Trust, Trauma and Transformation - A radically different response to harm

Event Description

Hosted by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

October Hybrid Event: Remote and In-Person* Options

This session will be offered both live in-person and remotely - when registering, please indicate your participation.

*In-Person: Registration/Check-in and light lunch will begin after 11:30 am. Dietary restrictions need to be received in advance. COVID-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website.


Community decision-making and peacebuilding efforts around the globe have been and continue to be affected by trauma thus necessitating a trauma-informed approach to conflict resolution, breaking recurrent cycles of violence, and fostering the trust and collaboration required for sustainable project outcomes and stable societies. Trauma may result from people’s actions or natural disasters, causing neurological changes that spontaneously overwhelm rational thoughts as much as decades later. The impact of traumatic experiences may also be passed to future generations who were not directly exposed. Such collective trauma can affect large swaths of society; it manifests differently, can harden into a divided, volatile state, and requires a complex response. To do no harm, peacebuilders have an ethical responsibility to be alert to the possibility of trauma exposure and adapt interventions to address its effects.

Featured Presenter: In-Person

Prabha Sankaranarayan, President and CEO | Mediators Beyond Borders International

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: TBD

ADR Rule 114 Credit applied for


Section Member: $0
Bar Member, not in the Section: $15
Non-Member: $45
Law Student & New Admittee: $0/Free

Join the ADR Section: Bar Members and non-attorneys can join this Section and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost. Want more information about the ADR Section?  

Registration Deadline: October 9, 2022. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

COVID-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website.

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Geen Mui |

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Gooseberry Falls Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States