Convening the Mediation - What Can and Should Mediators Do When All Parties Haven't Yet Agreed to Mediate?
Session ID: 16PRW002
Registration Status: OPEN
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Faculty and Summary
Convening a mediation before there is an official agreement among all parties to mediate can be fraught with traps for the unwary. Confidentiality, neutrality, voluntariness and self-determination are critical elements of the mediation process. These principles potentially are challenged when one party wants to mediate, the other party or parties has not yet agreed to participate, and an ADR provider or individual mediator is asked to help persuade everyone to come to the table. Additional issues arise when a mediator hears about a dispute and wants to propose the use of mediation (and the mediator’s services) to the parties.
This 90-minute webinar conducted by a panel of ethics experts and practitioners focuses on best practices to use when convening a mediation.
Among the questions examined and answered are—
Mediators and mediation advocates who register for this webinar will come away with broader insight into the steps that need to be taken—and avoided—during the pre-mediation agreement stage and will receive concrete tools and materials to improve their own mediation intake practices.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION – Mediators, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in the dynamics of the mediation process.
What others are saying about this presentation...
This program raised issues that I, as an experienced mediator, have not previously considered. It was very well-done!
Good program for parties unfamiliar with mediation and are considering it to resolve a dispute. Also helpful to new mediators to understand disclosure and responsibilities as a mediator.
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This program does not qualify for the AAA's annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.
Launching the Course After Registration
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