NVMS is a vibrant organization dedicated to serve our mission and clients. As the organization enters its 25th anniversary year, we celebrate the successes of past clients and long-standing programs while developing innovative, new approaches to meet community needs. In 2014, the Board refreshed the mission of the organization to be more inclusive and represent our work in a way that resonates with clients and partners. The NVMS mission is “to assist individuals, groups and organizations to move forward, creating enduring outcomes.”
NVMS helps individuals, groups and organizations move forward by fostering understanding, enhancing communication and facilitating effective decision-making. The NVMS vision is to be the premier professional resource for those seeking to clarify interests, bridge gaps, gain agreements and build people and process skills. The Board of Directors, Executive Director, Staff and Practitioners are committed to quality services and programming that look to the future of community needs.
In 2014, we expanded our marketing and public education activities NVMS representatives presented at professional conferences, trained GED equivalency students, worked with regional partners, hosted expo booths and contacted local businesses to enhance visibility of both the organization and our field. The next year will feature more of these activities as NVMS moves into its next quarter century as an experienced and leading service provider and partner in the field of conflict resolution.
Collaborations with local Schools, Police, Courts and Local Government agencies continue to expand NVMS’ reach in the community. Communication and dispute resolution training are more accessible than ever with the Susan Shearouse Training Scholarship and community trainings offered for those who could not otherwise afford formal training. NVMS continues to engage our passion for helping people collaboratively resolve disputes and our enthusiasm for service.
Thank you to the many individuals and organizations that make our work possible, our Mediators, Facilitators, Trainers, Board Members, Staff, Clients, Trainees and Partners.