A kick-off gathering for the Connecticut Mediation Association, a new non-profit organization formed to promote the use of high-quality mediation as a means of solving disputes in a wide variety of subject areas and arenas, will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.
The Connecticut Mediation Association, formed through a partnership between the School of Law’s Center on Dispute Resolution, Community Mediation, Inc., and several state and private mediators, is a professional association of mediators of various disciplines who meet, network, participate in professional development activities and discuss matters of mutual concern. The CTMA does not provide mediation services directly to the public.
The organization plans to advance best practices in the field of mediation and will look to collaborate with other existing dispute resolution organizations. Membership in CTMA is open to anyone interested in the use and promotion of mediation. There is a practitioner membership level limited to mediators who have participated in at least 32 hours of mediation training at an approved training program.
At the kick-off event, attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear the CTMA’s inaugural board of directors discuss the organization’s mission, objectives, future programs and how interested mediators can join the association and become committee members.
The gathering is free but attendees are asked to register in advance. Send an email to [email protected] with your name, affiliation and contact information. Questions can be directed to Professor Carolyn Kaas at 203-582-3234. For more information, visit www.ctmediation.org.