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Mediating Online: Family Mediation Course

by Jim Melamed
August 2020 Jim Melamed is proud to make this first day of our 10-day Online Family Mediation course available to you for free! 

This 20-hour training is available both as a "live" course September 14-25, and is also now available as a recorded course on an ongoing basis.  Enjoy!

This Mediating Online Training qualifies as the core 20-hour online mediation course required for Online Family Mediator Certification.  20 CLE/CEU hour credits available, including 2 hour credits for Ethics and 1 hour credit for domestic violence training.


Day 1 - Welcome and Overview

A.  Welcome, Quick Zoom Orientation, Recording Notice, Introductions and Participant Outcomes in Chat
B.  How the Covid-19 Crisis Has Impacted Family & Divorce Mediation 
C.  A Brief Historical Review I and Brief Historic Review II
D.  What is Online Mediation?
      1. The Evolution of ODR
      2. Communicating Through Technology
      3. Asynchronous & Synchronous Interaction; Advantages & Disadvantages of ODR
      4. Critiques of ODR 
Exercise: Developing Your Online Family Mediation Business Plan 

Full Information on Live Course September 14-25

Full Recorded Course


Jim Melamed co-founded in 1996 and served as CEO of through June 2020 (25 years).  During Jim's tenure, received the American Bar Association's 2010 Institutional Problem Solver Award.  Before, Jim founded The Mediation Center in Eugene, Oregon in 1983 and served as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) from 1987 to 1993. Jim was also the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association (1985-86). Jim's undergraduate degree is in psychology from Stanford University and his law degree is from the University of Oregon.

Jim has received the following awards: The Oregon Mediation Association's 2003 Award for Excellence; The Oregon State Bar's 2006 Sidney Lezak Award of Excellence; The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) 2007 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; The 2012 Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) "Getting To Yes" Award; The APFM's first Outstanding Mediator Award (2018); and the Oregon Mediation Association's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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