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This Week in Mediation #858

December 2, 2020 - OUR 25TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
How Mediation Thinking Saved the World • APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act! • Family Mediation: A Separate Category of Mediation? • Is There a Zoom Mediation in Your Future? • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
How Mediation Thinking Saved the World
by Jim Melamed
Greetings from the future, 10 years in the future to be exact, November 28, 2030 to be even more precise. It is Thanksgiving Day 2030, and we are here testing a previously secret joint project of Mediate.com and Zoom wherein future text and image communications, up to 10 years into the future, can now be sent and published “backward in time.”  Crazy, I know.

APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Co-Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!
by Mediate.com
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

MEDIATE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP SALE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 15!
Our special new member rates are now good until December 15!

Family Mediation: A Separate Category of Mediation?
by Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu
It is to be noted that Mediation is not just about settling disputes or getting back people together. It also extends to making adequate arrangement for the welfare of family members in cases of separation.

Is There a Zoom Mediation in Your Future?
by Sheldon Stark
During the state of emergency, courts have been working at less than full capacity.

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FEATURED MEDIATION BLOGS

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MEDIATION IN TODAY'S NEWS

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JOBS (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • Executive Director - NV
  • Mediator (Part or Full Time) (Initially Remote) - NY, NJ, PA
  • Complaint Investigator - CA
  • Political Affairs Officer - NY
  • Mediation Coordinator - OR
  • Fellows Program - NY
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TRAINING AND CONFERENCE CALENDAR

  • December 3-12 - ONLINE TX - Fast Track Online Basic Mediation CourseDecember 3-14 - ONLINE TX - Fast Track Online Basic Mediation Course
  • December 4 - ONLINE FL - 8 hr Advanced Mediation Training (10hrs CLE/8hrCME)
  • December 4 - ONLINE CA - Developing Your Collaborative Practice Signature
  • December 5 - ONLINE CA - Intermediate Conflict Coaching
  • December 6 - ONLINE CA - Belonging & Connecting Conversations for Peacebuilding
  • December 7-11 - Austin Area TX - 40 Basic Mediation Training
  • December 9-13 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training 40 hours (5 days) - Online
  • December 10 - ONLINE VA - Managing Difficult Conversations: How to Make them Less Difficult
  • December 11 - ONLINE TX - Arbitration Training ONLINE with ZOOM: live and interactive
  • December 11-13 - ONLINE OK - 24-hour Civil Mediation Training – using Zoom
  • December 18 - ONLINE FL - 8 hour Advanced Negotiation & Mediation Seminar
  • January 11-12 - ONLINE TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • January 13-17 - ONLINE FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training 40 hours (5 days)
  • January 14 - ONLINE VA - Your Brain (and Body) on Conflict!
  • January 15 - ONLINE AZ - Third Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference
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Editors: Jim Melamed and Clare Fowler. We welcome comments and feedback. Send your comments to editor@mediate.com.  We encourage you to write an article for This Week in Mediation.

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