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This Week in Mediation #886

June 16, 2021 - OUR 26TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Effective Online Mediation Training For Public Policy And Large Group Mediators • Online Mediation Training Task Force Family & Elder Committee Report • Global Voices Highlight: A Path to Mediation in the Middle East • Online Mediation Training Task Force Marketing Committee Report • A Lot of Common Sense and a Little Mazel Can Go a Long Way • Mediation and the 4 Agreements • How to Help Parties With Disabilities Without Discriminating • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Effective Online Mediation Training For Public Policy And Large Group Mediators
by Donna Silverberg
At the request of Mediate.com, a small group of US-based public policy and large group mediators/mediation trainers met online during the winter/spring of 2021 to consider best practices and ideas to enhance online training and practice. This report summarizes our ideas and recommendations for ourselves, our colleagues and Mediate.com.

Online Mediation Training Task Force Family & Elder Committee Report
by Susan Guthrie
The Family and Elder Committee was initially tasked with Considering the Following Questions: 1) How can family and elder mediation training be improved to embrace online mediation; and 2) How can family and elder mediation training best be offered online, for basic training, advanced training, and ongoing continuing education?

Global Voices Highlight: A Path to Mediation in the Middle East
by Mohamad Radwan Al Omar
Most of the old generations in the Middle East witnessed arranged marriages, which escalated into disputes and conflicts afterwards due to the lack of love. This is why I spent most of my childhood mediating between family members, friends, and neighbors so they can solve their issues, and reach collaborative solutions, without knowing that this can be a profession one day.

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Online Mediation Training Task Force Marketing Committee Report
by Susan Guthrie
The Online Mediation Marketing Committee considered the following issues: 1) What resources, resource center(s) and organizational support will best support the elevation, acceptance and use of online mediation training and online mediation services; 2) How can mediation providers and policy organizations best support the expansion of online mediation providers; 3) How can mediators and other professionals best support the expansion of online mediation; and 4) What are the best new opportunities for expanding the application of mediation and online mediation services?

A Lot of Common Sense and a Little Mazel Can Go a Long Way
by Nancy Shuger
This article illustrates how a combination of common sense and good luck can produce a positive outcome in mediation.

Mediation and the 4 Agreements
by Rafeena Bacchus
The Four Agreements is based on ancient Toltec wisdom which is said to embody the essential unity of truth and described as a way of life. I believe that if we adopt these Four Agreements they will create enough personal power to change the way we mediate and resolve conflict, leading to better and more satisfying settlements.

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Online Mediation Training Forum Recordings Now Available
These 6 Forums on Online Mediation and Online Mediation Training were recently sponsored by Mediate.com and coordinated by Mediate.com's Task Force on Online Mediation Training.  Each 2-hour Forum has been recorded and you are now able to watch all for free!

  • April 23How Can We Best Support the Global Growth of Mediation? (recording)
  • April 30 Forum on Online Mediation Training(recording)
  • May 7 Forum on Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation (recording)
  • May 14  Forum on Experiental Training and Mentoring (recording)
  • May 21 Beyond Mediation: Collaborative Practice, Coaching & Limited Scope Representation (recording)
  • May 28Online Mediation Training for Youth and Schools (recording)
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