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This Week in Mediation #880

May 5, 2021 - OUR 26TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Modeling for the World: Five UN Agencies Pledge to Accept Mediation Requests • We Should Replace Mediation Models with a Unified Conceptual Framework • An Alternative to Litigation – Mediation and the Impact of Non-Verbal Communication • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Mediate's 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. Robust background forum materials have been posted at the May 7 Forum webpage. You can Register for the May 7 Forum (and all Mediate Forums) for freeby 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: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching & Limited Scope Representation
  • May 28    Online Mediation Training for Youth and Schools
Modeling for the World: Five UN Agencies Pledge to Accept Mediation Requests
by Russ Bleemer
The United Nations this week took a big step in modeling conflict resolution for resolving workplace disputes.
We Should Replace Mediation Models with a Unified Conceptual Framework
by John Lande
A quarter century ago, Professor Leonard Riskin published an article describing a grid of mediator orientations including a facilitative-evaluative dimension.
An Alternative to Litigation – Mediation and the Impact of Non-Verbal Communication
by Agnes Kaufman
A skilled mediator will rely on his/her professional expertise to evaluate each mediation's participants and then proceed with the appropriate approach for each mediation session.
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JOBS (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • Administrative Assistant for Mediation Office - NJ
  • School Services Conflict Manager - CA
  • Ombuds Principal Analyst - MD and NY
  • Dispute Resolution Program Director  - CA
  • Mediation Coordinator - OR
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May 15-16 Youth ADR Conference
by Clare Fowler is excited to announce a youth voices conferences, focused on 6 sessions spread out over multiple time zones, sharing strategies for advancing dispute resolution around the world.

  • May 7 - ONLINE FL - 8hr Advanced Mediation Seminar (10hrs CLE/8hrCME)
  • May 11-13 - Dallas TX - Family Mediation Training (30 Hours)
  • May 12 - ONLINE CA - Advanced Mediation Training Certificate Series: Legality and the Neutral’s Basis in Law
  • May 12 - ONLINE NJ - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and the Problem with Implicit Bias
  • May 13 - ONLINE - Mastering Virtual Presence and Communication
  • May 13-29 - ONLINE CA - The Basics of Mediation
  • May 13-14 - ONLINE CA - Summer 2021 Professional Skills Series - Six Online Courses
  • May 13 - ONLINE Canada - Winkler Institute/IAM/OsgoodePD Annual Conference on Mediation
  • May 13 - ONLINE VA - Introduction to Conflict Coaching
  • May 13-15 - ONLINE WA - Essentials of Co-Parent Coaching
  • May 14-27 - ONLINE OK - 40 Hr National Family and Divorce Mediation Training
  • May 16-June 14 - ONLINE NJ - 40-Hour Civil Mediation Training
  • May 17 - ONLINE TX - 10 Hour Arbitration Training
  • May 18-12 - ONLINE TX - Basic Mediation 40-Hr. Course
  • May 18 - ONLINE TX - 10 Hour Advanced Arbitration Training
  • May 19-23 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training
  • May 21 - ONLINE MA - Role Play Program
  • May 25-June 16 - ONLINE - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop (Virtual)
  • May 27 - ONLINE VA - Practical Assertiveness: Mean what you say, say what you mean, and don’t say it mean!
  • May 28 - ONLINE FL - 8hr Advanced Mediation Seminar (10hrs CLE/8hrCME)
  • June 1-15 - ONLINE - Mediation & Movement Class
  • June 3-26 - ONLINE CA - Mediating the Litigated Case
  • June 10 - ONLINE VA - Dealing with Difficult People: Why do they seem difficult? What can you do about it?
  • June 15-July 10 - ONLINE CA - Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training
  • June 21-29 - ONLINE - International Family Mediation Training
  • June 22-25 - ONLINE ID - 20 Hr Mediating Cases with Domestic Violence
  • June 23-27 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training 40 hours (5 days)
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