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After How Much Training Can You Call Yourself A Mediator?

After how much training can you call yourself a mediator?

Diane Levin, who facilitated the latest episode of our new collaborative podcast, Cafe Mediate, launched conversation with that very question. Diane, Amanda Bucklow, Jeff Thompson, Vickie Pynchon and I dove in to answer and we weren’t shy with our opinions (Jeff, we particularly loved your choice of the word “absurd” in response to one rule in a certain new Nevada mediation program!).

We invite you to stream the 40-minute audio from the Cafe Mediate site, get it from iTunes, or subscribe to get new episodes automatically.

We’re taking on certification as our next topic, which we’ll cover in two parts. Have a topic you’d like us to discuss? Leave us a comment to let us know!

Many thanks to Amanda, Jeff, Vickie and Diane for another engaging discussion – it’s a tremendous gift to have such good colleagues to join in invigorating conversation.


Tammy Lenski

Dr. Tammy Lenski helps individuals, pairs, teams, and audiences navigate disagreement better, address friction, and build alignment. Her current work centers on creating the conditions for robust collaboration and sound decisions while fostering resilient personal and professional relationships. Her conflict resolution podcast and blog, Disagree Better, are available at… MORE >

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