Saturday, August 20, 2016

Online Peer Mediation Platform to Be Presented at UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016


UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016 provides an opportunity to understand the benefits of mediation across all sectors. It is a yearly event that is promoted by the:


  • Civil Mediation Council
  • London Community Mediation Council
  • Family Mediation Council
  • The Law Society
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • College of Mediators
  • The Business Mediators’ Group


and includes conferences, seminars, webinars, mock mediations, talks and debates involving all aspects of mediation.

ONLINE PEER MEDIATION PLATFORM (OPMP)
During UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016, which will take place from  October 8 to October 14, team members of our Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) will present the four goals of their innovative project for college and middle/high school students, which is




OPMP WEBINAR
The day and time of the OPMP webinar during the UK Mediation Awareness Week 2016 are still to be finalized. They will be announced soon, with an online registration form for UK colleges, students and trainers interested to learn more about online peer mediation.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Why Students Love Online Peer Mediation

In this 3-min video Jada, a college student, explains why she liked so much the opportunity to practice and sharpen her peer mediation skills by participating in free online simulations made possible by the Online Peer Mediation Platform: Taking Peer Mediation to the Next Level, an innovative project






Any Comments or Questions?

If your college or school has any questions about our Online Peer Mediation Platform, we'd love to hear from you.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Online Peer Mediation Platform - Partnership Opportunities - July 20, 2016 Webinar - 41-min Video

The Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) is a project funded by the JAMS Foundation, previously managed by Association for Conflict Resolution Education, Research and Training Section, and now managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals

On July 20, 2016 five OPMP Team Members presented a webinar for peer mediation trainers interested to become partners of the OPMP project.

Video Recording
Here is the 41-min video recording of the webinar.


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

OPMP Team


Monday, July 11, 2016

Online Peer Mediation Platform - Seminar for ACR Members - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2 PM until 3 PM Eastern Time the Education, Research, and Training (ERT) Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution will hold a seminar by Dr. Judy Tindall on the Online Peer Mediation Platform for schools around the country,

INSTRUCTIONS  - Dial-in number: (559) 546-1200 - Meeting ID: 434-441-122

Tell your ACR friends around the world to call in also! This is a program ONLY for ACR members.

This ACR program is free this year for a school near you. It is a great marketing program for ADR practitioners and peace professionals!

In 2014, NAPPP, a program of ACR members, received a two-year grant from the JAMS Foundation to create an Online Peer Mediation Platform for schools. Currently, we are in year two of the grant, and we are looking to partner with schools around the country, peer mediation trainers, and centers to take our platform to the students. Here’s your chance to make a difference in your community.

If you are interested in a tutorial of the program, you can also register online for a 1-hour webinar on July 20, 2016 from 6 PM until 7 PM EST.

If you can’t make this meeting, please contact Dr. Judy Tindall at psynertinc@sbcglobal.net

Or contact ERT Section Chair, Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso at mediation@manousso.us

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Seeking Schools Interested to Share Their Peer Mediation Success Story

Our Online Peer Mediation Platform (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 Education, Research and Training Section.

One goal of our project is to publish on our website resources - e.g. standards, best practices, curriculum, media – useful to schools interested in peer mediation. Therefore, we are currently looking for schools that have a successful peer mediation program and are willing to share their experience by participating in a series of free 30-min webinars titled “Peer Mediation Success Stories”, in order to present:


  • The Specific Goal(s) of Their Peer Mediation Program 
  • Their Approach/Method/Plan
  • Lessons Learned and Tips for Other Schools


If your school has a peer mediation program that you are proud of and would like to share so other schools can benefit from your experience, please fill out this ONLINE APPLICATION FORM by July 15, 2016.

All applications will be reviewed during our OPMP Team meeting on July 20, 2016. Those schools that have been selected will receive detailed information on how we plan to organize and video record their 30-min webinar.

OPMP Team

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Seeking Experienced Peer Mediation Trainers to Partner with Online Peer Mediation Platform - July 20, 2016 Webinar

Our Online Peer Mediation Platform (OPMP) is an innovative 2-year project sponsored by the JAMS Foundation, currently managed by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals and previously managed by the Association for Conflict Resolution Education, Research and Training Section.

Our OPMP Team is a group of experts in peer mediation, online mediation and online technology: 


  • Judy Tindall, Ph.D. – President, National Association of Peer Program Professionals
  • Dr. Cynthia Morton – Chair of Education Research and Teaching Section, Association for Conflict Resolution 
  • Prof. Karen DeVoogd – MA, Director Mediator Mentors, California State University Fresno, Fresno CA 
  • Kristen Woodward – Conflict Resolution Specialist, Fairfax County Schools 
  • Alexandria Aiello - Impact Evaluation Reviewer
  • Giuseppe Leone – Founder, Virtual Mediation Lab
  • Jay Edwards – Website Consultant, ReelFire Productions

Taking Peer Mediation to the Next Level
As explained in Judy Tindall's Mediate.com article, the main goal of our project is "Taking Peer Mediation to the Next Level",

Seeking Qualified Partners - Experienced Peer Mediation Trainers
We are currently looking to partner with qualified trainers and/or mediation centers with experience in middle and high school peer mediation training.

JULY 20, 2016 WEBINAR - ONLINE REGISTRATION
If you are interested, you can attend a 1-hour informational webinar Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6-7pm Eastern Time, where five OPMP team members will present our project in more detail, and discuss the benefits of an OPMP partnership.

To register online, fill out this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

You'll then receive the instructions for attending our webinar with your PC, Mac, Ipad, Iphone, Android tablet or smartphone.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Meet the Online Peer Mediation Platform Team at the International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education - June 8-13, 2016

The 2016 International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education will take place June 8-13 in Columbus, Ohio - USA.

If you plan to attend that conference, you will also have the opportunity to meet four team members of our Online Peer Mediation Platform, a project funded by the JAMS Foundation:

  • Karen DeVoogd
  • Cindy Morton
  • Judy Tindall
  • Kristen Woodward