May 7 - Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation & Online Mediation Training
Hosts: Colin Rule, Leah Wing, Dan Rainey and Melissa Kucinski

What ethical, professional and technical standards are needed for online mediation and online mediation training? 

 


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Additional Topics raised by registrants for consideration:

  • What ethical, professional and technical standards are needed for online mediation and online mediation training? 
  • Are there, or will there be, broadly accepted and fairly expected standard "ground rules" for online mediation?
  • What are best practices for confidentiality, privacy and security issues in online mediation? 
  • How do various aspects of privacy and confidentiality online interact with state and international boundaries?
  • How can we best stay current with ongoing online mediation innovation?
  • How do we best assist people that are visually impaired?
  • How do we best assist participants to gain access to services and help them to capably use online platforms?
  • How do we mediate online with people with hearing disabilities.  Can this be done without subtitles?  Do we need a person with the capability of sign language?  Might we in time use an AVATAR for sign language instead of a person?
  • Should there be "technical equity" in online mediation, so that all parties and mediators have the same level of technical access?
  • How are mediators addressing the issues of Digital Trust, Data Trust and AI Ethics?
  • What are various platforms for online mediation besides Zoom?
  • What measurement is best used to determine the effectiveness of an online mediation?
  • What measurement is best used to determine the effectiveness of an online mediation program's diversity, equity & inclusion?
  • What are the pros/cons of online mediators being licensed like other professions?
  • What are predicted norms in online mediation?
  • What are the participant privacy/confidentiality issues when mediating for participants at their homes, and also for mediators mediating from home?
  • What quality assurance systems exist for online mediation and online mediation training? What systems should exist?