A 59-min webinar organized by the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) on how community mediators can practice and improve their skills by participating with other mediators in online mediation simulations of commercial, family, and workplace disputes.
- How NAFCM community mediation centers can now help their mediators practice and improve their skills, by participating in online mediation simulations with other mediators – from the same or different centers. All they need is a PC, Mac, Ipad and an Internet connection.
- Why 3 community mediators (in Washington, Wisconsin and Maine) found the 4-part format of Virtual Mediation Lab simulations so effective, and why they liked so much their first experience online.
- How online simulations and their video recordings can add value to a classroom training program; keep students (new mediators) interested in mediation; and create a new source of income for community mediation centers.
- How community mediation centers — no matter their size or location — can now learn from and share with one another their “know-how” and experience with specific kind of disputes.
- Which additional resources — e.g. online training, webinars — Virtual Mediation Lab makes available to NAFCM mediation centers and other ADR organizations.
- Patty Olds – Volunteers of America Northern New England (Maine)
- Michiko Stas – Volunteers of America Western Washington (Washington)
- Linda Tyrrell – Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay (Wisconsin)
- Giuseppe Leone – Virtual Mediation Lab
Please Note – Copresenters Patty Olds, Michiko Stas and Linda Tyrrell had participated in these online mediation simulations
Source: National Association for Community Mediation