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The positive impact of online meetings on mediator practice and their CPD opportunities

Date:25 MAY 2021
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Chief Executive, NFM

The forced moving of meetings online has had profound implications for millions of people and businesses in the UK and worldwide. It seems likely that the coming weeks will see myriad discussions and negotiations between bosses and staff about a ‘return to the office’.  

Family mediators too are beginning to ponder what lasting impact the pandemic’s forced changes in working habits will have on the profession in years to come. 

Zoom’s removal of geographical barriers has had a significant impact on family mediators who suddenly found themselves able to conduct mediations with people who live miles away, and miles apart from each other. 

There are of course downsides: the inability to properly read clients’ body language is one, as is the knowledge that other family members may be somewhere in the background during the meeting. 

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