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  • The Community Mediator: ACR 2011 Annual Conference - Daily Recap #2
    alike Soaking in the presentation details were peer focused administrators and advocates from all walks many of whom signed up to participate in a new conference specific resource listserve As materials develop through this medium I will regularly cross post them to the related NAFCM discussion groups ACR Community Section Luncheon What can I say here but WOW We had an exceptional gathering of over 20 community program administrators and mediators all proudly donning their Community Mediator conference ribbons and eagerly sharing their thoughts on how to further strengthen our field Following an update on last year s newsletter teleseminar and conference accessibility accomplishments we moved on to record over a dozen insightful and inspiring project ideas to keep the Section busy and it s partnership with NAFCM strong Higher Education Model Standards Not an immediately obvious next session choice given the compelling community focused alternatives my attendance at the Session Reporting on ACR Higher Education Model Standards Task Force represents an important future community connection Over the past several months I ve had the privilege of representing NAFCM and the broader community mediation field on this ambitious Task Force As the broader group has undertaken a learnedly nuanced assessment and visioning of standards for higher education dispute resolution programs the practical implications of and exciting potential for community programs have been firmly in mind In fact an ambitious initiative to further strengthen the community higher ed connection is in need of only time and technology for its Athenan birth Any interested collaborators out there Prisoner Re Entry Capping off the session day was the delightfully unpredictable yet reliably impressive Harmon Ennis Benn dynamo from the enviable Community Mediation Maryland braintrust This session outlined the design and operational considerations for Maryland s statewide prisoner re entry mediation service Well researched and well reviewed the presenters recounted their dogged insistence on process integrity when designing this innovative service By meaningfully challenging prison protocol and problem solving with correctional collaborators Maryland has founded a model program already flattered by a number of colleagues seeking to replicate and extend prisoner re entry mediation programming elsewhere throughout the country Learn more about Maryland s experiences by listening to the Prisoner Re Entry Teleseminar featuring Community Mediation Maryland s Executive Director Lorig Charkoudian Missed Connections Unfortunately I was unable to attend all the wonderful community mediation related sessions and fortunate attendees high praise only deepens my regret For example I heard plenty of accolades for Steffanie Theresa and Samantha from San Luis Obispo s Creative Mediation for their presentation titled Developing Exceptional Volunteer Mediatiors Implementing a Cohort Learning Model in Community Mediation Training Similar kudos are due Jody Miller and Kristine Paranica for their informative Screening for Domestic Violence presentation These and the many other timely topical and tantalizing sessions at this year s conference are certainly making session choice difficult As I prep for Friday s schedule let me know your must attend session in the comments below and I ll do my best

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