AFCC Massachusetts Annual Conference March 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

AFCC Massachusetts Annual Conference

Location: Regis College, Weston, MA
Date: March 28, 2014

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For further conference details, visit www.afccnet.org.

ACR 2013 Annual Conference October 9-11

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

ACR 2013 Annual Conference
Making Peace Happen: New Normals

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Dates: October 9 – 11, 2013

Peace happens when family members work out a solution to a long-standing problem, when corporations find a way to co-exist in a competitive market and when international conflicts are resolved without bloodshed. Peace happens when the news of the day highlights a non-adversarial approach taken to address a critical issue and when our leaders at all levels engage in civil discourse to arrive at just solutions. How do we, as conflict resolution practitioners, educators and researchers, support and facilitate these conversations and make peaceful conflict resolution the norm?

The conference theme – Making Peace Happen: New Normals – focuses on how we as a field provide ways, through mediation, facilitation, negotiation and other non-adversarial processes, to create new normals in which interactions between parties make peace happen. 

Keynote Speaker: Grande Lum, the new Director of the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Program.
For full conference information & to register, visit www.acrnet.org/annual2013/

NHCRA’s Annual Meeting & Conference

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NHCRA’s Annual Meeting & Conference
Mediating in Today’s World

Location: Southern NH University, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4 pm

We are excited to welcome Meredith Richardson, Esq., CFM as a new NHCRA Board Member.  Meredith will give a Keynote address on Conflict Coaching.  Meredith is a conflict management specialist. Trained as an attorney, she has evolved into a Mediator, Conflict Coach, Guardian ad Litem, Facilitator, Collaborative Lawyer and Parenting Coordinator.
Kysa Crusco, Esq. will be presenting a workshop in the morning from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon on, “Mediating Same Sex Divorces.”
In the afternoon, Financial Advisors Jill Boynton, CFP, CDFA  Bill Simpson, CFP,MBA John Dulmage, CFP,EA  will present, “Better Settlements in Divorce” from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Continuing Education Credits: Six Credits approved for CFM and NHBA!  
“Mediating Same Sex Divorces” approved for three CFM legal credits and three NHBA credits
“Better Settlements in Diviorce” approved for three CFM and NHBA credits.

Registration information: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=licqkicab&oeidk=a07e7ej8ce82f1da8a5

NEACR’s Regional Conference June 14-15

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

NEACR’s Regional Conference
Conflict, Communiction & Connectivity: Navigating new terrain in the digital age.

Location: Sturbridge, MA
Dates: June 14-15, 2013

Friday, June 14, features a keynote by Colin Rule and a full day of workshops and networking.
Saturday, June 15, will have a master class with Daniel Rainey, chief of staff for the National Mediation Board.
For full conference details, visit NEACR.org

Workshop on USO and Child Support Updates

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Location: The Holiday Inn Concord, 172 North Main Street, Concord NH
Date/Time: Friday, April 5, 2013 from 8:00 am

Register now as time is running out and space is limited for The New Child Support Worksheet and USO updates, presented by Kevin Landry from Child Support Services. Kevin will be updating and instructing us on how to calculate the guidelines for the worksheet and USO. This will be a great opportunity to learn with instruction and hands on practice how to complete these new forms. The new forms are going into effect July 1, 2013.

Registration and payment must be received by March 25, 2013. We have ten spaces left. Be sure to pay your 2013 membership dues to receive your discount. Membership dues run from January 1st. through December 31st. We Look forward to seeing you on April 5, 2013.

Continental breakfast, full lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.

FMCB and NH BAR credits currently pending.


Teri M. Maguire (Morrisse)

Strafford County Brown Bag Lunch April 3

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Brown Bag Lunch
7th Circuit Family Division

Location: Circuit Court Courtoom III, County Building, 259 County Farm Road, Dover NH
Date/Time: April 3, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

You are invited to a brown bag lunch on April 3, 2013 at noon until 1:00 pm with Master Robert Foley and Judge Susan Ashley and Case Managers Darlene Foster and Suzanne Zielfelder from the Dover and Rochester Family Divisions.

Plan to discuss issues pertaining to:

  • improvement of delivering mediation
  • services to our clients and the courts
  • communication between mediators
  • and the courts

Also, there will be an open exchange of questions and answers.

Register Now! Hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please contact Alice A. Schierberl at Schrbrlaw@aol.com or Kim Weibrecht at Kim@weibrechtreislaw.com.

Nashua Area Network February 20

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Nashua Area Network Meeting

Location: 491 Amherst Street, 2nd floor rear conference room
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon


Last month we talked about our new year’s resolutions – getting paid for our work was a popular goal!

This month, perhaps what we like about our work? And more on how to get the word out.

Come and connect with your fellow conflict resolvers.

Nashua Area Networking Group

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

At 11am on the third Wednesday of each month a small group of ADR professionals meet at 491 Amherst Street in Nashua to exchange ideas, ask questions, seek and offer support, share concerns and vent!

In January, the group is planning to meet with Nashua Family Division Caseworker, Coreen Rogers for a question & answer “brown bag”.

The meetings are informal and open to anyone interested in ADR. For more information, contact Carol Stewart at chstewart71@comcast.net.

Want help starting a networking group in your area? Contact Mary Sargentat mary@marysargentmediation.com.

Training 7 December 2012

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Legal Updates
Domestic Violence and Parenting Plans

Horseshoe Pond Place / Community Action Program
26 Commercial Street #105
Concord, NH 03301

Friday December 7, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Continuing Education Credits
Legal Updates is awaiting final approval for FMCB Credits and CLE Credits
Domestic Violence has been approved for 3 FMCB Credits and 3 CLE Credits

Need to complete your continuing education credit hours? Please join The New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association for a day of workshops.

During the morning session Marianne Rousseau, Esq. and Marjorie Kerouac, Esq. will present Updates in Family Law for 2012. They will discuss cases that were issued by the N.H. Supreme Court from March 16, 2011 to the present date. In addition, the new RSA 193:12, II(a)(2) affecting school Attendance and Legal Residence will be discussed.

The afternoon session will address Domestic Violence and Parenting Plans with presenters John Cameron, Esq. and Karen McCall.

This workshop will be helpful for anyone working to promote the best interests of children when intimate partner violence is identified. It’s designed to foster awareness of the inherent challenges faced by adult victims and their children today, as a result of the co-parenting expectation. Tools for preparing parenting plans will be provided. The workshop will also emphasize the critical need for domestic violence screening prior to commencing a family law mediation and offer some screening tools and techniques for the mediator.

To Register Click Here

For current listings of conferences and training events of interest to NHCRA members and others involved in conflict resolution and related fields, go to NHCRA’s Events Calendar.

  • Below the calendar, you can choose a month, week or year view by date.
  • Hold your curser over an event entry and the description will “pop up.”
  • Click on an event entry and you will link to a printable copy of the description.

If you wish to add information about your training event, click on ‘Add New Entry” below the calendar. For instructions on using this feature, email chstewart71@comcast.net.

What do Aikido, Homer’s Iliad and Existential Philosophy have to do with mediation???

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Find out April 27 when Attorney Joseph Caulfield teaches a workshop on understanding emotion and managing aggression inside and outside the mediative process through the dynamic principles of the Japanese martial art, Aikido.

You’ll want to swap out the heels and neckties for comfortable duds so you can practice some physical centering and evasive movements of Aikido. The activity level would be equivalent to attending a beginner’s dance class. Participation is voluntary.

This workshop has been approved for 4 hours continuing education credit (Other) by the NH Family Mediator Certification Board.

Location: Horseshoe Pond, Concord, NH
Time Schedule: 8:30 to 1:30

Register On Line Here