VWS #5 Tips for Successfully Producing Interactive Trainings for Your Practice Group. Quality online trainings can expand the reach and skill level of your practice group and create opportunities for practitioners where collaborative is just taking hold. With a focus on creating engaging, participatory trainings, you will learn about the tools, planning, administrative setup and strategies to help your program go smoothly.
"The Zoom genie has left the bottle and has no intention of returning." ~ NADN Member Survey
I am not surprised at all to hear that the vast majority of members of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals report that they:
* Find online mediation at least as effective as in-person
* Plan to continue to offer online mediation after Covid
* Have found their client base has grown with online access
As the report states, "the Zoom genie has left the bottle and has no intention of returning!"⠀
The Online Mediation Training Task Force recently completed several months of study, review, public forums and more to determine trends in online mediation and online mediation training with an eye to making recommnedations regarding best practices going forward.⠀
Task Force Chair, Forrest "Woody" Mosten and Jim Melamed have been reviewing the reports posted by the Task Force Committees, including those prepared by Family and Elder and Marketing Committee Chair, Susan Guthrie, to create a final report and recommendations. One thing that has become very clear, is that online mediation and online training are here to stay!⠀
In fact, Woody recently commented that "Every mediator should take 3-5 Basic Trainings with different instructors. At least one of these trainings should be primarily focused on online mediation practice!"⠀
At @mostenguthrie, we include training speficit to online practice in each program we provide, and will be adding programs in Basic Online Mediation Training, Advanced Online Mediation Training and an Online Mediation Training Practicum led by Susan in the Fall!⠀
JULY 12 - 16, 2021
Mosten Guthrie Academy is excited to be exhibiting at the 2021 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Tech Expo during the week of July 12-16, 2021! Join us to learn how we can meet yourmediation and collaborative law training needs with a personalized, one-on-one demo appointment. The Expo will also offer educational programs, informational sessions, technology hot tips, entertainment, and socializing opportunities.
PROGRAM: ADVANCED ISSUES IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
For almost a year now, since the beginning of the pandemic, the legal and dispute resolution fields have been transitioning online. While many practitioners have mastered the basics of videoconferencing and online meetings, there remain a number of nuances and practicalities that deserve deeper instruction. This one-hour webinar will take a look at the more advanced challenges that professionals may face as they continue to practice in a virtual world including hybrid mediations, new technology and more!
Will Work for Food is a wonderful project created by mediation leaders, Natalie Armstrong-Motin, Jeff Kichaven and Jean Lawler. They have raised more than $100,000 for Food Banks world-wide and this is Susan's second program in support. All offerings are free but a donation to the food bank of your choice is greatly appreciated!
As a completely online mediation and collaborative law training academy, Mosten Guthrie strives to provide up-to-date, innovative and cutting edge trainings including the technical, ethical and practical considerations for a virtual practitioner.
Mediate.com's Online Mediation Training Task Force, Chaired by our own Woody Mosten, held it's second public Forum on April 30th. This Forum, co-hosted by Susan Guthrie with colleagues, Jim Melamed, Clare Fowler and Donna Silverberg, focused on new and emerging issues of online mediation and the training of mediators online. For more information on the Task Force and future public Forums click the button below!
As our Woody Mosten is known internationally as the Father of Unbundled Legal Services Unbundled legal services - Wikipedia, MG is proud of the recent acceptance of limited scope services based on online legal and mediation services. The ABA has a leading story in its May 2021 ABA Journal and IAALS just held a conference on unbundling for courts and the private sector https://iaals.du.edu/events/unbundled-legal-services-new-normal
MG will host a training on unbundling headlined by Woody very soon
Mediator, Michael Lang presents his second book of curated content highlighting the effects of Covid on Families and their path through conflict in it's midst. The latest book features a forward by Forrest "Woody" Mosten and includes a contribution from Susan Guthrie. Click the button below to read the book!
Our own Woody Mosten is featured as an inspiring voice to emulate in a program presented by Angela Reddock-Right, Dr. Debra Dupree and Susan Guthrie at the American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution's Annual Spring Conference. The program is entitled: Notoriously Good Trouble: Mediators Continuing the Legends of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and John Lewis and will be presented on April 15, 2021.
Mosten Guthrie Academy has partnered with one of the leading parenting experts in the country, Christina McGhee, to create an innovative new program that put's children at the center of the divorce process and provides professionals with the tools to support parents through the process!
At the 2021 Southern California Mediation Association's Family Mediation Institute, Forrest "Woody" Mosten awarded the Forrest "Woody" Mosten Star Award for Excellence and Innovation in Family Mediation to Bill Eddy. Bill is only the second recipient of the Star Award , created and named after Woody who was also the first recipient in 20
Forrest "Woody" Mosten recently contributed a thought-provoking opinion piece on the pending Impeachment trial of former President, Donald Trump and offers his alternative in futherance of breaching the divide in our country.
The purpose of this scholarship is to decrease financial barriers for applicants of diverse and marginalized communities who wish to attend Professional Mediation Training.
Mosten has generously endowed APFM’s first namesake diversity scholarship with a donation of $5,000, funding 5 individual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for a mediation training of the recipient’s choice.
A staple teaching tool for many of the Mosten Guthrie 40-Hour Family and Divorce Mediation Trainings is a viewing of the deeply impactful film SPLIT by Ellen Bruno. In this article, author Ilyssa Panitz interviews Ellen and discussed the impact of the film as well as the upcomoing sequel!
Ellen also recently appeared on Susan's hit podcast with a more in depth discussion of all things SPLIT
Hear Ellen's interview on Susan's Podcast, Divorce & Beyond
In this recent article in the Los Angeles Business Journal by Deputy Editor, Neal Koch, Susan Guthrie is featured with colleagues, Jeff Kichaven and Eleanor Barr, discussing the many benefits of online mediation and how the practice is "Screen Tested" as video-conferencing makes a big difference.
Each year SCMA presents the L. Randolph Lowry Award to a member of the dispute resolution community who has honored and inspired us through their passion and dedication to education in the field of dispute resolution.
The award is named in honor of L. Randolph Lowry, one of the founders of SCMA and an educational leader of the mediation movement in Southern California for many years. Lowry taught law at Pepperdine University and established the Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is currently the President of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The recipient of the 2020 L. Randolph Lowry Award is Susan Guthrie. Susan was a visionary and leader in moving towards on-line mediation during the past 5 years and took her leadership in this area to the next level during 2020. As the Covid-19 situation put a screeching halt to the in-person mediation process that we had been accustomed to, Susan proactively reached out and made available to thousands of people at all levels, education and tips on how to mediate in the new online world. Her programs were in such demand that she put a temporary halt on her mediation practice to devote full time to this effort. Susan is a role model in the spirit that this award is all about!
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 to perform online mediation. This Online Mediation Training Task Force will work with leading mediation organizations, professional mediators, academics and researchers in formulating findings and recommendations. Mediate.com is convening the Online Mediation Training Task Force and is providing technical support, information distribution and publicity.
Forrest (Woody) Mosten (MostenMediation.com and MostenGuthrie.com) has agreed to serve as Task Force Chair. In addition to his own long-standing mediation practice and trainings, Woody has previously served as Chair of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) Consultation Institute and as Convenor for the 1999 Symposium on Training Mediators for the 21st Century (as well as as Editor of the related Family Court Review Special Issue - January 2000). The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) has also recently embarked on a joint venture with Woody to provide ongoing training to Collaborative Professional trainers in 2021. We are thrilled that Woody is taking on a leadership role with the Task Force!
Mosten Guthrie is Proud to Announce We are Launching a SERIES of Advanced Training Programs that are Topic Specfic to Family Law Matters:
First Up: Mediating Separate and Marital Property Issues in November, 2021