Mediate.com Announces Task Force to Support Online Mediation
Jim Melamed, Board Chair of Mediate.com, has announced the establishment of a blue-ribbon Online Mediation Task Force, to be headed by Forrest R. (Woody) Mosten, to make recommendations on best practices and possibilities for both generally training mediators online and training to perform online mediation. This Online Mediation Task Force will work with leading mediation organizations, professional mediators, academics and researchers in formulating findings and recommendations. Mediate.com is convening the Online Mediation Task Force and is providing technical support, information distribution and publicity.
Forrest (Woody) Mosten (MostenMediation.com) has agreed to serve as Task Force Chair. In addition to his own long-standing mediation practice and trainings, Woody has previously served as Chair of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) Consultation Institute and as Convener for the 1999 Symposium on Training Mediators for the 21st Century (as well as as Editor of the related Family Court Review Special Issue – January 2000). The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) has also recently embarked on a joint venture with Woody to provide ongoing training to Collaborative Professional trainers in 2021. We are thrilled that Woody is taking on a leadership role with the Task Force!
In order to formulate the Task Force’s Agenda, the following online mediation experts have agreed to serve on the Task Force Executive Committee:
In consultation with the Task Force Executive Committee, an Online Mediation Training Advisory Board has been formed. Confirmed Advisory Board Members include:
Among the issues that the Task Force may consider are:
Mediate.com will post regular updates on Task Force events and progress.
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