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Schedule and Faculty: Dispute Resolution Through a Cultural Lens

 Schedule and Faculty: Dispute Resolution Through a Cultural Lens


8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Dispute Resolution and Cultural Competence: Toward a Transformational Approach to Conflict

  • Complete a personal self-assessment to affirm strengths and identify opportunities for growth related to culturally competent practice
  • Reflect, consider, and re-commit to culturally competent conflict resolution principles and practices
  • Five principle of effective cross-cultural conflict management
  • Distinguish between conflict management practices that balance relational outcomes and material outcomes from practices weighted toward agreements about material resources
Harold Gates, Lilly Irvin-Vitela

    10:00 a.m. : Break

    10:15 a.m. : Panel Discussion: The Role of Cultural Fluency in the Legal Profession

    • Cultural factors that influence outcomes in family law, elder law, and general practice
    • Interpersonal communication and working with translators
    • Professional challenges from non-dominant culture perspectives
    Rebecca W. Oettinger (moderator)
    Carmel A. Capati, Jennifer Cooke, Maxwell C. Livingston, Rachel Monaco-Wilcox

    12:00 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 p.m. : Dispute Resolution as Cultural Practice: An Anthropological View

    • Understand how culture is always part of disputing and dispute resolution and therefore can’t be avoided
    • How anthropologists have studied culture through study of dispute resolution
    • How professional dispute resolution training might constrain cross-cultural understanding
    • How cultural competence can begin simply with knowing one’s own cultural lenses and the range of variation in different cultures and contexts

    Alexandra Crampton

    2:00 p.m. : Break

    2:15 p.m. : Panel Perspectives: Cultural Approaches to Dispute Resolution

    • Hear from a diverse panel of practitioners from an array of cultural backgrounds as they describe how members of different cultural groups approach dispute resolution

    Alexandra Crampton, Syovata K. Edari, Leland Wigg-Ninham, Kashoua K. Yang

    3:30 p.m. : What You Can Do

    • Tips and tricks to promote cultural fluency personally and professionally
    Carmel A. Capati, Alexandra Crampton, Lilly Irvin-Vitela, Kashoua K. Yang  

    4:30 p.m. : Program Concludes

    Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.


    Program Chairs

    Rachel Monaco-Wilcox
    Rachel Monaco-Wilcox LLC

    Rebecca W. Oettinger
    Driftless Mediation and Family Law LLC


    Carmel A. Capati
    Director of State Courts

    Jennifer L. Cooke, LMFT
    Dane County Family Court Services

    Syovata K. Edari
    Law Office of Syovata K. Edari

    Harold Gates, MSSW, CISW, HS-BCP

    Midwest Center for Cultural Competency
    Sun Praire

    Lilly B. Irvin-Vitela, MCRP

    Common Worth, LLC
    Maxwell Charles Livingston
    Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston

    Leland Wigg-Ninham

    Consensus Development, LLC
    Green Bay

    Kashoua K. Yang

    Kashoua Yang LLC