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This Week in Mediation #800

October 16, 2019
Celebrating Our 24th Year Membership information
In This Issue:
APFM Livestream of November 7-9 Conference - Special Savings for Members • Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India - Part 2 • 7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions • It Ain’t My Fault: How Best to Manage Workplace Conflict  • Message Gleaned About Conflict From a Tweet • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar • Blogs
APFM Livestream of November 7-9 Conference - Special Savings for Members!
Special Announcement: Premium Members qualify to register for the APFM Livestream Conference for only $199, if you do this by October 23! Register HERE and Save! For the first time, the APFM Annual Conference will be broadcast live, online, across the United States and around the world, via LiveStream. “The Next Generation of Innovation” is the family mediation event of the year featuring world class keynotes by Ken Cloke and David Hoffman and over 30 hours of workshops streamed live from the conference. View recordings for up to six months!  Register Today!
Reintroducing Mediation To Millennial India - Part 2
by Jonathan Rodrigues
Mediation requires an entirely different branding approach—away from being a charitable amenity in court, towards becoming a commercially viable service.
7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions
by Kayla Matthews
There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.
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It Ain’t My Fault: How Best to Manage Workplace Conflict
by Amy Robertson
Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.” 
Message Gleaned About Conflict From a Tweet
by Cinnie Noble
A few months ago, I posted a quote on Twitter that a colleague sent me because she thought I’d like it. And I do.
Mediate's Featured Mediator Placement puts you at the TOP of every page of Mediate for every visitor from your area code!  Your first additional case pays for your Featured Placement for years!  See: ALL FEATURED MEDIATORS and go to to become a Featured Mediator!
Southern California Mediation Association 31st Annual Fall Conference, Nov 1-2, Los Angeles, CA
Our conference theme this year is, “The Twenty-first Century Mediator: Take Your Practice to the Next Level!."  Register HERE.
Oregon Mediation Association’s 33rd Annual Conference - November 1-2nd in Portland, Oregon
You are invited to OMA's 33rd Annual Conference: Managing Conflict: Bridging the Gap through Mediation and Beyond. Whether you are a mediator, attorney, social worker, human resources professional, student, educator, ADR practitioner, counselor, or someone who is interested in conflict management and resolution, you’ll find multiple interesting activities that will enrich your knowledge and sense of community. Register HERE.
Save the Date for IOA Annual Conference - March 30 – April 1, 2020 in Portland, Oregon
The International Ombuds Association (IOA) Annual Conference serves as the premier venue to promote ombuds awareness, increase individual knowledge, and enhance professional skills. The annual conference features keynote and plenary speakers, workshops, presentations, and panel discussions to address a conference theme and provides countless opportunities for connection and engagement.  Register HERE
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JOBS (for Premium Members) Post New Job Listings
  • Mediation Specialist - TX
  • Mediation Center - Administrative Coordinator - IN
  • Medation Coordinator - DE
  • Mediation Case Manager - CA
  • Mediation Program Director - TN
  • Victim-Offender Mediation Coordinator - TN
  • Ombuds Manager - Angola
  • Associate Ombuds - WA
  • Director of Arbitration and ADR for North America - NY
  • Executive Director - MI
  • Mediator - MO
  • Mediator - FL
  • Mediator - Locations vary
  • Mediator - UT
  • Associate Mediation Counsel - San Francisco
  • Case Manager / General Manager - NV
Read All Jobs
MEDIATE UNIVERSITY ONLINE MEDIATION COURSES (6 Month Access - Affordable CLE/CEU credit!) Check out Mediate University's affordable online mediation courses!  
Getting Started in Mediation Sale Ends October 15:See all mediation courses at:
  • October 18-19 - Houston TX - Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training
  • October 19-November 3 - Somerset NJ - NJAPM 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training, Fall 2019
  • October 21-23 - Baltimore MD - International Ombudsman Association - Foundations Course
  • October 21-23 - Bolívar, Provincia de Cartagena Colombia - Conflict Resolution Grounded on Organizational Ombudsman Practice
  • October 21-25 - Baltimore MD - 40-Hour Mediation & Conflict Transformation Skills Training: Sources of Conflict & A Systems Approach
  • October 22-24 - Newton MA - Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training)
  • October 22 - Fairfax VA - Powerful Coaching
  • October 23-27 - Ft. Lauderdale FL - Florida Supreme Court Civil Mediation Certification Training 40 hours (5 days)
  • October 24-25 - Baltimore MD - Mediation Theory and Skills for the Organizational Ombudsman
  • October 24-25 - Chicago IL - Collaborative Divorce Training
  • October 25-26 - Indianapolis IN - 9th Annual Midwest Mediation Conference
  • October 27-29 - Saratoga Springs NY - NYSDRA Conference 2019: Breakthrough! The Age of Presumptive ADR
  • October 28-31 - Los Angeles CA - 30 Hour Restorative Justice Training
  • October 28 - November 6 - Framingham MA - 35-Hour Mediation Training
  • October 31-November 2 - Pittsburgh PA - AFCC Fall Conference
  • October 31 - November 9 - Memphis TN - Family Mediation Training (46.0 Hours of CLE)
  • November 1 - Kansas City MO - The Science and Art of Restorative Justice (RJ)
  • November 1-2 - Portland OR - 33rd Oregon Mediation Association Conference
  • November 1-2 - Los Angeles CA - Southern California Mediation Association
  • November 1-2 - Jeju Island South Korea - 9th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF) Conference
  • November 4-6 - Austin Area - 30 Hour Advanced Mediation Training
  • November 5-7 - Atlanta GA - Mediation in Special Education
  • November 7-December 19 - ONLINE - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop (Virtual)
  • November 7-8 - Harford CT - Two-Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training
  • November 7-9 - Boston MA - APFM - ADFP - MCFM Annual Conference "Next Generation of Innovation"
  • November 12-15 - Ottawa ON Canada - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
  • November 12-14 - Dallas TX - Family Mediation (30 Hours)
  • November 12-15 - Fairfax VA - Mediation Skills and Process (basic mediation training)
  • November 14 - ONLINE - IOA Live Webinar: In the Room Where it Happens: Inside Ombuds Practices
  • November 14-15 - Berkeley CA - Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements
  • November 14-15 - Corte Madera CA - Advanced Mediation Training with Steven Rosenburg
  • November 14-16 - Nashville TN - 5th Annual Fall Professional Skills Program
  • November 15-16 - San Diego CA - Advanced Family Mediation Training with Woody Mosten
  • November 14-15 - Corte Madera CA - Advanced Mediation Training with Steven Rosenberg
  • November 14-16 - Nashville TN - 5th Annual Fall Professional Skills Program
  • November 15-16 - San Diego CA - Advanced Family Mediation Training with Woody Mosten
  • November 15-16 - Houston TX - ABA Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute
  • November 18 - Austin Area TX - Mediators & Arbitrators of America (aka Mediators of Texas)
  • November 18-22 - Macon GA - Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
  • November 19-20 - Austin Area TX - 20 Hour Child Protective Services Mediation Training
  • November 19-22 - Toronto ON Canada - Conflict Management Coaching Workshop

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