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Get Involved with the new NVMS Community of Practice!

NVMS has had a long standing tradition of organizing events through which mediators could network, get to know each other, and complete recertification requirements under the Monday Night Forum program.2018 will continue this tradition with an increased focus on bringing conflict resolution practitioners together as a Community of Practice (COP). The goals are to:

  • Provide a safe, respectful, and positive environment for members to exchange ideas and problem solve challenges they encounter in their practice.
  • Build a network of peers and experts in the field that can serve as a resource.
  • Explore and share best practices, models, tools, and theories that enhance subject matter knowledge and practical approaches.
  • Enhance your reflective practice and refine skills with challenge sessions on fundamental and advanced topics.

The program will include monthly events approved for continuing mediator education credits.

Become a leader in our community!

This is your opportunity to shape what your continuing professional development looks like.

Successful COPs depend on the active involvement of their members at all levels. As such, we are looking for individuals interested in becoming engaged with this process in the following roles:

  • COP leaders: 2-3 individuals, 5-10 hrs/month
    • Responsibilities:
      • Manage the technical and administrative aspects of the community:
        • Contacting and coordinating speakers
        • Coordinate facilitators, contributors, and members
        • Creating a quarterly calendar of events
        • Marketing the event
        • Preparing materials
        • Communicating with interested participants about event details
        • Submitting events for CME and CLE approval
        • Sending reminder and follow-up emails
        • Collaborate with the Program Manager to ensure the smooth operation of the CoP
      • Position location: 25% in the office (planning meetings), 75% remote
  • Event facilitators, 2-5 hrs/month
    • Responsibilities:
      • Facilitate events
      • Sign in participants
      • Introduce speakers
      • Run icebreakers
      • Managing Q&A
      • Assist speakers during events
      • Prepare speakers for online events by familiarizing them with the software
      • Position location: Remote, in the office during events
  • Contributors, 2-5 hrs/month
    • Responsibilities:
      • Add content in the form of:
      • Present on various topics
      • Write blog posts
      • Lead social media (LinkedIn, Facebook) discussions

To apply for any of the roles listed above, please fill out the form below.