(NVMS) is non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides the entire community with accessible and affordable conflict resolution and education services. We help people find collaborative approaches to achieve acceptable and enduring outcomes.
Description: Family mediation is a voluntary, confidential process where people in any kind of relationship can negotiate terms between one another with the presence of a neutral, impartial, independent third party called the mediator. By guiding the parties through a formal structure that identifies issues between one another, facilitates communication and focuses on creating mutually agreeable solutions, mediation is fast becoming the primary method of resolving disputes.
Types of Family Services:
Divorce, Separation and Co-Parenting Mediation
Divorce and Separation Agreements
Child Custody and Support
Property Division and Asset Management
Blended Family Parenting
Financial Decision Making
Elder Mediation and Senior Decision Making
Families/Aging Service Centers
Financial Decision Making
Description: NVMS has a roster over 20 workplace practitioners who have specialized training and extensive experience in mediation, facilitation, group consensus building processes, intervention process design, consultation and program implementation. Bios are available at your request.
Types of Workplace Services:
Facilitation of discussion around organizational action planning, strategic implementation, and process evaluation.
Supporting individuals and teams through coaching and career development.
Mediating interpersonal and organizational disputes between employees, teams and management and among organizations.
Training in conflict management, prevention, and resolution skills.
Developing capacity and appropriate processes for managing conflict.
Description: NVMS offers mediation and facilitation services to assist the community in resolving issues on many levels. From meeting facilitation to landlord/tenant mediation, our highly trained practitioners act as neutral, third parties helping clients make decisions and resolve conflicts
Types of Community Service:
Community Mediation: Many people who are in a dispute or disagreement are not sure whether they can come to mediation to find resolution. However, the short answer is that almost any
issue can be raised and addressed through mediation. These are just some of the issues we commonly see in a community setting and can be resolved without relying on a judge in court.
Community Facilitation: Homeowners associations and community service groups can benefit from appointing a neutral third party to facilitate meetings, forums, conferences and work groups to ensure productivity and to be seen as fair and effective by all participants.
Description: Northern Virginia Mediation Service provides training opportunities for those looking to become court certified mediators in the state of Virginia, or earn certificates in mediation. Training courses offered provide CME (continuing mediator education) and MCLE (minimum continuing legal education) credits, and certificate programs are offered in federal workplace and family mediation, and organizational development and conflict resolution.
All training and education course instructors have graduate degrees, with most possessing advanced degrees in law, conflict resolution, counseling, or education. The training takes place at our training center, but on-site training is available upon request.