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The Art of Mediation: Mediation Strategies

by Lou Chang

January 31, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  HST

Hawaii State Bar Association Conference Room

1100 Alakea Street, Suite 1000

Honolulu, HI 96813

Mediators assume certain demeanors in their role as mediators. Mediators can offer themselves as facilitators, benefactors, directive, evaluative or assume a special persona. Mediators usually have a general or default strategy as they go into a mediation. However, often, after listening and connecting with the parties, mediators will make strategic shifts from their default or planned strategy and can choose from a wide array of mediation strategies to maintain momentum in the process.

This 90-minute workshop will review the range of strategic options that a mediator may decide to utilize. Within the available time of the workshop, the presenter and participants will explore as many of the options as possible together.

About the Presenter:

Lou Chang, Esq. serves as an independent and neutral mediator and arbitrator for commercial, design & construction, labor-management, employment, business, franchise, real estate, insurance, probate, family business, personal injury and civil disputes.

Lou is also a teacher / trainer in the following capacities:

  • Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer at University of Hawaii, Manoa (Negotiation, Mediation Skills and Advanced Facilitation and Mediation (2003-16)); Wm. S. Richardson School of Law, Mediation and Advocacy. 2005; School of Architecture, Conflict Management for DesignProfessionals.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Chaminade University, Executive MBA Program, Negotiation (2015-16)
  • Faculty trainer of Arbitrators and/or Mediators: Am. Arbitration Assoc., Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Hawaii State and Federal Courts, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Subordinate Court-Singapore, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau and others.


Non-member: $30.00 + $3.72 Fee

Member: $20.00 + $3.16 Fee

Student: $10.00 + $2.61 Fee