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This Week in Mediation #1040

June 12, 2024 – OUR 29TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
The AAAi Podcast Episode #5: & CEO Colin Rule • Texas A&M Dispute Resolution Symposium: Two Faces of Mediation: Reasons for Worry, Reasons for Hope • The Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Mediation Skills • Daniel Bowling – October 5, 1943 – May 26, 2024 • Make Money Mediating #512: Avoid These 5 Pitfalls When Transitioning to a Dispute Resolution Practice • Mediation in the News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs

The AAAi Podcast Episode #5: & CEO Colin Rule
with Bridget McCormack and Zach Abramowitz
At Future Lawyer USA in Boston, Zach and Bridget talk with Colin Rule on stage in Boston at Future Lawyer USA about the AAA’s acquisition of his companies &, the AAA’s first acquisition of tech companies in its nearly 100 year history.

Texas A&M Dispute Resolution Symposium: Two Faces of Mediation: Reasons for Worry, Reasons for Hope (full video now available)
Hosted by Nancy Welsh
Presented by Texas A&M University School of Law’s Aggie Dispute Resolution Program,
Watch the Symposium Video Here

The Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Mediation Skills
By John Lande
Traditional mediation theories (such as facilitative, evaluative, and transformative mediation) are incomplete at best and misleading at worst, providing mystifying descriptions of what mediators actually do. They focus on only a few behaviors during mediation sessions. They don’t recognize the many variations of mediators, parties, and cases. 

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Daniel Bowling – October 5, 1943 – May 26, 2024
By David Hoffman and Homer LaRue
G. Daniel Bowling was an inspiring teacher, mediator, lawyer, social activist, writer, and devoted family member and friend. He died peacefully in his sleep in Charleston, SC on May 26, 2024.

Make Money Mediating #512: Avoid These 5 Pitfalls When Transitioning to a Dispute Resolution Practice
With Susan Guthrie
Navigating the Transition: Top Mistakes to Avoid When Moving from Legal Practice to Dispute Resolution




  • June 12 – Implicit Bias: Awareness & Tools for Change – Community Boards of SF
  • June 15-22 – Mediation Practice Group/Mock Mediation
  • June 18-21 Basic Mediation Training with Nancy Ferrell
  • June 20 – Mediating Disputes for People with HIV/AIDS & Other Chronic Illnesses
  • June 24-26 – 30-Hour Advanced Civil / Advanced Family Mediation Training
  • July 12-20 – 40-hour Family and Divorce Mediation Training
  • July 15-19 – Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation Certification Training
  • July 23-25 – Family Mediation Training with Nancy Ferrell
  • July 25 – The Science of Connection, Polyvagal Tools for Conflict Resolution
  • August 5 – 10-Hour Basic Arbitration Training
  • August 7 – Learning to Negotiate: A Tool for Life
  • August 12-29 – Cinergy Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
  • August 13 – September 10 – Mastery Mediation – 40-Hour
  • August 15-16 – Inaugural Conference for the Australian Dispute Resolution Association (ADRA)
  • August 19 – 10-Hour Advanced Arbitration Training
  • August 27-28 – 20-Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training


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