Brain Storm: The Organic Origins of Conflict

Donald Mellman, M.D.

As a neurosurgeon who had a busy private medical neurosurgery practice for 26 years, Dr. Mellman now cares for the indigent and offers expert witness services for medical-legal issues. He is also a qualified arbitrator and a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit mediator, who travels internationally, often meeting with NGO leaders and other practitioners on hospital and neurosurgical matters, healthcare challenges, and leadership. Most of his work in the last decade has been focused on the Middle East where he evaluates patients in The West Bank and GazaHe is a globalist focused on human rights activities .

Lynn H. Cole, Esq.

Ms. Cole is a former President and Chair of the Board Mediators Beyond Borders International and has been a force for mediation over the past several decades. In 1990 as Chair of the Civil Justice Reform Act Commission, she recommended to the Federal Judges in the Middle District of Florida use of mediation in their civil case management process. They accepted and became the first Federal District to do so. During that same time, she worked with the (now called) Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center to set up the first state court related mediation program in the United States. She is a Mediation Specialist who has worked and lived in developing rule-of-law countries, Bulgaria, Jordan, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka. She is a full-time domestic and international mediator and mediation trainer who is Harvard-trained and mediation certified by the Florida Supreme Court and, internationally, by the International Mediation Institute (“IMI”) in The Hague.

Each course earns a total of four credit hours of interactive virtual classroom time. Each course is taught in two- 2-hour sessions. Both sessions must be taken to earn the 4 Credit Course.

The Spring Sessions

Brain Storm: The Organic Origins of Conflict – Session 1 of 2
Thursday, April 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST (USA)

Brain Storm: The Organic Origins of Conflict – Session 2 of 2
Thursday, April 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST (USA)

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Who can take these courses?

Anyone involved in conflict or dispute resolution, including mediators, negotiators, coaches, human resource personnel, attorneys, paralegals, arbitrators, and counselors, as examples.

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