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October 27, 2020 HR Department of One Toolbox Series Webinar


October 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Conflict Resolution & Mediation
Presented by
Wolf Smith, JD, MSW, Conflict Resolution Center - St. Louis &
JoAnn Williams, Conflict Resolution Center - St. Louis

If nothing else, 2020 has brought the importance of effectively dealing with conflict to the forefront of our attention. Whether it is mask vs. no masks, home school vs. in-person education, or lock down vs. open the economy, there is no shortage of things creating conflict in our day-to-day lives. The Conflict Resolution Center of St. Louis is a nonprofit that helps give people a chance to be heard through mediation. Come learn how mediation can help people reach agreement, rebuild relationships and develop long-term solutions.

About Our Speakers
Wolf Smith, JD, MSW
(they/them) runs the Conflict Resolution Center - St. Louis (CRC), which provides free mediation services to St. Louis City residents and organizations. Wolf has a background in startup nonprofits and governance, developing sustainable programming, and advocating for fairness within systems. Their experience and innovative leadership style has resulted in quadrupling the annual income of CRC and raising its mediation success rate to over 85%, all while enhancing the organization's commitment to equity and accessibility. They believe that mediation is both a process and a mindset, and prioritizing transparency, communication, and collaboration empowers people to reach fairer solutions while building stronger relationships.

JoAnn Williams (she/her) has lived her entire life in St. Louis city, mostly residing in the Penrose neighborhood. A mother of two, JoAnn has always been engaged in her community and in city issues. She recently retired as the Business Representative with the Carpenters' Union, having represented city and county employees in that capacity for more than 35 years. JoAnn was appointed by Mayor Harmon to chair the St. Louis City Housing Authority, culminating in the preservation of the $46 million HOPE VI, as well as the demolition of outdated high-rise housing that made way for new mixed income neighborhoods. JoAnn was appointed Trustee to City of St. Louis Employee Retirement System, governing a $950 million public employee pension system, and was also the Executive Assistant to the President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. In the past, she has also served as Chair of the Carpenters' Union Sisters, where she mentored and trained women of the construction industry in leadership and organizing skills. She has served on the St. Louis City Community Jobs Board, the Carpenters' Credit Union Board, the Board of Wesley House Association, and has been a UMSL Neighborhood Leadership Fellow.

SHRM St. Louis Chapter Member - Included in Dues
Non-Chapter Member - $25

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