ADR Symposium

Welcome to the

10th Annual New Mexico ADR Symposium!

~ 10 days of ADR in October 2020 ~

This year’s theme is:

Our 20/20 VISION of ADR in New Mexico

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(click on the title to learn more about each session)

October 6 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Leading with Wisdom: Helping Organizations Adapt to Change and Uncertainty

Mark D. Bennett, Uniting by Design, LLC

October 7 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

The New Normal for Arbitrators and Hearing Officers

T. Zane Reeves, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

October 8 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Transgender Cultural Fluency

Adrien Lawyer, Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

October 14 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm; a break will be given from 12-2 pm)

Manager as Coach: Facilitating Employee Accountability

Cynthia Olson, Cynthia Olson & Associates, LLC and Marc Kolman, NM Department of Health

Audience: New Supervisors & Managers for the State of New Mexico (attendance is limited)

October 15 – National Conflict Resolution Day! (9:00 am – 11:00 am)       

Pioneering Online Mediation: A New Way (a panel discussion) 


Dr. Corine Frankland (NM Higher Education Department)

Tamarra Howard (NM Office of the Attorney General)

David Levin (Attorney/Mediator)

Sandy J. Martinez (NM State Personnel Office)

Jaime Phillips, Ph.D. (NM State Personnel Office)

Robert Rambo (Robert Rambo Mediation, LLC)

Rachel Veracka (NM Department of Cultural Affairs)

Helen E. Zagona (Volunteer Mediator)

Audience: Mediators Only

October 15 – National Conflict Resolution Day! (join us anytime between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

ADR Block Party!

October 20 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)

The Role of Human Dynamics in ADR: The Key Ingredient to Optimal Individual, Group and Organizational Achievement

Dr. Gena Jones, New Mexico State University

October 21 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)

Is it the end of the world, as we know it? Why YOU should feel fine!

Josh Pando, New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts

Audience: Mediators Only (attendance is limited)

October 22 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Non-Reactive Communication Skills for ADR Professionals

Elisa Enriquez, Los Alamos National Laboratory

(attendance is limited)

October 28 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

Building Trust

Paul Erickson, ComPsych Corporation

October 28 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) 

Focus on Diversity: Building Equitable and Inclusive Organizations

Jaime Phillips, Ph.D., New Mexico State Personnel Office

(attendance is limited)

October 29 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)

The Art of Listening

David Levin, Attorney/Mediator