Thursday, June 22, 2017

OPMP Webinar: The State of Peer Mediation




OPMP Webinar Series

Webinar #1


Want to know more about the current state of peer mediation and where it is going in the future?  Join OPMP as we host our first webinar for 2017-18!  This webinar will feature experts in the field of conflict resolution as they discuss the current and future state of peer mediation.  

Sign up for our webinar here.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Online Peer Mediation Platform - Students Helping Each Other Across the USA - 30-Min Video

Here is the 30-min video recording of the January 31, 2017 webinar "Online Peer Mediation Platform - Students Helping Each Other Across the USA".



The Online Peer Mediation Platform 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.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Online Peer Mediation Platform - Students Helping Each Other Across the USA - 30-min Free Webinar - January 31, 2017



Due to lack of resources, time and staff, many schools don’t have a peer mediation program, which allows students to help each other resolve school-related conflicts.

The Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP), a JAMS funded project, now offers an alternative solution. OPMP has trained a group of highly skilled peer mediators to assist other students across the country – online, in a safe and confidential environment.

During this FREE 30-min webinar two OPMP Team Members (Dr. Cynthia Morton and Prof. Karen Devoogd) and two Rockdale County students/online peer mediators will explain:
  • What online peer mediation means and how it works
  • How school administrators can request an online peer mediation for their students, by filling out an online form available on the OPMP website
  • Which cases are suitable for online peer mediation
  • How students can participate in an online peer mediation with their PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone
The Online Peer Mediation Platform 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.
WHEN - Jan 31, 2017 from 7:00pm to 7:30pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION - Fill out this Online Registration Form 
Upon registration you'll automatically receive information on how to join our webinar with your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone

ANY QUESTIONS? Please send us an email

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