Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Needwood Middle School Students Practice Peer Mediation Skills Online

On November 29, 2016 Needwood Middle School students learned how to practice their peer mediation skills online, by participating in a simulation set up and video recorded by their teacher/instructor Mrs. Angela Davis.

All students were connected using their own iPhone.

That simulation followed a 2-hour free online training offered by our Online Peer Mediation Platform - a project funded by the JAMS Foundation, currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals and previously managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Online Peer Mediation Platform Presented During Cyberweek 2016, Annual Conference on Online Dispute Resolution

Thursday, November 3 Dr. Cynthia Morton presented our Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) project during Cyberweek 2016, an annual conference on Online Dispute Resolution organized by The Werner Institute at Creighton University School of Law

61-MIN VIDEO


As mentioned during her presentation, our “Free Basic Peer Mediation Modules” will be launched Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:30pm Eastern Time.

For more information and to register online for our free webinar click here 

The Online Peer Mediation Platform is a project sponsored by the JAMS Foundation, currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals and previously managed by the managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution

Questions/Comments
If you have any questions or comments about our project, we'd love to hear from you

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Teaching Online Peer Mediation To Schools Around the World



Thanks to the collaboration of Raisa Roca, today we started an Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) 3-part online free training for schools in Bolivia.

OPMP is a project funded by the JAMS Foundation, currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals and previously managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution.

To learn more about the OPMP project, Thursday, November 3 at Noon Eastern Time you can attend a free webinar titled “Cutting Edge Conflict Prevention and Resolution Strategies in the Digital Age”.

It is co-presented by our team member and coordinator Dr. Cynthia Morton during Cyberweek 2016, an annual virtual conference dedicated to the innovations and developments in online dispute resolution (ODR) organized by the Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law.

Registration to Cyberweek is Free, but required. Click here

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Free Basic Peer Mediation Training Modules - Rollout Webinar - December 6, 2016



Join us Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30pm Eastern Time to learn more about our Free Basic Peer Mediation Training Modules.  These modules:

The modules will guide students through the following areas:
  • Understanding Conflict
  • Understanding Peer Mediation
  • Understanding Active Listening
  • Perceptions 
  • Positions and Interests
  • Setting Up the Peer Mediation Room
  • Understanding Basic Needs Behind Conflict
  • Solutions and Ethics of Peer Mediation
  • Managing the Peer Mediation Process
  • Online Peer Mediation Platform

The modules include video segments, quizzes, practice simulations and lesson guide documents.  And they are to be used under the guidance and supervision of a school counselor or teacher.

Following the webinar, school counselors and teachers are eligible to sign up their students to participate.

WHEN
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:30pm to 7:15pm Eastern Time.

ONLINE REGISTRATION
To register online for this webinar, fill out this Online Registration Form. You'll automatically receive information on how to attend our webinar with your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone.

NEED MORE INFO?
For additional information on peer mediation training contact the Online Peer Mediation Platform

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cutting Edge Conflict Prevention and Resolution Strategies in the Digital Age – November 3, 2016 1-hour Free Webinar

Thursday, November 3 2016 at Noon/12:00pm Eastern Time join the Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) and Brav during a 1-hour Cyberweek 2016 free webinar titled “Cutting Edge Conflict Prevention and Resolution Strategies in the Digital Age”.

Organized by the Werner Institute, Creighton University School of  Law, Cyberweek is an annual virtual conference dedicated to the innovations and developments in online dispute resolution (ODR).

DESCRIPTION
"The goal of peace operations is not military victory. The conflict is the enemy, rather than specific enemy forces." Richard Rinaldo.

Students spend years studying principles of math, science, and language; however few are required to take one course in conflict resolution. By neglecting to teach students the fundamentals of peace and conflict resolution, we are in essence encouraging violence. Western thinking postulates that violence and military victories are a natural part of the human condition and responding to a conflict with violence is the only plausible solution of dealing with the enemy.

Although violence is contagious and innate, responding with peace often must be learned. Brāv and OPMP believe an academic trend toward peace is the correct response to the problem of violence in our culture. Our society, particularly young adults, spends about 27 hours per week using online communication (UK Telegraph, 2015). Although many see the internet as a tool for entertainment, we picture it as a means for helping future generations learn to solve their differences through communication and training. In this webinar, we endeavor to demonstrate the great value of online dispute resolution and how it can become a way of life.

PRESENTERS
Cynthia Morton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and mediator who coordinates a countywide peer mediation program. Outside of her professional role, she serves as one of the coordinators for the Online Peer Mediation Platform and has served as the chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution Education, Research, and Training Section from 2009-11 and 2013-15.

Remi Alli is a Psychology graduate and also holds a Master's Degree in Health Law and JD. She has mediated for over 15 years and is a trained and certified Mediator. She recently received the top prize in the nation for legal writing and served as a teacher through the Law & Leadership Institute.

REGISTER ONLINE
To participate in this webinar and all other Cyberweek 2016 events from Monday, October 31 to Friday, November 4 click here

 See you on November 3.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Conflict Resolution Day 2016 - Online Peer Mediation Platform - Free Webinar

Presented by Dr. Cynthia Morton, Prof. Karen Devoogd and Giuseppe Leone to celebrate Conflict Resolution Day 2016, this webinar explains:
30-MIN VIDEO



PRESENTATION
To view/print the slides of the above presentation, click these links:

 >> Presentation in Google Slides format
 >> Presentation in PowerPoint format

CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY TOOLKIT 
To view/print the Conflict Resolution Day Toolkit presented during our webinar click here

Friday, September 30, 2016

Online Peer Mediation – Conflict Resolution Day 2016 – Free Webinar



Funded by the JAMS Foundation, the Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) is a 2-year innovative project for colleges, elementary, middle and high schools. OPMP is currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals, and was previously managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution Education, Research and Training Section.

For Conflict Resolution Day on October 20, 2016, join us for a Free 30-min webinar at 4:00pm Eastern Time.


OPMP Team Members will share information regarding resources that colleges and schools can use with their students and staff members.  As a bonus, we will also preview our Conflict Resolution Modules on Basic Conflict Resolution that we will roll out in November.

SIGN UP
To register online, fill out this Online Registration Form. You'll automatically receive information on how to attend our webinar with your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone.