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was a community college professor for many years,
before she found her true passion for helping people transform
challenging communication. Now, she teaches in the Conflict
Resolution Program at Sonoma State University in N. California,
and has her own Santa Rosa based communication and conflict
management coaching, mediation, and training business, Conflict
Her blog and website are
Eileen Barker is a leader
in the movement to integrate healing and transformation in legal
disputes and other conflict settings. She is a
litigation attorney turned mediator turned forgiveness teacher and
coach. She hosts a free monthly teleseminar for professionals
called the Forgiveness Forum & is the author of the Forgiveness
Workbook and Forgiveness Meditation CD.
Her website is
is a lawyer, mediator, coach, trainer and consultant based in
Toronto, Canada. She is a pioneer in the development of conflict
management coaching, recently published Conflict Management
Coaching:The CINERGY Model and trains and coaches her model
Her website is
Kenneth Cloke, is
director of the Center of Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica, a
founder and past President of Mediators Beyond Borders, and a
mediator, arbitrator, coach, consultant, and trainer who has
worked in over 20 countries. He is the author of Mediating
Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict The Crossroads of Conflict:
A Journey into the Heart of Conflict, and Conflict
Revolution: Mediating Evil, War, Injustice, and Terrorism and many
His website is
Convener: Edwin Rutsch is founding director of the Center for Building a
Culture of Empathy. See
his full Bio here.
I'm delighted we have been able to finalize a time and date for the
Skype empathy panel discussion--
Thursday August 2nd from 10-11 AM.
Thank you all so much for your flexibility and willingness to do this.
Here is some more information for you about logistics etc.
The discussion, which will be videotaped,
will take place via Skype. Edwin has the technology to make this work.
To make this work, we must all be connected through Skype ahead of
time. Edwin has sent invitations to you to connect with him; I will do
the same. Please accept the Skype invitations from Edwin & Lorraine.
Then, it will be easy for us to be on the Skype call at the same time.
Since I will introduce you,
please send me a short bio you would like me to
My idea is that the format will be informal and conversational. I'll ask
some questions & facilitate. I
will start different questions with different presenters and make sure
you all have a chance to share your wonderful ideas and experience.
Topic and Questions
The general topic is
the intersection of conflict resolution and empathy. I'm thinking of
What does empathy mean
How does empathy fit
with the work you do?
How do you help
clients/parties find empathy for each other?
How/why does this help
What makes finding
How are empathy and
forgiveness different/the same?
I might ask you
to share specific examples, since that always makes the information
more powerful and accessible.
Here are questions I will ask one of you to take the lead on (assuming
we have time):