Dispute Resolution Conference 2015: Share the Land

Course Date: November 10, 2015

Total: 6h 24min

Welcome and Introduction: "Share the Land" (Plenary Session)

  • Introduction: themes, locations, tips, discussion groups, and more

Jenifer Crawford — Crawford Law Office, Kamloops
Sharon Sutherland True North Dispute Management, Delta

Concurrent Sessions #1

A. "New World" (Improv Centre–Theatre)

  • What's new in dispute resolution around the world?

Chair: C.D. Saint Senior Communications & Project Coordinator, Mediate BC, Vancouver
Daniela Cohen Vancouver
Sarah H. Daitch ACCESS Facility, The Hague, Netherlands (via video conference)
Meredith Gray Criminal Court Mediation, New York Peace Institute, New York (via video conference)
Rishita Nandagiri London (via video conference)


B. “The Confrontation” (The Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant)

  • Managing conflict: lessons from other professions

Chair: Marlisse Silver Sweeney Vancouver
Graham Kosakoski Rosenberg & Rosenberg, Vancouver
Constable Cinda Michael Crisis Negotiator, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver
Lorine Scott Adjunct Professor, UBC School of Nursing, Vancouver


C. "Free Falling" (Improv Centre–Theatre Lounge)

  • Minding the gap between mediation training and practice

Kent Highnam Program Director, School of Health & Community Social Justice, JIBC, New Westminster

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions #2

A. “I’m the One That’s Cool” (Improv Centre–Theatre)

  • Emerging trends

Chair: Kari D. Boyle Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mediate BC Society, Vancouver
Stephen Antle Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Jean M. Greatbatch Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Services, Vancouver
Jane B. Morley, QC Restorative Solutions, Pender Island
Shelley Russell Director, Corporate/Commercial & FIPP, WorkSafeBC, Richmond


B. “Noob Cannon” (The Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant)

  • Diversity on mediator rosters

Chair: Julie Daum Mediator, Fraser Lake
Jenifer Crawford — Crawford Law Office, Kamloops
Ann Lee Mediator Roster Manager, Mediate BC Society, Vancouver
Kamaljit K. Lehal Lehal & Company, Delta
Yuki Matsuno Vancouver
Adrienne S. Smith Pivot Legal Society, Vancouver
Kathy Taberner Institute of Curiosity, Vernon
Paul Taberner Vernon

Networking Lunch (The Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant)


Concurrent Sessions #3

A. “There’s a New Kid in Town” (Improv Centre–Theatre)

  • The strata solution explorer

J. Garth Cambrey Principal, Cambrey Consulting Ltd., Port Coquitlam
Tony Gioventu — Executive Director, The Condominium Home Owners’ Association of BC, New Westminster
Maeve Maguire Technical Writer and Communications Consultant, Describe, Duncan
Shannon Salter Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal, North Vancouver
Sharon Sutherland — True North Dispute Management, Delta
Darin Thompson Ministry of Justice, Justice Services, Victoria
Patrick A. Williams — Clark Wilson LLP, Vancouver


B. “I Almost Stole Some Weed from Todd Snider” (The Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant)

  • Mentoring

Colleen Cattell, QC Fitzpatrick & Company, West Vancouver
Kyra L. Hudson Lawyer & Mediator, Vancouver
Monique Steensma — Chief Executive Officer, Mediate BC Society, Vancouver

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions #4

A. "Small Town" (Improv Centre–Theatre)

  • Developing a dispute resolution practice in a smaller community

Chair: Jenifer Crawford — Crawford Law Office, Kamloops
Julie Daum Mediator, Fraser Lake
Carrie A. McNeely Registered Social Worker, Dragonfly Counselling, Kamloops
Wayne N. Plenert Peacebuilder Mediation, Dawson Creek (via video conference)


B. "Get What you Want, Get What you Need" (The Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant)

  • The pros and cons of med/arb

Arlene H. Henry, QC  Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver
Carol W. Hickman  Quay Law Centre, New Westminster

Concurrent Sessions #5

A. "I'll Still be a Geek (After Nobody Thinks it's Chic)" (Improv Centre–Theatre)

  • Online and tabletop games and dispute resolution

Sharon Sutherland — True North Dispute Management, Delta
Darin Thompson Ministry of Justice, Justice Services, Victoria


B. “I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” (The Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant)

  • Mediation as a first career

Chair: Sterling J. Nelson Vancouver
Carrie Gallant Gallant Solutions Inc., Vancouver
Laura Ann Matthews Matthews Mediation, Mission
Janko Predovic Predovic Family Law & Mediation, New Westminster


C. "Sue me, Sue You Blues" (Improv Centre–Theatre Lounge)

  • The possibilities and challenges of collaborative civil practice

Colleen Cattell, QC Fitzpatrick & Company, West Vancouver
Deirdre Prestage Severide Severide Law Group, Delta

"The Future Soon"—Reflections on the Day (Improv Centre–Theatre)

5:00 – 7:00   Mediate BC Reception (Improv Centre–Theatre)

Mediate BC will be celebrating the significant achievements of the Court Mediation Program (CMP) with a reception after the conference. With the end of 7.2  and the anticipated close of 7.4 this coming year, Mediate BC is pleased to host this opportunity to bring those involved with the CMP to celebrate the history and achievements of the program. The program’s small claims mediators and those involved with the practicum are invited to join conference participants for the reception.