SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ANNE SAWYER: SCMA MEMBER UPDATE
It is with great pleasure that I provide updates on some of the exciting improvements going on here at SCMA. We have had much going on behind the scenes that we wanted to let you know about!
Website Update/Membership Profiles/Select-A-Mediator Directory
We have been making many changes to our website and membership management systems. This will assist all of us better communicating with members and in implementing our new Select-A-Mediator Directory. In the next couple of weeks please look for an email notification from SCMA which will ask you to login to your new and improved profile. You will be able to update all of your contact information and preferences, as well as provide us additional information regarding your background and experience. This profile will also assign you a new membership ID number. In addition, you can add much more information to your profile such as your website, Linkedin profile, and other social media links you would like to provide for the directory.
It is important that when you get this email, you update your profile as quickly as possible. We will be launching our Select-A-Mediator Directory shortly after that, for which all members are eligible provided they also substantially meet the qualifications previously required for membership on the LA Superior Court mediation panel. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience during this exciting transition.
New Membership Structure
In addition to all of these upgrades, we have also implemented changes to our annual membership structure. If you are a current member, your membership is now current through March 1, 2014. Anyone who joins after May 15, 2013, will now be on an annual rolling membership from the date they join or prior year’s expiration date. That means every new member will always get a full 12 months out of their membership. We are all grateful for your participation and support of this amazing organization.
Anne E. Sawyer, Executive Director
Dear SCMA Community,
It is with great honor that I accept the role as Executive Director for the Southern California Mediation Association. I am extremely excited that I can continue my involvement and work with the mediation community in Southern California with such an amazing association, which is here to support and advance mediation in the region. I have already experienced some of the remarkable work of our Directors and many volunteers, and it is very exciting to be a part of this process. I believe 2013 will be an amazing year for SCMA! I welcome the opportunity to get to know you in the year ahead.
Thank you for your continued support during this transition. Best Wishes and Happy New Year!
Executive Director, SCMA
SCMA CONFERENCE WORKSHOP VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
Did you miss this year’s Annual SCMA Conference?
If you were unable to attend the 24th Annual SCMA Conference entitled The Working Mediator: Improving the Culture of Conflict
along with the Keynote Speech by Peacemaker of the Year Award Recipient, Kenneth Feinberg
, and are interested in viewing the keynote, many of the workshops, and earning as many as 17.5 MCLE credits
, online access to the conference workshops is now available for purchase by clicking this link
for the low price of $95!
The AIM Institute’s Advanced Track Conference Workshop videos are also available for purchase at http://aiminst.com/store.
If you paid to attend the general SCMA Conference, the bundle of 4 AIM Advanced Track Workshops is only $99! The bundle includes:
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Bias in Mediation: Lessons for Mediation Practitioners
- Building Trust and Utilizing Personal Power in Mediation
- Choreographing Communication in Mediation
- Advanced Caucus Strategies: Impasse or Bad Behavior
If you are an SCMA Member and were unable to attend the Conference discounted pricing on the AIM Advanced Track videos is:
Single session workshops, normally $79 each, are $69 each for SCMA Members
- Bundle of 4 Advanced Track Workshops, regularly $199, $179 for SCMA Members
- Because SCMA is an affiliated organization with AIM Institute, current SCMA members receive an “Affiliated Organization discount” on all AIM courses, webinars, videos, CDs and books, including the Mediator’s Starter Kit.
TOWN HALL MEETING SCHEDULED ON PROPOSED ENDING OF THE LA COURT ADR PROGRAM
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6 PM
Proposed changes to the LASC ADR Program expected by June 2013 have created an uproar in the mediation community. Should the changes be implemented, they will affect the entire justice system, and the mediation program in particular.
SCMA has responded to the strong response from the mediation community and taken a leadership position by forming a task force and scheduling a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Read more →
Join SCMA for a Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The changes that are expected to occur to the LASC ADR Program by June 2013 are rocking major waves in our community. The SCMA is inviting its members and the mediation community at large to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 for an open conversation about the expected changes and to discuss what SCMA can do to be a part of the solution to the potential reduction in services and/or closure of the LASC ADR Department. This is a fantastic opportunity to gather with leaders in our field, and to share your views and hear other perspectives.
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Santa Monica Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
DEADLINE ON MEMBERSHIP AND WEBSITE DISCOUNTS EXTENDED TO 12/31/12!
Because of the strong demand Mediate.com has extended its offer to SCMA members of a 15% discount on new Mediate.com Memberships and on new Mediate.com Web Site Packages purchased by 12/31/12.
SCMA members can purchase a new Mediate.com membership for only $204/yr. and a complete web site package (all services including hosting and email) for only $339/yr!
Mediate.com is also making a substantial contribution to SCMA for each new membership and web site package ordered by SCMA Members before December 31, 2012
This offer comes from the experts! Jim Melamed, Mediate.com CEO, offered sessions at the SCMA Conference on “Web Site Development and Our Online Future” and “Mediation as a Choreography of Communication.”
Want to take advantage of the offer but not an SCMA member? Go to www.scmediation.org .
“BLOODLESS LITIGATION, How to Recognize Cross Cultural Issues in Litigation, Negotiation and Mediation” (2 hours of MCLE)
Honorable Judge Huey Cotton, Superior Court Judge
Mark K. Ameli, Esq., Mediator Diversified Dispute Resolution
DATE: Thursday, December 13, 2012,
TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Program will be followed by Wine and Cheese networking
LOCATION: Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
More information and Registration: www.ialawyers.org
Or call Mark Ameli at 323-655-1133
Free Validated Parking after 5:30 pm
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION ASSOCIATION
Cordially Invites You to Our Holiday Soiree
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”
Seed time: learn about the Seeds of Peace Program;
Harvest time: share with colleagues mediation experiences of the past year;
Winter time: celebrate the holidays.
Thursday, December 6
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Border Grill Santa Monica
1445 4th St. Santa Monica CA 90401
$28.00 per person (cash, check or credit card, at the event)
$5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Seeds of Peace; www.seedsofpeace.org
Hors d’voures & non-hosted bar
Please R.S.V.P. BY November 30 to WKramer@k2law.com
Don’t Miss Kenneth Cloke’s November, 2012 Training
Nov 16: Mediation overview.
Nov 17: Responding to intense emotions.
Nov 30: Overcoming impasse.
Dec 1: How to establish a mediation practice.
Classes begin at 9 am and end at 4:30 pm
Classes are held at the Center for Dispute Resolution, 2411 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 399-4426
|FAX (310) 399-5906
Each participant will receive a Mediation Certificate
on completion of the training, along with a Training Manual
that includes basic forms that are useful in starting a mediation practice.
is $250.00 per class or $1000.00 for the series.
Click here to print the Registration Form
with Course Description and Book.
Thanks to your support the 24th Annual SCMA conference was a smashing success! The SCMA warmly thanks our co-sponsor and friend The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law for it’s tremendous generosity and for the use of their spectacular facilities. From the large amount of attendees at the conference, we have gained many new members.A special thank you to the American Institute of Mediation for co-hosting the first annual AIM Advanced Track at the SCMA Annual Conference. There was an outstanding turnout of Advanced Track Participants!SCMA would also like to acknowledge and thank the numerous sponsors that made the 24th Annual SCMA Conference possible:Emerald Sponsors - Mediate.com and Arbitrate.com; The American Arbitration Association, and The Tseng College – California State University Northridge.
Platinum Sponsor – The SCMA Board of Directors.
Gold Sponsors – ARC, ADR Services, Inc., Judicate West, PMA, Victoria Pynchon, Sammy Davis Photography, Real Office Centers, Complete Equity Markets Insurance Agency, Inc., Jeffrey Krivis; Silver Sponsors – Jan Frankel Schau, SCMA Westside Study Group, and Louise Nixon.
Bronze Sponsors – MAC Services Group, SCMA Eastside Study Group, FINRA, JAMS, Helena Beaven Goto – Modern Mediation, High Conflict Institute, NAFCM, CNM Mediations, ADR Case Managers.
Attend the Conference Online!
If you were unable to attend the conference you will shortly be able to purchase access to view the conference online. Details will follow. For all of you who attended the conference you will receive a V-CUBE password via e-mail in approximately10 days which will provide access to view all of the workshops at the conference online. For AIM Advanced Track workshop videos, please go to the AIM website for instructions.
Page 1 of 612345»...Last »