Author Diane Musho Hamilton is the Keynote speaker for the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution 16th Annual Symposium, Friday, May 16.

Diane Hamilton, author of Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, will deliver the Keynote and Plenary Practicum at the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution (UCCR) Annual Symposium, Friday, May 16. The CLE accredited event is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Utah Law and Justice Center, 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) May 09, 2014

Salt Lake City author Diane Musho Hamilton is the Keynote speaker for the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution (UCCR) 16th Annual Symposium on Friday, May 16. Her Plenary Session topic is, "Everything is Workable: How Conflict Is Worthwhile." In her book, Hamilton states, "Conflict isn't the problem - our response to it is."

The UCCR conference theme is “Homecoming: Practice in the Art of Conflict and Resolution." Diane Hamilton will also lead the morning Plenary Practicum, facilitating experiential exercises to help participants expand their conflict resolution skills. Symposium attendees will explore the evolution of perspectives in human development, and learn how this development applies to mediation.

Following afternoon breakouts, Diane will lead a final closing plenary and reflections session.

The CLE accredited event is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Utah Law and Justice Center, 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Diane Musho Hamilton has thought and written about, taught, and practiced conflict resolution for twenty years. As an award winning professional mediator, and the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, she is well known throughout Utah and nationally for working creatively with conflict and facilitating difficult conversations on culture, religion, race and gender relations. Her clients include international organizations, governmental and not-for-profit agencies, private industry, and individuals.

In her first book, Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, Diane distills years of experience as a mediator and a meditator into an empowering skill set for engaging and resolving conflict with wisdom and compassion.

Diane, who is a long-time practitioner of meditation, and a Zen priest says, “In spite of practicing meditation, mindfulness, or other spiritual disciplines, most people regularly experience conflict in their lives - and have to deal with it.”

She suggests that for real success in both professional and personal life, everyone needs to develop conflict resolution skills and cultivate social intelligence through practice and awareness.

Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala Publications) is an exploration of conflict resolution as an evolving life and spiritual practice.

Diane Musho Hamilton is Principal of Diane Hamilton and Associates, offering mediation services, facilitation training and individual coaching. She is also Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen, a center for Zen study and practice in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah. Diane leads telecourses, seminars and retreats in Salt Lake City and around the world, helping individuals and groups to develop skills for mature, dynamic, and creative relationships in the workplace, at home, and in communities. She recently co-founded Integral Facilitator™, the first developmentally oriented approach to group facilitation mastery.

The Utah Council on Conflict Resolution (UCCR) is a statewide umbrella organization for all persons interested in enhancing the network of professionals performing or promoting conflict resolution in the State of Utah. The UCCR is committed to serving the community by strengthening the professionalism and integrity of the practice of conflict resolution in Utah. In offering the 16th Annual Symposium, The UCCR is celebrating years of wisdom and experience, in addition to opening new pathways to mindful and invigorated practice in dispute resolution.