A warm welcome to the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution!
When we go for a check-up, the doctor taps our knee to make sure our reflexes are in good working order. Imagine the world if, at the first sign of conflict or disagreement, the automatic reflex were to reach for peace and understanding. Together we can make this vision a reality, one conflict at a time.
If you are an ADR practitioner, we want to support you as you expand your practice and your peace-making skills. Our quarterly meetings and programs offer experienced and dynamic presenters and friendly networking opportunities. We are involved in promoting mediation and ADR through outreach and legislative activities. Our performance-based certification program is a national model. I look forward to welcoming you at our meetings and getting to know your hopes and ideas for our field.
If you’re seeking mediation services, I invite you to look at the MCDR roster of professionals, and expand your options for an an outcome that meets your needs and reflects your values.
~Donna Duquette, President 2013
The Howard County Community College is closed today because of the weather. We are rescheduling tonight’s quarterly meeting. It will now be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 19th at the same location. We hope you are able to make this rescheduled date. Thank You!
In the event of inclement weather and Howard Community College is closed, the "Snow Date" for this program is Thursday, December 19th at the same time and location. If you have any questions, please contact our Administrator at 443-845-9373. Thank you!
The MCDR Annual Meeting, where we will be electing our new Board of Directors,
which will be held at the start of our next Quarterly Meeting:
Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00pm
at Howard County Community College , Duncan Hall, Kittleman Room (DH #100),
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway , Columbia , Maryland 21044
More information on our exciting Quarterly Meeting program is listed below.
MARYLAND COUNCIL FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Quarterly Meeting will take place on
Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
All are welcome. Please join us!
Program: Mediation of “A Christmas Carol”
Watch, learn and discuss the mediation styles and techniques of two nationally renowned mediators who in fishbowl formats will mediate conflicts raised by Ebenezer Scrooge’s sudden change in personality and behavior.
Joyce A. Mitchell, Esq., mediates and arbitrates complex employment and securities cases nationwide. She is a certified mediator in Virginia and North Carolina and is on the mediator rosters of various District of Columbia and Maryland courts. She is a skilled negotiator and has mediated more than 1500 cases. Ms. Mitchell is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law where she teaches arbitration. From 2002 to 2012, Ms. Mitchell served as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law where she taught mediation techniques.
Martin Kranitz has over 30 years of experience as a mediator and as a mediation and conflict resolution trainer. He has a private mediation practice in Annapolis , Maryland and travels throughout the country providing mediation and conflict resolution training to professionals. Mr. Kranitz was the first president of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR) and the first to obtain MCDR mediator certification in Maryland.
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
6:30 (socializing); 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (election of officers and program)
Where: Howard County Community College , Duncan Hall, Kettleman Room (Room DH #100), 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway , Columbia , Maryland 21044 .
Parking Lot A. The Duncan Hall Building will be right in front of you.
RSVP Appreciated: MCDR Quarterly Meetings are open to everyone. There is no charge, and it is our pleasure to welcome newcomers to join us for an interesting evening of ADR education and networking. If you haven’t done so but would like to attend the program, RSVP appreciated to email@example.com
The Maryland legislature has passed a bill correcting problems with the Maryland Mediation Confidentiality Act. The changes are designed to keep intake conversations confidential and to ensure that participants may decide if they want to exempt some but not all communications from the Act. The Maryland mediation community, including MCDR, worked together to get the bill passed.
SB409 Joint Testimony.docx
MCDR offers our assistance to CBS to ensure more realistic depictions of mediation on TV shows.
Letter to CBS-The Good Wife.pdf
MCDR and other ADR organizations encourage Governor O’Malley to appoint a Chief Judge with a commitment to mediation and ADR.
Gov OMalley letter (signed_ color) 1-31-13.pdf