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This Week in Mediation #878

April 21, 2021 - OUR 26TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
April 23 Forum on the Global Growth of Mediation • The History of Mediation and Why It Is Still in Use Today • Amendments to the LCIA Mediation Rules, 2012 – Keeping Up with the Changing Times • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
April 23 Forum on the Global Growth of Mediation
by Jim Melamed and Forrest (Woody) Mosten
How do we best support the growth of mediation, including online mediation, around the world?  This Forum will share the perspectives of panelists from Nigeria, Argentina, Russia and India to compare and contrast their experiences of online mediation and online training in developing mediation cultures. 
Forum on the Global Growth of Mediation
Hosts:  Bruce Edwards and Tara Ollapally
Additional Panelists include: Alberto ElisavetskyMorenike Obi-Farinde andLara Traum
Full Information on the Forum is HERE.  Free registration for the Forum is HERE.  
The History of Mediation and Why It Is Still in Use Today
by Jakob Vinther and Thomas Todd
To understand mediation, you must examine the reason behind having a mediator.
Amendments to the LCIA Mediation Rules, 2012 – Keeping Up with the Changing Times
by Saasha Milpani and Chakrapani Mishra
Mediation, in general, is a more informal and less widely used procedure than arbitration.
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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.

  • April 21-25 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training
  • April 21-May 25 - ONLINE NY - Peace Restored Intro to Restorative Practices and Trainers Courses
  • April 22 - ONLINE - The Future of Negotiations
  • April 22 - ONLINE VA - Your Brain (and Body) on Conflict! - Using basic Neuropsychology & Somatic Psychology techniques to deal with emotional upsets.
  • April 22 - ONLINE CA - (Day 2) Working with Separating Parents: Innovative Approaches to Develop a Child-Centered Practice
  • April 23-24 - ONLINE PA - Modern Mediation: Making Choices & Moving Forward
  • April 23-May 21 - ONLINE OR - Basic Mediation Training
  • April 24-25 - ONLINE - Conflict Coaching 101
  • April 26-29 - ONLINE ID - 20 Hour Advanced Mediation Course
  • April 29 - ONLINE CA - (Day 3) Working with Separating Parents: Innovative Approaches to Develop a Child-Centered Practice
  • April 29-30 - ONLINE NY - NYSCDM's Annual Conference Stronger Together: Surviving & Thriving
  • April 29-May 1 - ONLINE TX - Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training - ONLINE
  • May 1-16 - ONLINE TX - 30-hour Family Mediation Training
  • 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 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 19-22 ONLINE LIVE Mediating Online Training with Colin Rule and Clare Fowler
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