Category Archives: VML – USA & International

A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model – Free 1-Hour Webinar with Wayne Plenert – April 25, 2017

Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by ACR Hawaii, and Mediate BC, a not-for-profit organization that leads, promotes and facilitates mediation and other collaborative dispute resolution processes throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada, present:

A TRANSFORMATIVE PARENTING MEDIATION MODEL
1-Hour Free Webinar with Wayne Plenert – April 25, 2017

ABOUT WAYNE PLENERT

Wayne Plenert is a retired lawyer who mediates, now as a mentor, and who teaches mediation and interpersonal conflict (family dynamics). He obtained his Masters of Law (ADR) in 2002. Since then he has looked for ways in which the theories of ADR can be implemented in practice. Also, he has been active in mediation development in British Columbia. He was president of the BC Mediator Roster Society when it merged as a founding partner of Mediate BC Society. He was very involved in Mediate BC’s Roster Committee, and with efforts at designing and improving ADR programs.

At present, he is leading the “Northern Navigator” project, a pilot family assessment/probable mediation program in the Peace River Provincial Courts of northeastern British Columbia. He enjoys his garden railway, his wife’s garden, a small Anabaptist church in Dawson Creek BC, and he loves the mediation community.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

This webinar is intended for parenting mediators who are looking for connections between practice and theory. You will:

  • Explore how children are players (forming a conflict triangle) in the dysfunctional relationship of separated parents.
  • Examine how there can no truce until this triangle is recognized and addressed.
  • Consider how the presenting conflicts of the parents are opportunities for developing this truce and then building a model by which children can thrive in their separated environment (taken from John Paul Lederach’s Transformative Conflict approach).

The Transformative Parenting Mediation Model recognizes the identity of the players; the need for developing trust and a new form of relationship; all on a platform based on Isolina Ricci’s Mom’s House, Dad’s House model. You will walk through the steps that Wayne Plenert has developed in applying this approach and that are set out in his paper (in pdf format) A Transformative Parenting Model

WEBINAR OBJECTIVES

  • Introducing a new and different model of parenting mediation in which mediators can guide parents from a place of dysfunction to a truce, and then where they are interested, to where their children can thrive and can get the best that each parent has to offer.
  • Outlining for mediators why parenting after separation so often fails to find a path to this outcome.
  • Providing some theories and practical guidance on how mediators can approach these concerns and opportunities.
  • A post-webinar discussion on how much mediators should guide or direct parties in their approaches to parenting differences and difficulties.

REGISTER NOW

This 1-hour Free webinar will take place Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Noon Eastern Time (9:00am Pacific Time | 10:00am Mountain Time | 11:00am Central Time | 5:00pm London/UK Time). You can attend our event with a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone.

To sign up fill out this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

The Power of Visual Communication in Mediation – Free 30-Min Webinar for Mediate BC Members – April 4, 2017

Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by ACR Hawaii, and Mediate BC, a not-for-profit organization that leads, promotes and facilitates mediation and other collaborative dispute resolution processes throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada, present:

THE POWER OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION IN MEDIATION
30-min Free Webinar with Lisa Arora – April 4, 2017

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION – WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Have you ever watched parties in a mediation struggle to hear what each other is saying, or even to get what you’re saying? What if the important things people were trying to say in your mediations were not evaporating into thin air? What if the parties could literally see their comments in real time and reflect on them? How might that impact the process of coming to agreements?

If you attend this webinar, you’ll learn how visual communication is being applied to family mediation to make communication more effective, creative, and interactive. In particular, you will:

  • Understand why visual communication is so powerful for parties in resolving conflict
  • Learn about groundbreaking visual mediation methods
  • Discover ways you can begin building your own visual communication skills

MORE INFO ON VISUAL MEDIATION

To learn more about visual mediation visit the Mediate BC blog

ABOUT LISA ARORA

Lisa Arora is an internationally recognized expert in the field of graphic facilitation and a comprehensive family mediator who uses visuals to enhance communication and foster productive, mutually beneficial agreements during mediation.

Since 2008, Lisa’s firm Get The Picture has specialized in providing engaging visual meeting experiences that result in highly productive dialogue, shared understanding, alignment and high-quality decisions. Visual meeting strategies are on the rise and being used across all industries to tackle deep-rooted and emerging issues. Lisa is also a well-regarded instructor in visual facilitation/group graphics methodology and author of 3 practical visual facilitation eGuides.

REGISTER NOW

This 30-min Free webinar for Mediate BC members will take place Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Noon Pacific Time. You can attend our event with a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone.

To sign up fill out this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

Mediating University Workplace Disputes: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Unionized Universities – New 21-min Video

A new video presented by the University of Hawaii Program on Conflict Resolution on Mediating University Workplace Disputes: Alternative Dispute Resolution in unionized universities

Source: College of Social Sciences – University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Power of Visual Communication in Mediation – Mediate BC Free Webinar – March 8, 2017 – 45-Min Video

Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by ACR Hawaii, and Mediate BC, a not-for-profit organization that leads, promotes and facilitates mediation and other collaborative dispute resolution processes throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada, present:

THE POWER OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION IN MEDIATION
Free Webinar with Lisa Arora – March 8, 2017

45-MIN VIDEO

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Have you ever watched parties in a mediation struggle to hear what each other is saying, or even to get what you’re saying? What if the important things people were trying to say in your mediations were not evaporating into thin air? What if the parties could literally see their comments in real time and reflect on them? How might that impact the process of coming to agreements?

During this webinar Lisa Arora explained to a large group of mediators from around the world:

  • Why visual communication is so powerful for parties in resolving conflict
  • How face-to-face and online mediators can learn more about groundbreaking visual mediation methods

ABOUT LISA ARORA

Lisa Arora is an internationally recognized expert in the field of graphic facilitation and a comprehensive family mediator who uses visuals to enhance communication and foster productive, mutually beneficial agreements during mediation.

Since 2008, Lisa’s firm Get The Picture has specialized in providing engaging visual meeting experiences that result in highly productive dialogue, shared understanding, alignment and high-quality decisions. Visual meeting strategies are on the rise and being used across all industries to tackle deep-rooted and emerging issues. Lisa is also a well-regarded instructor in visual facilitation/group graphics methodology and author of 3 practical visual facilitation eGuides.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

If you have any comments or questions about The Power of Visual Communication in Mediation, please contact Lisa Arora through her website

UPCOMING WEBINARS

If you are interested to present a webinar (like this one) on advanced methods, skills and techniques that can be applied to face-to-face or online mediation, we’d like to hear from you. Please contact Giuseppe Leone by email or by phone at (808) 383-4117 in the USA.

Conversely, if you would simply like to be notified about upcoming Virtual Mediation Lab free webinars, follows us via Twitter or join our LinkedIn Group (click the related buttons under “STAY CONNECTED”).

The Case for Online Courts – New Video with Professor Richard Susskind

The concept of online courts was introduced in England and Wales in February 2015 by an advisory group of the Civil Justice Council. Although now strongly supported by the government and senior judiciary, it is a controversial development. Prominent representatives of the legal profession and advice sector have expressed doubts about the viability and suitability of online dispute resolution (ODR) and its potential impact on access to justice and the ‘digitally excluded’.

In this lecture, Professor Richard Susskind, who chaired the original advisory group, provides a practical and theoretical introduction to online courts, making the case for fundamental change in the way the courts handle low value civil, family and tribunal disputes.

Chair – Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE, QC (Hon) (Dean, UCL Faculty of Laws and Co-Director of the UCL Judicial Institute)

Lecturer – Professor Richard Susskind OBE (President of the Society for Computers and Law and IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice)

Panel

  • The Rt Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder (Senior President of Tribunals)
  • Robert Bourns (President of the Law Society)
  • Susan Acland-Hood (Chief Executive of HM Courts and Tribunals Service)
  • Andrew Langdon QC (Chairman of the Bar)

Video RecordingWatch the 100-min video recording of this lecture

SourceUCL LAWS

What Mediation Means and How to Become a Mediator

On February 9, 2017 UK Mediation’s CEO Dr. Mike Talbot presented a webinar titled “Becoming Mediator” to explain:

  • What is mediation?
  • The benefits of mediation
  • What does a mediator require?
  • Interpersonal mediation
  • Commercial mediation
  • Family mediation
  • Finding work as a mediator
  • Mediation training
  • How to gain mediation experience
  • Freelance mediation
  • Establishing credibility

Watch the 48-min of this webinar

Source: UK Mediation

Call for Papers: How Our Work Changes Us – Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution, “Conflict Resolution Quarterly” publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict resolution and ADR fields.

This call for papers is designed to elicit a thoughtful examination of the ways in which our work has impacted ourselves, our families, our communities, policy debates, how we teach, etc.

Articles should be 1,500/8,000-word long and include a review of any applicable literature, but other content is open to the author and editor’s discretion.

Topics could include the following (or others):

  • Creating/modeling a peaceable, conflict competent classroom at any level (k-12, University, etc.)
  • Applying CR/ADR concepts in our families and/or community work.
  • Taking our work as mediators/arbitrators/facilitators beyond the courthouse and into our places of worship, workplaces, etc.
  • What we have learned after years of trial and error (aka experience) that we wished we had known earlier in our careers.
  • Program evaluations or assessments that show the extent to with ADR/CR trainings and programs are positively impacting the lives of others.
  • The application of ADR/CR concepts and practices into new areas which are designed to help transform how people interact, work, or resolve problems.
  • Challenges to the application of CR/ADR skills and concepts into daily family or community life and suggestions to overcome these challenges.

Deadline: May 1, 2017.

Click here for more information

Online Peer Mediation Platform – Students Helping Each Other Across the USA

Here is the 30-min video recording of the January 31, 2017 webinar “Online Peer Mediation Platform – Students Helping Each Other Across the USA”.

The Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) is a project funded by the JAMS Foundation, currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals, and previously managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution

First Online Mediation Service in Malaysia

After they attended the Virtual Mediation Lab hands-on training in online mediation two professional mediators (Tunku Alina Alias and Gunavathi Subramaniam) have launched Mediate 2 Resolve Online, the first online mediation service in Malaysia

Law and Courts in an Online World – Online Dispute Resolution: The International Experience – New 88-Min Video

During the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’s 2016 “Law and Courts in an Online World” Conference in Melbourne, the following international panelists discussed their experiences of major Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) initiatives in Canada, the Netherlands, Europe and the United States.

  • Keryn Negri, CEO, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Panel
  • Shannon Salter, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal, British Columbia
  • The Honourable Judge Dory Reiling, Judge and Court IT expert in ODR, The Netherlands
  • Colin Rule, Chairman of Modria.com, Silicon Valley (via telepresence)
  • Michele Griessmair, Department of Business Administration, University of Vienna

88-Min Video

Source: Sir Zelman Cowen Centre – Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia