Casey Karges and David Hubbard from the Mediation Center spoke to IABC Lincoln about methods for working through difficult conversations. They made their presentation to IABC Lincoln at its professional development lunch on March 22, 2017.
A video of her presentation is posted on YouTube at “Dealing with Difficult Conversations” presentation (The video will open in a new tab/window.).
Since 2006, Casey Karges has served as the Executive Director of The Mediation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Extensively trained and highly skilled, Casey has logged hundreds of hours of mediation and, over the last 10 years, has expertly guided the Center through an ever-changing landscape and honed his gift for dealing with difficult conversations. He received his Masters of Divinity at St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas in 1988 and has been an ordained Methodist pastor since 1989, serving several churches across Nebraska and as Executive in Charge of Staff and Program for the United Methodist Church in Nebraska.
David Hubbard is the Director of Facilitation and Training at The Mediation Center where he serves as an educator, facilitator, mediator, and negotiation coach. David first affiliated with the Center in 2003 while engaged full-time as a private mediator/facilitator. With a Law Degree from University of Nebraska–Lincoln and past experience as an attorney and business executive, David’s mediation and facilitation skills have been refined through hundreds of hours of training through the likes of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and hundreds of mediations and group facilitations. David has taught facilitation and mediation as an adjunct faculty member at The Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law and currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law where he teaches courses on mediation. In his spare time, he serves as a trainer of new mediators for the Nebraska Mediation Association. Dealing with difficult conversations is all in a day’s work for Dave.