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Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Mediator End of the Year Celebration!

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2018 is in the books!  Join us and celebrate another year of providing mediation services to Whatcom County.  This will be a potluck style gathering with good food, drinks, music, and a chance to debrief a year of mediating with your fellow mediators!

Please RSVP in the link below if you are able to attend:

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Jan
23
12:00 PM12:00

The Stages In-between: Mediator Transitions

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  • Google Calendar ICS

As the WDRC transitions into our new home, it only seems appropriate that in our first in-service we discuss transitions in mediation.  While there are 8-stages to the mediation process, perhaps the most important parts of the process occur in-between the stages as mediators transition the parties throughout the mediation session.  Come to this in-service to have lively discourse and practice around transition statements.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below:

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Feb
19
12:00 PM12:00

"You're Grounded": The Adventures of Parent-Teen Mediation

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  • Google Calendar ICS

The WDRC's Parent-Teen Mediation Program has been rapidly developing over the last few years.  We will be discussing how our program has developed over the years, where we see the program going into the future, and how you can get involved as a parent-teen mediator.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below:

https://doodle.com/poll/w2u6cizu2bbn8xv5

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Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Make a Road Map: Agenda Builder

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Agenda building can be a turning point in a mediation as parties start to let go of the past and move toward the future.  This stage guides the rest of the mediation, yet can be difficult to navigate.  We are going to take an advanced look at agenda building and practice some common challenges that can occur.

Please RSVP in the link below if you are able to attend:

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Small Claims Training

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  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be going over what it means to mediate at Small Claims court, including procedures, processes, and forms.  We will be taking a look at common situations that medaitors need to navigate at the courthouse and mediating Small Claims cases in general.  We will also get to tour of the 4th floor of the courthouse to get a lay of the land.


Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below:

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Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Domestic Violence: A sit down with Susan Marks, Director of Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence

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  • Google Calendar ICS

According to a CDC report from 2010 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.  Domestic violence is common and the WDRC want's mediators to be prepared.  Come to this in-service to learn about domestic violence and what it means for mediators.

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Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Mediator Olympics!

The WDRC calls upon all mediators and practicum students to compete in the 3rd Annual WDRC Mediator Olympic Games!  Participants will be divided into teams and collaboratively compete for the ultimate mediator title: Mediator Champion.  This will be a fun and energizing event that you will not want to miss.  Registration is REQUIRED by Friday September 14th to be assigned to a team.


Please REGISTER at the link below.  This event is intended for Mediators and Practicum Students.

https://doodle.com/poll/2uf8r9ftaf9gepnq

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Aug
15
12:00 PM12:00

In-Service: Thanks for the Feedback!

Feedback is everywhere!  We receive feedback at work, in our personal lives, and in mediation.  Giving AND receiving feedback is a big responsibility that we all share.  How do we give and receive feedback from others and also establish positive relationships with others.  Join us as we dive head first into the the art of giving and receiving feedback.


Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below.  This event is intended for Mediators and Practicum Students.

https://doodle.com/poll/mb7csd5zasmayi7q

 

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Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

Mediator Boot Camp: Olympic Tune Up!


Do you want to hone your mediation skills?  Do you want to get ready for the 2018 Mediator Olympics?  Get ready for Mediator Boot Camp!  We will be doing drills to practice mediator skills and prepare you for the Olympics in September. 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below.  This event is intended for Mediators and Practicum Students.

https://doodle.com/poll/r975tf8z3icmdv3a

 

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

In-Service: Collaborative Games for Conflict Resolution

Our very own Amanda Semenoff will discuss the use of collaborative games to build empathy, strengthen relationships and teach collaboration skills.  This interactive workshop will use the collaborative card game Zombie Fight or Flight to explore the real world application of games as tools to extend resolution processes in a wide variety of contexts including inter-generational, board governance, family, small business and community sports.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below.  This event is intended for Mediators and Practicum Students.

https://doodle.com/poll/pd43xma9xurxk9cp

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May
8
12:00 PM12:00

Conflict Coaching in Mediation

Have you ever been in a mediation and wonder how you can help a party be better prepared to negotiate or to frame a proposal?  Conflict coaching may be a skill for you to use.  Our very own Sarah Murphy-Kangas and Laura Todd will be giving us a tutorial on conflict coaching and how it can be used in a mediation setting.  Sarah and Laura are business consultants and they use coaching regularly in their work. 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below:

https://doodle.com/poll/4zscy7hvxec7wfdn

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Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

Mediator Boot Camp

Do you want to hone your mediation skills?  Do you want to get ready for the 2018 Mediator Olympics?  Get ready for Mediator Boot Camp!  We will be doing drills to practice mediator skills and prepare you for the Olympics in September.  There will be two opportunities to participate in April.  Feel free to come to both! 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below:

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Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Mediator Boot Camp

Do you want to hone your mediation skills?  Do you want to get ready for the 2018 Mediator Olympics?  Get ready for Mediator Boot Camp!  We will be doing drills to practice mediator skills and prepare you for the Olympics in September.  There will be two opportunities to participate in April.  Feel free to come to both! 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend at the link below:

https://doodle.com/poll/3qhgn7r4cn5pxpm8

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