NAFCM is the national association of approx. 400 community mediation centers in the United States and Canada.
Here are the main topics of their December 5, 2013 webinar.
- 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
Video Recording of December 5, 2013 1-hour Webinar
Videos of Online Mediation Simulations Run with 11 Community Mediators
Workplace Discrimination Case – September 19, 2013 – 105-min Video
Family Case – September 26, 2013 – 95-min Video
Commercial Case (with 2 Comediators) – October 17, 2013 – 115-min Video