Questions for Committee Consideration

Task Force Committees 12/18/20 Draft 

The following are draft mission statements, agenda issues, and questions to ignite work and discussion in each committee. The Chair(s) and members of each committee have wide discretion to formulate their work and Woody-Jim are available to help and support

Beyond Mediation: Conflict Coaching, Life Coaching, Collaborative Practice & Consultants to Mediation
Co-Chairs: Brian Galbraith and Pattie Porter
Members: D.A. Graham, Amy Skogerson, DeAnne Pladson, Sam Imperati, Jonathan Rodrigues

  • How can we best inform and provide resources to conflict coaching, collaborative practice, mediation consultants and unbundled (limited scope) service providers to appreciate, embrace and utilize online mediation services and new online mediation training opportunities?

Community Mediation 
Chair: D.G. Mawn

  • How can we best assist and support community mediation centers and other non-profit mediation organizations to embrace and offer online mediation services and to utilize and benefit from basic and ongoing online mediation training that will help the underserved?

Cross Jurisdictional  Issues                    
Chair: Melissa Kucinski
Members: Obi-Farinde Morenike

  • How, if at all, are multi-state and international laws and regulations currently in place or proposed relevant to our defining and improving best online mediation training standards?

Cutting Edge Marketing for On Line Mediation
Chair: Susan Guthrie
Members: Alberto Elisavetsky, Gabrielle Hartley, Jonathan Rodrigues, Michael Aurit

  • What resources, resource center(s) and organizational support will best support elevation, acceptance and use of the quality of online mediation training and online mediation services?
  • How can mediation provider and policy organizations best support the expansion of online mediation providers?
  • How can mediation and other professionals (ie focus of Beyond Mediation Committee) best support the expansion of online mediation
  • What are the best new opportunities for expanding the application of mediation and online mediation services?

Diversity & Inclusion                             
Co-Chairs: Marvin Johnson & Angelia Tolbert
Members: Leah Wing, Michael Lang, Kendra Jobe-Ogunshina, D.G. Mawn

  • How can online mediation training and training organizations dramatically improve diversity and inclusion in the mediation field for both face-to-face and online mediation services for the underserved and financially challenged?

Ethics
Chair: TBD
Members: Leah Wing, Tim Hedeen, Peter Salem

  • What “face to face” mediation ethical standards exist  that  may help to inform our discussions (and may be eligible for updating and improvement)?
  • How should mediation ethical standards be updated to best address online mediation and online mediation training?
  • What might be the confidentiality, privacy and security standards for online mediation and for online mediation training?
  • What are the risks, if any, to mediation participant self determination from the application of online artificial intelligence (AI)?

Experiential Training: Clinics, Simulations & Video Feedback  
Co-Chair: Jan Martinez, Co-Chair to Be Named
Members: Doug Frenkel, Melissa Kucinski, Judge Elizabeth Potter Scully, Tim Hedeen, Julian Portilla, Sukhsimran Singh, Lara Traum, Bruce Edwards

  • How can we most capably train future mediators?
  • Does it make sense for the Task Force to seek to define and explore best practices for the components of a quality mediator education, e.g., basic training requirements, ongoing training requirements, mentorship, case consultation, role play, video feedback, etc.?

Family & Elder Mediation              
Chair: Susan Guthrie
Members: Ken Neumann, Peter Salem, Lara Traum, Gabrielle Hartley, Linda Seely

  • How can family and elder mediation training be improved to embrace online mediation?
  • How can family and elder mediation training best be offered online, for basic training, advanced training, and ongoing continuing education?

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation                     
Chair: Tara Ollapally
Members: Obi-Farinde Morenike, Bruce Edwards, Lara Traum, Ken Cloke

  • How can we best spread online mediation services and online mediation training throughout the world?
  • How can we best create problem-solving, respectful cultures through on-line training that will contribute to peacemaking and less adversarial means of resolving disputes?

Mentoring & Case Consultation         
Chair: Michael Lang
Members: Vivienne Fey, Angela Haberholz, Chris Lahatte, John Settle, Susan Terry, Howard Herman, Cherise Hairston, Amanda Semenoff and Patricia Draves

  • How can we most capably train future mediators on a continuum from basic training, advanced training, consultation/study groups and various models of professional mentoring?
  • To what extent should mentorship and case consultation be a part of mediator education at every level. If so, how best do?
  • Does it make sense for the Task Force to seek define the components of a quality mediator education, e.g., basic training requirements, ongoing training requirements, mentorship, case consultation, role play, video feedback, etc.?

Public Policy & Large Group
Chair: Donna Silverberg
Members: Winter Wheeler, Ken Cloke

  • How can public policy development best be benefited with online facilitation and mediation?
  • How can public policy and large group collaboration and problem-solving best be supported with online training?
  • What different and best practices differentiate public policy and large group mediations from two party and small group mediations?

Standards and New Technologies          
Chair: Colin Rule
Members: Obi-Farinde Morenike, Linda Seely, Leah Wing

  • What mediation training standards exist and may be eligible for "online" improvement? 
  • How can these training standards best be improved to accommodate online mediation and online mediation training?
  • How can mediation continuing education standards be improved to accommodate online mediation and online mediation training.
  • What newly available technical abilities can now enhance online mediation training (e.g. breakouts, recording, chat, “widgets”)
  • Should online mediation training now include “form creation,” such as website terms and conditions, confidentiality agreements, agreement to mediate, Agreement/MOU development, editing, signing, billing, mediator evaluation, and other mediation business practices?

Workplace
Chair: Clare Fowler 
Members: Winter Wheeler,Angela Reddick-Wright

  • How can workplaces be best trained online to effectively collaborate, pre-empt conflict and problem-solve?
  • How can workplaces best utilize online mediation services?

Youth and Schools                                  
Chair: Clare Fowler
Members: Sherril Ellsworth, Linda Seely, Jonathan Rodrigues,

  • What can we learn from existing Peer Mediation Training Programs about online training and online mediation services?
  • How can we best support the expansion of respectful problem-solving and mediation in schools and relative to all aspects of childhood education and development.
  • How can parent education and conflict resolution programs and technology contribute to the future health and development of the youth in our society