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Online Mediation Training Forum Updates

by Jim Melamed

April 2021

Jim Melamed


An Additional Forum on Experiential Training, Mentoring and Case Consultationwith hosts: Tricia Jones & Forrest (Woody) Mosten, has been added for Friday, May 14.

The Forum on Beyond Mediation: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation has now been slotted for Friday, May 21.


(note: all Forums are 9-11 am Pacific - Zoom Login info is sent 3 days in advance)

April 23 - Global Growth Forum - SEE VIDEO
Hosts:  Bruce Edwards & Tara Ollapally 

April 30 - Forum on Online Mediation Training
Hosts: Susan Guthrie, Donna Silverberg & Jim Melamed

May 7 - Standards, Ethics & New Technologies for Online Mediation & Online Mediation Training
Hosts: Colin Rule, Leah Wing, Dan Rainey & Melissa Kucinski

May 14 - Forum on Experiential Training, Mentoring and Case Consultation
Hosts: Tricia Jones & Forrest (Woody) Mosten

May 21 - Beyond Mediation Forum: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation
Hosts: Brian Galbraith & Forrest (Woody) Mosten

May 28 - Online Mediation Training for Youth and Schools
Hosts: Clare Fowler & Jonathan Rodrigues


GLOBAL GROWTH FORUM VIDEO NOW POSTED's April 23 Global Growth Forum was a great success.  Over 100 participants from over 20 countries attended.  Full information on the Global Growth Forum is here,  including a posting of the complete recorded forum video and four submitted papers on the growth of mediation in India, Argentina, Russian and Nigeria. 


Hosts: Susan GuthrieDonna Silverberg and Jim Melamed

This Forum is from 9-11 am Pacific; noon-2 pm Eastern - Zoom Login information is below.

The second Forum of the Online Mediation Training Task Force takes place this Friday, April 30 and centers directly on new and emerging issues of the training of mediators online. See this Introductory Article to the Online Mediation Training Forum.


Jim Melamed co-founded in 1996 and served as CEO of through June 2020 (25 years).  During Jim's tenure, received the American Bar Association's 2010 Institutional Problem Solver Award.  Before, Jim founded The Mediation Center in Eugene, Oregon in 1983 and served as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) from 1987 to 1993. Jim was also the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association (1985-86). Jim's undergraduate degree is in psychology from Stanford University and his law degree is from the University of Oregon.

Jim has received the following awards: The Oregon Mediation Association's 2003 Award for Excellence; The Oregon State Bar's 2006 Sidney Lezak Award of Excellence; The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) 2007 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; The 2012 Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) "Getting To Yes" Award; The APFM's first Outstanding Mediator Award (2018); and the Oregon Mediation Association's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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