The New Decision Management Associates

Carolyn L. Raines

CEO and Lead Trainer

Carolyn comes to The New Decision Management Associates from the not-for-profit sector with expertise in corporate management and fund development.


A graduate of Middle Georgia College, Carolyn holds an A.A. in Education. She is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. She has served as Chief Development Director for Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, Inc., Georgia Children's Museum and as Volunteer & Fund Development Manager for the Southeast Georgia Region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama, Inc.

Having volunteered on the local level as Board Chair of Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, she is now a National Operational Volunteer with Girl Scouts of the USA with expertise in Corporate Management, Council Performance Assessment, Facilitation and Mediation.

Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Foundation of GA & AL, Macon Region and Citizen's Panel Review Board, Bibb County Juvenile Court.

Coming Up!

Online Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
March 29 - April 2, 2021
During these days of a national pandemic, we've taken our training from in person face-to-face to the virtual classroom. It's easy to access and can be accomplished from the comfort of your own home/office. No need for travel expenses. Yes, it's a little different. In our tradition, we make it fun, interactive and interesting. You'll learn a lot and get to know others in an intimate setting.
Online Domestic and Family (Divorce) Mediation Training
February 22-26, 2021 with Practicum March 11 & 12, 2021
General Civil Mediation Training is a pre-requisite for GA ODR Registration} Understand basic domestic law in Georgia including most recent child support guidelines and enforcement, Georgia Supreme Court ADR rules and the financial and tax implications of divorce. Topics include: Domestic Violence, Parenting Plans, and Communication Skills.
Online Mediate To Stay Married
May 20, 2021
Do you know couples who have a conflict they just don't know how to handle? Do they think counseling/separation/divorce is the only option? You can now take a course and learn to assist them in dealing with their conflicts for life!
Specialized Domestic Violence Training for Mediators - Online
March 23 & 24, 2021
A two-day course designed to enlighten one on what domestic violence is, how it affects the victim, and resources to prevent, limit and deal with domestic violence situations. Cost: $525* * CLE/CEs available. Additional fees may apply.

Contact Us

1100 Hill Place
Macon, Georgia 31210
Phone: (478) 477-3317
Fax: (478) 477-1115

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