MAC Blog

Iterative Mediation By Simon Mole, MAC Professional Member We all know that if you have a coach, this is a positive thing because you have been pro-active and taken charge of your life.  Conversely, if you are in mediation, we all know that you have real problems.  This article is about the value of multiple …

RECAP OF 2022 COLORADO LEGISLATIVE SESSION

May 12, 2022 By Kip Kolkmeier The Colorado General Assembly wrapped up its regular 2022 session on May 11th. Legislators considered over 650 individual bills, and this update summarizes mediation bills and other bills of note that passed. Three bills passed that referred to mediation services (more description provided below):  Senate Bill 230 requires mediation …

Voices of Ukrainian Mediators

Please join us April 14th at 8:30 AM MDT (4:30 PM CET) to hear personal stories and engage in dialogue with mediator colleagues from Ukraine. Svitlana Stadnyk, President of the Association for Family Mediators of Ukraine, and Tatyana Bilyik, co-founder of League of Mediators of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Association of Family Mediators, and other Ukrainian …

Our Connections in Ukraine

As we watch the horrific events occurring in Ukraine, our thoughts are with our mediator colleagues with whom we have been networking over the past couple of years.  The day before Russia attacked Ukraine, we were Zooming with our Ukrainian colleagues, planning another joint education and networking session.  These conversations have been postponed.  Svitlana Stadnyk, …

Call for Board Members

  Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity? Have you been yearning to put your talents to use in building the professionalism, knowledge and use of mediation in Colorado?The Mediation Association of Colorado (theMAC) has long been the advocate of high-quality, widespread mediation throughout Colorado, and we are making structural and cultural changes demanded …

President’s Message

My Illuminating Conversation With Rogelio Hernandez-Flores  By Michele Clark, MAC President Rogelio Hernandez-Flores     My illuminating conversation in May 2021 with Rogelio Hernández-Flores about multiculturism and diversity [paraphrased]. Michele:  I’ve been using the terms “diversity, equity and inclusion” to focus theMAC’s work on expanding the backgrounds and perspectives of our mediator community. You use terms …