Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Mediation Mentoring on the Rise

Things are getting hot, hot, hot! Not only because the mercury in Boston has reached an unbelievably humid 97 degrees, but because mentoring for mediators is hot now.

Recently I launched a no-cost mentoring program called Mensch's Mentees. It's my way to 'pay it forward' for the kindness people showed me. I also want to encourage more diversity--in non-traditional practices and non-typical practitioners. The emails from candidates are amazing... Be back soon with an announcement.

P.S. If you have an idea you want to sneak in under the wire, better hurry up!

But, I'm not the only one supporting new mediators. You remember Chuck Doran, one of the very first colleagues honored as a Trailblazer?

His Boston non-profit, Mediation Works, Inc., offers new mentors the rare opportunity to observe mediations and get feedback from industry leaders in his mentoring program. Both those benefits are significant as you already know.

I don't know these programs, but a quick google turns up these additional resources:

Connecticut Council of Divorce Mediators in Connecticut.
The Solutionist Group in Australia.
Southern California Mediation Program on the West Coast
(my first mediation company was also SCMA, too! Strategic Conflict Management Associates)

Before I go, one quick question:

What action did you take today to build your successful ADR practice??

Ciao, Dina


At 2:04 PM, Anonymous steve seeche said...

Can all those responses be packaged and feature you and the answers at the Forum? How can we support your effort best?

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Dina said...

Thanks, Steve, for the great suggestion. I'll try that next time.



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