Community Mediation ODR Course

On Monday, July 16, NVMS will offer its first online course – and it’s appropriate that the first online course will be Online Dispute Resolution.  Basically, the NVMS course will be a four week version of the seven week course that I offer through Creighton’s Werner Institute, and a much cut down version of the 40 hour course that I offer through SMU’s Dispute Resolution program.  Many of the comments at the ODR Forum in Prague were wrapped around the assertion that this year seems to be a watershed moment for ODR, in many venues and for many users who in the past have not been involved in the use of technology – the success of the NVMS course (at least in terms of numbers enrolled) may be a further demonstration of ODR’s coming of age.