September Annual Kick-off Event -2013

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 1149 Restaurant, Warwick, RI


  • Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres.
  • Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres.
  • Full-Time Student Membership Required

Registration is closed


Keynote Address:
 "IMPROVISATION - How Jazz resembles Mediation"

Presented by:
Michael A. Wheeler,
Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, Editor of the Negotiation Journal, and author of the upcoming book, The Master Negotiator: The Practical Art of Improvising Agreement.

As Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, he taught Mediation & Consensus Building.  Widely published, Wheeler is the author or co-author of nine articles. and numerous artricles.  Pre-press release copies of his tenth book will available at this event. 
Wheeler’s current research focuses on negotiation dynamics, dispute resolution, organizational design, and ethics.  His research focuses on negotiation as a dynamic process, one in which the capacity to learn and adapt is essential. 

Join us for an enjoyable evening and a relaxed atmosphere

  •  Networking and "Meet and Greet" - Mix with old friends and meet new ones.
  •  Announcement of Training & Events Calendar for the coming year!
  •  Includes Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres and a Cash Bar.

About RIMA Trainings:

All RIMA trainings , whether referred to as a seminar, workshop, or presentation are designed to qualify for RIMA mediator CE's and may fully qualify for CE's for attorneys, social workers and certain other professionals.   

Programs are believed to qualify for the stated number of MCLE's because they:
(1) Present significant intellectual and practical content as to contribute to the growth of a participant's professional competence and skills;
(2) Present subject matter that is directly or supportively relevant to the practice of mediation, law and/or ethics;
(3) Are conducted by a person or persons qualified professionally to present the subject matter involved;
(4) When in-person, are presented in a classroom, meeting room, or lecture hall conducive to a meaningful educational experience;
(5) Are presented in a multi-modal fashion, utilizing oral presentations supplemented with written hand-outs and texts and visuals. All materials are believed to meet the highest professional standards in terms of their timeliness, organization, and detail; and
(6) Utilize video and audio presentations only as an adjunct to oral and written presentations.

Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal. 

RIMA maintains a record of attendance and completed participant's evaluations for each training.


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