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

    • 07/02/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    For the most part we, as mediators, are well-skilled at managing the range of concerns that many participants express about engaging in the mediation process. This includes a range of anxieties and fears that have the potential for interfering with their ability to effectively engage in the process. The reality is many people are ill-prepared to participate in mediation and to engage in a face-to-face conversation with the other person with whom they are in conflict. Based on her research and the development of the CINERGY model of conflict management coaching, Cinnie Noble, our guest speak on July 2 will share her findings and the type of process she uses to prepare mediation parties to engage in mediation when it comes to workplace and other interpersonal disputes.

    **Approved for 1.25 hours CME credit (0.0 ethics) by the Supreme Court of Virginia**

    This presentation will be recorded and made available to registrants for 30 days post-webinar.



    This course counts toward MC3 certification and recertification. Visit MC3 Mediator Certification for more information.

    Presenter Bios

    Cinnie Noble, a former lawyer with a Master of Law in ADR, is a Chartered Mediator and Professional Certified Coach. In 1999, she developed a process known as conflict management coaching - an ADR mechanism that focuses on coaching clients on a one-on-one basis to strengthen their conflict competence, to maximize their ability to engage in conflict independently or, to participate in mediation and other processes. Cinnie is co-author (with Leslie Dizgun and Paul Emond) of the book entitled Mediation Advocacy: Effective Client Representation in Mediation Proceedings, author of  Family Mediation: A Guide for Lawyers and 2 coaching books: Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You and Conflict Management Coaching: The CINERGY™ Model More on Cinnie may be found at  www.cinergycoaching.com.

    • 09/13/2024
    • 09/20/2024
    • Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center & Virtual
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    The Virginia Mediation Network is hosting its 2024 Fall Conference on September 13-14 (in-person, both pre-conference and regular conference) at the Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia) & 16-20 (virtual). Our theme this year is “Peacebuilding Perspectives: Pursuing Paths to Cultivating Harmony.”

    Conference Details

    Sept. 13-14 In Person

    Sept. 16-20 Virtual


    On Friday, Sept. 13, we are offering our first-ever in-person pre-conference, "Starting & Managing an ADR Practice," from 9-3:00 p.m. The pre-conference will include 5 1-hr sessions focusing on business plans, marketing, business law, networking, and finances.  Registration for the pre-conference can be included as an add-on to your regular conference registration, or purchased separately.

    On the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, we will have a dinner and Keynote presentation by Chief Justice Emeritus Robert Yazzie of the Navajo Nation.  A ticket for this event can be added to your conference ticket at registration, or purchased separately if you do not plan to attend any other portion of the conference.

    On Saturday, Sept. 14, we will offer a full day of conference presentations. Our Annual Meeting will take place during lunch on Sept. 14. In addition to lunch, we will provide a continental breakfast prior to the first sessions. 

    The remainder of the conference, from Sept. 16-20, will be virtual, and we will offer 2-4 virtual sessions per day. 

    We will apply for CMEs for all conference sessions, and are offering some MCLEs for Virginia attorneys. 

    All conference sessions count toward MC3 certification and recertification. Visit MC3 Mediator Certification for more information. 

    The 10% early registration discount deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2024 (pre-conference not included).

    The regular registration deadline (for pre-conference and conference) is Friday, September 6, 2024

    Click here to review the Conference Agenda. (Please note that the schedule is subject to change, and will be regularly updated as the conference approaches with more information regarding CME/MCLE credits, session handouts, recordings, etc.)

    Click here for information about our presenters.

    Click here for information regarding lodging.

    Please note:

    • The conference registration fee covers both the in-person (excluding the pre-conference) and virtual portions of the conference.
    • The Keynote, Annual Meeting, and in-person presentations (including the pre-conference) will NOT be livestreamed or recorded.  For most virtual sessions, we plan to offer recordings for viewing post-conference. 
    • We will NOT offer printed hardcopies of conference handouts for the in-person portion of the conference (excluding the pre-conference).  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.

    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. 

Past events

06/14/2024 VMN Harrisonburg Regional Meeting
06/14/2024 From Enhanced VMN Member, Brenda Waugh: WV Restorative Justice Summit 2024
04/25/2024 WEBINAR: Restoring Harmony in the Workplace - A Workshop on Employment Mediation
03/21/2024 WEBINAR: Me, Myself, and AI
02/29/2024 VMN Fredericksburg Regional Meeting
11/09/2023 WEBINAR: Truly Effective Marketing for a Successful Mediation Practice
10/06/2023 2023 Fall Conference: Come Grow With Us
07/22/2023 VMN Roanoke Regional Meeting
07/17/2023 WEBINAR: Robot Mediators? A Reality Check on Dispute Resolution Technology
05/22/2023 WEBINAR: Conflict Coaching for Mediators and Lawyers - Another Alternative Dispute Resolution Method
05/02/2023 VMN Williamsburg Regional Meeting
03/08/2023 VMN Winchester Regional Meeting
03/06/2023 WEBINAR: How You Can Prevent Inadvertent Discrimination in Dispute Resolution
01/19/2023 Adventures in Family Law
01/10/2023 WEBINAR: The What, Why, and How of Transformative Mediation
11/14/2022 WEBINAR: The Art of Inquiry & the Power of Questions
09/17/2022 2022 Fall Conference: Rising to the Challenge in a Changing Environment
08/15/2022 Conflict Management Coaching
07/21/2022 VMN Virginia Beach Regional Meeting
06/07/2022 Enjoy Mediating Online: Tips for Maximizing Your Online Mediation for Yourself and Your Clients
05/17/2022 VMN Western Virginia Regional Meeting
04/22/2022 VMN Northern Virginia Regional Meeting
04/20/2022 Effective Interaction, Revisited: DCSE & Family Law in Virginia
04/13/2022 VMN Richmond Area Regional Meeting
02/28/2022 Rent Relief and the Law: Evictions in the Age of COVID
01/06/2022 VMN Town Hall


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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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