Facilitators: Jeannette Twomey and/or Jim Meditz
Time: 7pm - 9pm
CME: 2 hours general or family
Cost: $25 for Members/$35 for General Public
Networking: 7-7:30pm (coffee, soda and light snacks will be provided)
Professional Development Groups present an opportunity for small groups of mediators to gather in a private, supportive setting to explore and discuss pivotal moments in their cases and reflect on the reasons behind the choice of a particular intervention. These highly interactive, facilitated discussions help mediators expand their knowledge of mediator techniques and theory and enhance reflective practice.
About the facilitators:
Jeannette Twomey, JD is an experienced mediator, consultant, facilitator, and trainer in the field of conflict management and resolution. She has provided alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services since 1992, focusing on workplace, family, and elder issues. Ms. Twomey has provided training and facilitation to private organizations and government agencies including the U.S. Department of the Air Force, the U.S. Department of the Navy, the U.S. Department of Interior, etc. She has been a leader in the dispute resolution field, serving on governing boards of both local and state ADR organizations. She is a Mentor Mediator for the Virginia’s Mediator Certification Program and an appointed member of the Advisory Council for the Virginia Supreme Court’s Division of Dispute Resolution Services. She was instrumental in designing the mediation program for Arlington County’s General District Court. Ms. Twomey served as President of Northern Virginia Mediation Service from 1996-1999 and was named the organization’s “Mediator of the Year” in 1994. She is a member of the Virginia Mediation Network, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Virginia Bar. She is an adjunct professor, teaching negotiation and mediation, at the American University’s Washington College of Law.
Jim Meditz, MA 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. He is a current member and past president of the Virginia Mediation Network (VMN), and an Associate Member of the American Bar Association and Dispute Resolution Section. In addition to the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, he is on the rosters of colleagues’ organizations and federal agencies. Mr. Meditz has a Master of Arts in International Relations, Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of the National War College, (National Defense University, Washington, DC) and the Federal Executive Institute (Charlottesville, VA). He received special training in Problem Solving in Organizations, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and EEO matters, family business issues, conflict coaching, and in management and other subjects during his federal career.