Internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators, Zena D. Zumeta is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is a former board member and president of the Academy of Family Mediators (now merged into the Association for Conflict Resolution), past president of the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, and past Regional Vice President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She is a past member of the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine.
Ms. Zumeta has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator, facilitator and consultant. She has been providing mediation services since 1981.
She is an approved civil and family mediator in Michigan, and an approved mediation trainer for Michigan and many other states. She has taught at Hamline University School of Law, and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Cooley Law School.
Ms. Zumeta is the recipient of the Family Mediation Council-Michigan Lifetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.
Day 1 — Friday, October 25th, 2019 | Presented by Zena Zumeta
|9:00 AM||Pre-Mediation Meetings
|10:45 AM||Pre-Mediation Meetings Cont’d
|1:15 PM||Elder Mediation
|3:00 PM||Elder Mediation Cont’d
Day 2 — Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | Presented by Zena Zumeta
|9:00 AM||Trauma-Informed Mediation
Trauma can take a variety of forms, but a common result of trauma is its effect on a party’s decision-making abilities. Trauma-informed mediation is focused on outlining tactics to use in mediation when one (or both) parties have been impacted by trauma. With family cases, this can relate to abuse, past experiences, or PTSD from military or emergency services. In civil cases, it can relate to the trauma of a car wreck, a loss of job, or other actions which led to the suit. It may also relate to trauma that affects a party’s ability to participate in mediation.
|10:45 AM||Trauma-Informed Mediation Cont’d
|1:15 PM||Ethics, Confidentiality and Framing Issues
|3:00 PM||Ethics, Confidentiality and Framing Issues Cont’d
Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport
8555 Stansted Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Hotel Discount Rate
A block of rooms at a discounted price will be available for attendees of the Conference. When booking a room, it is necessary to identify yourself as a Conference attendee to receive this discounted price, otherwise the normal rate will apply. Ample free parking is available in the hotel’s parking lot.
Attendance is limited to 125 participants, so we advise that you register as soon as possible to ensure a spot at the conference. We invite any and all interested professionals to attend the conference, especially mediators, judges, social workers, therapists, school mediators and real estate professionals.
If you are not a current IAM member and wish to join, your conference registration fee includes membership in the Indiana Association of Mediators for the rest of this year and all of next year.
The IAM is offering five (5) $100 scholarships for 2-day registrations and five (5) $50 scholarships for 1-day registrations that may be applied to the cost of registration. The scholarships are for students, new mediators, and those with a valid financial need for assistance. Please contact us for additional scholarship information and to apply. If registration for the Conference is completed online and you are subsequently approved for a scholarship, a reimbursement check will be given to you at the Conference. If you have already been approved for a scholarship, the amount of the scholarship can be deducted during registration.