The Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation Training is pleased to invite you to join colleagues from around the world for our May 7 Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation. Among the featured presenters are Colin Rule, Leah Wing, Dan Rainey and Melissa Kucinski.
The essence of this third Mediate Forum on issues of online mediation and online mediation training is an inquiry into what ethical, professional and technical standards are needed or helpful as we move forward.
Robust background forum materials have been posted at the May 7 Forum webpage at: www.mediate.com/onlinetraining/pg9.cfm.
You can Register for the May 7 Forum (and all Mediate Forums) for free by clicking HERE.
All Mediate Forums are recorded. The complete Forum schedule, including links to the first two recorded Forums, is as follows:
- April 23
How Can We Best Support the Global Growth of Mediation? (recording available)
- April 30
Forum on Online Mediation Training (recording available)
- May 7
Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation & Online Mediation Training
- May 14
Forum on Experiental Training, Mentoring and Case Consultation
- May 21
Beyond Mediation Forum: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation
- May 28
Online Mediation Training for Youth and Schools
Here are Additional Topics raised by registrants for consideration:
- What ethical, professional and technical standards are needed for online mediation and online mediation training?
- Are there, or will there be, broadly accepted and fairly expected standard "ground rules" for online mediation?
- What are best practices for confidentiality, privacy and security issues in online mediation?
- How do various aspects of privacy and confidentiality online interact with state and international boundaries?
- How can we best stay current with ongoing online mediation innovation?
- How do we best assist people that are visually impaired?
- How do we best assist participants to gain access to services and help them to capably use online platforms?
- How do we mediate online with people with hearing disabilities. Can this be done without subtitles? Do we need a person with the capability of sign language? Might we in time use an AVATAR for sign language instead of a person?
- Should there be "technical equity" in online mediation, so that all parties and mediators have the same level of technical access?
- How are mediators addressing the issues of Digital Trust, Data Trust and AI Ethics?
- What are various platforms for online mediation besides Zoom?
- What measurement is best used to determine the effectiveness of an online mediation?
- What measurement is best used to determine the effectiveness of an online mediation program's diversity, equity & inclusion?
- What are the pros/cons of online mediators being licensed like other professions?
- What are predicted norms in online mediation?
- What are the participant privacy/confidentiality issues when mediating for participants at their homes, and also for mediators mediating from home?
- What quality assurance systems exist for online mediation and online mediation training? What systems should exist?
We look forward to seeing you at our May 7 Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation!