Mediators Say the Darndest Things…

1 hour of CE for registered neutrals (GA) & 1 hour of CLE for Georgia attorneys, including 1 ethics hour

Session Information


Take a trip down Ethics Lane…

“Did I do that?” Television from the 90’s isn’t the only place to hear a clumsy blunder. Review outtakes and explore the “tacky” world of mediator ethics from this unique, familiar (remember Dr. Tim from the 2022 ADR Institute?), sometimes comical perspective of – not one, but – two individuals who are both a veteran neutral and educator. In this dynamic session, attendees will explore a range of ethical situations and identify then navigate an ethically “mucky” situation. By the end, ADR practitioners will strengthen their ethical best practices for negotiating conflict among represented and self-represented parties within a neutral environment. Wrap up this year’s conference by with a bit of light humor and panache!

In-person attendees can join hosts Tim Hedeen and Heather Pincock for Mediators Say the Darndest Things... in the Auditorium:

3:30pm to 4:30pm

This session will be live-streamed to virtual attendees.

Dr. Timothy K. Hedeen, Ph.D.

Dr. Timothy Hedeen is a Professor of Conflict Management in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw State University (KSU). He provides mediation and facilitation services; delivers training around constructive conflict engagement, decision-making, conflict coaching, and communication; conducts research and evaluation on ombuds offices, dispute resolution systems in courts and educational contexts, and justice policy. He served seven years as an appointed member of the Commission on Dispute Resolution of the Georgia Supreme Court, as well as six years on theSection Council of the American Bar Association's Section of DisputeResolution.

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Dr. Heather Pincock, Ph.D.

Dr. Heather Pincock is an Associate Professor of Conflict Management at KSU. Her research is broadly concerned with theories of democracy and citizenship, and her work examines how both citizens and the state seek to manage everyday conflicts in ways that conform to, reinforce, and challenge democratic values of autonomy, equality, and community. She is a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of DisputeResolution and, as a facilitator with Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP),she co-facilitates conflict resolution workshops in prison and community settings in the greater Atlanta area. 

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Full Agenda

The program will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (full agenda outlined below)

Those attending via livestream will not have access to view sessions presented in Room A, but will have access to a recording of these sessions (and all others) during the month of December (2023). Those attending the conference in person will have a choice between two breakout sessions, held at 10:00 AM and 2:15 PM. Like livestream attendees, a recording of all sessions will be available to in-person attendees for the month of December (2023).


7:30 am - 8:30 am

8:30 am - 8:45 am

8:45 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:15 am

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm


3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - Your call!

Continuing Education Information

Mediators Say the Darndest Things… is approved for 1 hour of CE for registered neutrals (GA) & 1 hour of CLE for Georgia attorneys (pending).

The total conference is approved for 6 hours of CE for registered neutrals and is approved by the State Bar of Georgia for 6 CLE hours, including ethics, trial, and professionalism credit.


All CE for neutrals registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution will be automatically applied by December 2.


Georgia Attorneys who purchase the appropriate ticket option will have CLE hours automatically reported to the State Bar of Georgia. The fee for CLE hours is included in the ticket price.


Attorneys from states other than Georgia: Upon request, we will be happy to assist you with needed documentation to self-report hours to your local State Bar. Please reach out to us at

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