Conflict specialist and mindfulness teacher Rachel Wohl of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law, will present “Mindfulness in the Heat of Conflict: Taking Stock” on Thursday, April 6, from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, Room 221, Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Bassett Road. This event, which is part of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series, is free and open to the public, however registration is required at 203-582-3450.
In her talk, Wohl will explain how using mindfulness – a specific way of paying attention – can help overcome obstacles and improve decision-making in negotiations and other conflict-related situations.
Wohlis an attorney, mediator, dialogue facilitator, teacher and trainer. She recently opened Conflict Specialists International, LLC, offering a wide range of conflict prevention, conflict management, conflict resolution and training services.
Twice a year, Wohl co-teaches the three-day course, “Mindfulness in the Heat of Conflict,” at Pepperdine University Law School andUniversity of Maryland School of Law. She recently co-authored an article with the same name, published in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, vol. 20. She teaches mindfulness in a variety of forms and venues, locally, nationally and internationally.
Wohl is an active member of Mediators Beyond Borders International, having served on the founding board of directors for eight years. Previously, she was the founding executive director of the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), which works to promote and advance the use of dispute resolution processes in the community, in courts, schools, juvenile and criminal justice programs, government and businesses.
In 2001, she was chosen by the International Association for Conflict Resolution to receive the Mary Parker Follett Award for Innovation, and in 2013, the MD State Bar Association’s ADR Section presented her with its Chief Judge Bell Award for outstanding contributions to the conflict resolution field. She was recently named Peacemaker of the Year by the Baltimore City Community Mediation Program.
The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. The talks are open to the public as well as the Yale and Quinnipiac communities and are structured to allow time for questions and discussion.