MCDR Fall Quarterly Meeting

  • September 27, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • JCECC 2011 D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401

Professionals in Conflict Resolution

TO ALL CURRENT MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING:  When you attend this meeting please be sure to stop at the sign-in desk, say hello to Liz & Janne and pick up your new MCDR Membership Card!  


Save the Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution’s

Fall Quarterly Meeting

Always Open to the Public


6:00-6:15 pm Light Refreshments and Networking

6:15-6:30 pm Nominations will be taken from the floor followed by voting by MCDR members in good standing for the 2018/2019 MCDR Board Of Directors.  An important benefits announcement will be made after the vote.


Bystander Intervention Training


     "As a bystander what do you do if you observe aggressive, potentially explosive, verbally-assaultive behavior  in a shared public space (e.g., on the METRO)?"

     As a dispute resolution practitioner you should be able to answer this question.  It is not enough to say, "It depends."

     This training provides an empowering, baseline-intervention strategy derived from the theories and practice of non-violence and deescalation.  All of us should be prepared with tested strategies should a threatening situation arise.


     Doug Brookman is a Founder and Past President of MCDR.  As a nationally recognized facilitator, mediator and trainer, Doug has conducted collaborative planning and problem-solving processes full-time for over thirty years.  Mr. Brookman's company, Public Solutions, facilitates effective decision making among divergent interests serving human, technical and political needs in complex public contexts. Doug has designed and conducted thousands of public, stakeholder-driven meetings and collaborative processes.

     His work is centered at the intersection of Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources where technology is the driving force.  Timely and crucial policy making is the anticipated outcome developed for these several fields, their intersections, and relation to evolving and new technologies. 


Judicial College Education and Conference Center (JCECC)

2011-D Commerce Park Drive

Annapolis, MD  21401

Training Room LL-11 & LL-12

Be sure to enter through doors marked 2009 in the rear lot.  Rooms LL-11 and LL-12 will be straight ahead.


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

In order for non-members to receive a certificate $10.00 charge (cash, check or PayPal) is assessed to cover our expenses.  Please join during the meeting to avoid the charge.


   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 James Boyle, Programs Committee Chairman at:


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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