CBA-NS Young Lawyers Section Meeting - Workshop

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Event date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
Name of Organization: 
Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia
Contact Email: 
Wickwire Holm, Halifax NS

Innovations in Dealing with Conflict: Resolution Coaching

Speaker: Paul Hutchinson, Imagined Spaces

Resolution coaching works to address elements in ADR that other approaches have not yet been able to achieve.  In some conflict cases, one or more of the parties involved are not able or willing to engage in dialogue, or an individual involved in a conflict does not want to directly engage with the other parties about their differences. Therefore, resolution coaching can be used on a one-to-one basis without any interaction with additional parties. However, it can also be used as a tool to work with other approaches, making it a very versatile intervention. 

Paul Hutchinson is the founder/director of Imagined Spaces. He is a mediator, therapist, artist, educator and retreat leader. He is the former Director of Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre ( and is currently a Commissioner on the NI Parades Commission ( Paul has over 25 years experience as a mediator and has worked extensively in Northern Ireland, and internationally in England, New York, Jerusalem and Canada. Paul worked in the field of Mental Health for 12 years - managing Day Centres, Residential Schemes, Advocacy Projects and Lobbying/Research. Paul is a visiting professor at the Dalhousie Law faculty and the Atlantic School of Theology. Paul lives on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland.