Kindly invited by mediator Dan Simon, on May 14, 2013 I gave a 1-hour presentation to the ADR section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
It worked very well, with plenty of questions from the audience.
The main topic of my presentation was Online Mediation, and these are some of the topics we talked about:
- How in our Virtual Mediation Lab, an ACR Hawaii pilot project, we help mediators practice and improve their skills by participating in online mediation simulations with other mediators. And why they find the 4-part format of our simulations so useful
- What we have learned so far running over 100 online mediation simulations of commercial, family, workplace and international cases
- Why we think that in online mediation the mediator’s skills and experience are more important than any video conferencing technology
- Why we believe that, in order to promote mediation (and online mediation) around the world, it is necessary to show it “in action” and in different languages
- Why we are so excited about our new project Mobile Mediation and what specifically we want to find out
Other ADR organizations that are interested to learn more about online mediation can contact me by email and we’ll be glad to arrange a similar free 1-hour presentation via Skype, as we have done for the ADR Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Technically, it is very simple. All that is required is:
- PC or Mac with built-in or external webcam, microphone and external speakers
- Fast internet connection
- Large screen
PLEASE NOTE – We no longer use Skype for our Virtual Mediation Lab online mediation simulations and training. To learn why, sign up for our 1-hour Introduction to Online Mediation with PC Mac and Mobile Devices. One of the topics we cover during that training is “How to Choose a Video Conferencing Software for Online Mediation”.