Robert (Bob) Isbill is the creator of On-Topics Speakers for You. Bob was Area Governor of Toastmasters in Area F-4 in the early eighties in which time the membership was tripled, and the number of clubs doubled. He was keynote speaker for the California Writers Club’s first NorCal Leadership Conference held at DeVry University in 2014. He is a graduate of Chapman University and of the Teamsters Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. He is a certificated divorce mediator and alumnus of Coast-to-Coast Mediation. Bob has thirty years’ experience in the dispute resolution field. As an officer and business agent of Teamsters Local 166, he negotiated with major corporations, served as co-chair of the Pacific Southwest Bakery Conference Labor-Management Committee, and was a Trustee of the Bakery Drivers Health and Welfare Fund. Bob has been a small claims advisor, mediator for the San Bernardino County Courts, and an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau since 1997. Bob is past president of the High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club (HDCWC) in Apple Valley, California, and is the Central Board Representative for that branch. He holds the position of Director of Advertising and Promotions with the California Writers Club. He has for many years served as Programs/Publicity Chair for the HDCWC. He was the creator and project director for 7 “Howling at the Moon” Writers Conferences. Bob was HDCWC organizer and coordinator for a 24-month writers workshop conducted at the Federal Correctional Complex which resulted in nine FCC inmates being included in the 2012 HDCWC anthology, Desert Gold. Bob Is also the founder of the Dorothy C. Blakely Memoir Project which pairs high school students with senior citizens whose memoirs are written by the students and compiled in an anthology produced by the HDCWC.
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For those organizations planning to bring a program to inmates, Bob will share some experiences obtained by 24 months of conducting writing workshops in federal prison. How we coped with lockdowns, indoctrinations, frustrating moments of instantly changing plans, and was it worth the effort.
Bob, a negotiator, arbitrator and mediator, will explain the difference between the three parts of dispute resolution, and tell what to expect if and when you are ever confronted with mediation
The first HDCWC anthology in 17 years
An anthology of the HDCWC containing the work of nine prison inmates
An HDCWC anthology
An anthology of the HDCWC that was named by
The first Dorothy C. Blakely (DCB) Memoir Project anthology
The second DCB Memoir Project anthology
The third DCB Memoir Project anthology
The Latest HDCWC anthology