Promoting Informed Use and Best Practices for ADR in Washington
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 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 neildenny.wordpress.com.
Click the image for a video of Neil's DO Lecture presentation based on his book Conversational Riffs: