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This Week in Mediation #824

April 8, 2020 - OUR 25TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Mediators Green Pledge • Introducing Clients to Zoom Videoconferencing • Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic • Introducing Clients to Zoom Videoconferencing • Resolving Pressing Issues in Divorce Mediation • Consent in Mediation • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Mediators Green Pledge
by John Sturrock
We still need to face the climate change problem in the future and, in any event, it is very likely that we will need to adapt our working practices in many of the ways suggested in the draft Pledge described below to accommodate the next several months of working in relative isolation.
Introducing Clients to Zoom Videoconferencing
by Clare Fowler
This video can be sent to clients who will be meeting online, familiarizing them with the process, and discussing confidentiality concerns.
Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic
by Roseann Vanella
As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.
To meet the expanded demand for online mediation, and are establishing a panel of Certified Online Mediators. Full information is HERE.
Two Mediating Online Trainings
We are offering two "Mediating Online" Courses: (1) Our "Mediation Express" training is regarding commercial, property and workplace matters; and (2) Our Online Family Mediation course is for divorce and family mattters.  Each training is  2 hours per day for 10 days.  Recorded sessions are also available.  These trainings satisfy the core Certified Online Mediator training requirement.  Registration is limited for both trainings.
Resolving Pressing Issues in Divorce Mediation (video)
with Jim Melamed
This video on resolving pressing issues at the beginning a divorce mediation is from Jim Melamed's 15-hour "Mediating Divorce Agreement" course available at University.
Consent in Mediation
by Katherine Stoessel
The last family mediation I did got me thinking more specifically and carefully about the principle of ‘consent’ in mediation.
APFM / Town Hall Meetings COVID-19 Won't Stop Family Mediators
 Part 3: Marketing Online Divorce and Family Mediation
Host: Michael Aurit, APFM President
Panel: Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Amanda Singer, Justin Kelsey, Barry Davis, Woody Mosten, Rebecca Neale, and Julie Gentili Armbrust
Date: Friday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific Time (1 3 p.m. Eastern)
Location  - The event is free. No registration is required. 
Part 1: Online Mediation Nuts and Bolts - Recorded March 27 
Part 2: Mediating Family Issues Related to COVID-19 - Recorded April 3 
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JOBS (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings
  • Ombudsperson - OR
  • Mediation Coordinator - OR
  • Fellows Program - NY
  • Human Resources Specialist - WA
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  • April 10 - ONLINE - The Art of Mediation = “3D-Decisions, Deception & Dialogue” 8hr Advanced Negotiation & Mediation Seminar
  • April 13-17 - Tucson AZ - 42-Hour Mediation Training
  • April 14-15 - Fairfax VA - Conflict Resolution Fundamentals
  • April 14-15 - Fairfax VA - Conflict Resolution Fundamentals
  • April 16-May 23 - ONLINE - Online Basic Mediation 40 Hour Accredited Course
  • April 20 - ONLINE - 10 Hour Arbitration Training
  • April 20-23 - Edmonton AB Canada - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
  • April 20-24 - Reno NV - 40-Hour Beginning Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certificate
  • April 21-22 - ONLINE - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • April 23 - New York NY - Adding Mediating to Your Career: How to Get Started
  • April 23-25 - Kamuela HI - Basic Mediation Training
  • April 23-27 - Rockville MD - 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training
  • April 24 - ONLINE - The Art of Mediation
  • April 27-May 1 - Macon GA - Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • April 27-30 - Toronto ON Canada - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
  • April 27-May 1 - Macon GA - Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • April 30 - New York NY - Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Everyday Bargaining

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