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HMA Webinar
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Kansas ADR Kansas Supreme Court Council
Tonya Ricklefs, PhD LMSW & Micki Armstrong, MS
11:30am to 12:30pm
1 KS CDRE Hour – Pending

Have you ever wondered about the function of the ADR Kansas Supreme Court Council?  Do you have questions you want to ask the council members?  Join Tonya Ricklefs and Micki Armstrong ADR Council members and ADR staff on June 16th to discuss the goals and functions of the council.

The background, functions, and goals of the ADR Kansas Supreme Court Council:

The Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution is established under the Dispute Resolution Act, K.S.A. 5-501 et seq., to:

  • Advise the director of dispute resolution on the administration of the Dispute Resolution Act;
  • Assist the director of dispute resolution in providing technical assistance to programs, individuals, courts, and other entities requesting the study and development of dispute resolution programs;
  • Consult with appropriate and necessary state agencies and offices to promote a cooperative and comprehensive implementation of the Dispute Resolution Act
  • Make recommendations to the director of dispute resolution about legislation affecting dispute resolution.
  • The membership is composed of no more than 19 members that are appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court. The term is no more than 3 years and you cannot serve more than two complete consistent appointments.

Tonya Ricklefs, PhD LMSW: Tonya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Washburn University.  She teaches at the Graduate level and Undergraduate level and is a state-approved mediator who has a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Family Studies from Kansas State University. Tonya has a certificate in conflict resolution from Kansas State University. She has experience with video (Skype, Zoom) mediation, military families, as well as receiving training in high-conflict mediation and Elder mediation and conciliation cases. Her experience is in multiple mediation/dispute resolution training in workplace, high conflict, culture and conflict, and family mediation. Ph.D. in Family Studies. Areas of research are Adult Sibling Relationships and experiential learning.

Micki Armstrong has a MS in Counseling from Fort Hays State University. She is an Academic Advisor for virtual students seeking degrees in the disciplines of Sociology, Psychology and Political Science at Fort Hays State University. She has served as an adjunct faculty in the Sociology Department at FHSU and has taught courses in family, multiculturalism, mediation, sociology and cultural anthropology. She was previously employed from 1978-1998 by the 23rd Judicial District as a Court Services Officer and served as Chief Court Services Officer for the 23rd Judicial District from December of 1983 to June of 1998. She is a Supreme Court approved mediator in the areas of Core and Domestic mediation and has been trained in civil, parent/adolescent and farm mediation. Ms. Armstrong has provided training in conflict resolution and mediation to judges, lawyers, court services officers, social workers, and other professionals. She is trained in case management for highly conflicted families and is a mentor mediator.  She is a member of Heartland Mediators Association and served as a Board Member at large for HMA from 2003 to 2006. She was appointed to the Office of Judicial Administration Dispute Resolution Advisory Council for the State of Kansas 2008 -2014 and was reappointed in 2019 to the Advisory Council.

HMA Member: $20
Non-HMA Member: $35
Full Time Student: $10

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Future One Hour Webinars Scheduled for 2021: Wednesday: 11:30am to 12:30pm

  • June 16, 2021/ Function & Goals of the ADR Council – ADR Council (CDRE)
  • July 21, 2021 / Interplay Between Ethical Requirements for Attorneys & Mediators – Melanie Worsley Worsley, J.D. & Lloyd Swartz, J.D.  (KS CLE & CDRE)
  • August 18, 2021 / Step Families – Micki Armstrong – (CDRE)
  • September 15, 2021 / 2 hours –11:30 to 1:30pm  National Presenter  – Brad Heckman (Pricing Members $40; Non-Members $70; Student $20)
  • October 20, 2021 / Corporate Dispute Resolution Programs How Fortune 500 Companies Handle Conflict in the Workplace (CLE & CDRE) Larry Rute
  • November 17, 2021 / Mediation Ethics Applied to Conciliation (CLE & CDRE) Aline Cole Barrett J.D.
  • December 15, 2021 / 2 hours – 11:30 to 1:30pm – Shifting the Focus from Being Right to Getting it Right (CLE & CDRE) Trina Nudson, LBSW, JD, (Pricing Members $40; Non-Members $70; Student $20) (CLE & CDRE)

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