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2018 FairField Continuing Education Bonanza

Fairfield Center

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One Seat in Training (includes lunch)
Choose this option if you want to attend the entire 8 hour day of training.
Jul 18, 2018 $110.00 $6.59
First Response Mediation: Applying the Model of “Pop-up” Facilitation (One session only)
Choose this option if you want to attend this session but not the entire day. This session will run from 8:30--10:00.
Jul 18, 2018 $27.00 $2.39
Money Talks: Are you Listening? (One session only)
Choose this option if you want to attend this session but not the entire day. This session will run from 10:00 -- 11:30.
Jul 18, 2018 $27.00 $2.39
ALICE at the Mediation Table
Choose this option if you want to attend this session but not the entire day. This session will run from 12:00--1:30.
Jul 18, 2018 $27.00 $2.39
Ethics (One session only)
Choose this option if you want to attend this session but not the entire day. This session will run from 1:30--3:30.
Jul 18, 2018 $10.00 $0.00
Mini Meeting in the Middle (one session only)
Choose this option if you want to attend this session but not the entire day. This session will run from 3:30--5:00.
Jul 18, 2018 $27.00 $2.39
Lunch
Order lunch if you are coming to one or more sessions, but not the whole day. If you purchased a ticket for the whole day, lunch is included.
Jul 18, 2018 $7.00 $1.37

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Event Details

This day long training event will offer a series of topics relevant to achieving Continuing Mediator Education credits for recertification in Virginia.  This fast-paced day will include topics that explore both general and family circumstances.  Included is 2 hours of Mediator Ethics. 

All the the workshops listed are PENDING CME credit approval. We will update this page when approvals happen.

*A full-day ticket includes lunch. If you would like lunch but are only registering for one or more sessions, you may order a lunch for $7.00. 

 

8:15 am -- Registration

8:30 am -- 10:00 am --

First Response Mediation: Applying the Model of “Pop-up” Facilitation

 In today’s era of political polarization and the resulting paralysis of community dialogue regarding difficult issues, mediators should consider a more outward-facing role and application of their communication skills to sustain and improve public discourse ‘in the moment.’  Trainers will share their experiences piloting what they term as ‘pop-up’ dialogue, or a way to convene members of the public in public spaces to share thoughts and ideas across differences. 

Trainer: Rob Alexander, James Madison University • Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue • Environmental Policy and Public Administration 

(1.5 hours CME credit pending)


10:00 am -- 11:30 pm-- Money Talks: Are you Listening?:

Many people have a limited understanding of their household or even business finances. Making important financial decisions when life is in upheaval due to separation or a business or personal matter, can cause overwhelming anxiety and fear. Relationship and personality dynamics also make it difficult to think clearly about financial matters.

 This workshop will focus on the psychology of money and the irrational thinking that can often occur surrounding this. There will be examples given of ways to have healthy conversations around the topic of finances as well as various methods introduced that will help clients move forward and find the space for progress.

Trainers: Steven Hess, Hess Financial Services and Jenny Kuszyk, Newman Avenue Associates

(1.5 hours CME credit pending)

 

11:30-12:00 -- Lunch


12:00 -- 1:30 -- ALICE at the Mediation Table:

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is our neighbor, child care worker, caretaker of our elderly relative.

ALICE represents those who make even a dollar more than the Federal Poverty Level income but not enough to make ends meet.

ALICE is often living from paycheck to paycheck, struggling to cover the regular expenses of caring for themselves and/or their family and does not have any savings to fall back on.

One unexpected flat tire, illness or other life circumstance can easily create a domino effect and knock ALICE, not only into living below the Federal Poverty Level but also into struggling to maintain other aspects of their life.

Mediators will work with ALICE and understanding more about the ALICE population will prepare mediators to better understand their clients in order to help them reach effective solutions that truly work for them. 

Trainer: Tashfia Hasan, United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

 (1.5 hours CME credit pending)

 

1:30 - 3:30 -- Ethics:

Trainers: Mandy Sarkissian and Sally Campbell

(2 hours Ethics CME credit)

 

3:30 -- 5:00 -- Mini Meeting in the Middle:

 For many years, courts in Virginia have had the option to refer parents and guardians to a co-parenting course with the hope that learning how to parent in separate households will reduce conflict and the negative effects of separation on children. FairField Center now offers this 4 hour parenting course each month and it is available to anyone who is co-parenting in different households including grandparents or non-relatives who have custody.

This workshop will be a mini-version of the full 4 hour workshop in order to familiarize mediators with what is taught at the co-parenting class. Mediators who know what is being taught can then make appropriate referrals to the class from the mediations they conduct as well as reinforce the concepts being taught in the class in their mediations.

 Trainers: Aaron Hagmaier, Director of Mediation Services, Fairfield Center, and Shannon Sneary Alabanza, Director of Training, FairField Center

(1.5 hours CME credit pending)

 

8 hours total

July 18:  8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Participants may choose to attend the entire day's training or pick one or more of the presentations for a reduced fee.  For more information, please email training@fairfieldcenter.org.  Thanks!

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841 Mt. Clinton Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Fairfield Center

Fairfield Center is the central Shenandoah Valley's resource for communications training, facilitation and meeting design, and conflict resolution & prevention. Perhaps your organization is interested in a retreat, resolving conflict, or training - contact us!

www.FairfieldCenter.org      (540) 434-0059

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