Neil Denny: Grudgeology - The Art of Holding a Grudge

May 4-5, 2012
19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

6.1 Grudgeology – The Art of Holding a Grudge

Neil Denny, speaker, author and collaborative family lawyer, Bath, England

Saturday, May 5, 2012 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Dispute resolution is unlikely if we fail to address our clients’ grudges. This entertaining and participatory workshop will enable us to talk about these grudges and how they might be shaping behaviors in counter-productive ways, and, crucially, if we love our grudges, how we can set them free.

Neil Denny

Neil Denny is an international speaker and author specialising in conflict communications, collaboration and collaborative practice. He speaks regularly to groups across the America and the UK, where Neil lives, in Bath, with his wife and two children.

Neil has an outstanding reputation internationally as an author and trainer on conflict resolution and other family law related matters. He is the author of Conversational Riffs: Creating Meaning Out of Conflict (2010) and The Collaborative Law Companion (2011). He is currently writing his third book, Do Collaborate, with yet another book, the keenly anticipated Grudgeology, also in development.

Neil continues to practice and is a consultant collaborative practitioner with Family Law in Partnership (FLiP) in London where he is responsible for developing the firm's social media, training and development initiatives.

After his engagements in the US in May, Neil will present the keynote address at the 2012 European Collaborative Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Neil blogs at

Click the image for a video of Neil's DO Lecture presentation based on his book Conversational Riffs:

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Comment by Jeff Bean on June 14, 2012 at 4:33pm
Comment by Jeff Bean on June 14, 2012 at 4:22pm

Little bird told me Neil was up for something. After twisting his arm via twitter he advises he's been nominated for Family Law 2012 Innovative Lawyer of the Year Award by Jordan Publishing. Just being nominated is an honor- congratulations, Neil!

I'll stay on him to find out how the voting goes October 10 and let you know.

Comment by Jeff Bean on May 30, 2012 at 1:36pm

Didn't get Neil's book at the conference? Took a look online and saw you'd pay an arm-and-a-leg in UK pounds and for shipping from England?

Never fear. I've been advised that the conference bookseller still has a few copies of Neil's Conversational Riffs on-hand. Here's the scoop:

Your colleagues can purchase Neil's book "Conversational Riffs" from me via email, phone, fax or regular mail. The cover price on the book is $27.99. With tax and shipping it would normally cost $36.12 however I can offer it for $30 including tax and shipping.

Please use the following contact information:

School Art Materials
PO Box 51141
Seattle WA 98115

Sam McCracken
206-526-0775 voice
206-526-0797 fax

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