Lunch & Learns



Collaborative Family Law – A Summary

Lunch & Learn with Jonathan Lazar

September 24th, 2019


The past Co-Chair of the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver group, Jon Lazar, will provide a synopsis of what a ‘formal’ collaborative family law file looks like; what makes it different than other dispute resolution processes; and why he is so passionate about trying to get most separating or divorce couples to consider using a collaborative model.

 

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Clearing the Fog: Plain Language Writing

Lunch & Learn with Frances Peck

November 26th, 2019


Studies repeatedly show what professional communicators have known for decades: the most concise, precise, credible, and intelligent-sounding documents are the ones written in plain language.

Plain language is not about dumbing down content. On the contrary, plain language is a way of presenting complex material—legal, judicial, financial, scientific, technical—so that it’s easier for its intended audience to understand, use, remember, and comply with.
This presentation explores why plain language matters, what it looks like, and how to get it.

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Webinars



Marketing Strategies that Really Work and Business Basics of Successful Practices

Webinar with Natalie Armstrong-Motin
September 6th, 2019

We’ll discuss the basics in building and managing your business.  Even if you already have a good handle on what needs to be done, I’ll introduce you to easier ways to meet your goals and endeavors. We’ll also talk about the five marketing activities that have proven most effective.  We’ll discuss how to best position yourself to be the sought after writer, speaker, trainer, networker and social media master.

 


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Positioning and Pricing for ADR Practitioners

Webinar with Natalie Armstrong-Motin
October 4th, 2019

We’ll discuss the basics in building and managing your business.  Even if you already have a good handle on what needs to be done, I’ll introduce you to easier ways to meet your goals and endeavors. We’ll also talk about the five marketing activities that have proven most effective.  We’ll discuss how to best position yourself to be the sought after writer, speaker, trainer, networker and social media master.

 


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Leveraging Writing, Speaking, Networking and Training to Build Your Practice

Webinar with Natalie Armstrong-Motin
December 6th, 2019

We’ll discuss what to write, how to write it, and how to get it published. Public speaking is an art that can launch your practice.  We’ll discuss the science behind becoming the go-to speaker for your target market. Networking – the ultimate way to let our prospective clients know that they can trust us with their cases.  We’ll break it down and turn networking into net-success. Training your prospective clients puts you in the position of being the credible authority on ADR.  We’ll talk about what kinds courses to offer, to whom, how, when, and how to turn training into another source of revenue.

 


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Social Media Marketing for Mediators and Arbitrators

Webinar with Natalie Armstrong-Motin
November 1st, 2019

Getting started with right social media platforms for mediators and arbitrators. Creating content that provides benefits to potential and existing clients while appropriately promoting your practice. Curating content from other sources so that you’re not always on the line to create to be creative. Using the right marketing tools – permission marketing is how we do it – I’ll show you how to do it right.

 


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Past workshops


Self-Awareness Driven Leadership and the ADR Practitioner


Lunch & Learn with Rob Hershorn

April 30th, 2019

Dr. Rob Hershorn, PhD, is the Principal at RJ Consulting, which provides dynamic professional onsite and remote organizational development, training, and instructional design. His peopled-centred approach to enhancing workplace culture utilizes the most advanced strategic, analytical and innovative facilitation/training and coaching techniques to transform interpersonal dynamics from conflict to resolution.



A Lawyer’s Primer on Drafting Arbitration Clauses


Lunch & Learn with Kenneth J. Glasner

January 29th, 2019

Kenneth J. Glasner, QC, is an experienced mediator and arbitrator based in Vancouver. He has practiced as a neutral since 1967 and was appointed as a federal Queen’s Counsel in 1990. Ken has been involved in many disputes over a range of civil matters as a neutral. He has also been a frequent lecturer and panel member, speaking on subjects dealing with ADR and designing mediation systems in Canada and the USA.