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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

Celebrating 500+ Virtual Mediation Lab LinkedIn Group Members

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, our Virtual Mediation Lab LinkedIn Group celebrated 501 members from around the world.

Celebrating 500+ Virtual Mediation Lab LinkedIn Group Members

More and more mediators and ADR practitioners are now interested to:

  • Discover the benefits of online mediation
  • Learn how to add online mediation to their practice
  • Share their experience with other (online) mediators

To join our LinkedIn Group, click the button under “Stay Connected” – on the right side of this page.

Thank you.
Giuseppe Leone

New Frontiers in Dispute Resolution: Introduction to Online Mediation – Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution – September 24, 2016

During their September 24, 2016 membership meeting held at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Arizona State University, members of the Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution (AACR) learned more about new frontiers in dispute resolution and saw them “in action”.

Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab,

  • Showed them how mediators can do online what they are used to do in-person: joint and private meetings with the parties, information (e.g. pictures, pdf documents, worksheets, videos) sharing and annotation, writing up the parties’ “Memorandum of Understanding” or agenda for their next meeting.
  • Explained the benefits of online mediation; how to blend face-to-face and online mediation; how mediators can add online mediation to their practice, in order to offer their services outside their city, state or country.
  • Shared a 7-min video of an online mediation simulation run with two AACR members (Catherine Tornbom and Larrry Schwartz) and an Arizona State University student (Kenton Arbon).
  • Gave AACR members in the audience the opportunity to ask Catherine, Larry and Kenton any questions about their first experience with online mediation.
  • Answered several questions about online mediation.

Here is the 80-min video recording of Giuseppe Leone’s presentation and what AACR board member Kate Otting wrote him after their membership meeting.

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Giuseppe:

I cannot begin to thank you. Your presentation was a hit. I’m grateful as well to Catherine, Larry and Kenton, for their willingness to take part in the simulation. I’m going to add both videos to our website for members.

AACR members ended up talking for a few more minutes after you signed off, sharing their excitement about your presentation and what we’ve all learned about ODR from you. I appreciate not only for what you’ve done for AACR, but for what you have done to advance our field.

Warmest regards,
Kate
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INTERESTED IN ONLINE MEDIATION?
Learn more about our hands-on training and webinars and if you have any questions contact Giuseppe Leone by email or call him at (808) 383-4117.

Free Webinars for Members of the Association for Conflict Resolution Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Section

Free Virtual Mediation Lab Webinars for Members of the Association for Conflict Resolution Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Section

Good news for members of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) ODR Section.

Tammy Felker Johnson, Chair of that section, and Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, an online project sponsored by ACR Hawaii, have recently agreed the following.

Until December 31, 2016 Virtual Mediation Lab is available to set up, organize and video record free webinars for ACR ODR Section members who would like to share with other mediators and ADR practitioners from around the world their:

  • ODR projects
  • ODR skills
  • Experience with ODR platforms for resolving commercial, family, workplace, International, E-commerce or other kind of disputes

Watch an example of a recent Virtual Mediation Lab 30-min webinar

REQUIREMENTS

  • Being a current member of the ACR ODR Section
  • Presenter’s picture and bio
  • Webinar Title
  • Webinar Description and Objectives (What Attendees Will Learn)
  • Webinar Material (e.g. Powerpoint, Videos)
  • Fast Internet connection
  • PC or Mac with built-in or external webcam

NEED MORE INFO?

If you need more information about this opportunity of presenting a Free Virtual Mediation Lab webinar, contact the Chair of the ACR ODR Section.

Online Mediation – How It Works and How It Can Benefit Young Mediators – June 8, 2016 Virtual Mediation Lab Webinar

Online Mediation for Young Mediators OK

The Young Mediators Group is a UK-based organization “for people from all professions and walks of life who are new to, and have an interest in, mediation”.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 its members will participate in a 1-hour webinar titled “Online Mediation – How It Works and How It Can Benefit Young Mediators” presented by Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab.

In order to make this event as useful as possible, it consists of 2 parts.

Part 1 – Introduction to Online Mediation
Giuseppe will explain and demonstrate what online mediation means, how it works, and how it can benefit Young Mediators who are interested to add online mediation to their practice, blend online and face-to-face mediation, or launch a new online mediation business.

Part 2 – Experience of Three Young Mediators Who Participated in an Online Mediation for the First Time
On May 30, 2016 three Young Mediators – Callum, Emma and Jemima – participated in a 1-hour online mediation simulation of a workplace case set up and video recorded by Giuseppe. Callum played the mediator’s role, Emma and Jemima the role of the parties.

During the webinar, attendees will first watch a 3-min video clip of that simulation (later they will also receive the link to the 1-hour video recording of the entire simulation). Next, they can ask Callum, Emma and Jemima any questions about their first experience participating in an online mediation. For example, from Callum’s perspective, if that mediation had taken place face-to-face in his office, would he have done anything different than what he did online? And how did the online environment affect the parties’ behavior, the way they communicated and made decisions together?

SIGN UP
This webinar is for Young Mediators Group members only. To join their organization and attend this webinar, contact Young Mediators directly

Webinars on Online Mediation for Mediation Centers and ADR Organizations
Please contact Giuseppe Leone by email or call him at (808) 383-4117 in the USA.

Training in Online Mediation
If you are a family, workplace or commercial mediator, you can now learn in 2-hours how to add online mediation to your practice and blend face-to-face and online mediation

Seeking Professional Internet Marketing Consultants for Mediators

Internet Marketing for Mediators

Most mediators who attend the Virtual Mediation Lab (VML) 2-hour training in online mediation and participate in free simulations of commercial, family and workplace cases get excited at the prospect of launching an online mediation business. They love the idea of offering their mediation services outside their city, state or country.

All the basic ingredients to be successful seem to be there: their competence as mediators, their confidence that the online video technology they learned to use during our training works great, and their enthusiasm.

There is only one (big) ingredient missing: Internet marketing.

Many mediators don’t know how to market their services on the Internet. In other words, they don’t know what to do to make sure that when people enter on their PC, iPad or iPhone keywords like: “online mediation”, “divorce mediation”, “workplace dispute”, “small business dispute”, “homeowner contractor dispute” (in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin, Oklahoma City, or wherever they live), they find the mediator’s website and contact information.

That’s why VML is seeking professional Internet marketing consultants, who are willing to talk about their field and experience during a series of VML webinars for mediators from around the world.

Professional Internet marketing consultants who are interested in this new VML initiative are invited to fill out the application form below. If their application is accepted, they will receive an email within 5 business days to participate in a video conference with Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, in order to:

  • Present in more detail their experience and qualifications
  • Discuss the date/time, content and terms of the Virtual Mediation Lab series of webinars for mediators

Introduction to Online Mediation – Virtual Mediation Lab FREE 30-Min Webinar & Demo – May 25, 2016 – Video

30-MIN VIDEO 

During a Virtual Mediation Lab Free webinar and demo “Introduction to Online Mediation” held on May 25, 2016, many family, workplace and commercial mediators from the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia had the opportunity to learn in 30 minutes:

  • What Online Mediation Means
  • How It Works
  • How to Blend Online and Face-to-Face Mediation
  • Cases Suitable for Online Mediation
  • Online Mediation Benefits
  • Best Collaboration Software for Online Mediation
  • How to Try Online Mediation for FREE
  • How to Get Hands-on Training in Online Mediation via Zoom (Pro version)

Presenter: Giuseppe Leone

Giuseppe Leone, Founder

Giuseppe Leone is the founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter. This webinar was based on his experience:

Interested in Online Mediation?
Learn in 2 hours how to add online mediation via Zoom to your practice and blend face-to-face and online mediation

30-Min or 60-Min Virtual Mediation Lab Webinars on Online Mediation
If your mediation center or ADR organization is interested in a 30-Min or 60-Min webinar on Online Mediation presented by Giuseppe Leone, send him an email or call him at (808) 383-4117 in the USA.

Association of Northern Mediators 1-hour Webinar “Introduction to Online Mediation” – May 17, 2016

Association Northern Mediators

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, will present a 1-hour webinar “Introduction to Online Mediation” for the Association of Northern Mediators (ANM).

In order to make that webinar as interactive and hands-on as possible, only 12 mediators will be invited to participate.

The video recording of the webinar, however, will be shared with all ANM members, who practice mediation in Northern England and North Wales.

Webinars on Online Mediation
If your ADR organization or mediation center is also interested in a Virtual Mediation Lab webinar on Online Mediation, send an email to Giuseppe Leone or call him at (808) 383-4117 in the USA.

Online Mediation Explained in 9 Minutes

Monday, May 9, 2016 Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter, participated in “Online Dispute Resolution: Managing Mediation Online”, a webinar organized by the Professional Mediators’ Association and TCM Group in England.

During his brief presentation Giuseppe explained:

  • What online mediation means and how it works
  • Which cases are suitable for online mediation
  • Online mediation benefits
  • How mediators can add online mediation to their practice

9-MIN VIDEO

Interested to Add Online Mediation to Your Practice?
Click here to learn more about:

  • Our 2-hour Hands-on Training in Online Mediation
  • FREE online mediation simulations of family, workplace and commercials cases with other mediators from around the world and a Coach

And if you have any questions, send Giuseppe an email or call him at (808) 383-4117 in the USA.

Online Mediation – Ask Anything You Want to Know – 27-min Video Interview

On October 5, 2015 Ashley Brugh, a Social Work major at Goshen College in Indiana, contacted me because she is taking an “Introduction to Mediation” class, and would like to learn more about online mediation for an assignment.

After she asked me for an interview by phone or email, I suggested an easier and better option: a video conference via Zoom – the online video conference software we use for our 2-hour training in online mediation, and Free online mediation simulations to help mediators around the world sharpen their skills. She agreed.

Before our interview, we also agreed that there wouldn’t be any predefined agenda. Therefore, Ashley could ask me anything she wanted to know about my experience in and views on online mediation.

Here is the video of our October 8, 2015 27-min interview.

Giuseppe Leone, Founder of Virtual Mediation Lab