VMN Calendar

Please see below for a list of upcoming VMN events, as well as events sponsored by our Enhanced, Community Mediation Center, and Institutional Members.  (If you are an Enhanced, Community Mediation Center, or Institutional member, and you have an event or training you would like to add to our calendar, please contact Christy Brimmer at virginiamediationnetwork@gmail.com.)


Disclaimer of Liability and Endorsement: While the Virginia Mediation Network strives to make the information on this website as informative, neutral, accurate and timely as possible, VMN makes no endorsement of, promises about, guarantees or opinions related to the accuracy or adequacy of the contents of the third-party seminars.  VMN expressly disclaims any liability for the content of said presentations.  Any opinions expressed by third-party presenters, whether members of VMN or not, are not expressed as the opinion of the organization itself. Reference on this website to any specific commercial product, process or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Mediation Network.

Upcoming events

    • 08/15/2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Conflict management coaching or conflict coaching is a one-on-one structured process that is goal-driven, future-focused, and action-oriented. Professional coaching aims to support clients raise self-awareness about their thought processes, emotions, and behaviors in conflict.  In this introductory overview, participants learn the following based on the globally recognized CINERGY© Conflict Coaching model:

    • Coaching as a profession with broad application
    • Distinctions between coaching, mediation, and counseling
    • Coaching behavioral competencies
    • Entry points into conflict coaching: before, during, or after a conflict event
    • A conflict analysis tool to understand each person's perspective of the situation  

    **Approved for 1.5 hours CME credits (0.0 ethics) by the Supreme Court of Virginia**

    Please note that this presentation will NOT be recorded.  It must be attended live.

    Presenter’s Bio:

    Patricia “Pattie” Porter, PCC is the Founder and President of Conflict Connections, Inc. located in San Antonio, Texas. Pattie’s dispute resolution career spans 28+ years as a workplace and EEO mediator, team facilitator, and conflict coach. The highlights of her career serving as the President of the Texas Association of Mediators, Co-Chair of the Workplace Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, as well as serving as a formal mentor to the Department of Navy mediators. She presents on various conflict and coaching topics including abrasive behaviors to the United Nations Ombuds and teaches the CINERGY® conflict coaching model to dispute resolution graduates at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She is the author of two Mini-buks: Stop the Dreaded Drama and Stop Avoiding Conflict.

    • 09/17/2022
    • 09/23/2022
    • Hotel 24 South, 24 S Market St, Staunton, VA 24401
    Register

    The Virginia Mediation Network is hosting its 2022 Fall Conference on September 17 & 19-23. Our theme this year is “Rising to the Challenge in a Changing Environment,” because in the ADR world we are moving forward, facing a new day, and acknowledging evolving communication methods and business models.

    Not a VMN Member?  Join us to receive discounted conference rates. 

    Saturday, September 17, will be in-person, at Hotel 24 South, in Staunton, Virginia, and we will offer six sessions that day. In addition to lunch, we will provide a continental breakfast prior to the first sessions.

    Our Keynote Luncheon, featuring Dan Wassink, Dispute Resolution Services Manager, followed by our members-only Annual Meeting, will also be in-person on Sept. 17, starting at 12:25p.m.  We hope to livestream the Keynote & Annual Meeting for those who cannot attend in-person.

    We are offering a
     networking and cocktail hour at 5:30p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Hotel 24 South, to celebrate VMN's 30th Anniversary.  A ticket for this event, which includes hors d'oeuvres and one drink, is $25 and can be added at registration.

    The remainder of the conference, from Sept. 19-23, will be virtual, and we will offer 2-3 virtual sessions per day.

    We are applying for CME credits for most sessions, and for MCLE credits for several. 

    **To view a detailed conference agenda, and information regarding hotel accommodations, please visit the Fall Conference page of our website.**

    Please note:

    • The registration fee covers both the in-person and virtual portions of the conference.
    • The in-person presentations on Sept. 17 will NOT be recorded and accessible for viewing post-conference.  For most virtual sessions, we do plan to offer recordings for viewing post-conference. 
    • We will NOT offer printed hardcopies of conference handouts for the in-person portion of the conferenced.  All handouts will be provided via Whova, and registrants will be able to download and print handouts for the in-person sessions from Whova in advance to bring with them the day of the conference.
    • Upon registration, you will be emailed a link to reserve a hotel room in the discounted VMN block at Hotel 24 South for the evening of Sept. 16.

    Disclaimer as to Presentations and Materials at VMN Conference: While the Virginia Mediation Network strives to make the information presented at our conference as informative, neutral, accurate and timely as possible, VMN makes no endorsement of, promises about, guarantees or opinions related to the accuracy, adequacy or protected ownership of the contents of the presentations.  Any opinions expressed by a presenter, whether or not a member of VMN, shall not be considered the opinion of the organization itself. Reference to any specific commercial product, process or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the attendees, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Mediation Network.

    Please note that we may post photographs taken at our event on our website.  Please contact virginiamediationnetwork@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 


The Virginia Mediation Network is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Disclaimer of Liability and Endorsement: While the Virginia Mediation Network strives to make the information on this website as informative, neutral, accurate and timely as possible, VMN makes no endorsement of, promises about, guarantees or opinions related to the accuracy or adequacy of the contents of the third-party seminars.  VMN expressly disclaims any liability for the content of said presentations.  Any opinions expressed by third-party presenters, whether members of VMN or not, are not expressed as the opinion of the organization itself. Reference on this website to any specific commercial product, process or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Mediation Network.

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