"You have touched on some of the common critical thoughts about the online arena, Sara. We have trained some people and the vast majority report positively on the experience. Even relative to body language, most trained mediators feel that online…"
"Hi Sara: I think you may want to look at some of this a bit deeper. Some of ODR is video based, and not at all based on messages, texts, emails etc. It sounds like these video aspects would appeal to you.
"Thanks for all your effort, Brian. Here is a framing question to start the discussion. "Do you see yourself using online technology in an arbitration? If, so let us know your role -- advocate/arbitrator/case manager, etc. - and for what…"
"That is a great idea, Remi. However, feel that actual hands on experience in practice sessions is the best alternative for people to get the comfort level they need to actually begin using the tools. There are links out there that demonstrate…"
"I think that, as with everything, no one needs to make an "all-in" lifestyle change from the start. It takes time fro people to get comfortable with using newer technologies. A transition period where practitioners get accustomed to ODR…"
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"I am involved with some volunteer trainings there, and have seen an interest expressed. Let's carry this on off-line ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and see what we may be able to develop. It could be in English if we can put something together."
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
Tom Valenti is a conflict management practitioner in Chicago, offering mediation, arbitration, and facilitation services
What, if any, ADR organizations or groups do you belong to?
• Mediator with the Medical Malpractice Mediation Program at Rush University Medical Center/Chicago
• Circuit Court of Cook County approved Mediator
• American Arbitration Association - Neutral Arbitrator
• National Arbitration Forum, Neutral Arbitrator and Mediator
• Center for Resolution, LLC - Neutral Arbitrator and Mediator
• American Board of Neutrals Association (ABNA) - Neutral
Mediators Beyond Borders - Founding Member
International Acadaemy Of Dispute Resolution - Board Member