Speakers: Julia Morelli and Jim Meditz
CME: 1.5 General and Family
Cost: $25 NVMS members/$35 General Public
Co-mediation poses particular challenges for mediators. How can we work more effectively and seamlessly with each other and the parties? Nuances can be significant, and to what extent might it be appropriate for co-mediators, whether highly experienced or not, to be expansive in pre-mediation preparations? This interactive program is intended to benefit all mediators. To develop self-awareness, discussions will go beyond process and explore the deeper subjective aspects of mediator-preferred practices, and in-the moment reactions.
About the Speakers:
Julia Morelli has over fifteen years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, manager and consultant. She is the Director of Operations for the George Mason University (GMU) Instructional Foundation and President of Holistic Solutions, Inc. Her practice includes mediation and facilitation, organizational assessment and development, strategic planning; and training related to conflict management, the use of technology in dispute resolution, diversity and cultural issues, and communication.
Jim Meditz is a Supreme Court of Virginia certified mentor mediator. He also provides services as a facilitator, instructor/trainer, consultant, and conflict management coach for diverse clients, including cases before Virginia courts; parties in employment and EEO disputes; and commercial and community entities.