Creating a Thinking Environment® for Mediation

  • March 13, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, Fenton Room

TO ALL CURRENT MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING:  When you attend this meeting please be sure to stop at the sign-in desk and pick up your new MCDR Membership Card!  If you cannot attend this meeting your MCDR Membership Card will arrive this spring via USPS, delivered to the address you provided on your Profile Page.


Save the Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution’s

Spring Quarterly Meeting


Creating a Thinking Environment® for Mediation

  Successful conflict resolution always requires fresh thinking. For this reason, it is important for the mediator to create an environment in which people can do their best thinking and communicate that thinking clearly to each other. The key is providing "generative attention," a special kind of listening that enables people to access their inherent brilliance.  Come and learn how to do this.

  Our very well known presenter, John Spiegel, J.D., is a divorce mediator in private practice based in Rockville, a past president and long-time member of MCDR.  Many of us also know John as being an active participant and long time member of the Divorce Roundtable of Montgomery County:  John's presentation grows out of his collaboration with author and educator Nancy Kline.  Based in England, Nancy is the author of A Time To Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind.


Silver Spring Civic Building at Veteran's Plaza

One Veterans Plaza, Fenton Room

Silver Spring, MD  20901

Enter front door to the left of the plaza, take the stairs beside the front desk to the second floor


6:30-7:00 pm Light Refreshments and Networking

7:00-8:30 pm Featured Speaker, John Spiegel, J.D.


A Certificate for 2-hours of ADR related activities will be provided to attendees.


   MCDR quarterly meetings are open to everyone in the ADR community without charge; membership is not required.  We welcome newcomers to join us for  an interesting evening of ADR related information and networking.

For planning purposes, please RSVP to:

Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution
10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 247
 Bethesda, Maryland   20817

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MCDR is the oldest membership-based organization in Maryland dedicated to promoting the use of mediation and supporting

the mediation profession.  We have a proud history of successfully advocating for allowing multiple professions to practice mediation,

halting attempts to restrict the practice some fifteen years ago.  MCDR is the first organization to establish performance based criteria

now in use as a national model, part of an ongoing dialogue on quality assurance and mediator credentials.

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