Greetings from the future, 10 years in the future to be exact, November 28, 2030 to be even more precise. It is Thanksgiving Day 2030, and we are here testing a previously secret joint project of Mediate.com and Zoom wherein future text and image communications, up to 10 years into the future, can now be sent and published “backward in time.” Crazy, I know.
One of Mediate.com’s most popular features over the last decade has been Mediate University. From its launch with just a few courses in (2010), Mediate University has grown to a rich repository of courses from many of the leading mediation trainers in the world.
Use these strategies to avoid pitfalls and make the most out of virtual mediation. Especially during Covid-19, virtual mediation can and must be facilitated with excellence.
Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated.
In this talk, Noam Ebner discusses the migration of the mediation profession online during the COVID-19 era, and the wider impacts of this phenomenon on the ODR field and on the practice of mediation, online and in traditional mediation rooms.
(11/07/20)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
In this Cyberweek 2020 presentation, Clare Fowler and Colin Rule review how mediators can get started with online video mediation.
(11/07/20)Ana Gonçalves, Daniel Rainey
This Cyberweek 2020 session describes a suggested Code of Disclosure for Online Mediators to help modernize mediation ethics as we mediate online.
(11/03/20)Jim Melamed, Ethan Katsh
The is Cyberweek 2020's Opening Session: an interview of Jim Melamed, long time CEO at Mediate.com, by Ethan Katsh on 25 years of ODR and Mediate.com.
(11/02/20)Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Jim Melamed
Jim Melamed, Board Chair of Mediate.com, has announced the establishment of a blue-ribbon Online Mediation Training Task Force, to be headed by Forrest R. (Woody) Mosten, to make recommendations on best practices and possibilities for both generally training mediators online and training mediators to perform online mediation. The Task Force Executive Committee and Advisory Board have now been named.
During past eight months, due to the coronavirus pandemic, mediators, lawyers and clients have experienced something once inconceivable: Almost all mediations have been conducted remotely.
The 22nd annual international ADR Cyberweek will run from November 1 to November 6, 2020.
Will the future have room for both virtual and in-person mediation? The pandemic is presenting a generational opportunity for accommodation and change.
Perhaps in our lives we need to take a cue from hostage negotiators.
The internet has become an indispensable business resource as more companies rely on online tools.
Today’s post explores how best to present yourself in a virtual mediation.
(10/19/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 3 Video: (1) Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation - Where Should We Go? Technology and New Generational Expectations; and (2) Moving Forward - How Do We Get There?
Promoting the Mediators Green Pledge is now the purpose of a new WoMACC site. It seems to be one way to commit to our future. I invite you to sign up to the Green Pledge and to promote it to those you know and work with.
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Probably every student and instructor has had difficult challenges this year accommodating to the routines needed because of the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, losing your internet connectivity was frustrating; now, losing connectivity can truly be detrimental to your health and safety. This article proposes a new model for redress where independent ombudspersons help consumers get fair redress for lost connections, enabling equitable outcomes and leveling the playing field.
(10/13/20)Clare Fowler, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
Mediation 20/20 Day 2 Video: The current state of the field: obstacles and opportunities.
(10/06/20)Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
Mediation 20/20 Complete Day 1 Video - What Have We Achieved? How Did We Get Where We Are? Welcome and Celebration with Jim Melamed and John Helie plus panel.
(10/06/20)John Helie, Jim Melamed, Colin Rule
This video, developed by new Mediate.com CEO, Colin Rule, recounts the founding of Mediate.com, now more than 25 years ago by John Helie and Jim Melamed.
This article illustrates that mediation improves conflict resolution and is associated with increased activity in the nucleus accumbens, a key region in the brain's reward circuitry.
(9/21/20)ADR Institute of Canada
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The ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) has an Online Dispute Task Force (ODRTF). The Task Force formed a sub-committee on Platforms. After evaluating 12 systems, the sub-committee recommends three platforms: CREKODR, Caseload Manager, and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC).