Staff Retreat

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. The 2019 staff retreat was held on Friday, November 22. The following were the primary topics that were discussed:

  • 2020 Calendar
  • Updating of contact lists
  • Review of fees and fee policies
  • Quarterly newsletter just for the mediators
  • Greater use of social media
  • Fees for parenting time cases
  • Challenges of special education procedures and policies
  • Redistribution of responsibilities based upon the weighted caseload
  • Eight-hour, advanced mediator training
  • Review of job descriptions
  • Development of succession plan for case managers
  • Review of office procedures

The 2020 staff retreat is scheduled for Friday, November 13.