KEYNOTE 1: Unleashing Transformative Conflict Resolution


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Unleashing Transformative Conflict Resolution

  • Discover the secrets to conducting effective and emotionally intelligent mediations.
  • Dive deep into the cognitive distortions and emotional triggers behind complex disputes and learn behavioral methodologies to navigate intense conflicts. 

This engaging and dynamic keynote challenges traditional thinking with innovative mediation strategies to advance attendees’ standing as a highly sought after practitioner.

Executive Summary

Dr. Debra Dupree addresses the complexities of mediation by focusing on the emotional and psychological underpinnings that intensify conflicts. She emphasizes the importance of soft skills in understanding and navigating the human aspects of disputes, showcasing through case studies how these skills lead to ethical and effective resolutions. Her approach transcends traditional evaluative methods, advocating for a deeper, more empathetic engagement with the parties involved.

By equipping attendees with advanced communication strategies, Dr. Dupree illustrates how to transform the mediation process. The emphasis on emotional intelligence and cognitive awareness enables mediators to foster lasting resolutions, making the process not only more successful but also more meaningful for all parties involved.

Learning Points/Objectives

  1. Identify the cognitive distortions and emotional triggers that contribute to emotionally-intense disputes in mediations.
  2. Understand the importance of soft skills in mediation practice and their impact on successful resolutions.
  3. Explore innovative approaches to mediation practice, encouraging creative thinking and out-of-the-box solutions.

Attendee Take-Aways

  1. Insights into the human aspects of mediation and the role emotions play.
  2. Behavioral strategies to effectively redirect emotionally-intense disputes toward closure.
  3. Innovative approaches to mediation that challenge traditional thinking and open up new possibilities for productive resolutions.

Style for Attendee Engagement

Dr. Debra’s style is energetic, humorous and dynamic.  She ensures that her presentations are not just inspiring but also practical. She provides actionable takeaways that empower attendees to implement what they’ve learned and truly make a difference in their own mediation practices.

Dr. Debra Dupree is a Dispute Resolution Master and International Keynote Speaker. She is an active member of the ABA Dispute Resolution section and an AAA faculty member in basic/advanced techniques for mediators/advocates/arbitrators, and a Member of their Employment Mediation Panel.

She was featured as a keynote speaker for SCMA’s Employment Mediation Institute at Loyola Law School on “Why Aren’t They Listening? Redirecting the Disputant’s Mindset.” Following rave reviews. SCMA asked her back as a featured speaker for their Annual Conference, partnering with co-presenter Harold Coleman.

The two partnered again at the October 2023 ABA DR’s 20th Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Institute as featured plenary speakers. And shortly thereafter as Guest Speakers during Mediation Week, sponsored by the Lodestar Mediation Training Institute at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, located at Arizona State University. 

Dr. Debra Dupree

I've had the great opportunity to work with Debra recently. She is a true partner and expert in her field of work. Debra's skills in mediation and coaching are top notch. She has a lovely way of both connecting with people and driving sustainable and actionable results.

"Thank you! You were amazing! Your visuals were great and you had everything so well organized. Your speech was lively and interesting! It was clear why you're in demand worldwide . It's really important to be able to resolve conflict and you share your passion brilliantly! We were very impressed!"

Learn How Others Have Been Inspired!

Ty Bourdony

Primary Mediation Trainer Director
Mediation Center of Central Florida


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