ABA Dispute Resolution Section Welcomes U.N. Official and Kicks off Spring Conference With Learning

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This morning (Thursday, April 7, 2016), attendees of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution's 18th Annual Spring Conference in NYC heard from Johnston Barkat, assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. Sharing insights from around the world, he spoke of the importance of many of the keys to dispute resolution. Emotional and cognitive intelligence, safe psychological spaces, diversity of thought, and procedural fairness are not only vital to us all as mediators, but also to the transformation of systems.

And later, the first of dozens of concurrent learning systems kicked off our three-day day conference. From the importance of dispute resolution to maintain sustainable organizations, to the wisdom of asking implication and need payoff questions -- rather than rushing to judgment, conclusions, and proposals -- were just some of what was covered. I will update from the conference, and invite you to join us next year for the Spring Conference in San Fransisco.

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