Apology Power Training

Apology Power CE

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA) proudly offers Apology Power CE presented by Joe Jarret.

Topics of Discussion will include:

1) What is apology power?

2)  How to make it?

3) When to make it?

4) Any legal or negative Mediation Ethics?

5) Obligations of a TN Rule 31 Mediator.

Practitioners, non-attorney and attorney mediators, can receive new tools and thinking to provide highest quality services to clients, develop a flourishing practice, and to deal with the sometimes conflicting expectations and needs of the parties involved with the mediation process.


Title: Apology Power

Date: August 15, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Social starts at 5:30 pm with food and beverages

Location: Middlebrook Mediation and Training Center, 2117 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921

Cost: $5 TVMA members | $20 non-members |$0 for non-credit attendance

Questions: Email Marketing@tnmediators.com

Keynote Speaker – Joe Jarret

Joe has served as a mediator both in Florida and Tennessee and is the past-president of the Tennessee Valley Mediation Association, and a member of the Board of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators (TAPM). He has practiced law before the Tennessee Supreme Court, and lower state appellate, trial and federal courts and has appeared before the Florida Governor and his Cabinet.

Joe has provided CME-certified training on behalf of the Tennessee Supreme Court, ADR Commission, the Tennessee Valley Mediation Association, the Tennessee & Knoxville Bar Associations, TAPM, and the Florida Supreme Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission. He has published widely in the field of ADR in several professional journals, including the Florida and Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission newsletters.

Joe is a former active duty United States Army Armored Cavalry Officer and former United States Air Force Special Agent with service overseas.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters in Public Administration degree, a Juris Doctorate degree and is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at UT. Joe is a lecturer for University of Tennessee’s Political Science Department, and has lectured at the UT Law School, and is an award winning writer who has published over 85 articles in various professional journals. He serves various veterans groups in both Knox County and E. Tennessee. He is the 2009 recipient of the Gordon Johnston Award for Excellence in the practice of Local Government Law.


Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA) proudly offers its annual day-long seminar Mediating with High Conflict Personalities CE presented by Shawn Skillin, PhD.

TVMA is bringing  Shawn Skillin, J.D. who co-founded the High Conflict Institute with Bill Eddy and others to Knoxville as the keynote presenter.  She is an attorney and mediator from San Diego, CA.  Ms. Skillin teaches mediation and offers training and consultation to  mediators, attorneys, mental health professionals and others who deal with high conflict personalities.

The six hour seminar will address conflict styles, the five common high conflict personalities, and help you build skills for managing them in mediation. Specific exercises will help you manage your own anxiety and reduce resistance to get the agreement to mediate signed, set the agenda, get proposals and finalize agreements.

Date: October 28, 2017 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | Lunch will be provided.

LocationBridgewater Place


$150 Early bird Special until September 30 and $200 afterward for TVMA members

$250 Early bird Special until September 30 and $300 afterward for non-members

$50 for students with ID

Register Here for 6 hours of continuing education credit (5 hours General CLE/CME and 1 hour Ethics CLE/CME)

Questions: Email Marketing@tnmediators.com

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA)

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association is a 501(c) non-profit organization with the mission to provide Rule 31 mediation training and continuous education for existing and prospective professionals wanting to perform mediation services. The TVMA offers Rule 31 training in civil and family law.

Anyone needing continuous education for general, legal, and ethics credits may attend on the third Tuesday of each month. The time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

For more information visit www.tnmediators.com.

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