It’s been just a little bit over three weeks since JADE went online – we still haven’t widely publicized this new site, waiting for some of the bugs to be worked out. And surprisingly not many bugs at all.
We will be announcing the new site in an email coming soon to everybody on the JADE mailing list, and then we’ll get to see our community (and everyone can see us) in a whole new way.
One new way we see each other? Video. Not just Zoom video, live on the day of a JADE session, but through a video re-play. We tested it out on JADE founder, Joni Cass, during her fantastic session on December 9th, Trauma-Informed Mediation. If you were there live, you’ll know that this was an important session, teaching an essential way to see the people and the process in our mediations. Feedback during and after the session just went to validate why this is such an important topic and why Joni is such an incredible practitioner and educator.
But not everyone could join us that evening. What to do? Well, we recorded the session and it is now posted in the Members section of our website – registered members will be able to watch and re-watch this session and gain the benefit of the subject matter. It was our first experiment in posting our sessions and we think it is a great addition to how JADE can reach our membership. And now that means that future sessions can be posted for repeat viewing.
What else have we been up to?
Our online membership portal on the website is working as planned, so when it comes time for you to join for 2022, the process is easy and streamlined.
Is there more?
Of course. We’ve got our first JADE session for 2022 lined up, with our annual tradition of having Marc Bhalla as our first guest coach of the year. His session on January 19, 2022 will be about mediating with self-represented parties. As always, it looks to be an informative session, and everybody always has a wonderful time of learning with Marc. Stay tuned for sign-up details coming soon!
Yes…but we need to save something for our next email to JADE members. So coming soon to your Inbox will be more exciting news.