Carson Area Breakfast Meeting: "Workplace Mediation: How to Derail Conflict Before Conflict Derails You"

    April 18, 2019
    8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
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    Silver Oak Executive Conference Center
    1251 Country Club Drive
    Carson City, NV 89703

    Carson Area April Breakfast Meeting:

    "Workplace Mediation: How to Derail Conflict before Conflict Derails You!"

    Most people associate conflict with hostility, raised voices and a racing heartbeat. Conflict, however, can be a positive experience, an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of a situation or person.  It can also be the impetus for growth and change.  Resolving disagreements is challenging, exciting and requires creativity.  It’s all in the approach.  Mediation offers the opportunity to manage workplace disagreements in a collaborative, flexible and confidential way.

    This interactive presentation will introduce you to the dynamic mediation process through exercises, video and questions and answers.  See how mediation gives people the ability to repair, build and improve the long-term relationships necessary for a productive and fulfilling workplace.

    Join Margaret Crowley and Cortney Young to:

    - Learn how you respond to conflict;
    - Understand how the mediation process works;
    - Apply the principles of mediation to workplace conflict


    This program is applicable for ALL leaders in an organization. Please feel free to register your management team as well for this breakfast meeting.


    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval of (1) credit each.



    Speaker Introduction

    Margaret M. Crowley
    Owner, Crowley Mediation. LLC

    Margaret has been licensed to practice law in Nevada since 1991 and began mediating in 2008.  She has mediated over 800 cases.  Margaret’s private practice focuses on elder care, family, employment and general civil mediation as well as mediation & conflict strategies training.  Margaret is the Program Administrator for the Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program, the only statewide mediation program in Nevada.  In addition to serving as a Supreme Court Settlement Judge, Margaret has mediated for:  The U.S. Department of Interior; the Second and Ninth Judicial Districts’ Custody Mediation Panels; the Second Judicial District’s Dependency and Guardianship Mediation Programs; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Foreclosure Mediation Program.  Margaret has taught 40 hour mediation trainings for Boyd Law School, the University of Nevada Reno, the National Judicial College and the Nevada Supreme Court, regularly presents to different groups on mediation and writes a bi-monthly column in the Washoe County Bar Association’s publication The Writ entitled “Mediation Matters.”


    Cortney Young
    Mediator, Blanchard, Krasner & French

    Cortney Young is a Mediator at Blanchard, Krasner &French and began mediating in 2014.   Her approach to dispute resolution combines years of litigation experience with a pragmatic problem-solving style. She has resolved disputes ranging from hundreds of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.   Cortney spent over a decade with the Litigation and Trial team at Chapman Law firm, which has resolved millions of dollars annually in eminent domain and other real property claims.  Additionally, Cortney was a key player in the firm’s ADR Litigation practice, and she continues that work at Blanchard, Krasner & French.  Cortney’s mediation practice is focused on the resolution of a wide variety of disputes, including, but not limited to, asset valuation, eminent domain, securities, probate and trust disputes, breach of contract, homeowner association disputes, foreclosure and super-priority mediation, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant, employee disputes, and complex civil litigation.  Cortney has authored several articles on mediation for small businesses, and co-founder conflict.  Cortney is also a frequent guest-lecturer at Truckee Meadows Community College, and was on faculty for the American Law Institute’s Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation 2018 conference.


    A HUGE Thank You to our April Breakfast Meeting and NNHRA Annual Gold Sponsor!


    Cancellation and No Show Policies

    No refunds will be given. If you are unable to attend, we will be happy to give you credit toward another event as long as we receive notice 48 hours before your scheduled event. Please send your request to or you may cancel online.





    $35.00 NNHRA Member
    $25.00 Earlybird rate before April 13

    $40.00 NNHRA Non-Member
    $30.00 Earlybird rate before April 13

    $20.00 Board and Committee Chairs

    $15.00 SHRM Student Member
    $5.00 Earlybird rate before April 13