team Coach, Facilitator, Conflict Management Consultant & Mediator
Gregory Broberg, Ph.D. – Arizona State University, State University School of Social Transformation
Gregory Broberg, Ph.D. – Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation

NETWORKING and SOCIAL EVENTS

In addition to the conference being a great place to learn, we also provide time for you to network with your peers and enjoy St. Petersburg, FL, nicknamed the Sunshine City. The conference will host a networking/social event the first evening on the Eckerd College campus.  In addition, you will have opportunities to meet up on your own with fellow attendees at St. Pete’s numerous restaurants and shops.

LOCATION

The Conference will take place on Eckerd College’s waterfront campus, home to the Mediation Training Institute and Leadership Development Institute, a Network Associate of the Center for Creative Leadership. Conference events will be hosted in various conference centers and meeting rooms located throughout the campus.

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ACCOMODATIONS

Hyatt Place Downtown St. Petersburg

  • 6.6 miles from campus

25 2nd Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

We have arranged a special conference rate at the Hyatt Place Downtown St. Petersburg for program participants. Due to St. Petersburg being a very popular tourist destination (January–May), you are urged to make your hotel reservations at the time of your conference registration.

To get the Eckerd College rate, use this reservation link or enter Corporate Group Code 100252 when making reservations online.

Guests may also call 1-800-993-4751 and request the corporate rate for Eckerd College.

REGISTER

Attend the 2020 Conference!

Review the Refund and Transfer & Substitution Policy for the Mediation Training Institute.

If you have a colleague who would benefit from attending the conference and needs to get certified in one or both of the assessments, please invite them to attend.

Conference Coordination:

For any questions on the Conference, please contact us at any time at mti@eckerd.edu or 888-359-9906.