From March 24 to April 23, 2015 a group of students of the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College in Vermont will practice their mediation skills online.
Thanks to Julian Portilla, Director, Masters in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies, and Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, they will participate in a series of simulations of commercial, family and workplace cases. Each online mediation simulation consists of:
>> 1-hour mediation via Zoom – a video collaboration software that supports PC, Mac, Ipad, Iphone, Android tablet and smartphone
>> 15-min debriefing session, to discuss what happened during the mediation – what worked well – or not-so-well – and why
>> Video recording. Therefore, Champlain College students can learn not only by participating in simulations, but also by watching the same cases mediated by other students, perhaps using a different mediation approach, technique or personal style
In addition, the ability to practice their mediation skills online will give those students a chance to see first-hand:
>> What online mediation means
>> How it works
>> How it can be integrated with face-to-face mediation
>> Why online mediation can open up new markets and business opportunities for them
For more information on the Virtual Mediation Lab (VML) training in online mediation for individual mediators, mediation centers, colleges, and ADR organizations click here http://goo.gl/fe8N2
VML is a project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter.