FMCS hosted a highly successful "Conflict Resolution Week" series of in-person and online training seminars January 7-10, showcasing the Agency's training programs and services. The series of more than 30 free, web-based, educational sessions included presentations by well-known experts in the field of conflict, covering topics from the traditional basics to the cutting edge in conflict resolution. Hundreds of visitors attended the live sessions held at FMCS headquarters in Washington, D.C., while thousands of others logged on to participate online.
Attendees benefitted from specialized training by FMCS mediators and conflict resolution experts from the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the Udall Foundation/US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Developing and conducting the Conflict Resolution Week Conference was a collaborative interagency effort led by the FMCS Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Office of Education and Training. The first event of its kind for FMCS, this conference demonstrates the Agency's commitment to developing cooperative labor-management relations, promoting ADR in the federal government, and providing practitioners, public and private, with valuable education and training resources for success.
Commissioner Denise McKenney leads a web training.
Federal Labor Relations Authority General Counsel, Julia Clark fields questions from online conference participants.
Commissioner Ramona Buck takes questions during the live classroom seminar.
Commissioner Ramona Buck engages with participants at the in-person sessions held at FMCS headquarters.