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This Week in Mediation #852

October 21, 2020 - OUR 25TH YEAR!
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In This Issue:
Mediators Green Pledge • Because Mediators Deserve a Personality Test Too • NEW:Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 3 Video • Getting the Most from • Mediation in Dollars and Sense • Mediating Conflict in the Time of Covid-19 • • Envisioning Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Internet Service Provider Outages • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
Mediators Green Pledge
by John Sturrock
Promoting the Mediators Green Pledge is now the purpose of a new WoMACC site. It seems to be one way to commit to our future. I invite you to sign up to the Green Pledge and to promote it to those you know and work with.
Because Mediators Deserve a Personality Test Too
by Dr. Clare Fowler
This is a personality test, just for those in the dispute resolution field. Because mediators deserve a personality test too!
NEW: Mediation 20/20 Conference - Day 3 Video
(1) Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation - Where Should We Go? Technology and New Generational Expectations; and (2) Moving Forward - How Do We Get There? Also see:


NEW: Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton
An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.
Getting the Most from
by Colin Rule
This PDF presentation from CEO Colin Rule reviews available Mediate content, resources, and services to help you develop and promote your mediation services.
Mediating With Adult Families with Dana Curtis - November 9-13 and 16-20
This workshop introduces experienced mediators to the field of adult family mediation, also known as elder mediation, in its many forms, including decision-making about the well-being of senior family members and those who care for them; family owned business disputes; disputes about jointly-held property; and inheritance disputes. This course will take place Nov 9-13 and Nov 16-20 Monday-Friday, 10:00am to to 12:00pm PST.  Course Faculty: Dana Curtis | CLE: 20 hours. Full information and registration are HERE.
Mediating with Adult Families

CYBERWEEK 2020 is November 2-6
This will be the 22nd ADR Cyberweek.  We’re confident it is going to be the best Cyberweek ever!  
Cyberweek will run from November 2 to November 6, 2020. We will have platform demos, interviews, webinars, simulations, discussion forums, and time to just hang out and bond with your fellow attendees in a social hour. Some highlights: Ethan Katsh interviewing Jim Melamed on 25 years of; Leah Wing on ODR for Disaster Response; Dan Rainey on Neuroscience and Negotiation; and a panel focusing on recent student ODR scholarship.  Full information is HERE.
Mediation in Dollars and Sense
by Ehsan Ali, Alnoor Maherali
Conflicts impose many concealed costs in businesses, which can compound over time and damage an organization’s bottom line. While a manager or business leader may be uninterested in the good feelings that mediation can generate, they should care about mediation as a highly effective tool for improving their organization’s conflict resolution structure - and balance sheet.
Mediating Conflict in the Time of Covid-19
by Vicki Assegued
This article addresses internal and external skills for mediators to use during this time of Covid-19, to raise awareness of internal biases, and shift those biases in order to skillfully mediate for our clients.
Envisioning Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Internet Service Provider Outages 
by Josh Srago
Before the pandemic, losing your internet connectivity was frustrating; now, losing connectivity can truly be detrimental to your health and safety. This article proposes a new model for redress where independent ombudspersons help consumers get fair redress for lost connections, enabling equitable outcomes and leveling the playing field.
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JOBS (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings

  • Chief Mediation Officer at EEOC - DC
  • Ombudsperson - IA
  • Lead Child Welfare Mediator - UT
  • Contract Mediator - CO
  • Mediation Coordinator - OR
  • Fellows Program - NY
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  • October 23 - ONLINE CA - Working with Differences
  • October 23-31 - ONLINE OK - 40-hour Family & Divorce Mediation Training – using Zoom
  • October 24-25 - ONLINE CA - Beyond the Basics
  • October 26-29 - ONLINE - 20 Hour Restorative Justice Mediation Training via Zoom
  • October 26-30 - Macon GA - Domestic & Family Mediation Training
  • October 26-30 - ONLINE MA - Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training)
  • October 27 - ONLINE CA - How to Disagree Online
  • October 28-31 - Houston TX -Advanced Mediation: Family-Divorce-Child Custody Training
  • October 29 - ONLINE - Mediate BC Virtual Unconference
  • October 29-30 - Live Webinar - Advanced Mediation Training
  • October 29-30 - ONLINE CANADA - Virtual Conflict Resolution Conference 2020
  • November 1-30 - ONLINE TX - Basic Mediation 40 Hour Online Course
  • November 2-6 - CYBERWEEK 2020
  • November 2-6 - ONLINE AZ - 42-Hour Mediation Training
  • November 5-22 - ONLINE ID - 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training
  • November 9 - Austin Area TX - 10 Hour Arbitration Training
  • November 9-20 - ONLINE - Mediating with Adult Families - An Online Workshop for Experienced Mediators with Dana Curtis]
  • November 10-11 - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • November 10-12 - Dallas TX - Family Mediation Training (30 hours
  • November 11-15 - ONLINE MO - Civil and Family Mediation Training (virtual live instructor-led training)
  • November 12 - ONLINE TX - 10 Hour Arbitration Training
  • November 12-13 - Macon GA - Domestic & Family Mediation Practicum
  • November 12-13 - ONLINE WA - Essentials of Stepfamily Coaching
  • November 12 - ONLINE - E-Mediation Mentoring Webinar
  • November 13-21 - ONLINE OK - 40-hour Family & Divorce Mediation Training – using Zoom
  • November 13-14 - Tigard OR - 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training - Online & In-Person Option
  • November 14-15 - ONLINE CA - Conflict Coaching 101
  • November 16-18 - ONLINE NY - NYSDRA Annual Conference "Challenge of Change: Creative Conversations for Today"
  • November 16-December 8 - ONLINE - Communicate & Manage Conflict with Verbal Aikido
  • November 17 - ONLINE TX - Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • November 17 - ONLINE TX - The Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of Culture Awareness and Sensitivity within a Diverse Workforce
  • November 20 - St. Louis MO - 2020 AMM Annual Conference
  • December 2-4 - ONLINE CA - Women's Negotiation Academy: Creating Skilled and Sophisticated Negotiators
  • December 2-8 - ONLINE TX - Basic Mediation Training ZOOM LIVE and INTERACTIVE
  • December 2-19 - ONLINE MA - Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training)
  • 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 11 - ONLINE TX - Arbitration Training ONLINE with ZOOM: live and interactive
  • December 11-13 - ONLINE OK - 24-hour Civil Mediation Training – using Zoom

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