2nd Fridays Mediator Community Discussion Forum 

2nd Fridays Mediator Community Discussion Forum 

Via Zoom – Open to all mediators and mediators-in-training across Montana and elsewhere.

This monthly meeting for mediators to connect and learn together is sponsored by BILLINGS MEDIATION CENTER, and facilitated by Temple McLean. The meeting is recurring on the 2nd Friday of each month, starting at 1p.m. If you are interested in attending any or all of the discussions, please email info@BillingsMediationCenter.Org with the subject “2nd Fridays.” Your email address will be added to the recurring calendar invite that contains the Zoom link.

If you would like a topic added to the meeting rotation, please include that request in an email.

Each monthly topic is approved for 1 hour of CE by Montana Mediation Association (MtMA). 

Upcoming Discussion Topics:

Using Zoom and DocuSign – Hands On Learning Opportunity (March)

Family Law Pre-Filing Mediation Project (Guest Emma Schmelzer) (April)

Investigative Negotiation (May)

Mutual Gain Approach (June)

(July) Alternate/Extended Meeting – Saturday July 9, 2022 from 10a -1p.

Role-Play Workshop – 3 Hr Role Play & Negotiation Exercise;
Multiple Sessions in Break-Out Rooms allowing each attendee to take mediator role in the role play.  This is an opportunity to practice, brush up on, or show off your opening statement, validation, reframing, and negotiation techniques.
$15 charge per attendee is incurred for the purchase of formal negotiation role play education materials. Email “Role Play” to info@BillingsMediationCenter to register your interest.

Previous Discussion Topics (2021): 

Anchoring (July);

Negotiation Techniques (what worked and what didn’t?) (August);

Debriefing (what is it and why do we do it?) (September);

Future Discussion Topics (2021-2022): 

Justice Court Procedures (October);

Ethics in Family Cases – Solo and Co-Mediation (November);

Passing the Case / Collaboration (December);

Outside of the Box Agreements (January);

Competency and the Agreement to Mediate (February);