May 14-18, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
About the Training:
The basic 40-hour mediation training is designed to give participants the skills and tools they need to serve as neutral third party mediators. This is an experiential training using a wide range of formats including role plays, videos, lectures, discussions, and skills demonstrations. This training has been designed to meet the 40-hour course requirement many mediation centers, courts, and other agencies use to qualify mediators. This workshop is designed for attorneys, mental health professionals, human resource professionals, educators, supervisors, faith community leaders, and anyone who would like to improve their conflict management and communication skills.
Participants in this training will learn the Seven-Step Mediation Process from the book The Mediator's Handbook by Jennifer Beer. Participants will also learn a four-step process for identifying and addressing conflict. Participants will be given the skills to see conflict in a whole new way.
Among the many topics the training will cover:
- Overview of alternative dispute resolution
- Execution of the mediation process
- Role of the mediator
- Use of neutral language
- Overcoming stalemates
- Questioning techniques
- Legal and ethical issues
- Drafting mediated agreements
Application has been made to NASW-CT for CE Credits. If you are interested in CE credits for Social Workers, please contact us for updates to the application.
Space in this training is limited to 20 participants. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee a place in the training.
Early registration for this training is at the discounted price of $925 if received by April 1, 2011.
After April 1, 2011, the full tuition price is $995.
Students: $800 with I.D.
A deposit of $100 is required to hold your seat. Payment for the full tuition amount must be made before certification will be released. Payment plans available with no interest.
A limited number of full or partial scholarships may be available based on need and/or commitment to community service and will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. Please call to request an application.
Tuition cost include meals, daily snacks, books, and materials.
Please arrange your outside obligations around the class schedule so you will be in attendance for the full 40 hours of training. Participants must attend all 40 hours to receive a certificate.
About the Trainers:
Jessica Hynes, J.D., is a mediator and trainer and an Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She received a B.S. degree in human development and family studies from Cornell University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. She spent eight years as a professor at two different law schools before joining the Legal Studies faculty at Quinnipiac, where she teaches a variety of legal and conflict resolution classes. Jessica has worked with community mediation organizations in both Rhode Island and Connecticut and has trained both college students and adults in the mediation process. She is a member of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Practice.
Joe Brummer is an experienced trainer and mediator and the Associate Executive Director of Community Mediation, Inc. Joe has presented workshops in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Pennsylvania. He has presented at Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, and a number of national health education conferences. He has clocked hundreds of hours at the mediation table facilitating in a wide variety of areas including workplace disputes, landlord/tenant conflicts, neighborhood disputes, civil law suits, and victim offender mediation. Joe was trained as a mediator at the Community Mediation Center of RI and continues to serve on their Juvenile Restorative Justice Advisory Board. He was trained at the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence where he worked with at-risk youth to teach nonviolence and peace-making. He is also a well respected for sharing his experiences with Nonviolent Communication℠.