Mary Parker Follett Week 2021

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Mary Parker Follett

Mary Parker Follett (1868–1933), was an American social theorist who was revolutionary in her introduction of the ideas of human psychology and human relations into industrial management. In 1925, she wrote a paper titled “Constructive Conflict” which introduced the concept of integrative bargaining, the basis of modern mediation theory. Despite this foundational contribution, she tends to be a “hidden figure” in the Dispute Resolution Field with many modern day scholars using her words and stories to discuss integrative bargaining without attribution. Therefore, to honor her legacy, The Conflict Lab holds an annual week of events focused on both furthering thought in the field of mediation and dispute resolution and amplifying women leaders.


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Managing the Societal Divide: Understanding Culture, Conflict and Communication in Mediation – Sukhsimranjit Singh, Ph.D. & Selina J. Shultz, Esq., LL.M.

November 18 – 19, 2021 | 8:30am – 5:00pm (12 hours of CLE credit)   Click Here To Register

As part of this year’s events, Straus is partnering with The Conflict Lab to provide this timely training for mediators.This interactive training will address the emerging need for more advanced skills to address the heightened conflict in our rooms caused by the societal divide.  In addition, it will address some of the difficult questions it poses.

Larger Themes:

  • How to manage emotions in mediation
  • Can we and should we work on social norms?
  • Civility inside and outside of mediation
  • Understanding cross-cultural communication to pursue justice

Specific Themes:

  • Advanced mediation workshop designed for mediators and attorneys with experience in mediation
  • Evolution of a mediator’s mind
  • Advanced practice skills and tips
  • Round table of best ideas from the practice

Dominance, Compromise, and Integration: Tina Patterson’s Journey of Becoming a Successful Conflict Consultant  – Evening Lecture and Reception

November 19, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:00pm (Wine and H’ordeuvres) – Fee: $50.00 – To Register, contact Ian Mokel at (412)391-7733 or [email protected]

Mediator Privilege & Power and The Cycles of Liberation – Tina Patterson, MDR.

November 20, 2021 | 10:00am – 3:00pm (4 hours of CLE credit) – Fee: $300.00 – To Register, contact Ian Mokel at (412)391-7733 or [email protected]

Tina Patterson

Ms. Tina Patterson is the Principal of Jade Solutions, a woman-owned, MBE/DBE/SBE, SWaM, WOSB and WBE certified small business with more than 20 years’ experience providing management consulting services in the areas of alternative dispute resolution and community engagement, proposal management and grants management support, and project management and training to a wide range of clients. She has supported local and national public engagement efforts via organizations such as America Speaks, RESOLVE, the National Institute for Civil Discourse and the Kellogg Foundation. She is in on the panels/rosters of CPR, AAA, FINRA, and Dispute Resolution Boards.

For more than two decades, Ms. Patterson has been involved in advocacy, education and outreach on issues dealing with human and women’s rights. She has been a speaker and guest lecturer on various topics, including human trafficking, minority leadership, landmine removal, mediation and women’s rights. Ms. Patterson has been featured in several publications including the Association for Conflict Resolution‘s ACResolution magazine, the United Nations Association of United States Interdependent magazine, Rolling Out magazine, the US Geospatial Foundation’s Trajectory magazine, the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership newsletter as well as the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Just Resolutions newsletter.

Ms. Patterson is a graduate of Brown University and Southern Methodist University. Ms. Patterson’s civic engagement includes completing Leadership America (2003), Leadership Texas (2004), the White House Project’s ‘Go Run’ program (2007), Leadership Montgomery (Maryland) (2011), Montgomery County Maryland Police Citizen’s Academy (2012) and Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) (2015), Walker’s Legacy (2017), and Project 500 / Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Small Business University (2018), FBI Baltimore Citizens Academy (2019).
Ms. Patterson is the recipient of the Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem’s (NAWRB) 2018 Roaring Thirty Prodigy Award. In 2019 Jade Solutions was recognized as Top100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC). In 2020 Ms. Patterson received an award from the Maryland Transportation Authority recognizing for her efforts and contributions in outreach concerning with human and women’s rights.

Ms. Patterson is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North America Branch (NAB)where she is the Vice Chair Communications., ArbitalWomen, the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN), the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and the United States Geo-Spatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

Ms. Patterson serves on the board of Leadership Montgomery and serves on the Leadership Advisory Council of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). She is a former Commissioner with the Montgomery County Maryland Human Rights Commission and currently is a Commissioner with Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) where she serves as an adviser to the Commission’s Diversity Council and the Information Technology (IT) Council. In 2019, Ms. Patterson was appointed to the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission.

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