September 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Target Audience: This is an INTERACTIVE, online training for mediators who volunteer for the ADR Bureau; to participate most effectively, you will need strong Wi-Fi with a working camera and microphone on your computer. Attendees must be able to attend the full 3-hour training. Attendance is limited.

Join with your community of mediators as we focus on self-care. As mediators, we have learned to trust a set of values, attitudes and skills as we work to empower others. We strive to provide the opportunity for those in our sessions to make new choices to improve their life experience. And yet perhaps too often, and especially in these challenging times, we may find it easier to give this to others than to give to ourselves.
In this session we will:
— Reflect on the relationship between the values, attitudes and skills that we appreciate as mediators and their application in our own lives
— Share new ideas and techniques for taking care of ourselves

Facilitator: Cynthia Olson is the owner and principal trainer for Cynthia Olson & Associates, LLC. An internationally recognized leader and innovator in the field of mediation, interpersonal communication and dispute resolution systems, she also has had a significant impact on the development of mediation in New Mexico. As Director of The Albuquerque Mediation Center, she initiated many projects including the Metropolitan Court Mediation Program. More recently, she has assisted various organizations design and implement in-house mediation programs, including the State of New Mexico’s Office of Dispute Prevention and Resolution. Cynthia is a Commissioner on the NM Supreme Court Statewide ADR Commission and an adjunct for the UNM Law School.