The success of online mediation depends mainly of the mediator's skills and experience.
For this reason, Virtual Mediation Lab not only offers face-to-face mediators around the world a 2-hour hands-on Training in Online Mediation. It also offers them the opportunity to practice and sharpen their mediation skills by participating in 5 Free online simulations with other mediators and a Coach.
Each simulation of commercial, family and workplace cases consists of 4 parts:
Part 1 – 60-min Mediation of a commercial, family or workplace case
Part 2 – 20/30-min Debriefing – All mediators and their Coach reflect on what happened during that mediation. What worked well – or not-so-well? And why?
Part 3 – Video Recording of the entire simulation
Part 4 – Online Survey
Filling out our Online Survey takes only a few minutes. Mediators can give their feedback by answering a couple of simple questions; for example,
>> While playing your role or during the debriefing session, did you learn anything new about your mediation skills?
>> Did you learn anything new about online mediation in general: e.g. about how the online environment affects the mediator's and the parties' behavior?
>> Has this simulation changed - for better or worse - your view about online mediation?
Here is the feedback of face-to-face mediators who participated recently in online mediation simulations - http://goo.gl/i8UQDf
PS: Virtual Mediation Lab is a project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution - Hawaii Chapter