NW Collaborative
Futures Conference

Deconstructing Artificial Borders

OCT 20-22, 2021 - online 

Don’t Be Another Brick in the Wall… Breaking down borders between Mentors and Mentees

Mentors must acknowledge that there is a border between them and their mentees. They have experience. And while they both have skills, mentees are further developing them and may lack the confidence to break down the wall. So, a mentor must be aware of the power imbalance and work through difficulties to elevate the learning experience for both the mentor and mentee. 

Come watch a video with tools and tips and engage in a thoughtful discussion about mentoring and the value of deconstructing the artificial border between participants.

Speaker: Julie Daum

Julie is a mediator, facilitator, conflict resolution coach. Julie has a Certificate of Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC and a Certificate in Family Mediation from the University of Northern British Columbia. Julie is on the BC Child Protection, BC Public Service Agency and Canadian Human Rights Commission rosters. She is a mentor with Mediate BC. Julie delivers workshops on culturally appropriate practices for working with Indigenous families and communities. 

She is a member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, belongs to the Gil_seyhu clan and resides in her husband’s community of Stellaquo Reserve in the BC central interior.

Julie chairs the Mediate BC Board of Directors and Calls To Action Committee.

Speaker: Georgina Delimari

For over 30 years Georgina resolved complex, multi-party, disputes in high conflict areas with major financial implications. She negotiated agreements to settle land use conflicts with Indigenous groups, federal-provincial transfers, and workplace contractual disputes. This experience primes her to mediate community, business, employment, and housing civil disputes in BC and to mediate residential and commercial real estate disputes in California.

 She has a BA (McGill University), MBA (Royal Roads University) and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Justice Institute of BC). Gina is on the Mediate BC Practice and Calls To Action Committees and provides advanced training by mentoring associates.

Speaker: Vivian A. Kerenyi

With over 30 years in mediation, law, social work, Vivian brings mixed expertise to her work. She enjoys mentoring and teaching. She has a BA from McMaster University; BSW and LLB from Queen’s University; and is called to the Bars of Ontario and BC.

She is on the rosters of Mediate BC (Family, Civil, Child Protection), Family Mediation Canada, and the Law Society of BC. She is a Registered Social Worker and ADR Canada Chartered Mediator. Vivian coaches for BC Continuing Legal Education and for ADRBC.  She was a mentor/mediator in the BC Provincial Court Small Claims program (1998-2015).


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