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2020 Year End Review

Did you know that over 90% of ADR Vantage’s client projects were conducted virtually this year? Our team has been conducting online mediations, facilitation, and training for years, and our full-time staff has been operating as a remote team since 2019, but this year was quite different. 2020 marks a…

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Purpose Driven Communication

A friend of mine recently told me that after the last several weeks of COVID-19 related stress and anxiety, she started using a new model to help her navigate her weekly goals and her daily attitude.  At the start of each week she now spends a few minutes dot journaling…

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In-person to Virtual Training: A Case Study at TSA

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, our team at ADR Vantage was regularly traveling across the country to support teams, facilitate dialogues, resolve conflict, and provide training. As self-quarantining was just beginning, two members of our team, Tara Taylor and Rick Buccheri were preparing to deliver training for the Transportation Security…

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Virtual Mediation Resources Library

Here at ADR Vantage, we are compiling resources that we have found helpful for customizing our approach to conducting effective virtual mediations.  Please find links below. We will be updating this periodically. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/insight-effective-virtual-mediation-during-the-coronavirus-crisis.  Written primarily for attorneys about preparing and supporting their clients in mediation with some useful points for…

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Virtual Mediations and Confidentiality

Confidentiality is a foundational element of mediation and essential in creating a trusted space to have open dialogue. Our mediators start every mediation with a review and signing of an Agreement to Mediate. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen significantly more use of virtual mediations (telephonic and…

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Brain Breaks for Virtual Meetings and Trainings

There’s a reason why the popular TED Talks format is limited to no more than 18 minutes. With backing from real-world research and the field of neuroscience, TED curator Chris Anderson explains that the organization decided on the 18-minute format because “it is long enough to be serious and short enough…