Staff Retreat

Jane Millar, Karen Cole & Laura Buckingham discuss teddy bears at the staff retreat. Stay tuned to find out if the bears will come alive in June and September.

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. Generally, the staff retreat is held in November. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2022 staff retreat was held on Friday, December 9 in 2022. The following were the primary topics that were discussed:

  • 2023 Calendar
  • Two, four-hour advanced mediator trainings
  • Several mediator round tables focusing on technology, specifically Zoom and DocuSign, and challenges faced by mediators
  • Review of the fees for service
  • Outreach and marketing
  • Review of internal documents, such as succession plans, personnel policies, office procedures, forms
  • Redistribution of responsibilities based upon the weighted caseload
  • Review of proposed budget for 2023
  • Review of job descriptions
  • Review of office procedures

The 2023 staff retreat is scheduled for Friday, November 17. In order for the staff to focus on the issues at hand, the NCM office will be closed on the day of the staff retreat.