Leonardtown, MD (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
Recognized for his experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Sean Rogers was recently invited to give a presentation at a training session conducted by the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP). Established in 1973, SFLERP is composed of professionals engaged in federal labor-management relations in all three segments of management, organized labor, and neutral. Rogers‘ presentation focused on mediation and arbitration and the “Inner Game of Arbitration,” and was well received by the attendees and extensively covered by the press.
"The mediator has the power of persuasion, while the arbitrator has the persuasion of power," said Rogers as part of his presentation to an audience from all three segments of federal labor relations, management, labor and neutral. Since mediation and arbitration are increasingly important dispute resolution tools in labor relations, Rogers argued that arbitration is the "final link in the dispute resolution chain and each link should be more painful than the one before."
Rogers also asserted the importance of the advocate to “tell a story” in ADR work, while making sure to “tell it simply and in a narrative style.”
Rogers described his personal philosophy that "arbitration is an energy transfer process – the advocate must transfer your energy about the case to the arbitrator as powerfully as possible." For this reason he explained, the advocate must play the "'Inner Game of Arbitration' by conserving and then directing energy into the case presentation."
Rogers received enthusiastic reviews for his presentation, which took place on February 28, 2014. Rogers, a sought-after speaker and lecturer on a wide range of ADR subjects, is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is the Chairman of the Saint Mary’s County Ethics Commission and a Senior Barrister of the Southern Maryland Inn of Court. He has also served as a police officer in Washington, D.C., and is a dedicated educator, having served as an adjunct professor at Troy State University, Central Michigan University and George Mason University.