ABI

Tuesday, December 4

Overview and Introduction to the Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Mediation

1:15-2:00 p.m.

Registration

2:00–6:30 p.m.*

Welcome and Introductions

• Why Bankruptcy Mediation: Opportunities for Overcoming Impasses and Achieving Responsive

• Resolutions - Participatory discussion

• Individual Conceptualizations of Money and Conflict – Lecture and Exercise

• Anatomy of Bankruptcy Mediation - Lecture

• The Role of a Bankruptcy Mediator – Developing a Mediator’s Mind

• A Tale of Two Theories: Understanding Conflict Resolution Ideology in Bankruptcy- Lecture

• Effective Opening Statements – Lecture and exercise

• Beginning Mediator’s Skills: Promoting Effective Conflict Discourse

*includes one fifteen minute break

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, December 5

APPLICATION AND PRACTICE OF FUNDAMENTAL BANKRUPTCY MEDIATION SKILLS

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Reflections, Questions and Review of Day One

Mediator’s Skills: Promoting Effective Conflict Discourse – Lecture, exercise and simulation

Role Play #1: Chapter 7 - Simulation, individual group debrief and class debrief

*includes one fifteen minute break

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch - A View from the Bench

1:30–6:00 p.m.*

Drafting summary letters

• Role Play #2: Chapter 7 – Simulation, individual group debrief and class debrief

• Identifying and Overcoming Emerging Practice Challenges

• Role Play #3 Chapter 13 – Simulation, individual group debrief and class debrief

• Comparing and contrasting the mediation challenges in Chapter 7 and 13.

*includes one fifteen minute break

Thursday, December 6

PRACTICE CHALLENGES IN BANKRUPTCY MEDIATIONS: MULTIPARTY MEDIATIONS AND VALUATIONS

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.*

Reflections, Questions and Review of Day Two

• Convening and Facilitating Multiparty Mediations: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Mediations

• Role Play #4 Chapter 11 – Simulation, individual group de-brief and class debrief

*includes one fifteen minute break

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch - Professional Bankruptcy Mediators: A Real World View

1:30–6:00 p.m.*

Overcoming Valuation Impasses: Effective Strategies

• Role Play #5 Chapter 11 – Simulation, individual group de-brief and class debrief

• Identifying, Clarifying and Overcoming Emerging Practice Challenges in Chapter 11 mediations

*includes one fifteen minute break

Friday, December 7

PRACTICE CHALLENGES IN MEDIATION: PRE-MEDIATION AND ETHICS

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.*

• Reflections, Questions and Review of Day Three

• Optimizing the use of Pre-mediation Opportunities – lecture and exercise

• Role Play #6 Chapter 11

*includes one fifteen minute break

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch- Professional Bankruptcy Mediators: Switching Professional Hats and Roles

1:30-6:00 p.m.*

• Clarifying the Blurry Ethical Contours of Bankruptcy Mediation – lecture and exercise

• Role Play #7

*includes one fifteen minute break

Saturday, December 8

BANKRUPTCY MEDIATION: OVERCOMING FINAL IMPASSES AND PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.*

Reflections, Questions and Review of Day Four

• Strategies for Overcoming Final Impasses

• Mediation Demonstration

• Role Play #8 – Simulation, individual group de-brief and class debrief

*includes one fifteen minute break

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch - Steps to Developing a Mediation Profession

1:30–5:00 p.m.*

Overview checklist

• Role Play #9 – Simulation, individual group de-brief and class debrief

• Next Steps Becoming a Professional


*includes one fifteen minute break

Closing ceremony

**This schedule is subject to modification.

 

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