Conflict Resolution Speaker Series Events

How to be an Effective Hard Bargainer – 10 Lessons
Professor John Wade

KPMG (9th floor, 777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver)
Tuesday, November 15 · 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Professor John Wade will explore what it means to be not just a “hard bargainer”, but to be an “effective hard bargainer” – someone who regularly achieves for his/her clients short term and long term commercial and personal goals, despite the risks attached to the “hard bargaining” process.
* What distinguishes the effective hard bargainer?
* When to avoid being a hard bargainer?
* How to unite your own team and divide the opposition?
* Which popular strategies in use are counter-productive?
* How to respond to the hard bargainer?
Speaker Bio:
John Wade is a Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Centre at Bond University in Queensland, Australia. John is a practising lawyer and mediator and Visiting Professor at the University of BC in 2011. He has published over 100 books and articles.

Ethics Workshop
Lee Turnbull, Ll.B., M.Ed., C.Med., Cert. Fam. Comp. Med.

Moskowitz & Meredith LLP (777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver)
Wednesday, November 30 · 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Join us for an interactive session on dispute resolution ethics with well-known mediator, mentor and ethics trainer, Lee Turnbull. This 2-hour session is designed to meet the CPD requirements of the Law Society of BC for ethics, and will draw on Lee’s wide-ranging experience in mediation, negotiation and facilitation across a variety of subject matters.
Bring your own challenging scenarios and questions to the session, or send ideas for topics you’d like to see addressed to before November 15th
Speaker Bio:
Lee Turnbull is a member of the Civil Roster of Mediate BC, a Chartered Mediator (ADR Institute of Canada), and a Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (FMC). She divides her time between training, mentoring, coaching and dispute resolution practice and politics. Lee has developed a small claims practicum program, a pilot family practicum program, and has designed assessment processes in several programs. She has delivered a course on Ethical Dilemmas for many years at JIBC (now offered online).
Lee has a private consulting practice in dispute resolution training and systems design, and has been mediating and facilitating since 1985 in various areas, including commercial, intergovernmental, public process, school district, workplace and family disputes. She trains, mentors, and coaches for the Court Mediation Program, and assesses and prepares students for assessment at the Centre for Conflict Resolution Training (Justice Institute of BC).
Lee has been an elected Area Director for the Sunshine Coast Regional District in British Columbia for 9 years. She served as the Vice-Chair of the Regional District from 1999-2002 , and now serves as Chair of Planning, and as liaison to the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee.


The speakers will present in person at KPMG’s downtown Vancouver office. Videoconferencing to Allard Hall, room 335, will be provided. There are limited seats at KPMG. RSVP early to to confirm your seat.
Attendance at the speaker series is free for CoRe members and volunteers, $20 for others. Pay ahead online or bring a cheque or exact change to pay at the door. CoRe annual memberships for 2011 are available for $50.
The CoRe Clinic is an approved continuing development provider for the Law Society of BC. Its Speaker Series events are pre-approved educational activities for professional development credit.