RI Mediators Association 

Advancing Quality Mediation in Rhode Island

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    • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual on ZOOM
     


    Elder / Adult Family Mediation Training
    by Elder Decisions® 

     
    October 2021 (Wed/Fri) - Online  
     

    October 20, 22, 27, 29, and November 3 and 5 

    23 Hours

    (Half-days  Noon EST to 4:30 P.M. EST)

     
       Prerequisite: Prior completion of Basic Mediation training.                                   
     
     
     
     
    About the Training

     

    This program is designed for individuals with some mediation experience.   

    As families face issues related to aging, they often grapple with important decisions about a range of topics such as living arrangements, care giving, driving, family communication, medical care, Powers of Attorney / Health Care Proxies / Guardianship / Conservatorship, financial planning, estate planning, family real estate, and personal property distribution. Conversations around these issues can be emotionally charged and complex.

     

    This program teaches mediators skills and techniques for:

    - working with families in conflict around these and other issues, 

    - convening multi-party family mediations, and 

    - facilitating consensus.  

     

    The skills, techniques, and principles discussed in the training are transferable to mediation in other contexts, and past participants have often remarked about the mediation "Gems" they have received and "AHA Moments" they have experienced that have helped deepen their mediation work.   

     

    Join lead trainers Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe, of Elder Decisions® along with guest presenters, for sessions packed with content, skill-building, role plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants.  


    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal.  

     
    Spotlight

    Arline & Crystal are also co-authors of 


    Mom Always Liked You Best:
    A Guide for Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles & Eldercare Crises

    (Co-authored by the Elder Decisions® team)
     
     
    Elder Decisions®
    A division of Agreement Resources, LLC
    617-621-7009

    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • LIVE on ZOOM
    • 20


    Presented live on Zoom by MWI*

    Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project with Roger Fisher, co-author of the bestseller Getting To Yes, the Negotiation Skills Workshop is designed to build each participant’s capacity to transform adversarial approaches to negotiation into problem-solving collaborations, producing better outcomes for all parties while enhancing long-term working relationships.

    Negotiation Skills Workshop is designed to:

    • Stimulate participants’ awareness of the complexities of negotiation
    • Equip participants with a framework for understanding, diagnosing and leading the negotiation process
    • Enhance participants’ skills through hands-on experience and feedback
    • Provide participants with a process for continued improvement and learning


    Dates and Times

    October 25 & 26, 2021 (Monday and Tuesday) LIVE via ZOOM 

    Noon to 4:00 PM each day

    *About MWI


    MWI is a nationally recognized dispute resolution firm based in Boston, MA and specializing in negotiation training, mediation and arbitration services, and mediation training. 

    Founded in 1994, MWI has provided negotiation and dispute resolution training to thousands of individuals.  Their clients include Analog Devices, BMW North America, Bose, General Motors Corporation, KPMG, the United States Postal Service, and Visa International. Since 2002, MWI has worked with Coca-Cola to roll-out their comprehensive employment dispute resolution program for 45,000 employees and managers nationally.  


    • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Revised Venue
    • 38

    "Parenting Forum" 


    Saturday, Parenting Forum 

    Half Day colloquium where ideas and views will be exchanged regarding parenting, with the focus on:

    • PARENT TRAINING CLASSES: Do They Work And Should They Be Mandatory;
    • PARENTING PLANS: A Judge’s Perspective;
    • JOINT PARENTING: The Ins And Outs Of Shared Placement.


    The event includes:

    •  Continental Breakfast
    •  Lunch Included 

    Preregistration is Required 
    - Seating is Limited -

    Registration is scheduled to open January 10, 2022

     

Past events

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Elder / Adult Family Mediation Training - JULY, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021 NEGOTIATION SKILLS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 The Psychology of Mediation with David Hoffman
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ITS IMPACT
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Elder / Adult Family Mediation Training
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 Dynamics of Domestic Violence - Part 1
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Collywobbles: How to Negotiate When Negotiating Makes You Nervous - Meet the Author MOSHE COHEN
Thursday, October 29, 2020 MEDIATING DURING A CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Thursday, December 13, 2018 RIMA's 2018-19 Training Series
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Facts, Stories and Truth in Mediation
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 RIMA "CELEBRATE MEDIATION-RI" SEP. KICK-OFF 2018-19
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 SELF DETERMINATION & POWER IMBALANCE in Mediation
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Essentials of Parenting Plans
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Beginnings & Endings (Before and After Mediation)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Adult Family Conflict Mediation (Probate and Elder Care Disputes)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 RIMA's 2017-18 Training Series
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 "Starting a Mediation Practice"
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 "Getting Beyond Impasse"
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 September Annual Kick-off Event -2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 "Good Faith in Mediation"
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 "Understanding Social Security"
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 RIMA Informational Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 "Mediating in Civil Litigation Matters"
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 CANCELLED: "MWI's Divorce Mediation Mentoring Project"
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 September Annual Kick-off Event -2015
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Financial Planning-Information for Divorce Mediators
Thursday, March 19, 2015 “Managing Emotions in Mediation”
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Retirement Assets in Divorce
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Successful Negotiation Habits
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 September Annual Kick-off Event -2014
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 “Ethical Challenges for Mediators”
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 “Mediators - Help Lawyers Do a Better Job Representing Clients in Mediation”
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 “Essentials of the Rhode Island Child Support System”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 CLASS ISSUES IN MEDIATION
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 September Annual Kick-off Event -2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2013


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
of
MEDIATION STYLES
 

Led by Prof Bruce Kogan
Roger Williams Law School


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WORKSHOP
on
MARKETING YOUR MEDIATION PRACTICE
 

Kathleen Micken, D.B.A.
Professor of Marketing, Gabelli School of Business
Roger Williams University

and

Alan C. Cutting, M.S.
Professor of Web Development
Roger Williams University


A MEDIATOR MOMENT

RIMA NEWSLETTER  #1                          OCTOBER 2012 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MY MEDIATOR MISSTEPS

Oops!  What Happened?

Three experienced mediators will present actual cases that produced results other than what they were looking for. 

BRAND NEW! 

3 Peer Groups Being Formed

Join Now  -  Exclusively for RIMA Members

FALL KICKOFF EVENT 2012

1149 Bar and Grill

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012


Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island
Welcomes New Executive Director 
Peter S. Glassman



CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 

A Decade-long conflict, multiple stakeholders...

Mayor Scott Avedisian to Speak about
Airport Expansion and Consensus Building


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

AN INTRODUCTION TO ELDER & ADULT FAMILY MEDIATION

PRESENTER:  CRYSTAL THORPE
 



FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

BREAKFAST MEETING

RHODE ISLAND SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES


Mentoring New Mediators:

A How-To for both Mentor and Mentee 

Presenter: Prof. Bruce Kogan, Esq.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011