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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.)

 

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Upcoming Webinars
NAFCM on Demand (Past Webinars)
   

Upcoming Webinars 



Mediating to Prevent Homelessness: Exploring New Models

 

Peter Shapiro

 

December 13, 2018

11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 9:00 AM MT / 8:00 AM PT


Although neutrality is a core mediation skill, preventing homelessness weighs heavily on the mediator when dealing with issues over eviction. Can (and should) mediators stay neutral if homelessness is possible? Can mediators prevent homelessness while preserving neutrality? Can mediators play a successful role as a part of a state or city’s agenda to prevent homelessness and preserve affordable housing? What models can best help us here?

 

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Applying Findings from Neuroscience to Community Mediation

 

Tim Hicks

 

January 10, 2019

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


What is it about human experience that makes us behave the way we do in conflict situations? Why is it that we respond to differences as we do? How do we explain the perceptual biases that complicate our relationships? As conflict workers, we're dealing with human beings. How do human beings work?

In this webinar, Tim Hicks will present a new understanding of the causes of human conflict behavior, drawn from his new book, Embodied Conflict: the neural basis of conflict and communication, an explanation rooted in the most basic brain function that encodes perceptual experience in neural structures, or what he calls matrices of meaning. It is this capacity to encode our perceptual experience in enduring and dynamic physical structures in the brain that allows for learning, memory, cognition, and identity. After explaining the neural function, Tim will discuss seven key functional characteristics of the brain’s neural structures and their implications for communication and relationship. He the will consider how an understanding of the brain’s neural encoding function might lead to further development of conflict resolution practice.

 

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Creating Safe, Welcoming Spaces by Understanding Implicit Bias

 

Erik Girvan

 

February 14, 2019

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


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Funding Sources for Community Mediation Centers

 

Cassie Lively, Mary Hancock, Cherise Hairston

 

March 14, 2019

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


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Applying Trauma-Informed Care to Community Mediation

 

Chris Mendez

 

April 11, 2019

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


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What Dispute Resolvers Need to Know About Mental Health Concerns

 

Dan Berstein

 

May 9, 2019

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


1 in 5 people have a diagnosable mental health problem each year. Are you ready for these issues when they impact your cases? Do you know what to do when a party discloses a mental health diagnosis? Or when one party accuses another of having one? How about when you, the practitioner, suspect that a mental health issue is at play? This program teaches conflict resolvers to become sensitive, accessible, and impartial toward parties with mental health needs. Dan also shares tools for your practice.

 

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