Meeting Registration Schedule and Agenda

 

Stay tuned for our 2023 meeting and topic schedule. We plan on having two meetings this year, rather than the four in past years. One will be the annual fall full day speaker conference and the other will be a morning meeting with a three hour educational speaker.

 

 

The Winter Meeting of the
North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators

Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Using and Leveraging the DRC’s Mediation Resources and How to Handle Ethical Challenges of Mediation

Presenter: Tara Lynn Kozlowski is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.  She has been with the Commission since July of 2018.  Prior to working with the DRC, Ms. Kozlowski was a family law litigator and mediator, practicing with a small firm in Wake County, NC.  Ms. Kozlowski obtained a BS in Chemistry from Indiana University, and her JD from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2006.

Program: This program will serve as a guide for how to deal with ethical problems that commonly arise before, during, and after the mediation conference with respect to the rules, standards, and statutes.

  • We will take a close look at the resources provided by the Commission for the benefit of mediators, including the forms available for the family financial program, the family financial mediation program rules, pamphlets, information for pro se parties, and advisory opinions.
  • We will focus on the finer details of completing forms properly without violating the standards of professional conduct, and the mediator’s duties as the designated or court-appointed mediator to the case.
  • We will cover the DRC’s jurisdiction over NC court-ordered programs and how the Standards of Professional Conduct apply to Commission certified mediators. G.S. § 7A-38.2 and § 7A-38.4A.
  • The difference between pre-litigation matters, matters in litigation that have not yet been ordered into mediation, and court-ordered mediations.

Agenda:  

9:30-9:45 — Registration and networking

9:45-11:45 — Educational program

11:45 -12:15 — Q&A with Tara Koz

12:15-1:00 — Complementary lunch followed by the 4th Quarter General business meeting (all members welcome!)

Lunch Options:  

  • PAN SEARED CHICKEN BREAST – GRUYERE CUSTARD POTATOES, ROASTED LEEKS, VICHY CARROTS, MUSHROOM DUXELLES, PAN JUS
  • GINGER FLANK – MARINATED FLANK STEAK, BOK CHOY STIR FRY, STEAMED RICE
  • VEGETARIAN KALE FLATBREAD – BABY KALE, CHEVRE, WALNUT ARUGULA PESTO, APPLE SLICES, PROSCIUTTO

When and Where:

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:30 AM

This will be  held at the Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro North Carolina

1 Sam Snead Drive,  Greensboro, NC 27410

Google Directions: Link to Google Maps
Register Here: Register

Questions? Contact Brooke Schmidly at [email protected]  We’ll be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2023 Meetings:

We are working on topics and speakers. If you have a suggestion, click on our “Leadership Team” page and send your suggestion to Mary Salisbury- Chair, Continuing Education

Information about our general meetings:

The agenda for most meetings (Except Fall) includes:

  •  9:00 – 9:45        Coffee, light breakfast snack, and networking
  •  9:45 – 10:00      Brief Membership Meeting
  • 10:00 – 12:00     Education program beginning promptly at 10:00
  • 12:00 – 12:45     Lunch – provided by the NCAPFM

Membership meeting agenda items should be submitted to the NCAPFM president or secretary at least two weeks prior to that meeting’s date.

Guests are welcome at any of our meetings, although there is a charge of $10.00 for any non-member who would like to receive a continuing education certificate.

If you a current member of the NCAPFM and would like to bring a guest, please register that guest through the EventBrite registration portal that is emailed to you during the month preceding the meeting.

If you are not a member of the NCAPFM and you wish to attend as our guest, we would be happy to have you.  Please contact our Meeting Registrar, Mr. Mike Musselman, by sending an email HERE.

 

Previous educational presentations at the NCAPFM:

  • Mediating Disputes in Military Divorces
  • The 2018 Tax Legislation and How it Affects Mediators
  • The Problem with Money – And How to Mediate Around It
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Opening Statements – The Mediator’s and Counsels’
  • Divorce Financial Analysts in Mediation, Collaboration and Litigation
  • Protecting Children from the Burdens of Divorce
  • Writing Mediation Summaries – How to Avoid the Practice of Law
  • The Financial Aspects of Divorce – How Settlement Options Affect Your Client’s Financial
  • Back to the Basics:  What does John Haynes, one of family mediation’s founders, have to teach us about process?
  • Selected and Unusual Financial Issues Found in Mediation
  • The Gray Divorce – Redefining the Golden Years
  • The Social Science of Custody Schedules
  • An Introduction to Non-violent Communication
  • High Conflict Couples
  • Top Child Topics for Family Mediators
  • Calculations for High Income Falling Outside the NC Child Support Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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