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This Week in Mediation #674

April 19, 2017
Celebrating Our 22nd Year Membership information
In This Issue:
Bullying in the Workplace: How to Respond Effectively • Family Justice Reform in British Columbia and the Northern Navigator Initiative: A Preliminary Review • Interview with James Alfini • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Special Note: See THIS WEEK at the ABA Section for DR Conference in San Francisco and at the International Association of Ombuds (IOA) Conference in Minneapolis!

Bullying in the Workplace: How to Respond Effectively
by Alan Sharland
This article explores the concept of bullying in the workplace and how to respond to it more effectively.

Family Justice Reform in British Columbia and the Northern Navigator Initiative: A Preliminary Review
by Nicole Garton
This paper looks at the problem of diminishing access to family justice in British Columbia from a court users perspective, and the interplay of dispute system design and culture in terms of helps and hindrances to these innovation efforts.

Interview with James Alfini 
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with James Alfini, long-time professor of dispute resolution at Northern Illinois University, filmed as part of the 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Caseload Manager Webinar - This Thursday, April 20th, 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern
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Jobs (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • Mediator - UT
  • Mediation Office Manager - CA
  • Case Administrator - RI
  • Executive Director - KS
  • Restorative Justice Specialist, Community Based - OR
  • Foreclosure Mediation Specialist - CA
  • Legal Assistant with Mediation - MD
  • Labor Relations Director - MN
  • Director of Student Conduct - NC
  • Conflict Resolution Assistant Director - IL
  • Assistant ADR Director - KY
  • Mediator - CA
  • Executive Director - MD
  • Ombuds Admin - NY
  • Magistrate - NC
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Online Mediation Education, CLE & CEU 
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Request for Proposals: CADRE’s 7th National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education - October 18-20, 2017 - Eugene, Oregon
CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, is seeking proposals to present at Restoring Focus on the Child: CADRE’s Seventh National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education. Proposals must be received by email by April 21, 2017 to be considered. Full info at:

Training & Conference Calendar

  • April 19-May 6 - Santa Ana, CA - 40-hour Basic Mediation Training
  • April 19-22 - San Francisco, CA - ABA Section for DR Spring Conference 
  • April 19-21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Elder Care Mediation Training
  • April 20-21 - Dallas area, TX - 20 hour Chip Protective Services Mediation Training
  • April 20-24 - Kensington, MD - 40-hour Basic Mediation Training
  • April 21-26 - Minneapolis, MN - International Ombudsman Association (IOA) Annual Conference
  • April 21-22 - Harrisburg, PA - Practice Challenges in Mediation
  • April 22-May 13 - Monroe Township, NJ - 40-hour Divorce Mediation Training NJ
  • April 22 - Colorado Springs, CO - Interested in Becoming a Mediator?
  • April 24-27 - Austin area, TX - 40 hour Basic Mediation Training
  • April 25-27 - Colorado Springs, CO - Restorative Justice Training 24 hrs
  • April 27-28 - Redondo Beach, CA - 2 Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training
  • April 28 - Des Plaines, IL - Powerful Non-Defensive Communication for Collaborative Professionals
  • April 28 - Miami, FL - 8 hr Advanced Mediation Training
  • May 1-5 - Macon, GA - General Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • May 1-5 - Denver, CO - 40 hr. Basic Mediation Training
  • May 1-5 - New York, NY - Employment Law and Workplace Mediation Training
  • May 2 - Medford, OR - Facilitating Five-Star Meetings
  • May 3-5 - Newton, MA - Elder (Adult Family) Mediation Training
  • May 3-5 - Orlando, FL - IDFA National Conference
  • May 4-6 - Roanoke, VA - Basic Mediation Skills and Conflict Resolution
  • May 4-7 - San Antonio, TX - 40 hr. Basic Mediation Course
  • May 5 - Orlando, FL - Pro Se Divorce Mediation Workshop
  • May 7 - Orlando, FL - Pro Se Divorce Mediation
  • May 9-11 - Colorado Springs, CO - Faith Conciliation Training - 24 hrs
  • May 9 - St. Petersburg, FL - What business owners need to know about ADR
  • May 12 - New York, NY - Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics 2017
  • May 12-13 - Greenfield, MA - Facilitation Training
  • May 15-22 - Dallas, TX - 40-hr Basic Mediation Traning
  • May 15-19 - Chicago, IL - Mediation Skills Training Certificate Program
  • May 16-20 - Los Angeles, CA - Mediating Commerical & Litigation Cases with Lee Jay Berman
  • May 18-23 - Portland, ME - Certificate Program in Mediation
  • May 19-21 - Kensignton, MD - 20-hr. Child Access Mediation Training
  • May 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - 19th Annual UCCR Symposium
  • May 19 - Boston, MA - 1st Annual Dispute Resolution Symposium
  • May 19-20 - Vancouver, WA - Cultivating a Satisfying & Profitable Peacemaking Practice with Forrest "Woody" Mosten
  • May 22-24 - Dallas, TX - 30-jr Advanced Mediation Training
  • May 23-24 - Belleville, MI - Elder Mediation Training
  • May 25 - New Brunswick, NJ - 6-hr Divorce Mediation Supplement to 40-hr Training
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