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Social Media-tion: A Bridge for Young Mediators to Enter--and Re-Define--The Profession?

Tuesday, 11th April 2018

"For years, a gap has existed between mediation training of young students and entry into the field as professional mediators.  Students fall in love with the concept of constructive conflict resolution through mediation.  Then they hit a wall when they confront the conventional wisdom that life experience and subject matter knowledge in traditional fields are absolute pre-requisites to mediation practice.  While life experience and knowledge are important, is it possible that young mediators may be uniquely qualified to mediate conflict in certain areas due to their use and understanding of social media?  Is it possible that a vast opportunity exists for young mediators who want to develop a niche by mediating social media disputes?  Social media-tors?  Social media-tion?"

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Language: English
Contact: Greg Relyea

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