Request for Proposals

ADRNC 2017 Annual Conference:
Building a Culture of Peace:
Passions, Pathways & Transformation


The ADRNC Annual Conference for 2017 is scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, March 25 - 26 from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, at University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
With your help, we plan to offer a compelling variety of professional development workshops.
Please consider submitting a proposal.
The deadline to submit workshop proposals is MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016.

workshop topic ideas:

• Marketing for Mediators and Mediation

• International Dispute Resolution and Conflict Transformation

• Fresh Applications and Trends in Mediation and Conflict Transformation

• Effective Mediation Strategies when Intense Emotions are Present and Entrenched

• Multicultural Conflict Mediation

• Mediation where Racial & Political Concerns are Emergent

• Theory and Practice in Conflict Transformation

• The Human Brain and Conflict Transformation

• Systems Thinking and Conflict Transformation

• Restorative Justice and Practices

• ADR/Ombuds & Mediation in Health Care    

• ADR and Financial Institutions

• Elder Mediation

• Advanced Skill-building in Mediation

• Conflict Coaching and Conflict Transformation

• ADR as Path toward Social Justice

• The Psychology and Sociology of ADR and Conflict Transformation

• Holistic Approaches to Mediation

• Indigenous Practices in Peace, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

• Other Current Issues of Interest in the Field (let your creativity and innovation soar!)

 We encourage those of you with expertise in these areas to consider offering a proposal. We also welcome other proposals that could include, but are not limited to, workshop topics such as peacebuilding, restorative justice, community mediation, workplace dispute resolution, business/non-profit, real estate/construction, employment and labor dispute resolution, and divorce mediation. 

The deadline for proposal submission is extended to Monday, December 31, 2016.

 Why participate as a presenter?

Presenting a workshop at the ADRNC Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to become known in the Bay Area dispute resolution community. The Annual Conference offers networking opportunities for all, but being a presenter will identify you as a leader and “go to” person in your area of expertise. Offering a workshop is also great practice for developing your training, facilitation and teaching skills. In sum, it is an excellent opportunity to enhance your credibility and advance your career. Finally, you will receive a discount of 50% or more on your registration to the conference, which is ADRNC’s premier event of the year.

 Instructions for submitting proposals

Please submit the following for each presenter:

A written proposal of no more than 500 words covering the following:

* The topic and content of your presentation;

* Your background, including your experience in presenting at ADR or other related conferences (if applicable);

* A current photo to be included in our materials if your session is selected;

* Whether you would be willing to collaborate if we receive multiple proposals in your field; and

* If you are "only" available – morning, afternoon, or a specific day, Saturday or Sunday. We can try to accommodate your schedule but cannot guarantee it.

We are also interested in hearing from those interested in offering a two, three, or four part series (4 to 8 hours) for more in-depth focus, analysis and/or practice. Basic sessions are typically 2 hours each.

Be sure to connect your presentation, workshop or discussion to our conference theme: “Building a Culture of Peace: Passions, Pathways & Transformation.”

To ensure continuing education credit eligibility and compliance for your program: Please include either a résumé or CV for each presenter in your program and the proposed program agenda/outline.  (This information is for documentation purposes and for the ADRNC files only.)

Program proposals must contain finalized content as the selected proposals will be used to develop conference marketing materials.

For convenience, please complete the online form and/or email your proposal or questions to Peggy Ahn, Conference Chair, at:

Thank you for your participation and support!

Peggy Ahn
ADRNC Conference Chair