Staff Retreat

Staff Retreat

Pictured left to right: Case Manager Karen Cole, Case Manager Caroline Smith and Executive Director Jane Millar take a break to smile at the camera.

Once a year, the staff of Northern Community Mediation sets aside one day for a staff retreat. The purpose of this workshop is to review the past year and plan for the following year. The 2018 staff retreat was held on Friday, November 16. The following issues were addressed:

  • Calendar for 2019
  • Streamlining the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program cases
  • Review of fees and fee policies
  • Publication of a quarterly, one-page newsletter
  • Greater use of social media
  • Increased collaboration with school-related cases
  • Greater collaboration with Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa
  • Special Education cases
  • Transition planning
  • Evaluation of mediators
  • Job descriptions
  • Weighted caseload
  • Succession planning
  • Office procedures
  • Training
  • Restorative Practices Program
  • Fundraising ideas

The 2019 staff retreat is scheduled for Friday, November 15.