Standing in the Fire Workshop with Larry Dressler

  • 340 SW 3rd Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Iowa Association of Mediators
  • Dates: May 11, 2018
  • Location: The River Center
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $150 - $225
  • Overview

    There are few things scarier than stepping into a room of people who are polarized, enraged, or hopeless. In these moments, one must draw on more than skill alone. The truly masterful mediator must be able to stand in the fire and be the calm, clear, patient presence that enables others to discover common ground and to heal. In this full-day, hands-on workshop, Larry Dressler, author and veteran facilitator of high-stakes meetings, will share specific principles and practices that enable you to show up in the most challenging situations.

    During this one-day workshop, you will learn:

    - How to anticipate when you will be walking into a "high-heat" situation
    - Common hot buttons that weaken the effectiveness of mediators
    - Six inner capacities you can build for standing in the fire of conflict and complexity
    - Specific personal practices you can adopt to become a less reactive, more resilient mediator

    Larry Dressler is the author of two books on conflict and collaboration. He is a private consultant and an adjunct faculty member at the Masters Program for Disput Resolution and Conflict Management. A dynamic presenter and master storyteller, he has trained group process and conflict resolution professionals throughout the world, including in Japan, China, and the UK. Over the past 25 years, Larry has consulted with Nike, Facebook, Nissan, New Belgium Brewing, One Percent for the Planet and many other companies striving to build more collaborative, transparent cultures. He is the recipient of the Global Facilitation Impact Award presented by the International Association of Facilitators.