Verbal Atemi – A Technique for Creative Disruption presentation tomorrow for the Federal Interagency ADR Working Group

Please join me tomorrow from noon to 1:30 pm at the Department of Energy, located at 1000 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, for my presentation to the Federal Interagency ADR Working Group – the central forum and resource for information about the federal government’s use of ADR. 

I will be presenting: 

Verbal Atemi – A Technique for Creative Disruption

Contained within the Japanese martial art of Aikido is Atemi – a strike used to unbalance or disrupt a pattern of intent. This workshop will explore the concept of verbal Atemi through stories taken from the conflict resolution text, Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree: 61 Stories of Creative & Compassionate Ways out of Conflict by Mark Andreas. Join Aikido black belt and seasoned conflict resolver Stephen Kotev as we explore how to apply verbal Atemi to high-conflict situations.


If you can’t make it in person, you can attend via WebEx, by going to under the “Home” tab and enter the meeting number 904 933 862, then click “Join.” Enter your first and last name, your email address, and Adr1234 as the event password. Follow instructions for the audio and select the “I will call in” option for better reception.

To listen only via teleconference, please call 1-415-527-5035 and use access code: 904
933 862. Please disregard the prompt for an Attendee ID by pressing # sign. To submit
questions to the speaker during the program, please use WebEx chat or email
[email protected]

See you soon!

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