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This Week in Mediation #774

April 17, 2019
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In This Issue:
Should Therapists Mediate? - A Look at UK therapists • It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators • What’s Fair Is Fair... Or Is It? • New Zealand Family Justice Puts Children First • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Should Therapists Mediate? -- A Look at UK therapists (4/12/19)
by Hadassah Fidler
Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.\

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators (4/12/19)
by John Sturrock
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

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Caseload Manager Helps Ombuds Offices Meet Best Practice Standards (4/02/19)
by Clare Fowler
Ombuds offices have elevated and unique needs for managing personal and case information and for meeting International Ombudsman Association (IOA) best practice standards.

What’s Fair Is Fair... Or Is It? (4/12/19)
by Joy Rosenthal
“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”

New Zealand Family Justice Puts Children First (4/12/19)
by Keri Morris
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Training & Conference Calendar

  • April 18 - New York NY - A Mediation Career: Getting Started
  • April 23-26 - Toronto ON Canada - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
  • April 24 - Fairfax VA - Powerful Coaching
  • April 25 - Fairfax VA - Civility in the Workplace
  • April 26-27 - Charleston SC - Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training
  • April 26-27 - Harrisburg PA - Conference: Building Skills & Expanding Practice
  • April 26 - Fairfax VA - Mediation Practicum: Civil Cases
  • April 30-May 4 - Washington DC - 40 Hour Mediation & Interest Based Negotiation Skills Training
  • May 1-2 - Facilitation and Group Consensus Building
  • May 2-17 - Milwaukee WI - Interdisciplinary Family Law Mediation Training
  • May 2-4 - Tarrytown NY - NYSCDM Annual Conference
  • May 6-20 - San Francisco CA - International Cross-Border Family Mediation Training
  • May 6-10 - Austin Area TX - 40 Basic Mediation Training
  • May 7 - Fairfax VA - Mediating EEO and Workplace Disputes
  • May 8 - Fairfax VA - Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) for Conflict Resolution Practitioners
  • May 13-17 - Atlanta GA - 40 Hour Basic Mediation Skills Course
  • May 14 - New York NY - Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Everyday Bargaining
  • May 15 - Houston TX - Arbitration Training in Houston’s Uptown-Galleria
  • May 16 - Fairfax VA - Building Trust and Overcoming Distrust
  • May 16-19 - San Diego CA - Four Day Family Law Mediation Training
  • May 16-17 - Houston TX - Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training
  • May 18-19 - San Diego CA - Building A Successful (and Profitable) Collaborative and Mediation Practice
  • May 20-21- Denver CO - Advanced Civil Mediation
  • May 20-23 - North Haven CT - Quinipiac Law 2nd Conflict Management Institute
  • May 20-22 - Austin Area TX - 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • May 21-23 - Newton MA - Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training)
  • May 21-23 - Dallas TX - Family Mediation Training (30 hours)
  • May 21 - Fairfax VA - Considering Cultural Issues in Mediation
  • May 29-June 1 - Toronto ON Canada - AFCC 56th Annual Conference 
  • May 30-31- Alicante Spain - IP Mediation Conference
  • June 1-9 - San Francisco CA - The Basics of Mediation
  • June 3 - Austin Area TX 10 Hour Arbitration Training
  • June 4-5 - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • June 5-7 - New York NY - Advanced Commercial Mediation Training (3 Days Mandatory)
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