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Webinar recording | Excellence in mediation is not an accident: benefits of a reflective practice group

With Michael Lang

pre-recorded | Online
“Very helpful webinar.” "Great to have a live demonstration of skills."

Michael Lang is a prominent international leader (based in Florida, USA) in the field of conflict resolution with a special interest in reflective practice on which he has published widely. His most recent book on this topic The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution (2019) published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Three questions addressed in this webinar are:

  • How can we learn from our experiences, so we don’t repeat the same behaviours?
  • How does participation in a reflective practice group improve effectiveness and efficiency?
  • How do I get started with an RPG?

In this practical session participants will learn:

  • What is Reflective Practice and why it is important for my practice?
  • How is Reflective Practice different from thinking/talking it through or getting feedback?
  • What are reflective practice groups (RPG’s) and how do they function?
  • What are the practical benefits of participating in an RPG?
  • How do I join or start an RPG?
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About the speaker

Michael Lang

Michael Lang is a Florida, US based mediator with more than 40 years' experience as a practising mediator, trainer and academic. He is a prominent international leader in the field of conflict resolution with a special interest in reflective practice on which he has published widely.

Putting into practice the notions he’s written about, Michael currently facilitates 12 monthly reflective practice groups.

He has consulted with and provided conflict management trainings to a range of businesses, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and university faculties.

As an educator, Michael has developed and presented mediation skills and practice training courses, for beginning and advanced students. He has been a featured speaker at professional meetings throughout Canada and the U.S. and in the UK, Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago.

Michael is the founding Director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Antioch University; he served in a similar role at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Michael served as Editor-in-Chief of Mediation Quarterly (now Conflict Resolution Quarterly) from 1995-2001. Michael has authored numerous articles on mediation practice and is co-author of The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice, published by Jossey Bass Publishers and The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution (2019) published by Rowman & Littlefield.