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  • New Mediator Orientation - MWI
    Webinar is to welcome mediators who have completed MWI s Basic Mediation Training and to introduce them to MWI s court procedures forms and panel requirements The programs also includes a review of the principles of mediation and guidelines for writing court based agreements REGISTRATION AND COST There is no charge for mediators who have completed a mediation training program and are interested in joining MWI s District Municipal Court Panel The fee for all other participants is 150 RSVP is required and available at MWI s online registration form Registration will close 24 hours prior to the start of the New Mediator Orientation Register Now NEXT NEW MEDIATOR ORIENTATION WEBINAR Wednesday March 30 2016 from 2 00 PM to 3 30 PM To register please click here Once registered you will receive a confirmation via email from This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it who will also provide you with a link to the webinar and a conference call number and code Unable to make any of the dates above Click here for additional dates Please contact Marcus Stergio at This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/mediation-training-careers-in-mediation-advanced-mediation-training/new-mediator-orientation.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Mediation Training Refresher | Advanced Mediation Training - MWI
    mediation training with a program other than MWI 125 per person or 100 with early registration for those who completed basic mediation training with MWI but have not mediated a case with MWI in 6 months or longer Free for active MWI mediators If you qualify for either the second or third training tuition option from above please select By Check or call with Credit Card from the payment option drop down menu on the event registration page Register Now Tell a Friend TOPICS TO BE COVERED This advanced mediation program will cover the following topics How a mediator serves as a negotiation consultant The five principles of mediation and how a mediator can fulfill each stage The structure and stages of the mediation process including the how when and why to use each stage Being purposeful and understanding why and how mediators decide what to do next Assisting parties to move from positions to interests to options and to agreement or to their best alternative to an agreement Co mediation techniques including planning with your co mediator and giving and receiving feedback Dealing with difficult parties and situations Strategies for helping clients overcoming impasse WHO SHOULD ATTEND Mediators looking to increase their skill set and refuel their mediation tool kit Those interested in applying to or rejoining MWI s District Municipal Court Mediation Panel Trained mediators who would like to revisit areas discussed in basic mediation training and build their capacity to mediate effectively PREREQUISITES Mediators interested in volunteering with the MWI Court Mediation Program must have completed at least 30 hours of basic mediation training There are no prerequisites for other Refresher Program participants Questions Contact Marcus Stergio at 617 895 4029 or email This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/mediation-training-careers-in-mediation-advanced-mediation-training/refresher-mediation-training.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Divorce Mediation Training | Massachusetts Divorce Mediation Training - MWI
    their efforts to recognize when assistance of other professionals may be helpful to the mediation process DATES TIMES Next program April 8 10 2016 Day 1 Friday April 8 2016 9 00 AM to 6 00 PM Day 2 Saturday April 9 2016 9 00 AM to 6 00 PM Day 3 Sunday April 10 2016 9 00 AM to 6 00 PM Click here to see additional dates and times or This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it to learn about small group programs that start by arrangement REGISTRATION AND COST The cost of the training is 825 per person or 775 if registered a month in advance of the program Space is limited to 24 participants Register Now Pay Later You may register now to take advantage of the early enrollment discount and to reserve a seat and can pay later Register Now Tell a Friend TOPICS TO BE COVERED Property distributions valuation and division of assets pensions life insurance health insurance and taxes The nature and dynamics of conflict within families Impact of divorce on children Screening cases for domestic violence and substance abuse Ethical duties and dilemmas facing divorce mediators A review of principles methods and styles of mediation Defining issues identifying interests analyzing alternatives transmitting information communicating effectively and generating options for resolution within the divorce context The art of effective questioning interactive listening empathy Dealing with power differentials challenging personalities and challenges to mediator neutrality Legal and physical custody Child support parenting plans and alimony Psychological stages of divorce Preparing Memoranda of Understanding and Separation Agreements Growing a divorce mediation practice securing professional liability insurance and opportunities in the field and more PREREQUISITES Training Mediators must have completed at least 30 hours of basic mediation training in accordance with M G L Chapter 233 section 23C Confidentiality Statute Questions Contact Josh Hoch at 617 895 4028 or This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE Mediation Manual and Resources A complete guide to divorce mediation including post training practice reference materials and a bibliography Certificate of Completion in accordance with M G L chapter 233 section 23C Confidentiality Statute This program also fulfills the continuing education requirement specified in Rule 8 c iii of the Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution CEUs Continuing Education Units available This program has been approved for 22 5 Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for relicensure with NASW and an application is pending for 24 Category 1 Continuing Education Hours with MMCEP for LMHCs Ethics and Probate Family Court Overview In accordance with Rule 7 h i and Rule 9 of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution Continuing Education Participants may attend MWI Roundtable Events Networking at no cost LOCATION MWI 10 Liberty Square 4th Floor Boston MA 02109 Click here for hotel information Please call the MWI office at 800 348 4888 or send an email to

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/mediation-training-careers-in-mediation-advanced-mediation-training/divorce-mediation-training.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Advanced Mediation Training | Eviction Mediation Training - MWI
    Thursday June 9 2016 8 30 AM to 4 30 PM Click here to see additional dates and times REGISTRATION AND COST Training tuition is 250 per person or 200 with early registration Space is limited to 24 participants Register Now Tell a Friend TOPICS TO BE COVERED This training will focus on special considerations mediators face when mediating eviction cases including homelessness and the challenge of property ownership landlord tenant relationships protecting the rights of both parties and working with the law and agreement writing Ethical duties and dilemmas facing eviction mediators Trainees will participate in supervised role plays exercises group discussions and simulations A review of policies and procedures when mediating eviction cases from the District Municipal Court Departments WHO SHOULD ATTEND Mediators looking to gain new skills and experience mediating eviction cases in court MWI has immediate opportunities for mediators who successfully complete this training Professionals working in the housing field interested in learning more about Massachusetts Landlord Tenant Law and Summary Process procedure and how mediation can be used to resolve housing disputes Individuals interested in understanding the mediation process and landlord tenant rights and responsibilities PREREQUISITES Mediators interested in summary process mediation training must have completed at least 30 hours of basic mediation training They also must have completed at least five small claims mediations Following the training participants are welcome to mediate summary process with MWI once they have completed at least ten small claims cases Questions Contact Marcus Stergio at 617 895 4029 or email This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE MWI s Summary Process Resource Manual A comprehensive overview of Massachusetts landlord tenant law and eviction procedure A total of 8 hours of mediation training including opportunities to mediate with

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/mediation-training-careers-in-mediation-advanced-mediation-training/advanced-mediation-training-eviction-mediation-training.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Mediation and Arbitration Services | Mediation Services | Arbitration Services - MWI
    tailored to meet parties interests Benefits of mediation include High Success Rate Parties enjoy a 90 success rate with mediation Convenience Mediation sessions are scheduled at the parties convenience at a variety of locations Self Determined Outcome The parties with the assistance of counsel will decide the terms of any agreement The mediator does not have decision making authority and will never attempt to impose a solution Cost Effective Mediation costs a fraction of what it costs to litigate or prolong the problem Saves Time Mediation sessions can be scheduled quickly depending on the parties and mediators schedule Length of a session can take as little or as much time as the parties need Preservation of Relationships Mediation improves communication and understanding between parties while strengthening personal and business relationships or ending the relationship in an amicable way Arbitration Arbitration is a binding process in which the arbitrator selected by the parties renders an award Arbitration awards are generally considered final and not subject to appeal Arbitration proceeds under mutually agreed upon rules unless there is a rule stipulation in the agreement between the parties Arbitration is more flexible than litigation and more formal than mediation The arbitrator renders a reasoned award based on the arguments and evidence presented by each party The parties not only choose the arbitrator but they also have input regarding the arbitration rules that will be applied The amount of time for discovery or for calling witnesses and cross for example may be spelled out in the rules relied upon but may also be modified by agreement An experienced and dedicated arbitration case manager works closely with the parties and the selected arbitrator or arbitration panel The arbitration case manager conducts all communication with the parties receives motions and circulates orders manages the flow of

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/about-mwi-adr-services/what-we-do-mediation-services-and-negotiation-training/mediation-and-arbitration-services.html (2016-02-12)
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  • franchise mediation services | franchise arbitration services | automotive mediation | automotive arbitration - MWI
    consisting of a seasoned MWI mediator or arbitrator and two peer neutrals a Dealer Neutral and a Manufacturer Neutral both fully trained in mediation and arbitration Parties are provided rosters with bios for Dealer Neutrals and Manufacturer Neutrals to rank order based on preference This process determines the two peer panel members By utilizing the combination of an experienced process expert from MWI and two industry specialists MWI works with both parties to reach a mutually beneficial settlement or award depending on the process TYPES OF DISPUTES Add Point Encroachment Sale for Resale Advertising Franchise terminations Sale for Export Breach of Contract Incentive Bonus Programs Warranty Dealer Manufacturer Conflicts Results of Franchisor Audits SAMPLE ENGAGEMENTS A third generation dealer with multiple franchises for a large auto manufacturer received the audit results from the manufacturer s incentive audit department Based on missing and questionable documentation the dealer faced a debit of 40 000 from his open account The manufacturer has a dispute resolution process that allows dealers to request mediation within a prescribed number of days from the close of the audit The dealer filed in time and the debit was postponed pending the results of the mediation In the mediation the focus was on reconciling the audit issues within the context of a business discussion Because the dealer was a third generation franchisee representing multiple brands for the manufacturer both sides were highly motivated to work to mutually agreeable terms The parties reached an agreement that reconciled various items of the audit and enabled the dealer to pay off the remaining debit in monthly installments over two years In addition the manufacturer agreed to work with its field organization to address other issues that arose during the mediation including that the dealer felt ignored and both parties would benefit from

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/about-mwi-adr-services/what-we-do-mediation-services-and-negotiation-training/mediation-and-arbitration-services/automotive-and-retail-franchise-mediation-and-arbitration-services.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Bankruptcy & Finance Mediation - MWI
    Blog Negotiation Excellence Blog Skip to content Bankruptcy Finance Mediation As a leading provider of alternative dispute resolution services to the financial community MWI s Bankruptcy Finance ADR Panel combines expertise in dispute resolution with in depth knowledge of both bankruptcy and finance matters Each panelist brings at least 25 years of experience as attorneys judges advisors and or mediators MWI BANKRUPTCY FINANCE MEDIATORS click on a name or picture for more information Leif Clark Frank Conrad Jack Esher Howard Gorney Eric Haber Frank Monaco Judy Thompson Robert Wright A sample list of debtors involved in MWI mediations includes Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc Enron Creditors Recovery Corp JP Morgan Chase Bank Nortel Networks Inc The Ski Market Ltd Inc Linens Holding Co DG Liquidation Corp BearingPoint Inc Liquidating Trust CFP Liquidating Estate Dura Automotive Systems Inc TYPES OF DISPUTES MWI bankruptcy mediators are available for a variety of adversary proceedings or contested matters including Claim Objections Objections to Exemptions Collection Turnover Actions Plan Issues Consumer Protection Actions Preference Cases Derivatives Validity of Lien Proceedings Fiduciary Duties Financing Restructuring Complex Financial Transactions Lien Avoidance Complex Tax Issues Broker Misconduct Breach of Contract Dischargeability Matters Insurance Fraudulent Transfer Sale of Assets Mortgage

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/about-mwi-adr-services/what-we-do-mediation-services-and-negotiation-training/mediation-and-arbitration-services/bankruptcy-mediation-services.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Services Overview - MWI
    appearances or continued ruptures to business relationships MWI s distinguished national panel of qualified professional mediators are available to assist parties in the resolution of business and commercial issues such as quality and timeliness of product delivery contract and fee disputes misuse of intellectual property and other commercial matters TYPES OF DISPUTES MWI s Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Panel neutrals have specific experience in the following areas Business Partnership Issues Dealer Distributor Disputes Spin Off Conflicts Business To Business Intellectual Property Disputes Terminations Contractual Disputes Small Business Issues Vendor Contractor Issues SAMPLE ENGAGEMENT A software developer was subcontracted to develop a custom database program and was paid half of the agreed upon fee The contractor terminated the contract alleging that the subcontractor did not meet the specified timeline The subcontractor claimed that he had delivered 90 of the project and therefore was entitled to additional payment During the course of the mediation the parties agreed to move to arbitration with MWI For the sake of neutrality MWI provided a roster of arbitrators that did not include the mediator The parties agreed on an arbitrator and to streamlined arbitration rules that significantly limited discovery and number of witnesses Each party was able to explain their case to the arbitrator who made a determination based on the facts provided A condominium consisting of an old apartment building was the premises in question The windows were defective the entire building needed all new windows The condo association decided to install aluminium windows One of the unit owners who had spent considerable amounts of money renovating his apartment to the original condition in an authentic way decided he would put in wooden replacement windows instead of the aluminium windows which he felt would cause aesthetic violence He paid for and installed these windows and

    Original URL path: http://www.mwi.org/about-mwi-adr-services/what-we-do-mediation-services-and-negotiation-training/mediation-and-arbitration-services/commercial-mediation-and-arbitration-services.html (2016-02-12)
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