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CCND Webinar with Sharon Strand Ellison, M.S.

May 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Along with

The Center on Dispute Resolution

Quinnipiac University School of Law


A Special Webinar Training


Sharon Strand Ellison, M.S.

Taking the War Out of Our Words

10am – 1pm

PLEASE NOTE:  This training was originally planned as a full-day, live event at Quinnipiac University May 12 (for $195 members, $260 non-members) but, in response to the Coronavirus situation, has now been expanded into a two-part program, at no additional expense to registrants.   On May 12, from 10 am to 1 pm, Sharon will present a live, 3-hour webinar via Zoom, offering an overview of the main concepts of her “Powerful Non-Defensive Communication” approach.  Registrants will also receive a downloadable version of Sharon’s CD.  Sharon’s full-day workshop will offer valuable opportunities for role play and deeper exploration of her concepts and techniques.  We anticipate scheduling Sharon’s full-day workshop during the fall of 2020, and will pass that information along to registrants.  If you have already registered and paid for the full-day training, you will automatically be registered for the webinar at no additional charge. If you have not yet registered for the full-day event, you can now register for the webinar only for just $95 (CCND members) or $115 (non-members), and then pay the additional $100 (members) or $145 (non-members) if you decide to attend the live workshop when it is scheduled.


About the Webinar:

This workshop will start with a brief video, followed by a series of exercises that demonstrate the application of “Powerful Non-Defensive Communication” (PNDC) skills in high conflict situations.  All participants will receive a free downloadable copy of Sharon’s PNDC Principles and Practical Skills, which summarizes concepts from her book Taking the War Out of Our Words and models effective ways to prompt others to drop their defenses and turn conflict into productive conversation.

About Sharon:

Sharon Strand Ellison, M.S. is an international communication consultant, award-winning speaker, creator of the Powerful Non-Defensive Communication™ (PNDC) process and the author of Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication (4th Edition 2016). With her daughter, Ami Atkinson Combs, she also authored Taking Power Struggle Out of Parenting (2007), winner of a Benjamin Franklin Award.

In the field of Mediation and other forms of ADR, Sharon has been a keynote speaker for: the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), ADR Association of Northern California, the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Heartland Regional Conference of Mediators, Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, Kaiser Permanente, California Annual Statewide Ombuds/Mediators Conference, The US Navy, International Mediation Conference, California Family and Conciliation Courts, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, National Family Law Program. She has also trained court mediators in many jurisdictions including Sacramento, CA Superior Court, New Hampshire State and Federal Courts, Toronto, Canada, and  London, England (Centre for Dispute Resolution).

Here is what people are saying about Sharon’s trainings:

The way you synthesise complexity into simpler concepts and create the tools to manage specific issues and instances is so profound, Sharon. If we could all take away at least a few ‘top tips’ from your training, and practice them, what a world that would be.

— Marguerite Picard, Director, MELCA; Collaborative Family Lawyer, NMAS Nationally accredited Mediator & Conciliator, recipient of placement on Melbourn, Australia’s leading family law firms list

“I am fascinated about the massive potential, benefit and influence this approach to communication can have on relationships at every level in society and indeed on the whole of humanity.” —Karim Sunderji, Mediator, Toronto, Canada

“From the very first moment, sitting among my collaborative colleagues, I knew this experience was going to change the way we communicated in our community.” — “I can still remember the silence . . .  being pierced by little astounded gasps as the profundity of what [Sharon] was talking about became evident.” — “People felt excited and challenged by the content and structure of her keynote, role-plays, and interactions with audience members. She received a standing ovation.”


May 12, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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