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Welcome to the home of NAFCM's Community Mediation Webinar Series! NAFCM's webinars are professionally designed, delivered by leaders in the community mediation field, and provide actionable recommendations and tangible resources to enhance key areas of center administration. In designing this series, NAFCM has innovated its traditional in-person trainings to meet the demands of today's community mediation programs.

This series responds to both the continued financial hardships faced by many programs, as well as their local mandates to do even more good with fewer resources. Stripped of the requirement to incur often substantial travel expenses and related out-of-office hassles, the Community Mediation Webinar Series and NAFCM On Demand will allow program administrators, volunteers, and board members to keep atop latest developments and enrich their skills from the comfort of their own office. Read about each of the upcoming individual courses below, review 
our past trainings in our NAFCM On Demand, and register today!
Participation in Community Mediation Webinar Series events is FREE for current NAFCM Members. (Contact NAFCM for the appropriate discount code to use during registration.) Non-members are invited to participate at a rate of $25 per webinar. (For greatest savings, consider joining or renewing your NAFCM membership.)

Upcoming Webinars
NAFCM on Demand (Past Webinars)

Upcoming Webinars 

Conflict Coaching & Community Mediation: Expanding our Reach & Filling Gaps


Daniel Kos


*Date Coming Soon*

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT

This webinar will explore how the conflict coaching process has filled a structural gap in traditional community mediation services and helped establish new opportunities for New York’s community mediation services.

Daniel Kos is the Assistant ADR Coordinator for NYS Unified Court System, where he works with a team to oversee a network of community mediation centers serving all 62 counties of New York. He is a NAFCM Board Elder.


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Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices: An Overview


Joe Brummer


March 12, 2020

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT

Many schools struggle with initiative burnout due to the silo approach of program implementation. This webinar will introduce a unique methodology of creating safe and respectful environments that enable students to build caring relationships with adults and peers, self-regulate their emotions and behaviors, and succeed academically.

What began as a personal healing response to trauma for Joe, he transformed into professional involvement in community and restorative justice. He has helped implement peer mediation programs and school-wide restorative practices, and has designed a trauma-informed approach of restorative practices for Connecticut schools. Most recently, Joe presented at the First Annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference in DC.


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Mediated Divorce: Premise and Practice


Timothy Lydgate


April 9, 2020

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT

This webinar outlines the divorce mediation process, including discussion of evaluation, intake, technique, professional referrals, and best practices.

Timothy Lydgate has been using facilitative technique to mediate low-conflict divorces in California since 2011 and is currently interim director of the low-income divorce mediation program at the Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County.


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The BHIF (Behavioral Health Independent Facilitation)


Marc Stanley & Melissa Divan


May 14, 2020

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT

In this webinar audience members will learn how independent facilitators can help improve long term relationships and plan development for service recipients and providers.

Marc has an extensive background in Public Administration, Leadership and Policy. He has been able to work for Think Tanks in Washington DC, within the city government of Southfield, for the House of Commons in Ottawa Canada, and now Executive Director of a very successful Non Profit Agency, Southeastern Dispute Resolution Services.

Melissa is dedicated to seeking alternatives to the adversarial process in the resolution of conflict. Melissa began her work in Alternative Dispute Resolution in collaboration with L. Graham Ward, the Founder and Director of the WMU Cooley Law School Center for the Study and Resolution of Conflict.


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