Using Storytelling to Break Impasse in Negotiation and Mediation

Storytelling is a core competency for lawyers and mediators – but most don’t know how to tell stories effectively.  Drawing on the instructor’s experiences as an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, special master, educator and frequent contributor to The Moth StorySlams, this half or full day hands-on, interactive program will teach participants how to use stories to persuade factfinders, clients and opposing counsel; build consensus when dealing with difficult people and complex dynamics; and utilize negative and positive human emotion to break negotiation and mediation impasse.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skill set during the training.