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  • The Community Mediator: OMA 2011 Annual Conference
    the government sector and entire program relevant tracks including mediator skills development and quality assurance All told OMA has crafted an accessible soirée offering eleven hours of professional development with plenty of opportunity for re building personal connections thrown in for good measure Of further import to community oriented attendees will be the presentation of OMA s Shannon Stewart Award of Excellence and its distinguished kin the Brian Johnston Award of Excellence which respectively honor notable volunteers and staff members at community dispute resolution centers and other public benefit entities Gleefully correcting a too long absence from PNW ADR events NAFCM will proudly be in attendance We look forward to reconnecting with our friends and colleagues working in one of the most active and consistently impressive regions of the country We invite all in attendance to visit us at our Exhibitor booth where you can score your very own Community Mediator conference ribbon and check out the latest community mediation resources Be sure also to plug in to NAFCM s Facebook and Twitter accounts which will feature a stream of real time community focused ideas and resources during the event Following the conference we ll post a conference recap to The Community Mediator NAFCM s blog Hope to see many of you in Portland this Fall In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 11 14 PM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Calendar Community Mediation Conference Facebook NAFCM Oregon Mediation Association The Community Mediator Twitter No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About NAFCM In communities around the globe programs and volunteers share their expertise to help others constructively engage transform and resolve conflict NAFCM supports these peacemakers by aggregating

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  • The Community Mediator: ACR 2011 Annual Conference
    activities including the always helpful collection of Conference Accessibility Resources During the regular conference community focused practitioners will be able to choose from amongst a large number of illuminating and provocative sessions Community programming that focuses on conflict coaching large group facilitations peer mediation police citizen conflicts and prisoner re entry performance based evaluation various restorative practices and community training models are but a few of the tantalizing topics entreating this year s attendees Throughout the conference NAFCM will be on hand to connect with friends new and old We invite you to stop by our exhibitor booth where you can catch up snag your own Community Mediator conference ribbon and explore all the latest community mediation resources we ll have on hand Plug into our Facebook and Twitter accounts during the conference to receive real time updates with fresh resources and pithy quotes from around the conference Daily community focused recaps are also on tap for our Blog The Community Mediator Finally we invite you to connect with several NAFCM staff and Board members who will be on site Take the opportunity to reconnect and share your feedback on how we can continually grow as your professional resource With so much in store for community mediation program administrators and volunteers we hope to see many of you in San Diego this October And following the conference be sure to register for our free Conference Recap Teleseminar scheduled for November 29th and featuring all the best of take aways for community mediation practitioners In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 10 10 PM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels ACR ACR Community Section Calendar Community Mediation Conference NAFCM Training No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post

    Original URL path: http://blog.nafcm.org/2011/09/acr-2011-annual-conference.html (2016-02-12)
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  • The Community Mediator: Research on Victim Offender Mediators
    has graciously agreed to share his findings with NAFCM for distribution to interested community mediation VOM VORP programs Read Professor Paul s short description of the project Victim offender mediation programs invest significant resources in training volunteers to effectively manage victim offender meetings Are those trainings effective Why do people volunteer to become mediators in the first place The purpose of this research project is to explore how facilitators justice attitudes compare with those of the public at large as well as to understand why facilitators volunteer for victim offender mediation programs This confidential online survey is open to all volunteer facilitators of victim offender mediation reconciliation programs In return for participation a 2 donation will be made to the participant s VOM VORP organization for the first 200 participants who complete the questionnaire Additionally every VOM organization whose volunteers complete the survey will receive general and organization specific summaries of responses If you have any questions please email Dr Greg Paul To participate please forward the following link to your volunteer facilitators https www surveymonkey com s 283C5WL Thank you for supporting important community mediation research In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 11 31 AM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Community Mediation NAFCM Research Victim Offender Volunteer Mediator No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About NAFCM In communities around the globe programs and volunteers share their expertise to help others constructively engage transform and resolve conflict NAFCM supports these peacemakers by aggregating their wisdom amplifying their voice and advancing their critical work There was an error in this gadget Community Mediation Quick Links Conflict Help Center Lend a Hand Membership Discussion Groups Get Social Updates Contact

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  • The Community Mediator: Community Mediation Webinar Series
    only necessary for current administrators professional development but also core to the very advancement of our field Continuing its tenured role as an advocate for and innovator within our field NAFCM is excited to announce the initial stages of its new Community Mediation Webinar Series This exciting new Series is designed to specifically answer the demands facing those programs seeking to responsibly and smartly invest in their administrators continued development Using intuitive technology this Webinar Series will bring valuable trainings directly to program staff eliminating the expenses and downtime associated with traditional out of the office conferences and training sessions It will extend and compliment NAFCM s successful Teleseminar Series Regional Training Institutes and other efforts that regularly and widely share fresh material to community mediators and program administrators Share Your Expertise Call For Proposals Not limited to merely conveying packaged trainings NAFCM wants to incorporate your unique expertise into the Webinar Series We re looking for program administrators who have a special skill set programmatic focus or well earned wisdom they re willing to share with colleagues Through August we will be accepting topic proposals to be included in this exciting new Series Take a look at our Webinar Series Request for Proposals and consider what you can share with the field When you re ready to propose a topic complete this simple Proposal Form Webinar topic proposals must be received by Wednesday August 31st Soon thereafter we look forward to revealing additional Series details including our initial schedule of informative webinar trainings In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 9 53 PM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Community Mediation NAFCM RTI Teleseminar Training Webinar Series No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home

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  • The Community Mediator: Community Mediation Program Map
    month this map is accessed thousands of times by those in conflict seeking nearby assistance It helps families locate programs to help with parent teen mediations It helps neighbors find more constructive options than relying upon code enforcement to encourage neighborly behavior It helps local organizational leaders find a skilled facilitator for a difficult upcoming meeting This map connects people facing all manner of conflicts to an entire field that s prepared ready and willing to help We encourage anyone confronted with a particularly difficult situation to explore this online map and contact a nearby community mediation center to discover which services may be available for you We also encourage our colleagues throughout the field to regularly review and update the contact information contained on this map to ensure the public continues to have the best possible resource when called upon Help NAFCM ensure it has your program s most accurate contact information Confirm and if necessary update the details of your program Lend a hand by updating a neighboring program s info as well We re proud of the incredible work performed throughout the community mediation network And we re very pleased to help make their work more accessible via the Community Mediation Program Map In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 1 55 AM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Community Mediation Locate NAFCM Online Program Map Website No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About NAFCM In communities around the globe programs and volunteers share their expertise to help others constructively engage transform and resolve conflict NAFCM supports these peacemakers by aggregating their wisdom amplifying their voice and advancing their critical work There was an error in

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  • The Community Mediator: Fund Development Teleseminar
    to any organization Overview of government funding sources Funds from foundations Fees for service Funds from individuals and Marketing public relations and fundraising Speaker Karmit Bulman is an attorney qualified neutral under Rule 114 and has been the director of non profit organizations for 25 years She was a managing attorney for legal services and served as executive director for the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Avenues for Homeless Youth and Temple Israel Ms Bulman is currently the executive director of the Conflict Resolution Center CRC in Minneapolis and is responsible for financial management program development public and community relations fund raising and oversight of CRC operations CRC is a community based non profit organization formed in 1981 for the purpose of strengthening communities by teaching and providing mediation and conflict resolution services Karmit is also the newly elected Vice Chair of the NAFCM Board of Directors and member of the ACR Community Section Leadership Team To ensure there is an opportunity for all those on the call to participate we may be limiting the number of registrations accepted for this event Complete your registration today Call in instructions and teleseminar handouts will be emailed to registrants on Friday July 22nd We look forward to hearing you on the call In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 11 06 PM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels ACR Community Section Funding NAFCM Teleseminar Training No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About NAFCM In communities around the globe programs and volunteers share their expertise to help others constructively engage transform and resolve conflict NAFCM supports these peacemakers by aggregating their wisdom amplifying their voice and advancing their critical work There was

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  • The Community Mediator: The State of Community Mediation: 2011
    currently available Now NAFCM is completely revising this landmark publication With the generous and dedicated support of the JAMS Foundation NAFCM is preparing The State of Community Mediation 2011 Report This new publication will build upon the data and analysis in the 2004 report and highlight changes throughout our field since the original publication s debut The new data and analysis will provide program administrators with the most up to date statistics and helpful examples of how our field currently operates Including categories on program design finances operations outcomes services staffing and volunteers the revised 2011 Report will contain a trove of new information and insights As we ready this publication we are currently seeking wide participation in the 2011 Report s key survey We invite all community mediation programs to complete the 2011 Survey to ensure your experiences are not overlooked In appreciation for your time we are offering a FREE digital copy of The State of Community Mediation 2011 Report to all programs that complete the 2011 Survey by the end of Friday July 15th Limit one copy per program We look forward to reviewing your contributions and thank you for being such an important part of our community In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 12 50 PM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Community Mediation Member Feedback NAFCM Publication Research No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About NAFCM In communities around the globe programs and volunteers share their expertise to help others constructively engage transform and resolve conflict NAFCM supports these peacemakers by aggregating their wisdom amplifying their voice and advancing their critical work There was an error in this gadget Community Mediation Quick Links

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  • The Community Mediator: Join NAFCM's Membership Committee!
    opportunities to engage and connect the membership including hosting the annual membership meeting The Membership Committee also serves as the Nominating Committee during the annual Board elections Committee Meeting Times Third Thursday of every month from 11 30 am to 12 30 pm ET via teleconference Committee Leadership Joe Brummer Chair John Gehm Diane Featherstone Jim Lingl Malcolm D White How to Join the Committee We d love to hear from you If you re interested in joining the Membership Committee or simply learning more please contact Justin R Corbett corbett nafcm org or Joe Brummer jbrummber nafcm org In community Justin R Corbett Executive Director NAFCM Posted by NAFCM at 12 04 PM Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Community Mediation Membership Membership Committee NAFCM No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About NAFCM In communities around the globe programs and volunteers share their expertise to help others constructively engage transform and resolve conflict NAFCM supports these peacemakers by aggregating their wisdom amplifying their voice and advancing their critical work There was an error in this gadget Community Mediation Quick Links Conflict Help Center

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