NW Collaborative
Futures Conference

Deconstructing Artificial Borders

OCT 20-22, 2021 - online 

Gates for Fences – How I learned to love the differences at the table

During this presentation, your Favourite Uncle Jer will discuss and explore the benefits of acknowledging and highlighting differences between parties in a mediation session and its value to decision making process and agreements made. Also, along the way we’ll explore the similarities between high conflict mediation and cooking competition shows.

Speaker: Jerome Brooks (aka Your Favourite Uncle Jer esq.)
Program Manager – Child Protection Mediation Program, the guy at RONIN Dispute Resolution Services

Jereme Brooks (Your Favourite Uncle Jer), is a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, a Mediator, Arbitrator and Parenting Coordinator who works in the areas of both Family Law and Child Protection. Currently, he is the Program Manager for the Child Protection Mediation Program under Mediate BC. 

The primary focus of his practice is helping families in high conflict situations, and particularly those families dealing with Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Family Violence issues. Wherever Jer goes, and whatever he does, he brings his love of food, sense of humor, connection to his community, tolerance of his very expensive children and belief that “Real Solutions Make Sense”.




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