Happy Holidays to the ADRhub.com community.  Regardless if you joined us or missed one of the webinars, catch the archives below:

December-  What Every Mediator Needs to Understand About Attorneys & Effec...

With Dan Dozier

This practical webinar sessions, geared for neutrals who provide services in which lawyers and sophisticated parties use ADR techniques, especially mediation.  You will learn how to effectively manage attorneys and participants, interact with other parties engaged in ADR, and consider the use of ADR in different types of disputes. 

Dan Dozier, the presenter is an experienced attorney, mediator and process design expert, who has taught law school and graduate school classes about dispute resolution, conflict management, and negotiation techniques and practices...

 

November- Interdisciplinary Professional Possibilities for the Conflict Resol...

With Crystal Lee

Conduct an employment search and you will discover that terms of collaboration, cooperation, relationship building, cultural awareness, diversity - all characteristic of conflict resolution models - are integral to success across many professions.  Today's leadership modules, whether it be in nonprofit work, corporations, healthcare, human services, education, or academia, emphasize conflict resolution skills as a core competency.   The interdisciplinary nature of conflict resolution as an academic field yields an array of career options.   Knowing how to negotiate, how to find commonality in difficult situations, and how to communicate more effectively are coveted commodities.  This webinar offers insight on the necessity of conflict resolution skills across a range of professions and offer you practical advice on utilizing that expertise to secure employment.

 

October- Cybweek Webinars

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September- Mediation in Schools- Listening, Resolving, Empowering

With Anastasia Watson Smith & Barbara Sugarman

The presenters will review three types of mediation in the school setting: peer mediation, attendance mediation, and mediation available to adults dealing with school conflicts. The conversation will explore what each mediation looks like, why they can be successful in schools, and what resources are necessary to make the program successful. Universal principals, appropriate models and best practices will be discussed.

 

August- Introduction To Cross Border Family Mediation

With Maureen Dabbagh

This presentation examines when a family mediator becomes a crisis negotiator using the presenter’s case studies. As well, we will explore the PRINCIPLES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MEDIATION STRUCTURES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MALTA PROCESS as an extension of international treaty; The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects on International Parental Abduction to which nearly 100 countries, including the United States is a party to. Participate will be introduced to:

  • International standards and guidelines in mediating cases of child custody disputes across international borders.
  • Organizations, laws, programs, and protocols specific to cross border family mediation
  • Specific characteristics found in high conflict families
  • Intimate cultural practices, religious disputes, and other issues found in cross border child custody disputes
  • Security and safety concerns in mediating with high conflict families

 

July- Conflict Coaching & the Interpersonal Wellness Quotient

With Joyce Odidison

Are you tired of the fighting, miscommunication, burnout and high stress of the workplace?

Life and work in the 21st Century demands more from us and behooves us to rise to the challenge or be left behind.  To address this, I have created the multi-dimensional Wellness System model to propel us to live, work and play well together with others. The Interpersonal Wellness System model theory assumes that people can develop the skills and competencies necessary to work, live and play well together, as long as we do the work to stay well in all life dimensions that governs our interpersonal interactions.

June- Peace Professionalism - Now is the Time

With Gordon Breekdyk

Like doctors, lawyers, engineers and soldiers, peace workers must be assessed and accredited for competence and professionalism before being assigned to areas of conflict. Thousands of organizations are doing excellent work in training and research for viable alternatives to military responses to conflict. CPSC has developed a standardized methodology for accrediting “peace professionals” through assessment of Core Values and Key Competencies. Through accreditation, CPSC will raise the credibility of peace workers; provide credible resources for placement organizations dealing with emergency situations; increase and enhance the success of peace initiatives; reduce the risk of having well-meaning, but uncertified peace workers bringing harm to themselves or others in situations of conflict; and institutionalize the methodology.

May- Storytelling for Movement Building

With Kara Andrade

We have begun to take control of own narratives, telling our stories using whatever tool and digital means is available to us. We have not only begun to tell our stories, but we’ve connected them to others around the world simultaneously and in a networked manner. The storyteller becomes a diplomat, a trickster, an opportunity creator, an entrepreneur, a node for change.

How do we tell our stories? How do we help others tell their stories? How do we create opportunities by telling these stories both for ourselves and others? When does our personal story shift from “me” to “us”? How do we make these shifts? How do we inspire action and empower others to tell their story? How does information and technology help us do that? What are the emerging trends in storytelling that can help us become changemakers both online and offline.

Storytelling for social change will offer hands-on instruction to individuals and organizations alike seeking to use the ever-expanding toolkit of media for social change and peacebuilding.

April- Technology & The Ethics of Mediation

With Dan Rainey

When technology and mediation are mentioned in the same breath it is common for practitioners to think of online platforms like Modria.com, where mediation is done largely online using specialized software.  But most of us use some kind of technology in our practices - telephones, mobile and smart phones, e-mail, cloud storage and file sharing, and social media, to name only a few.  Our use of information and communication technology (ICT), from lowly e-mail to "full service" platforms like Modria, directly affects how we manage the ethical demands associated with the practice of mediation.  This webinar will address a broad array of ethical issues associated with mediation and technology, and will suggest ways that practitioners can maintain an ethical practice while using all of the ICT tools available.

 

March- Restorative Justice

With David Deal & Bill Casey

Even in the ADR community, the term restorative justice (RJ) is not a "household word". However, RJ is taking root in many of harm situations distinct from the crimes where it has most often been applied in the U.S. During the last several years, the Northern Virginia Mediation Service (NVMS) has provided RJ services to the Fairfax County Public Schools, the nation’s 11th largest school district, and it is beginning to find comparable interest in the local juvenile court and in the community at large. Bill Casey and Dave Deal, both mediators/RJ facilitators, and co-coordinators of NVMS' RJ program, will contrast mediation with RJ and present lessons learned about how RJ serves communities' needs to repair harm and restore relationships that result from juvenile offenses or crimes in school settings and in the community--including such behaviors as fighting, bullying, stealing, and vandalism. What is the motivation for schools or the court to turn to RJ instead of standard disciplinary or judicial measures? What are the costs and benefits to such an alternative? What impediments continue to thwart broader acceptance and implementation? Tune in to hear more about how restorative justice is a flexible model that can be implemented in your community.

February- Can technology shape the future of your mediation practice?

With May-Britt Kollenhof-Bruning

This webinar is meant for those ADR professionals and organizations that are considerating to step into the digital world of adding online tools to (traditional, F-t-F) practice.

It aims to provide answers to the following questions:

  • How and when can online tools and online mediation be applied?
  • What is the role of online tools in creating a more equal and level playing field and enhancing party autonomy?
  • Do the professional mediation principles apply to both offline and online proceedings?
  • Can online proceedings be effective if parties are not physically present?
  • How can trust be built online - and how can ADR professionals adapt their offline skills to the online environment?

We will be sharing experiences and offer concrete, practical advice. The seminar will be interactive and there will be ample time for questions and answers.

 

January- Imported from Detroit: ADR Innovation in Detroit, South East Michigan

With John Turley

The city of Detroit, of all the large metropolitan areas in our country, is probably best known for its high murder rate, all forms of crime and gang violence, urban decline and blight, as well as plant closings, layoffs and economic depression more so than for its economic growth and vitality. Our beloved Tigers lifted the spirits of the city and the suburbs and burned brightly all too briefly. And yet, despite its somewhat negative reputation, Detroit’s suburbs are emerging as hubs for innovation and forward thinking in the alternative dispute resolution field (ADR) out of necessity and the well-being of its people more so than as a well spring of abstract mediation ideas. My presentation discusses the most noteworthy of the many ways that mediators in Detroit, South East Michigan and Ann Arbor are venturing into the toughest areas of the city as ambassadors of mediation, negotiation, and ADR to prevent the outbreak of violent disputes at their source. This presentation will discuss how these initiatives may be replicated in other cities across america.

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