This morning we ran a simulation of a typical workplace discrimination case, with one mediator in Massachusetts, one in Ireland, and one in Scotland.
For our Irish and Scottish colleagues it was the first simulation they participated in. So, during the debrief I asked them both about their first experience with online mediation simulations via Skype.
Their answer? It was much easier than we thought. After 10-15 minutes we got used to it.
PLEASE NOTE – We no longer use Skype for our Virtual Mediation Lab online mediation simulations. 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”.