MWI Mediator Roundtables

Roundtables bring mediators and other practitioners together to discuss new ideas, strengthen ADR skills and to provide opportunities to learn from and engage with top-notch presenters from the conflict resolution community. Roundtables are free for all active MWI mediators. For those who are not active MWI mediators, we welcome you to attend up to one free Roundtable per calendar year. Thereafter, those who are not MWI mediators are still welcome to register, but with a $50 fee for attendance.

RSVP is required by registering below. Registration will close 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

COVID-19 Update: MWI will hold all upcoming Roundtables via Zoom. For information about MWI’s COVID-19 policy click here.


  • Every Tuesday from noon-1pm: Mediator Office Hours with Megan
  • Every Thursday from 4-5pm: Mediator Office Hours with Megan
  • November 17, 2020 from 12-1:30pm: Mediating Online – Tips to Make Remote Mediations Successful

Mediating Online – Tips to Make Remote Mediations Successful

November 17, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Panelists: Josh Hoch and Ben Stich – MWI Mediators
Facilitator: Megan Winkeler, MWI’s Director of Training & Engagement

Location: Online webinar. Once you register, you will be sent a link to access the Roundtable.

Given COVID-19 has caused less in person meetings, mediators have shifted to mediating remotely. Many mediators are using Zoom, or similar platforms, to conduct their mediations. Some mediations go well and some not so well.

Join us for a live remote roundtable where MWI mediators Josh Hoch and Ben Stich share tips and stories so your online mediations have the best chance of going well for you and for your parties. Josh and Ben will address:

  • What is different about mediating remotely?
  • What could the impact be, both positive and negative?
  • What can mediators do to help make sure mediating online is productive and safe?

Participants will receive Ben’s Do’s and Don’ts for clients and MWI’s Online Mediation Protocol.

Time will be reserved for Q/A but participants are welcome to email questions in advance to Megan Winkeler at mwinkeler@mwi.org


To register for an MWI Mediator Roundtable, please complete the form below, indicating the date and name of the Roundtable you wish to enroll in. Megan Winkeler, MWI’s Director of Training & Engagement, will be in touch within two business days to confirm your registration. The confirmation will include a link and information to access the online meeting.

For More Information

For more information about MWI’s Roundtables, please email Megan Winkeler at mwinkeler@mwi.org or call 617-895-4032 with questions.