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This Week in Mediation #675

April 26, 2017
Celebrating Our 22nd Year Membership information
In This Issue:
Mediating in the Shadow of Faith: Personal Beliefs, The BATNA Analysis, and Dealmaking • A Pop-Up Mediation: Multi-Party Dialogue Using Mediation Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis?  • 3 Things that Mediation is NOT • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Caseload Manager Helps Ombuds Offices Meet Best Practice Standards 
by Clare Fowler
Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting other best practice standards. Caseload Manager now supports ombuds offices meeting these best practice case management standards.

Mediating in the Shadow of Faith: Personal Beliefs, The BATNA Analysis, and Dealmaking
by Gregg Relyea
This is a fictional story based on fact, teaching an example about mediation.

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A Pop-Up Mediation: Multi-Party Dialogue Using Mediation Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis? 
by John Sturrock
On the evening of Tuesday March 28th 2017, a pop-up mediation event on Brexit took place at the Grassmarket Community Centre in Edinburgh.

3 Things that Mediation is NOT 
by Justin Kelsey
Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds there is still a significant amount of confusion about what is mediation and what can a mediator do for you.

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Jobs (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • Mediator - UT
  • Mediation Office Manager - CA
  • Case Administrator - RI
  • Restorative Justice Specialist, Community Based - OR
  • Labor Relations Director - MN
  • Director of Student Conduct - NC
  • Conflict Resolution Assistant Director - IL
  • Assistant ADR Director - KY
  • Mediator - CA
  • Executive Director - MD
  • Ombuds Admin - NY
  • Magistrate - NC
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Affordable Online Mediation Education, CLE & CEU 
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Training & Conference Calendar

  • April 28 - Des Plaines, IL - Powerful Non-Defensive Communication for Collaborative Professionals
  • April 28 - Miami, FL - 8 hr Advanced Mediation Training
  • May 1-5 - Macon, GA - General Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • May 1-5 - Denver, CO - 40 hr. Basic Mediation Training
  • May 1-5 - New York, NY - Employment Law and Workplace Mediation Training
  • May 2 - Medford, OR - Facilitating Five-Star Meetings
  • May 3-5 - Newton, MA - Elder (Adult Family) Mediation Training
  • May 3-5 - Orlando, FL - IDFA National Conference
  • May 4-6 - Roanoke, VA - Basic Mediation Skills and Conflict Resolution
  • May 4-7 - San Antonio, TX - 40 hr. Basic Mediation Course
  • May 5 - Orlando, FL - Pro Se Divorce Mediation Workshop
  • May 7 - Orlando, FL - Pro Se Divorce Mediation
  • May 8-9 - Medford, OR - Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces
  • May 9-11 - Colorado Springs, CO - Faith Conciliation Training - 24 hrs
  • May 9 - St. Petersburg, FL - What business owners need to know about ADR
  • May 12 - New York, NY - Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics 2017
  • May 12-13 - Greenfield, MA - Facilitation Training
  • May 15-22 - Dallas, TX - 40-hr Basic Mediation Traning
  • May 15-19 - Chicago, IL - Mediation Skills Training Certificate Program
  • May 16-20 - Los Angeles, CA - Mediating Commerical & Litigation Cases with Lee Jay Berman
  • May 18-23 - Portland, ME - Certificate Program in Mediation
  • May 19-21 - Kensignton, MD - 20-hr. Child Access Mediation Training
  • May 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - 19th Annual UCCR Symposium
  • May 19 - Boston, MA - 1st Annual Dispute Resolution Symposium
  • May 19-20 - Vancouver, WA - Cultivating a Satisfying & Profitable Peacemaking Practice with Forrest "Woody" Mosten
  • May 22-24 - Dallas, TX - 30-jr Advanced Mediation Training
  • May 23-24 - Belleville, MI - Elder Mediation Training
  • May 25 - New Brunswick, NJ - 6-hr Divorce Mediation Supplement to 40-hr Training
  • May 31-June 4 - Boston, MA - AFCC 54th Annual Conference
  • June 1-10 - Santa Ana, CA - 40-hr Divorce Mediation Training
  • June 5-9 - Macon, GA - Domestic & Family Mediation Training
  • June 6-8 - Saltzburg, AUS - Professional Skills Program from Pepperdine's Straus Institute
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