NW Collaborative
Futures Conference

Deconstructing Artificial Borders

OCT 20-22, 2021 - online 

Borders, Barriers and Blinders – Stop Boxing it Up!

Discussion with 3 highly experienced mediators on the use and danger of labels such as bully, harasser, victim, perpetrator, racist, accused, trouble maker in a conflict resolution process. We’ll ask what we can learn when we move past labels and discuss how showing up as your whole self and allowing participants their full humanity improves the resolution process for you as a mediator and for the participants.

Speaker: Shelina Neallani, LLB, RSW
Lawyer, Mediator, Conflict Consultant

Shelina Neallani is a lawyer, mediator, and conflict consultant. With over 30 years experience, Shelina brings a varied expertise to her work. She started mediating in 2002 and is a member of Mediate BC’s Civil, Family & Child Protections Rosters, an accredited Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator with the Law Society of BC and a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers. Shelina is a member of the workplace law firm Southern, Butler, Price and is a consultant for clients such as Legal Aid BC on justice transformation initiatives and dispute resolution systems design. Shelina has contributed to a number of publications, taught the university level and presented on many topics related to Dispute Resolution.

Speaker: Kyra Hudson
Lawyer, Mediator, Workplace Investigator

Kyra Hudson was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2005. As a lawyer, mediator, workplace investigator, trainer, and conflict coach, Kyra has assisted clients with matters in the public and private sector, in unionized and non-unionized environments, and in non- profit and for-profit organizations. She often works with post-secondary institutions and files involving students. She has conducted investigations on issues of discrimination, harassment, bullying, sexual misconduct, and code of conduct breaches. Kyra has completed training in conducting trauma-informed sexual misconduct investigations and in 2019 was appointed to the investigations roster of the Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada.

Speaker: Yuki Matsuno, BA LLB
Lawyer, Mediator, Workplace Investigator

Yuki Matsuno is a lawyer, mediator, and workplace investigator. She has practiced law since 1997 and has mediated since 2004. Currently she mediates family cases and works with Southern Butler Price LLP as a workplace investigator and mediator. Yuki has worked with a wide variety of families, organizations and individuals in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She uses her knowledge, training, and experience of intercultural, intergenerational, and other diversity issues to help people engage with each other and solve problems together in a respectful and effective manner.



Wednesday Opening Night Presentation
Oct 20, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (PDT) via webinar

Register for opening night Free!


Thursday and Friday
Oct 21 and 22, 2021
Day 1: 9am – 8pm (PDT) via webinar
Day 2: 9am – 4pm (PDT) via webinar