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 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.

Upcoming Roundtable dates:

  • May 26, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 20, 2022

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

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

May 26, 2022 Program from 12:30- 2 PM ET. 

Panelist: Scott Loring

Topic: Nonviolent Communication 

Description: Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg and practiced worldwide, is a communication style that examines the unmet needs behind what we say or do. The process transforms relationships with others and with one’s self. Sometimes referred to as “compassionate communication,” NVC fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy, and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative, and uses careful observations to eliminate judgments, providing an effective language of neutrality for mediating a wide range of disputes. Further, using NVC in your mediation practice can help move the parties’ focus from positions to interests. Join us to learn more about NVC during a discussion led by mediator, trainer and conflict coach Scott Loring.

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

June 16, 2022 Program from 12:30-1:30 PM ET. 

Panelist: Audrey Lee 

Topic: Implicit Bias 

Description: Please join Audrey Lee for a Zoom facilitated discussion on strategies to approach implicit bias and stereotyping in mediation. Audrey will provide brief remarks and then facilitate brainstorming on methods mediators may use to engage with implicit bias and stereotyping in their mediations.

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

July 20, 2022 Program from 12:30-1:30 PM ET. 

Panelist: Diana Chiang 

Topic: Agreement Writing 

Description: Please join us for our agreement writing roundtable . This roundtable will focus on memorializing agreements, reviewing and confirming the parties understanding of the agreement, and creating a durable agreements using skills reviewed and applied during the workshop.

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


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. Clarice Parsons, MWI’s Case Coordinator, 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.

Roundtable Feedback Form

Please don’t forget to complete the Roundtable survey to provide feedback following the program, thank you!

For More Information

For more information about MWI’s Roundtables, please email courtmediation@mwi.org or call 617-895-4029 with questions.