World Mediation Symposium

World Mediation Symposium Coming to Richland College October 15-17!

An impressive assembly of distinguished international speakers will converge at Richland College in Dallas, Texas for a three-day Symposium October 15 – 17, 2015. The speakers will give their expert insights and perspectives concerning mediation as an effectual professional discipline, and to address the topic of “Mediating Global Civility and Public Policy.”

Amidst today’s climate of conflicts and dissensions across the global, a cadre of speakers – mediators, attorneys, public servants, a judge, professors, authors, corporate leaders, and professionals – will offer their respective insights at the 2015 World Mediation Organization’s Symposium by focusing on civility. Their goal is to impart their specialized viewpoints and to expound upon the application of mediation and civility to bridge conflicts – conflicts which arise in government, corporate and education sectors across worldwide.

The World Mediation Organization, a recognized affiliate of the United Nations, has a presence in 45 countries. Dr. Daniel Erdmann, Director-General of the World Mediation Organization, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, is a chief principal of this year’s Symposium in Dallas. Dr. Erdmann has a mediation career which has spanned decades and continents.

The prestigious ensemble of international speakers include: Ms. Sara Wilshaw, Consul-General of Canada; Ms. Mary Pat Higgins, CEO/President of Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance; Mr. John Stich, Honorary Consul-General of Japan; Mr. Tom Sloan, Chairman and C.E.O. of Touchstone Communications and Author; The Honorable Judge Josefina Rendón, Attorney, Professor, Author, and Past-President of the Texas Association of Mediators; Mr. Jim Falk, C.E.O. and President of The World Affairs Council in Dallas; Dr. Isis C. Clementa, Attorney, Mediator, and United Nations Representative; Mr. Daniel A. Naranjo, J.D., Professor and Former U.S. Magistrate; Ms. Patricia Stevenson, Consulting Partner of Stevenson and Associates; Dr. Barbara LaToison, Pastor and International President of Presiding Elders’ Council of A.M.E. Zion Church; Dr. Ahmet S. Yayla, Professor and Chief of Turkish National Police; Ms. Koschina L. Marshall, Prosecutor – Office of the Attorney General at Nassau, Bahamas; Ms. LaCrista Gilbert, Professor of ADR at Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas and El Centro College; Dr. Daniel Erdmann, Director-General of the World Mediation Organization; Dr. Ralph Steele, Attorney, Professor, Author, and Credentialed Mediator, and joining this notable roster, Professional Partner at Mediation Worlds, PLLC, Ms. Sheila Younger-Halliman, Esquire.

The symposium will be divided into three areas/days of focus: Public Policy, Corporate Global Civility, and Community and Educational Global Civility. Attendees will receive 18 hours of CEUs and minimum MCLEs. Cost ranges from $25 (for one session) to $384 (full conference including meals and pre-conference activity).

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. For more information and to register, view symposium details.

For questions, please contact Heather L. at 972-238-6918 or by email at