Yes, You Can! Pathways to a Career in Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Presented by CPR Institute's Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR)

The CPR Institute's Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR), the Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and our co-sponsors were pleased to present:

Yes, You Can! Pathways to a Career in Conflict Prevention & Resolution

What kinds of careers are out there for someone who wants to work in the conflict prevention and resolution field? How long do you really have to wait to become a neutral? What do you do if you don’t land your dream job right away?

CPR Institute's Y-ADR and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section hosted a roundtable discussion featuring an all-star panel of conflict prevention and resolution professionals who shared their personal – and varied - pathways to getting to where they are today. Through this program, you get a glimpse into the many roads and timelines out there to finding a fulfilling a career in conflict resolution and learn the importance of building the right skill set along the way, so you are ready to pivot when the time is right.

Speakers include:

Dina Eisenberg | Ombuds and Senior Director, Global Ombuds Services | Twitter

Deborah Enix-Ross | Senior Advisor, International Dispute Resolution | Debevoise & Plimpton

Tajae Gaynor | Director | Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers of CLUSTER Inc

Erin Gleason Alvarez | Arbitrator, Mediator, Gleason Alvarez ADR | Founder & CEO, Take Charge Negotiations I CPR Distinguished Neutral

Pete Swanson I Chief Practitioner, Office of Conflict Management and Prevention, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service | Co-chair, CPR Institute’s Government & ADR Task Force

Moderated by:

Anna M. Hershenberg | Vice President of Programs & Public Policy and Corporate Counsel | CPR Institute

Lauren A. Jones | ADR Coordinator, NYC Surrogates’ Courts | Co-chair, MBBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

This program was co-sponsored by the CPR Institute, the CPR Institute’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) and Diversity in ADR Task Force, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Pre-Law and Law Student Division and Young Lawyers Division, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Nevada Chapter, the Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter, Inc. (ACR-GNY), and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC).