The Workshop

Box•It•Out! Workshop

Clare and Marla welcome Julia Menard! Julia lives in Victoria, British Columbia and is our new Canadian distributor. She handles and ships all Canadian orders. She is also the creator and presenter of our customized one-day Box•It•Out! Workshop. This workshop introduces participants to the content and process in Mediator in a Box. We are delighted to add her passion and expertise to our team!

Menard Uvic 2014Julia Menard has a private consulting, coaching, training and mediating practice specializing in supporting Managers and Leaders to engage in conflict constructively. Julia has also been on faculty at the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute of BC since 1998, where she has coached hundreds of leaders from various professions in more effective communication. Her background includes supervising teams in several non-profit organizations, facilitating workshops on assertion and mediation in the workplace.

Julia has her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, with a specialty in Leadership, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics, and Diplomas in Human Resource Management and Immigrant Settlement Work. She has professional certificates/designations in conflict resolution and coaching, including her Professional Certified Coach (P.C.C.) designation through the International Coach Federation and is on Mediate BC’s Civil Mediation Roster.

Since 2004, Julia has worked closely with several large, multi-union public organizations supporting leaders in applying clear communication principles to the workplace and setting and meeting personal and professional goals.

Box•It•Out! Workshop

Imagine if you had a live mediator, in a box, who could pop out just when you need some way to make a stuck conversation go more smoothly?

The consensus among those who have already discovered Mediator in a Box is that this product does just that! As a real live Mediator, I can tell you— using this Box helps you feel more empowered and confident going into those tough conversations that matter.

If you want to dive deeper into the Box, I offer a one-day workshop to learn about conflict, negotiation and mediation and to gain tips and insights into how the Box works. Most importantly, the workshop gives you the opportunity to practice using the Box to help you initiate and engage in potentially difficult conversations. Addressing issues early can prevent small disagreements from escalating into more serious conflicts.

The Box•It•Out! Workshop will help you strengthen your capacity to engage in interest-based negotiation and mediation, learn a process that will help you tackle difficult conversations, gain skills to negotiate with another person, and learn techniques to assist others in solving their own conflicts. You also get to keep Mediator in a Box to use again and again!

To learn more about my workshops or to schedule a workshop, please contact me at or check out my website.