Speaker & Trainer in Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Cultural Diversity and Law.
Certified Credential Distinguished Mediator by Tex Mediator Credentialing Assoc.
Josefina Rendón has taught for organizations such as: * US Air Force, through Key Bridge Foundation (2004- 2007), * Harris County Dispute Resolution Center (1996 to present), * Manousso Mediation (2007-present) * Harris County Partners in Peer Mediation (1996 –1998). Below is a partial list of presentations Josefina Rendón has given.
On Ethics, Mediation and the Courts “Mediation and the Texas Judiciary" World Mediation Symposium, Dallas Oct. 2015
"Ethical Duties of a Guardian Ad Litem under TRCP 173” Houston Bar Assoc. Feb. 2010; Mex Am Bar Assoc. June 2011; South Texas College of Law, Oct. 2011
“Mediator Ethics: The Shoulds, Shall Nots and Why Nots” South Texas College of Law -Just Ethics Series (8/11)
“New Judicial Perspectives: Mediation and ADR” Houston Bar Assoc. ADR Section, Sept. 2009 (panelist)
“In Search of Excellence: Civil Law Mediator Mastery as Perceived by the Bench & Bar”Tx Assoc. of Mediators, Feb. 2009 (panelist)
“Mediator Ethical Guidelines” Dispute Resolution Consultants Int’l & Wharton Community College, March 1998.
“Ethical Guidelines for Mediators Who are Law Enforcement Officers” DRCI & HISD Police Dept., Dec 1997.
On Negotiation and Advocacy Skills Negotiate Like a Woman: Women Professionals in Government (WPG), December 2013.
“Negotiation and Mediation U.S Military Style” American G.I. Forum, Texas State Convention, Houston, June 2013.
“Preparing Your Firm’s Case for Mediation” Houston Paralegal Association (March 2013)
Successfully Negotiating Business Contracts” Univ of Houston Small Business Development Center, Mar '12 (with attorney Leslie Garcia Ashby).
“Effective Representation in a Multicultural Community” Wake Forest Univ. School of Law, N. Carolina Mar. 2009.
“Interactive Supervisory Skills” (Course based on Harvard Project on Negotiation) U.S. Air Force (2004-2007)
“Effective Mediation Advocacy” Mexican American Bar of Texas Convention, August 2004.
"Mediation Preparation & Strategies” Houston Bar Association – Oct. 2003
“Preparing Your Case for Mediation” American Legal Nurse Consultants Assoc. – Houston Chapter, March 2003.
“Winning the Auto Injury Case in Mediation” Auto Injury Conference -South Texas College of Law, March 2001.
“Preparing for Mediation” Mexican American Bar Association of Houston– December 1998.
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
The Accidental Interculturalist: Experiences of Workplace ADR Practitioners in Managing Diversity Issues” Texas Assoc. of Mediators Annual Conf., San Antonio, Feb 2006. (panelist)
“Conflict Resolution in the Workplace” U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, Fed. Center, Battle Creek, Michigan Jul. 02.
"Effective Workplace Dynamics: Sexual Harassment Prevention” Enron Services Corp., Aug. 2000
“Positive Workforce Resolution” Houston Public Library, Nov. 1998.(with Dr. Richard Lane)
Mediator Education and Skills Training “Mediation of Civil Cases” Manousso Mediation and ADR -Basic Mediation Course. 2007-present.
“Family Mediation from Different Perspectives” Manousso Mediation , Advanced Fam Med Course. 2007- present.
"Protective Orders & Temporary Orders: A view from the Bench" (panel with Judge Leta Parks & Judge Claudia Laird) Assoc. for Conflict Resolution- Domestic Violence Mediation Advanced Skills Training (May 2012)
“Facing Impasse” San Antonio Alamo Federal Executive Board Shared Neutrals Consortium, Feb. 04 Houston Federal Executive Board- Shared Neutral Program, May 2004,
“Dealing With Third Parties and Difficult Participants” Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County, Oct. 2001.
“The Mediation Process” Thurgood Marshall School of Law & Center for Minority Land & Community Security, 03/01.
“The Agreement” DRC of Harris County & Houston Police Dept., March 1999.
“The Mediated Agreement” Dispute Resolution Consultants Int’l & Wharton Community College, March 1998.
“Latest Case Law Concerning Mediators” DRCI & Wharton Community College, March 1998
“History of Mediation” DRCI & Houston Independent School District’s Police Dept., Dec 1997.
“Mediation and Negotiation in CPS Cases” DRCs of Harris & Bexar Counties, San Antonio, Texas March 2002.
Diversity and Gender Issues in Conflict Resolution and Law Rendon has lectured about Diversity Issues in Mediation for the following organizations * DRC of Harris County (1996- present), * South Texas College of Law (2010-2012) * Galveston County Mediators Association (April 2000), * Texas State Univ. (1998-2001), * Texas Southern Univ. Thurgood Marshall School of Law (2006, 2009); * Idaho Mediators Assoc. (2007) * North Carolina Bar Assoc. (March 2009) * Wake Forest University Law School, N.C. ( March 2009) * Houston Bar Assoc. (2015) and many others.
Other Presentations on Diversity, Mediation & Law:
“Getting to Sí, 是的 or Ok: The Importance of Cultural Intelligence,” Houston Bar Assoc. ADR Section (Feb 2020)
"Multi-lingual,-cultural,-country Mediation" Texas Modern Mediation Conference (Jan 2020) (panelist) "Crossing Cultural Barriers & Multiple Perspectives on the Impact of Culture & Diversity in Mediation,” Texas Association of Mediators Conference, Feb 2019 (panelist).
“Mediation Strikeouts & Fouls? But… I prefer Getting to Sí With Fútbol” Assoc. of Attorney Mediators (Sept. 2018).
"Cultural Issues in Mediation" Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center. (2015) "Women in the Courtroom” Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Jan. 2010 (panelist).
“Cultural Diversity Issues in Family Mediations” South Texas College of Law Family Mediation Training (2010-2012).
“Gender in the Courtroom” Houston Bar Assoc. Gender Fairness Committee, March & October 2009. (Panelist )
“Three Hats For the Mediator: Helpful Tools for Intercultural Communications” Idaho Mtors Assoc., Boise, Idaho, 05/07.
“Using Interpreters in Mediation” Texas Assoc. of Mediators, Annual Conf, Austin, TX, 02/06.
“Sensitivity Issues in CPS Mediations” Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County, 2000-07
“Racial and Ethnic Considerations in Mediation” Assoc. of Attorney Mediators Conf, 03/00.
“Mediating with Latino Populations in Texas DRCs” Texas Association of Mediators, Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 2003. (With Clara I. Gomez & Walter A. Wright)
“Spanish and Bilingual Mediations” Assoc. for Conflict Res, Toronto, Canada 10/02 (With Clara Gomez & Walter Wright)
“Mediating with Latino Populations: Past, Present, Future” Assoc. for Conflict Resolution, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2002. (With Clara I. Gomez & Walter A. Wright)
“Conflict Resolution & Foreign Students” Conflict Res Educ. Network, Nat’l Conf., June 1997 (With Walter Wright).
Spanish Speaking Presentations on Law, Ethics & Mediation
"Lucha por Derechos Humanos en Houston,Texas: Claves y Estrategias para Mediadores" IV Congreso de Abordaje de Conflictos:“Diálogo, Mediación y Derechos Humanos” Buenos Aires, Argentina (May 2016).
“Etica Judicial” (Judicial Ethics) American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative, Houston, October 2009.
"Mediación Entre Víctima y Ofensor" City of Knowledge, Panama, Panama Supreme Court with U. of Texas, 04/08.
Mediación y Otros Mecanismos de Resolución de Conflictos ,Primer Congreso Internacional de Derecho de Familia UNICEF & Supreme Court of Venezuela (March 2008)
Los Latinos en Los Estados Unidos y El Conflicto: ¿Inquietudes y Necesidades Especiales? Assoc. for Conflict Resolution, Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2007.
“Prejuicio y Discriminación en la Mediación: Reflexiones y Estrategias” Assoc. for Conflict Res.Conference, Philadelphia, Oct 2006.
“El Acuerdo” (The Agreement) Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County, January 1998.
“Cuando el Idioma es el Problema”(When Language is the Problem) DRC of Harris County, 1/98.
“La Mediación en los Estados Unidos y Texas” 1st International Conference on Conciliation (Lima, Peru) 1996
“Las Leyes Federales Y Estatales Sobre Conciliación en Los Estados Unidos” Congressional Justice Comm, Peruvian Congress, hearings on conciliation, Peru, Nov. 1996
Mediation & Conflict Resolution in General
"Introduction to Mediation" University of Houston Law Center, Pre-Law Pipeline Program(2016-2018)
"Alternative Dispute Resolution" University of Houston Law Center, Pre-Law Pipeline Program(2016-2018)
“Teaching Conflict Resolution Through the Arts” DRCI & Tex. Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts, August 1998 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. March 2012.
“Three Communication Hats for Community Leaders Dealing With Conflict” City of Houston, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Aug. 2009, Sept. 2010.
“Power Tools for Preventing and Resolving Conflict” Univ. of Houston -Power Tools for Non-Profits Conference, Nov 08.
“Comparative Approaches to Mediation in Three Acts (Act 3: Transformative Mediation) State Bar of Texas ADR section, Oct 2005. Panelist with Justice Ruby Sondock (Act 1) & Prof. Kim Kovach (Act 2)
“Of Oranges & Icebergs: Mediating Business Disputes” Nat’l Hispanic Professional Organization, 04/05.
“If We Build It, Will They Come?: Exploration of the Politics of Creating a Nat'l Mediation Credentialing Program” American Bar Assoc. Dispute Resolution Section Conference. New York, April 2004. (Panelist)
“Mediation Texas Style: Possible Applications for Battle Creek & Michigan” U.S. Federal Center, Battle Creek, MI, Jul 2001.
“100 Blooming Flowers: Models & Styles in Mediation” U. S. Federal Center, Michigan, July 2001.
“Applying Your Art Skills to Conflict Resolution” DRCI & Tex. Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts, Aug.1998.
Peer Mediation Program- Student Mediator Training Harris County, Texas- Dept. of Education.