In the spirit of other great duos such as Calvin and Hobbes, Ben and Jerry, Kirk and Spock—Michael Lang and Woody Mosten are starting a new supervision/case consultation group for mediators.
The group will meet monthly via Zoom for a 90-minute conversation. Participants will bring mediation practice problems—those that arose because of a success or frustration or it could be something you are currently grappling with. Dealing with intense emotions and complex issues will be the focus of discussion Michael and Woody will clarify the problem and discover new approaches for dealing with the situation.
Woody and Michael will also share their years of experience, offering advice and recommendations for solving seemingly intractable practice situations.
The goal is for you to become a more adept, resourceful and effective mediator. Even the most basic issues can lead to insight for new and experienced mediators alike.
The following are some questions asked that we will ask seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of your skills and craft round their mediator table:
These monthly online sessions began September 2, 2020 and will continue on the first Wednesday of each month from 5PM-6:30PM EDT (2-3:30 PM PDT).
There will be no more than 12 people selected for this group. Our group will go forward regardless of the number of participants.The fee to participate will be $75/month—minimum 3 months ($225). At the end of the 90-day period, if the group is full, a new member will replace you. However, you may secure your place in the group, by signing up for 12 months ($900); you will then have option to participate for the full year—and first right to be in the group starting in September 2021.
Jan 6 — Michael, Sole Facilitator Feb 3 — Woody and Michael, Joint Facilitators Mar 3 — Woody, Sole Facilitator Apr 7 — Michael, Sole Facilitator May 5 — Woody and Michael, Joint Facilitators Jun 2 — Michael, Sole Facilitator Jul 7 — Woody, Sole Facilitator Aug 4 — Woody and Michael, Joint Facilitators
As a recovering litigator, it is quite exciting to commence a new way of being and doing. I've been meditating for the past 5 years, but have straddled between both worlds. The old one just doesn't fit anymore. It is comforting to have a group of supportive professionals around me while making this shift. The truth is that being vulnerable and waiting for things to gently shift are not typical ways of being for an employment and family litigator. It's refreshing to know that after 20 plus years in the other world, I can grow and change. Like some of you, I have a successful law practice, which I enjoyed for many years. I love my clients and many of my colleagues. But I have grown past this, and I need to be true to myself and the universe! I look forward to your support. I need it - to turn down litigation clients and the $$$ to make space for this practice. If I don't do that, there is not enough space in my calendar or my heart for what is next.
Marybeth Holland O'Hearn
Mediator and Attorney
Marybeth Holland O'Hearn, Mediator & Attorney