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Upcoming events

    • September 26, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Howard Community College, 1902 Little Patuxent Parkway, Coloumbia, MD

    Save The Date: September 26, 2017
    Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution’s

    Fall Quarterly Meeting

    Featured Topics and Speakers

    Members Will Be Asked for Nominations and to Vote for

    MCDR’s 2018 Slate of Nominees to the Board of Directors

    Program

    Advanced Financial & Tax Issues

     Underscoring Divorce Mediation

    Explained Simply in Plain English

    Gregory E. Gann, Esq. Gann Partnerships, LLC

    Greg is a member of the Maryland Bar, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, certified in Collaborative Law as well as Mediation and owner since 1989 of his own investment advisory and financial planning firm.  

    Location

    Howard Community College

    10901 Little Patuxent Parkway

    Columbia, MD 21044

    Health Science Building, Room 110

    Parking in lots C (closest) or Lot A

    Schedule

    6:30-7:00 pm Light refreshments and networking

    7:00-7:30 pm Call for Nominations and Vote

          for the 2018 Board of Directors

    7:30-8:30 pm Featured speaker Greg Gann


    A Certificate for 2-hours of ADR related activities will be provided to attendees.

    MCDR quarterly meetings are open to everyone without charge; membership is not required. We welcome newcomers to join us for an interesting evening of ADR related information and networking.

    For planning purposes, please RSVP to: rsvptomonette@gmail.com


    • November 12, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD: Bethesda or Annapolis

    The Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR)

    is pleased to announce the next

    Mediator Assessment and Certification Program

    on Sunday, November 12, 2017

                    Location:  Bethesda or Annapolis MD (to be                   determined)
    MCDR’s performance-based assessment process is one of the most valuable skills development opportunities available to mediators in the US and is recognized internationally by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).  Since 1996, MCDR has provided a performance-based assessment and certification program that is considered a national model in the ongoing dialogue on quality assurance and mediator credentials.  It is one of the few qualifying mediator assessment programs in the country that is recognized by the International Mediation Institute.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    The core of the assessment/certification process is a one hour videotaped mediation role-play during which the candidate mediates a case with two parties and is reviewed by two MCDR certified assessors.  Using a widely tested skills assessment instrument designed by Family Mediation Canada, the two assessors independently assess mediator candidates on three dimensions:  how they manage the process of mediation, how they manage the content of the mediation, and how they manage the relationships of the parties.  Candidates may choose from several different types of role-plays, including a divorce/custody case, a workplace dispute, a civil case, or a community dispute.

    All candidates receive oral feedback from role players and assessors as well as written assessments and a DVD of their one-hour mediation. Candidates who do not satisfy the criteria for certification are invited to participate in the process again within one year at no additional cost.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send your completed application, one-page self-statement and application fee ($325 for MCDR members; $395 for non-members) to:  MCDR, c/o Ellen Kandell, 2026 Glen Ross Rd  Silver Spring MD 20910.  Application deadline is October 27, 2017.

    Click the links below for the application materials:
    MCDR Certification Application



    MCDR Self-Statement for Certification 

    NOT SURE IF YOU’RE READY?
    Mediators who are interested in discussing the assessment process are welcome to contact MCDR Certification Committee Co-Chair, Ellen Kandell at ek@alternativeresolutions.net ; 301-588-5390 or Co-chair Kate Cullen at lilliekatecp@aol.com, 301-606-4578.  More information can also be found at http://mcdr.org/page-1317766

    INTERESTED IN BEING A ROLE PLAYER?
    Participating as a role player is a great way to observe how the process works before becoming a candidate.  To volunteer as a role player or for more information, please contact, Ramona Buck at ramonabuck@gmail.com or 443-418-0392.

    Q & A ABOUT CERTIFICATION

    The MCDR certification page has a good explanation of many common questions about the certification process.  You can find that information here.  Barbara Williams, Past Chair of the Certification Committee has written a reflection about why she decided to take the MCDR certification.  You can find that here.


            
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 Bethesda, Maryland   20817

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MCDR is the oldest membership-based organization in Maryland dedicated to promoting the use of mediation and supporting

the mediation profession.  We have a proud history of successfully advocating for allowing multiple professions to practice mediation,

halting attempts to restrict the practice some fifteen years ago.  MCDR is the first organization to establish performance based criteria

now in use as a national model, part of an ongoing dialogue on quality assurance and mediator credentials.


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