Face to face mediations are not a good idea right now. But it doesn’t mean parties can’t continue to engage in settlement negotiations.
E-mediations are a great way to maintain social distancing.
In addition to social distancing, e-mediation has other advantages:
My preferred platform for E-Mediation Style Conferences is zoom. Its free to download. With my paid subscription, I am not limited to duration.
I can also facilitate e-mediation through your preferred platforms (subject to features which make private sessions possible).
Using Zoom, the set up works as follows:
I am helping instructors and clients with their testing. I would propose approaching the virtual Mediation Style Conference as follows:
Whilst I understand that a face to face mediation is more personal and probably the best format, until the COVID-19 threat is over, e-mediation is the best alternative to a face to face negotiation. It will enable parties to mediate their matter in a safe environment and not be forced to wait until it is more appropriate to hold a face to face mediation.
If you are planning on requesting me to chair a Mediation Style Conference in the foreseeable future, I suggest you familiarise yourself with Zoom and, if possible, download the application onto your chosen device. For more information on Zoom and instructions on how to download the application, please visit: https://zoom.us/download
Any questions? Send me a meeting request and we’ll discuss by video conference!