Developing a Community Mediation Program with a Veterans and Military Family Focus
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern standard time
Free for NAFCM Members; $25 for Non-Members
Two community mediation practitioners with over 30 years of combined experience in community mediation will speak about what resources are readily available to assist with strategic development of highly effective and sustainable mediation services to members of the military community. The presenters will review the new NAFCM Veterans and Military Mediation Toolkit that includes practical ideas, products for in-take, sample program brochures and forms, and guidelines for collecting and framing data. Join this interactive webinar to discover key tools for establishing a thriving veterans and military mediation program.
This webinar relates to the following NAFCM Hallmarks:
Hallmark #2:The use of trained community members as providers of mediation services, and the practice of mediation is open to all persons;
Hallmark #7: Providing an alternative to the judicial system at any state of a conflict.
About the presenters:
Sharon Tracy, Executive Director, founded Quabbin Mediation in 1995 in partnership with local schools, courts, non-profit organizations and businesses. In 2007, the organization created Veterans Mediation, providing professional mediation training within the veterans’ community. From a multi-generational career military family, Tracy recognized the need for mediation by veterans for veterans, Guard, Reserves and active military and their families, bridging the cultural gap between civilian and military.
Angelia J. Tolbert, Esq., Executive Director, Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas is an experienced alternative dispute resolution (ADR) service provider who has served as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, conflict resolution trainer and consultant for more than twenty-three (23) years. As Executive Director for Arkansas Community Dispute Resolution Centers, the first and only state-wide community dispute resolution center in Arkansas, Ms. Tolbert leads a diverse team of dispute resolution experts providing mediation services for veterans and military families and a full-range of community-based conflict resolution services, training programs and skill-building sessions.