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Diversity Workshop Series--Part 1 Keynote Presentation (Online)

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Please join us for a special Keynote Presentation that is the first in a four-part workshop series on diversity that will be led by Dr. David Campt and The Dialogue Company. This workshop series is a joint initiative of MCLC, APFM and MCFM.

Part 1 -- Keynote Presentation:
"Unconscious Bias: Creating an Understanding that Works for Everyone"
Friday, November 20, 2020
1 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern (10 am to 12:30 pm Pacific)
by Zoom Videoconference

Speaker: Dr. David Campt, The Dialogue Company

The keynote will review the insidious nature of unconscious bias, explore the ways that our lack of recognition of it and of bullt-in racial hierarchies tend to undermine goals of an inclusive, caring and just society and collaborative professions.  It will be geared towards professionals working in dispute resolution, but the themes can be globally applied.  Part 1 is open to anyone who is interested.


About the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. David Campt attended Princeton University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science. He then studied City Planning at The University of California, Berkeley. After completing his doctoral degree with a dissertation in “The Cultural effects of Urban Planning,” David went to work for the Clinton administration’s “Conversations on Race” initiative. Through the course of his 25-year career as a featured presenter, Dr. Campt has helped groups focus on a variety of topics including strategic planning, conflict resolution, creating more inclusive decision-making, leadership succession, cultural competence, and many others. His clients have varied widely and have included: the US military, The White House, large corporations, international organizations, foundations, governments, universities, national associations, and nonprofit groups.

David is an engaging and thought-provoking speaker who is adept at infusing humor into his reflections. His insights are always designed to both captivate audiences and move their thinking to a higher level of discernment and clarity.

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The remaining Parts 2-4 of this workshop series will be:
Part 2. Literature Review via PowerPoint Presentation to be scheduled in January 2020, jointly with MCLC and APFM (30 minutes with 30 minutes for clarifying questions and answers). This workshop will provide a synopsis of the state of research about the ways that bias, privilege, and structural racism affect the dispute resolution arts of family law, financial planning, mediation and coaching. In addition, the presentation will include guidance about how dispute resolution organizations should evaluate their own progress on inclusion and equity. Part 2 will be open to members of MCLC, APFM and MCFM only.
Part 3. Goal Clarification Workshop and Part 4. Two-Session Planning Sequence Workshops: These workshops will be open to MCFM Board Members and MCFM's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members only. If you are interested in participating in the Part 3 and Part 4 active workshops please consider joining the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. For more information on the committee, reach out to co-chair Jen Hawthorne at
Dr. Campt will be delivering the keynote solo; the remaining Parts 2-4 will be led by Dr. Campt and Matthew Freeman, co-author with Tiffany Jana of “Overcoming Bias.”  See more about The Dialogue Company at


 MCFM Professional Development Workshop

Immediately following the keynote MCFM will hold a special Professional Development Workshop to talk about Dr. Campt's presentation. This discussion is free and open to MCFM and MCLC members, students and nonmembers who register for the keynote presentation.

PLEASE NOTE:  Separate registration is required.  Visit the Workshop info page for more details and to sign up.


  • MCFM Members: Free of charge
  • MCFM Nonmembers: $25
  • Students (Undergraduate/Graduate):  Free of charge
    (Email for discount code BEFORE you register.)

Zoom Access Instructions will be included in your registration confirmation email.

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November 20, 2020 from  1:00 PM to  2:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
Registration $25.00