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This Week in Mediation #787

July 17, 2019
Celebrating Our 24th Year Membership information
In This Issue:
13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life • Bringing the Human Face to Conflict  • The Divorce Process: Mediation Saves Money, Time and Trauma • Why Retainers are Important to the Mediation Process • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
13 Tools for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, with Customers and in Life
by Lee Jay Berman
Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.

Bringing the Human Face to Conflict (7/12/19)
by Jacques Joubert
Mediation may be described as a process that evolves over four different phases. It begins in a joint session and ends in a final joint session. Premium Membership offers the most used mediator directory in the world!  See the data on why you should join as a Premium Member. Join at

The Divorce Process: Mediation Saves Money, Time and Trauma (7/12/19)
by Stuart Watson
The divorce process has significant impacts on the lives of the spouses and their families depending on how they go through the divorce. This article outlines how divorce mediation can save families money and time, and reduce trauma when compared to a traditional, litigated divorce process.

Why Retainers are Important to the Mediation Process (7/12/19)
by Laurie Israel
For most mediations, having the financial relationship between the mediator and the clients prepaid through a retainer can be a very strong impetus towards making the mediation process stronger and more effective.

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THIS WEEK'S MEDIATION NEWS (read & search All News at:

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JOBS (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • ADR Program Officer - DC
  • Circuit Mediator - LA
  • Family Mediator - FL
  • Mediator - NY
  • Divorce Mediator - AZ
  • Mediator Coordinator - AZ
  • Senior Mediation Advisor
  • Education Mediation Specialist - MD
  • Ombuds and Mediation Intern - NY
  • Mediator - Varies
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FEATURED ONLINE MEDIATION COURSES (6 Month Access - Affordable CLE/CEU credit)


  • July 18 - Roanoke VA - Managing Difficult Conversations
  • July 19 - Ft. Lauderdale FL - 8 hr Advanced Mediation Training
  • July 22-26 - College Park MD - Mediation Training (40 Hours)
  • July 22-27 - Malibu CA - Mediating the Litigated Case - Malibu
    6 Day Program 
  • July 25 - Roanoke VA - Practical Conflict Resolution
  • July 25-29 - Atlanta GA - Domestic Relations Mediation (42 hrs.)
  • July 26-28 - Inaugural Training: “Mediating Online” at Santa Clara Law School 
  • July 26-29 - Dallas TX - Basic Mediation 4 day Course
  • July 31 - Fairfax VA - Mediator Graduate School 
  • August 1-September 12 - ONLINE - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop (Virtual)
  • August 5-9 - Atlanta GA - 40 Hour Basic Mediation Skills Course
  • August 5-9 - Macon GA - Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • August 8 - ONLINE - IOA Live Webinar: Establishing Trust in Groups: Lencioni and Google Models in Practice
  • August 9 - Fairfax VA - Preparing Memoranda and Agreements
  • August 14-18 - Ft. Lauderdale FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training 40 hours (5 days) 
  • August 14 - Fairfax VA - Negotiation Training
  • August 15 - Roanoke VA - Dealing with Difficult People
  • August 15-16 - Atlanta GA - Domestic Violence Issues in Mediation (2 days
  • August 19-21 - Austin Area TX - 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • August 20-22 - Atlanta GA - Advanced Mediation Skills (20 hrs.)
  • September 1 - ONLINE - IOA Live Webinar: Cultural Components in Conflict
  • September 6-14 - Ventura CA - 1.5 Day or 4 Day Conflict Resolution Training
  • September 6 - Atlanta GA - Domestic Relations Practicum (2 days)September 9-13 - Macon GA - Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • September 10-13 - Atlanta GA - Mediation Marathon
  • September 10-13 - Dallas TX - Basic Mediation Training (40 Hours)\
  • September 10-13 - Fairfax VA - Mediation Skills and Process (basic mediation training) 
  • September 11-20 - Corte Madera CA - 40 hour Mediation Training
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