Tuesday, August 14, 2018

OPMP Summer Webinars


Did you miss the OPMP Summer Webinars?  No worries!  We are sharing these webinars again and encourage you to share with colleagues.

Please join us for our August 29th webinar hosted by Ondine Gross on Restorative Teacher-Student Mediation!



Once we get students excited about mediation and peace work, how do we get them to think about a future in the field? Career education in being introduced with younger and younger students today, yet we don’t always present them with practical pathways that they could take to incorporate mediation, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding skills in their future work.
David J. Smith is a career coach and the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education. He teaches at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching ADR and peace studies. He is a recipient of the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution, and the author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016).

In this webinar, he will share strategies for engaging young people in considering their professional and educational futures where their mediation and conflict resolution skills can be applied. Join Us!

Visit www.davidjsmithconsulting.com to learn more about David’s work.


  
Thomas P. Valenti is an attorney, mediator, arbitrator facilitator and trainer. He has been extensively trained in all aspects of Dispute Resolution. Tom is a former Board Member of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI]. Tom has an interest in understanding the issues raised with cross-cultural disputes. He gave the Keynote Address on Interfaith and Multicultural Dialogue at the Dispute Resolution conference at the Ismaili Center, London, in May 2016.  He organizes and facilitates dialogues on multicultural issues.  He believes that across time and cultures stories connect and can change people, and in that spirit, hosts Tenx9Chicago, a storytelling platform where true experiences are shared. His interests are enhanced by his work with The International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR), which is a charitable organization set up to further the interest of mediation amongst law students globally.  He has judged and trained at numerous International legal, negotiation, arbitration, and mediation competitions in the US, Paris, Vienna, Brazil and Dubai. He has travelled to the UK, Dubai, India and Europe to train and teach courses in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration. He has been trained in Peer Mediation, has trained peer mediators, and has consulted with an Online Peer Mediation Program. He is also an organizer of the Global Youth Development Initiative, a multicultural virtual mentoring program for international students living in conflict zones.








Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Missed Our OPMP June Webinar?

Missed our June webinar, Fostering Career Pathways in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, hosted by David Smith?  Please feel free to view and share David's presentation!  Also, check out David's book on Peace Jobs as referenced in his presentation.




Please join us for our free July 24th webinar hosted by Thomas Valenti, Attorney, Arbitrator (ACIArb), Mediator, Facilitator. Register here...https://goo.gl/forms/KixwgHqtfMkUgrIF2.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Prevention Practices: Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation Webinar

Dr. Ralph Steele

If you missed Dr. Ralph Steele's webinar on "Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation", please check out the recording on our YouTube Channel.  As always, please feel free to share this webinar recording with your colleagues!




Tuesday, May 29, 2018

FOSTERING CAREER PATHWAYS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEBUILDING

Join us for our free June webinar hosted by Career Coach, David Smith, JD, MS-FOSTERING CAREER PATHWAYS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEBUILDING

June 26th @ 6 PM



Once we get students excited about mediation and peace work, how do we get them to think about a future in the field? Career education in being introduced with younger and younger students today, yet we don’t always present them with practical pathways that they could take to incorporate mediation, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding skills in their future work.

David J. Smith is a career coach and the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education. He teaches at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching ADR and peace studies. He is a recipient of the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution, and the author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016).

In this webinar, he will share strategies for engaging young people in considering their professional and educational futures where their mediation and conflict resolution skills can be applied. Join Us!

Visit www.davidjsmithconsulting.com to learn more about David’s work.

Register here:
https://goo.gl/forms/Co6BiG3k3CEfjyYt1

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May Webinar: Prevention Practices: Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation

  

Prevention Practices: Restoring-Empowering Students Through Peer Mediation 

Register here

Attend our free monthly webinar on May 30th @ 6 PM EST.  Our host will be Dr. Ralph Steele.   


                                                                
About Dr. Steele...

  • Professor Mediation, University Texas Arlington, teaches Mediation Courses Basic, Advanced Family, Workplace, Transformative, Advanced Negotiation, Psychology of Conflict 2008-Present, Certified Mediator with Mediate.com


  • Franchise Mediation Panel; Mediation Works, Inc, Boston, Ma, July 2011    


  • Arbitrator, FINRA,  JUNE 2016, Arbitrating Securities cases.


  • LICENSED  FINANCIAL CONSULTANT,  Marketing Annuities, and conducting Wealth Education Wellness  Classes for Americans on how to be WEALTHY. JAN 2004, at Wealth Think Bank       


  • Federal Mediator US Govt (EEOC) Employment Mediations 2013--Present


  • Professor of Mediation  Richland College, Richland, Dallas, Texas  2013-present


  • Lecturer in Conflict Resolution at World Mediation Organization West Berlin, Germany 2012.


  • Federal EEOC Mediator, Nationwide in the USA, October 2014, and US Federal District Court Mediator, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

                       

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Restorative Justice Webinar

If you missed tonight's webinar hosted by Vickie Shoap of Fairfax County Virginia Schools, you are in luck!  We are sharing the recording of this awesome video with you and encourage you to distribute this webinar to your colleagues.  

We hope you will join us for our next webinar hosted by Ralph Steele on May 30th!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bias Awareness Webinar


If you missed our free Bias Awareness webinar hosted by Pris Prutzman, please view the recording on the OPMP You Tube Channel. Stay tuned for our next webinar on April 25th on Restorative Practices.