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.

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