Outreach Activities

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ADRO staff engage in various outreach activities within the DOE complex and the greater federal ADR community to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques.  To that end, ADRO staff are members of the Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group (IADRWG) Workplace Conflict Management Section (“Workplace Section”).  This group provides guidance on “best practices” in ADR program development, education, and technical assistance to meet the needs of federal agencies interested in further development and enhancement of their workplace dispute resolution programs.

Among the activities of the Workplace Section is the ADR Lunchtime Series (generally held on a monthly basis). The ADR Lunchtime Series, which is hosted by ADRO and held at the DOE’s complex in Washington DC, features speakers who are federal ADR practitioners and administrators, professors, and private ADR consultants. These speakers present current, useful, and thought-provoking sessions relevant to federal workplace ADR programs and beyond. To receive notices about upcoming ADR Lunchtime Series programs, please go to the web at www.adr.gov.

In addition to the ADR Lunchtime Series, the Workplace Section has launched a Conflict Management Consortium, a self administered, regularly convening group that serves as a learning and networking forum in which members develop and exchange experiences and knowledge about federal workplace ADR programs.  The consortium meets on a bi-monthly basis and provides ongoing forums for further development by ADR professionals within the federal system.  ADRO staff also provide support in administering the CMC meetings.

 

September 19, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: THE MEMODRAMA OF CONFLICT - FROM PASSIVE VICTIM TO ACTIVE HERO
Guest Speaker: Dr. Samantha Hardy – Professor, Conflict Coach, and Founder of REAL Conflict Coaching System
May 14, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: YOUR BRAIN ON CONFLICT
Speaker: Dr. Julie Sasscer-Burgos, Psy.D., Deputy Chief, Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services, National Security Agency
April 10, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: WORKPLACE DISRUPTIONS, REORGANIZATIONS, AND ‘CHANGE FATIGUE’ - CAN ADR SUPPORT RESILIENCE?
Speaker: Claudine Schweber, Ph.D.,Professor, Doctor of Management Program (DM) University of Maryland University College
March 10, 2014
ADR Lunchtime Program: RESPECTFUL CONFRONTATION
Speaker: Joe Weston, International workshop facilitator, author of Mastering Respectful Confrontation, consultant, personal life coach, creative s...
November 8, 2012
ADR Lunchtime Program: TAKING THE WAR OUT OF WORDS: LEARNING TO COMMUNICATE WITH NON-DEFENSIVE LANGUAGE
Speaker: Sharon Strand Ellison, Founder, Institute for Powerful Non-Defensive Communication
October 7, 2010
ADR Lunchtime Program: MEDIATING COMPLEX DISPUTES WITH THE GOVERNMENT - OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Speaker: Kenneth Feinberg - Founder, Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP
June 24, 2010
ADR Lunchtime Program: AMENDMENTS TO THE REHABILITATION ACT - RECENT TRENDS AND HOW ADR PRINCIPLES MAY HELP TO NAVIGATE THE REASONABLE AC...
Speaker: Sharon Rennert – Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission