ADRHub.com - Developed by The Werner Institute for ADR Practitioners, Academics and Students
The site is free to sign up and is intended to be an interactive portal. The following is a breakdown of what the site offers:
Web Events: This is one of the main features of the site. Each month we will have video and audio interviews, as well as online web panel discussions featuring students, alumni, faculty and prominent ADR practitioners and professionals in the ADR global community. For those that can not make it live to the event, they will also be archived in both the WImba format and in most cases mp4 format so you can stream and watch it at your convenience.
News & Articles: This section is split into three sub-sections of featured, general news, and paper review. The reason for the difference is the featured section is edited and content controlled meaning the administrators and editors of ADRhub.com are the only people who can post initial news and articles for the ADRhub.com community. Everyone is able to post responses to posts in this forum.
The general section allows everyone to post news and articles that they want to share with the public. Please be mindful of copyright laws of posting- included on snippets and links. You can see examples already posted in the forum.
The paper review section offers those in the academic field to submit papers in a draft version, or those that have been completed already, but that may be in need of feedback. You can upload the entire paper and/or post the abstract and outline to get feedback.
Jobs: This section will have open positions ranging from directors to internships. Feel free to browse the openings, as well as list any your organization has or openings that have been passed along to you. See posts already listed to see the format typically used.
Blogs: You are able to create your own blog and share your comments and thoughts with everyone.
Events: This section is divided into three sub groups- general, trainings and conferences. Feel free to post any ADR related events in this section.
Groups: Anyone can start a group on the site. For example, a group has been made specifically and exclusively for the Werner Community. It is simple to join- all you have to do is click the “join this group option”.
Chat: This feature allows you to speak with other people who are on the site at the same time. You can arrange times with your friends to meet on ADRhub.com to chat in real time on the site.
The Homepage: The main page of ADRhub.com has all the content of the site spread out into different sections. The main, middle section will have editorial controlled content in the featured video section as well as the “What’s Happening’ section. Every week we will list the top content found on our site which could very well be the article, blog or event you posted! There is a short video in the videos section explaining how to use the site in case you have any questions.
We really hope you take the time to visit the site, give us feedback and join the site and become a member of ADRhub.com. In the message board forum there is a section for feedback and questions. All the above features offer you an opportunity to engage the ADR community with ease. You can just be a viewer of the content or if you want, freely and easily respond in a variety of ways. Posting comments, pictures, blogs, events and joining web events is simply.
We are asking you to help spread the word of the site by sharing this with any of your peers or co-workers that you think would also enjoy our site. The easiest way to do this is by clicking the “invite” button at the top of the ADRHub homepage. We have tried to take into account and implement many of the considerations and suggestions people have offered. We are always open to suggestions to making the site better for you and everyone. Feel free to contact me via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.