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Virginia Mediation Network 

2020 Spring Webinar Series

April 15, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

"Tools for Engagement: Multi-cultural Mediations"

presented by

Ms. Donita King, Attorney, Arbitrator & Certified Mediator

Command Performance facilitated by

Vickie Williams-Cullins, VMN President

Pre-registration for VMN Members is required and is free with Membership dues for the 2020 year. Pre-registration cost for non-members is $40.00.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration will close on April  2020 at 5:00 pm.  Only 75 individuals will be able to participate on a first come, first serve basis.  If any, all conference materials will be emailed to attendees prior to the session.  When registering for the webinar, please use the email address you will be using to sign into the webinar on the day of the session.  This session will use the Zoom.us platform. 

Email instructions and reminders will be sent the day prior to the session. Three codes will be given throughout the session.  After the session concludes, the three codes will need to be emailed to the VMN office to obtain the CME affidavit for re certification purposes.

The session is a 1.0 hour webinar with live discussion.  This session is approved for 1.0 Non Ethics Continuing Mediator Education (CME) credits by Dispute Resolution Services.


Click here to register online now!




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 30 years

VMN Sponsorship Opportunities Fall Conference 2020


30th Anniversary Dinner Sponsor $2000 - 

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  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor for Dinner Event
  • Recognition on VMN website and all event electronic invites
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Dinner Table with (8) event tickets
  • Exhibitor table at conference

Gold Sponsor $1000

  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor during welcome remarks
  • Recognition on VMN website and all event electronic invites
  • Half page ad in conference program
  • Saturday lunch sponsor signage
  • Exhibitor table at conference

Silver Sponsor $750

  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor during welcome remarks
  • Recognition on VMN website and all event electronic invites
  • Saturday breakfast sponsor signage
  • Exhibitor table at conference

Bronze Sponsor $500

  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor during welcome remarks
  • Recognition on VMN website and all event electronic invites
  • Break sponsor signage

For more information on Sponsorship opportunities contact Jeanne Mann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 804-316-5271.


2020 Fall Conference – Call for Speakers

The Virginia Mediation Network is hosting the Annual Fall Training Conference October 2 & 3, 2020. The conference will be held at University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center. VMN is looking for workshop presentations that would be of interest to conference participants.      

VMN is seeking proposals for concurrent workshops (1.5 hours in length) which will be scheduled for either Friday, October 2nd or Saturday, October 3rd. Speakers will be offered a $50 discount on conference registration fees, or a stipend of $50.00 to cover travel expenses.

Workshops on implementing Conflict Resolution in both Public and Private sectors are of special interest however, all conference presentation ideas are welcome for review. To assist in thinking about topic areas, past participants have identified the topic areas listed below as interest for more training. A list below is offered to spark further thought and creativity.

Possible Session Ideas:


  • Cultural, Religious, or Political differences facilitation
  • Evaluating Success in the mediation process
  • Conflict Resolution methods that assist our communities
  • Cultural and Political impact of Conflict Resolution
  • Personality types, personality disorders, and other mental health issues and how they impact the mediation process.
  • Self care
  • Focused exploration on a part of the mediation process
  • Panel discussion on the utilization of mediation in the future
  • Spousal & child support, equitable distribution, 401(k) issues, tax issues, and other financial matters in mediation – implications of new Federal Tax Law
  • ‘Silver’ Divorce issues & Elder mediation
  • Creating sustainable agreements in the workplace
  • Advanced negotiation skills for women

Speaker proposals are being accepted until June 1, 2020. All handouts are required when submitting the program proposal as these materials are needed for both the CME and CLE application process.

For your convenience, the checklist for submitting proposals is outlined below:

1.       Click here for “Call for Speakers” Program Form  

2.       Click here for ADR CME Application: This form must be completed and returned with all other information so that continuing mediator credits can be applied for from Dispute Resolution Services at the Supreme Court of Virginia. Please note your signature is required on this form. If you do not have a way to electronically sign the form, you can mail this particular form to address below.

3.       A brief bio of all speakers that are presenting (3 – 5 sentences).

4.       A workshop description for program printing (3-5 sentences).

5.       Handouts, worksheets, role plays, power point presentations, etc. that you will include in your presentation. Please review the CME application guidelines as specificity is required on this form. Handouts that you want participants to have during the session (that are included in the training manual that each conference participant receives) will need to be included. 

All materials can be returned to the Virginia Mediation Network This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please scan in a signature copy of your CME application if emailing.   

Our Mailing address:


P.O. Box 29007

Henrico, VA 23242

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact VMN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (804) 316-5271.

Best Regards,

VMN Fall 2020 Conference Committee

Dan Hand, VMN Conference Chair

Brenda Booth- Lowry, VMN Board

Karen Richards, VMN Member

Dale Robinson, VMN Board

Jeanne Mann, VMN Administrator