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From Virtual Mediation Lab: Free Online Training

Online Mediation in a Nutshell – 30-min Free Virtual Mediation Lab Webinar and Demo for Mediators and Attorneys – May 9, 2017 Noon Pacific Time

If you are a mediator or attorney interested in online mediation, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 you can learn in 30 minutes:

  • What Online Mediation means and how it works
  • The benefits of Online Mediation
  • How mediators can do online everything they are used to do in-person: e.g. Joint and private meetings (caucus) with the parties; “Shuttle Diplomacy” in multi-party disputes; Information (documents, pictures, worksheets, videos) sharing and annotation; Writing up the parties’ “Memorandum of Understanding” or agenda for their next meeting
  • Which cases are suitable for Online Mediation
  • How to blend face-to-face and Online Mediation
  • How to try Online Mediation for FREE
  • How to participate in a 2-hour one-on-one hands-on training in Online Mediation

PRESENTER
Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter. This 30-min webinar/demo is based on his experience:

WHEN
This “Online Mediation in a Nutshell” 30-min free webinar will take place Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Noon/12:00pm Pacific Time (2:00pm Central Time | 3:00pm Eastern Time).

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Fill out this Online Registration Form – Please Note:

  • Seating is limited
  • After your registration is approved, you’ll automatically receive information on how to join the webinar with your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone

 

A TRANSFORMATIVE PARENTING MEDIATION MODEL
Free Webinar with Wayne Plenert – April 25, 2017
1-Hour Video Recording

Presented by the Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by ACR Hawaii, and Mediate BC, a not-for-profit organization that leads, promotes and facilitates mediation and other collaborative dispute resolution processes throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada.

From Virtual Mediation Lab: Watch Free Video Webinar – The Power of Visual Communication in Mediation

THE POWER OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION IN MEDIATION
Free Webinar with Lisa Arora

Have you ever watched parties in a mediation struggle to hear what each other is saying, or even to get what you’re saying? What if the important things people were trying to say in your mediations were not evaporating into thin air? What if the parties could literally see their comments in real time and reflect on them? How might that impact the process of coming to agreements?

During this webinar Lisa Arora explained to a large group of mediators from around the world:

  • Why visual communication is so powerful for parties in resolving conflict
  • How face-to-face and online mediators can learn more about groundbreaking visual mediation methods

LINK TO THE WEBINAR

Presented by: Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by ACR Hawaii, and Mediate BC, a not-for-profit organization that leads, promotes and facilitates mediation and other collaborative dispute resolution processes throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada.

ABOUT LISA ARORA

Lisa Arora is an internationally recognized expert in the field of graphic facilitation and a comprehensive family mediator who uses visuals to enhance communication and foster productive, mutually beneficial agreements during mediation.

Since 2008, Lisa’s firm Get The Picture has specialized in providing engaging visual meeting experiences that result in highly productive dialogue, shared understanding, alignment and high-quality decisions. Visual meeting strategies are on the rise and being used across all industries to tackle deep-rooted and emerging issues. Lisa is also a well-regarded instructor in visual facilitation/group graphics methodology and author of 3 practical visual facilitation eGuides.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

If you have any comments or questions about The Power of Visual Communication in Mediation, please contact Lisa Arora through her website

From Think Tech Hawaii: Watch “The Joys of Deliberative Divorce” with ACR-Hawai‘i’s Lisa Jacobs and Tom DiGrazia

Ooops!  Pardon my slip, here’s the link.

See this 30-minute free video  on Think Tech Hawaii’s website with ACR-Hawai‘i’s Directors Lisa Jacobs and Tom DiGrazia as they discuss the collaborative divorce process.

Lisa Jacobs is a Mediator, Collaborative Attorney, Facilitator, Speaker, and Trainer in the areas of Family and Elder Law. She founded Better Way Divorce, also known as Pono Divorce, where she devotes 100% of her law and mediation practice to support families resolve their disputes using non-adversarial processes. Lisa has been licensed to practice law in Hawai‘i for the past 23 years. She has handled over 1,800 cases as a Family Law Consulting Attorney, 110 cases as a Mediator, and 12 cases as a Collaborative Attorney, with an agreement rate exceeding 90%.

Tom DiGrazia is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Richard School of Law at UH Manoa, and currently teaches a family law mediation course. He is also an author on a book on family mediation and peacemaking.

ThinkTech Hawaii streams live on the Internet from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Hawai‘i Time, every weekday then streams earlier shows through the night.  It’s vision is to be a leader in shaping a more vital and thriving Hawai‘i as the foundation for future generations. It’s mission is to be the leading digital media platform raising pubic awareness and promoting civic engagement in Hawai‘i.

Virtual Mediation Lab: Video of Online Peer Mediation Webinar

Students Helping Each Other Across the USA

Click here for the 30-min video of the January 31, 2017 webinar “Online Peer Mediation Platform – Students Helping Each Other Across the USA”.

The Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) is a project funded by the JAMS Foundation, currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals, and previously managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution

From the Virtual Mediation Lab: Free Video Webinar and Demo

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 many mediators from around the world attended “Introduction to Online Mediation”, a Free Virtual Mediation Lab webinar and demo.

In 39 minutes they learned:

  • What Online Mediation means and how it works
  • Benefits of Online Mediation
  • How mediators can do online everything they are used to do in-person: e.g. Joint and private meetings (caucus) with the parties; “Shuttle Diplomacy” in multi-party disputes; Information (documents, pictures, worksheets, videos) sharing and annotation; Writing up the parties’ “Memorandum of Understanding” or agenda for their next meeting
  • Which cases are suitable for Online Mediation
  • When and how to blend face-to-face and Online Mediation
  • Which video conferencing software works best for Online Mediation
  • How to get hands-on training in Online Mediation
  • How to try Online Mediation for FREE

PRESENTER
Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, an online mediation project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter, this webinar/demo was based on his experience:

To watch this free video, click here

INTERESTED IN ONLINE MEDIATION?
Learn more about the Virtual Mediation Lab 2-hour hands-on training in online mediation, and how you can try online mediation for Free

For any further questions, contact Giuseppe Leone by email or give him a call at (808) 383-4117 in the USA.

Virtual Mediation Lab: Free Webinar on the Importance of Personal Branding for Launching an Online Mediation Business

Free Webinar from the Virtual Mediation Lab:

The Importance of Personal Branding for Launching an Online Business

Online mediation can open up new business opportunities. Like any other business, however, an online mediation business requires a plan. Why? Because you need to have a clear answer to some key questions: e.g. who exactly are your prospective clients? How will they find you, know you, trust you, like you? And, more importantly, why should they hire you?

The most critical component of such plan is your “personal branding”.

During this Virtual Mediation Lab webinar, which took place on October 19, 2016, Nicole Abboud explained the basics of personal branding, and how mediators can apply those concepts to launch a successful online mediation business. In particular, she talked about:

  • What a personal brand is and why it’s important for any business owner.
  • How to begin building your personal brand.
  • The importance of differentiating yourself in your mediation niche market.

PRESENTERS

  • Nicole Abboud , attorney, podcaster, and owner of Abboud Media. She works with lawyers who understand the value of building relationships with clients through content creation.
  • Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab, a project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter to teach mediators around the world the benefits of online mediation, how to add online mediation to their practice, and how to blend face-to-face and online mediation.

Link to the Importance of Personal Branding webinar

PLEASE NOTE – This webinar is part of a series of Virtual Mediation Lab webinars on how to launch and market an online mediation business. To find out when the next webinars will be held, please follow the Virtual Mediation Lab via Twitter, Facebook or its LinkedIn Group.

 

 

 

 

Free 80-minute online video: Introduction to Online Mediation

From the Virtual Mediation Lab:

New Frontiers in Dispute Resolution: Introduction to Online Mediation – Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution – September 24, 2016

During their September 24, 2016 membership meeting held at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Arizona State University, members of the Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution (AACR) learned more about new frontiers in dispute resolution and saw them “in action”.

Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab,

  • Showed them how mediators can do online what they are used to do in-person: joint and private meetings with the parties, information (e.g. pictures, pdf documents, worksheets, videos) sharing and annotation, writing up the parties’ “Memorandum of Understanding” or agenda for their next meeting.
  • Explained the benefits of online mediation; how to blend face-to-face and online mediation; how mediators can add online mediation to their practice, in order to offer their services outside their city, state or country.
  • Shared a 7-min video of an online mediation simulation run with two AACR members (Catherine Tornbom and Larrry Schwartz) and an Arizona State University student (Kenton Arbon).
  • Gave AACR members in the audience the opportunity to ask Catherine, Larry and Kenton any questions about their first experience with online mediation.
  • Answered several questions about online mediation.

Here is the 80-min video recording of Giuseppe Leone’s presentation and what AACR board member Kate Otting wrote him after their membership meeting.

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Giuseppe:

I cannot begin to thank you. Your presentation was a hit. I’m grateful as well to Catherine, Larry and Kenton, for their willingness to take part in the simulation. I’m going to add both videos to our website for members.

AACR members ended up talking for a few more minutes after you signed off, sharing their excitement about your presentation and what we’ve all learned about ODR from you. I appreciate not only for what you’ve done for AACR, but for what you have done to advance our field.

Warmest regards,
Kate
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Virtual Mediation Lab: Free “Online Tools for Arbitration” Webinar

Video of 30 Minute September 14, 2016 Webinar

Presented by Thomas P. Valenti in conjunction with Giuseppe Leone, founder of Virtual Mediation Lab (a project sponsored by ACR Hawaii), this webinar showed Valenti walking attendees through a typical arbitration, beginning to end.  See how some tasks can be performed more efficiently online, especially for more complex cases and learn how to save time and money for your clients.

Valenti is an Attorney, Arbitrator, Facilitator and Trainer. His law practice has included representing many clients in arbitration. In addition he served as an Arbitrator on panels with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as well as serving as a public arbitrator for theFinancial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is also a Chartered Arbitrator with theChartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

ACR 2016 Annual Conference September 28 – October 1: Attendance on September 29 available on-line!

A virtual track has been created for those who cannot attend the 2016 Conference live.  On Thursday, September 29th individuals who are not at the Lord Baltimore Hotel will be able to engage in a full day of conference activities online.

Virtual participants will be fully engaged in each session, just as if they were in the room. This is the first time ACR has offered the ability to join the conference in this way, so we are excited to see how it all comes to together. The cost is $95 for ACR members and $125 for non-members.

The lineup on September 29 looks like this:

 8:15 AM Morning Plenary featuring Judge Michael Aloi, Federal Magistrate Judge and former President of ACR

 10:15 AM Applying Information and Communication Technologies to Multiparty CR Process – Colin Rule and Jason Gershowitz
Today, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are deeply rooted in our everyday lives. The same should be true for conflict resolution professionals. ICTs empower (and disenfranchise) facilitators and participants, especially where parties are engaging across distance and time. At the same time, ICTs should not be thought of as a one size fits all conflict resolution solution. Thinking about the tools available from the start helps to ensure quality process design and satisfactory outcomes in practice. This session will use interactive features (such as real time polling) to tailor a presentation introducing participants to available ICT tools and how to apply them in relevant situations.

Noon: Lunch

 1:45 PM Special Edition – The Texas Conflict Coach radio program: Â Virtual Exchange: Renewing Civic Engagement at a Time of Unprecedented Interconnectedness
Pattie Porter
In a digitally connected world where diversity of identities is a reality which we must confront every time we log into our smart phones and social media accounts, academia has played a pioneering role in the way we learn how to be inclusive and embrace diversity. Nevertheless, recent demonstrations across American campuses as well as the growing expressions of hate and violence in online space worldwide make question the preparedness of traditional education methods to tackle the virtual multicultural world we live in. Grassroots intercultural dialogue programs between citizens living in different societies have flourished over the past decade as a response to the growing antagonism between some of those societies. Those programs aim at building mutual understanding and a sense of empathy among participants, creating bridges and fostering a new culture of constructive engagement between young citizens. Lately, online dialogue programs carried out by organizations like Soliya have received an official acknowledgement of their relevance in a fast changing world. Panelists involved as implementors of Soliya’s Connect Program will engage in an interactive discussion with participants on the lessons learned from Soliya’s 13 years experience, the current evolutions of dialogue processes and the value of virtual exchange as a growing field in the world of intercultural dialogue and conflict resolution education.

 3:30 PM Here’s Looking at You—Targeting the Right Participants
National Association of Drug Courts Professionals (NADCP)
This session helps teams review their target populations based upon the current research literature.  This literature provides an avenue for drug court programs to review who they serve to maximize resources and have the greatest impact on the justice system in their community.  In this session, participants will learn how to target the best population for their drug court program; the importance and different types of risk and needs assessment tools; and how to develop a drug court system in their jurisdiction.

5:00 PM The New Voices Presentation We end the day with presentations by four 2016 New Voices.  “The New Voices: Emerging Professionals” program selects, through a juried process, seven graduates or recent graduates to present a “Ted Talk like” presentation on research they had done and/or participated in.

Join ACR at the 2016 Annual Conference September 28 – October 1, virtually or in person at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Meanwhile, click here to listen to an interview with Pattie Porter, one of the presenters in the Virtual Track.  To learn more about the conference and to register, go to www.acrannualconference.org