3rd Annual Midwest Mediation Conference - November 1-2, 2013 featuring Zena Zumeta!
Zena Zumeta is internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators and is the president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is a former board member and president of the Academy of Family Mediators (now merged into the Association for Conflict Resolution), past president of the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, and past Regional Vice President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She is also a former member of the Advisory Council for the Family Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and ACR's Membership and Governance Committees
Ms. Zumeta has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator, facilitator and consultant. She has been providing mediation services since 1981. She is an approved civil and family mediator in Michigan, and an approved mediation trainer for Michigan and many other states. Ms. Zumeta is the recipient of the Family Mediation Council-Michigan Lifetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from ACR; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.
This two-day Conference, sponsored by the Indiana Association of Mediators in conjunction with the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers will be held at the Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2013. Registration for attendees will begin at 8:30 a.m. on both days. A detailed Conference Agenda is available for your review.
Topics during the two-day Conference include:
- Building rapport in mediation
- Working with lawyers in mediation
- Tough moments in mediation
- Elder Law: Mediation in eldercare and trust and estate issues
- Power - who has it and how do we work with it – dealing with power imbalances
- Domestic violence - a new take on a continuing topic
- Ask Zena (anything)
- Ethical practices in mediation
Members of the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers may attend the Conference at the same cost as current IAM members. For persons who are not currently IAM or NASW members, the cost of registration includes 2013 and 2014 IAM membership.
For your convenience, the following information is also available:
- a map to the Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport facility (GPS address is 2500 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241)
- a registration form for the Conference (for those who do not wish to register online)
- a brochure with more Conference information
- the IAM Conference Policy which includes information on cancellation and refunds
- online registration at the Conference Website.
The Commission has approved the Conference for 4.5 hours of CLE credit, which includes 1.25 hours of Ethics and 14.0 hours of CME credit. Upon application and approval, attorneys may receive 9.5 hours of Non-Legal Subject Credit. Newly admitted attorneys may receive 4.5 hours of new lawyer credit. NASWIN has approved the Conference for 14.0 hours of Social Worker CEH and 1.25 hours of Ethics credit. For those choosing to attend just one day, the Commission has approved Friday for 3.25 hours CLE, 7.0 hours of CME, and 3.75 hours of NLS. Saturday has been approved for 1.25 hours of CLE which includes 1.25 hour of Ethics, 7.0 hours CME, and 5.75 hours of NLS.
Your registration includes all Conference materials, as well as morning and afternoon snacks and lunches. There will be time for extensive networking and to get answers to your questions, so come prepared.
A block of rooms at the Inn has been set aside for attendees traveling to Indianapolis for the Conference. For reservations, call the Radisson toll free at (800) 967-9033 or (317) 244-3361 and ask for the $89.00 IAM Conference Special Rate. The block of rooms will be released a month before the Conference. For those flying in for the Conference, free shuttle service is available 24 hours a day from the airport to the hotel.
Cost of Conference Registration prior to Tuesday, October 1, 2013:
For a two-day registration (both November 1st and 2nd):
Current* IAM and NASWIN members: $299.00
New IAM members: $399.00 (includes $60 IAM dues for 2013 and 2014)
For a one-day registration:
Current* IAM and NASWIN members: $199.00
New IAM members: $299.00 (includes $60 IAM dues for 2013 and 2014)
* Current members are those members who have paid their 2013 membership dues prior to September 1, 2013
After October 1, 2013, the price of both one-day and two-day registrations increases by $50.00. Attendance is limited to 60 registrants. Due to space limitations, payment of the registration fee prior to October 15th is required to guarantee your attendance. If payment for your registration has not been received by October 15th, your registration will be cancelled.
Cancellation: Current IAM or NASWIN members may cancel their registrations for either one-day or two-day attendance prior to October 15, 2013 in writing and receive a full refund of the cost of their Conference registration, minus a $10.00 cancellation fee if you registered and paid with a credit card online. However, for persons who are not current IAM members, cancellation and a refund of your registration (minus the $10.00 credit card cancellation fee) will also cancel the IAM membership for 2013 and 2014 which was included in the cost of your registration. After October 15, 2013, a cancellation fee of $75.00 will apply to all registrations and the balance of your payment will be refunded upon written request.
Ample free parking is available at the Conference location for attendees.
If you do not wish to register for the Conference online, please use the Registration Form above or the one in the brochure, or go to the Membership page, download and fill out the IAM Membership Application Form, and send it, with your payment, to the address indicated on the form.
Annual Meeting of the Membership
The Annual Meeting of the IAM Membership will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2013 at Mark Pi's, located at 916 East Main St., Greenwood, IN 46143. (Phone: 317-376-3388) We will gather at 6:00 pm and the dinner will start about 6:30. Tim Nation, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Peace Learning Center in Indianapolis, will speak on the topic "Facilitation -Creating New Avenues for Mediation". At the meeting, members that attend will also elect officers and directors for 2014 and reports will be provided on the Association's 2013 activities. Plan on joining your fellow IAM members at our Annual Meeting for an educational and enjoyable evening!
Task Force Established to Consider Changes to Indiana's ADR Rules
Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson has appointed an Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force, chaired by Judge David Avery to consider and propose changes to the current Indiana Rules of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Subcommittees have also been established to review the ADR Rules in four areas: (1) domestic relations mediation; (2) civil mediation; (3) arbitration; and (4) mini-trials, summary jury trials, and private judges. The IAM is well represented in this process by President Kim Van Valer and members Andrea Ciobanu and IAM Secretary Ann Thrasher. Written comments should be sent to Kim Van Valer by May 31, 2013.
IAM Continues to Investigate Community Mediation Centers
The Board continues to investigate Community Mediation Centers. If you're interested in getting involved in this project, please contact Mary Hoeller. If enough information becomes available, a separate page will be added to this website in the future.