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This Week in Mediation #775

April 24, 2019
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In This Issue:
Time for a National Mediation Policy Act! • Name Your Anger • Preparing for Mediation: Six Need-to-Knows for UK clients • Interview with David J. Smith - The Future of Mediation • The Family Mediation Process – Step by Step Guide • 5 Key Questions to Ask About Family Mediation • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Time for a National Mediation Policy Act! (4/22/19)
by Jim Melamed
Please join in our efforts to set America on a healing and optimizing path with the passage of the National Mediation Policy Act. This Act declares a national policy favoring capable mediation over disputes being litigated or remaining unresolved. We are asking each 2020 Presidential Candidate to indicate their support.

Name Your Anger (4/22/19)
by Maria Simpson
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

Preparing for Mediation: Six Need-to-Knows for UK clients (4/22/19)
by Christopher Reeves
The author explains the process, the potential benefits – and how construction companies should prepare for a mediation.

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Interview with David J. Smith - The Future of Mediation (4/18/19)
This is an interview by Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler, with David J. Smith, author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace, on career opportunities for those wanting to break into the dispute resolution field.

The Family Mediation Process – Step by Step Guide (4/22/19)
by Zara Rafiq
Family mediation is becoming increasingly popular for families in the UK to help resolve conflict and reach agreements surrounding children or finances or in some circumstances, both.

5 Key Questions to Ask About Family Mediation (4/22/19)
by Dakota Murphey
For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.

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Caseload Manager Helps Ombuds Offices Meet Best Practice Standards (4/02/19)
by Clare Fowler
Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting International Ombudsman Association (IOA) best practice standards.

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Jobs (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • EEO Specialist - TN
  • Mediation Specialist - NV
  • Assistant Ombudsperson - University of California Berkeley
  • Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution - MD
  • Conflict Resolution Specialist - WA
  • Labor Relations - WA
  • Education Mediation Specialist - MD
  • Ombuds Director - WA
  • Ombuds and Mediation Intern - NY
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Training & Conference Calendar

  • April 25 - Fairfax VA - Civility in the Workplace
  • April 26-27 - Charleston SC - Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training
  • April 26-27 - Harrisburg PA - Conference: Building Skills & Expanding Practice
  • April 26 - Fairfax VA - Mediation Practicum: Civil Cases
  • April 30-May 4 - Washington DC - 40 Hour Mediation & Interest Based Negotiation Skills Training
  • May 1-2 - Facilitation and Group Consensus Building
  • May 2-17 - Milwaukee WI - Interdisciplinary Family Law Mediation Training
  • May 2-4 - Tarrytown NY - NYSCDM Annual Conference
  • May 6-20 - San Francisco CA - International Cross-Border Family Mediation Training
  • May 6-10 - Austin Area TX - 40 Basic Mediation Training
  • May 7 - Fairfax VA - Mediating EEO and Workplace Disputes
  • May 8 - Fairfax VA - Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) for Conflict Resolution Practitioners
  • May 13-17 - Atlanta GA - 40 Hour Basic Mediation Skills Course
  • May 14 - New York NY - Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Everyday Bargaining
  • May 15 - Houston TX - Arbitration Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
  • May 16 - Roanoke VA - Introduction to Conflict Coaching
  • May 16 - Fairfax VA - Building Trust and Overcoming Distrust
  • May 16-19 - San Diego CA - Four Day Family Law Mediation Training
  • May 16-17 - Houston TX - Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training
  • May 18-19 - San Diego CA - Building A Successful (and Profitable) Collaborative and Mediation Practice
  • May 20-21- Denver CO - Advanced Civil Mediation
  • May 20-23 - North Haven CT - Quinipiac Law 2nd Conflict Management Institute
  • May 20-22 - Austin Area TX - 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • May 21-23 - Newton MA - Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training)
  • May 21-23 - Dallas TX - Family Mediation Training (30 hours)
  • May 21 - Fairfax VA - Considering Cultural Issues in Mediation
  • May 29-June 1 - Toronto ON Canada - AFCC 56th Annual Conference 
  • May 30-31- Alicante Spain - IP Mediation Conference
  • June 1-9 - San Francisco CA - The Basics of Mediation
  • June 3 - Austin Area TX 10 Hour Arbitration Training
  • June 4-5 - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • June 5-7 - New York NY - Advanced Commercial Mediation Training (3 Days Mandatory)
  • June 10-12 - Atlanta GA - Juvenile Dependency Mediation
  • June 11 - Fairfax VA - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Beyond Mediation
  • June 12-14 - Houston TX - Advanced Mediation: Family-Divorce-Child Custody Training
  • June 13 - Houston TX - Domestic Violence for Advance Family Training required by TX legislation 
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