January 5, 9:30 am – 7:00 pm; January 6, 12, 13, 8:30 am -5:30 pm
The 30-Hour Facilitative Civil Mediation Training is a comprehensive experiential training course that teaches participants to skillfully facilitate conversations between people in conflict in order to assist them in reaching creative, mutually-satisfactory outcomes. It is designed for professionals who want to learn to mediate, and upon completion, you will have the skills to mediate in a wide variety of situations and be eligible for inclusion on the Minnesota Rule 114 civil mediation roster.
During the training, you will learn the mediation process, and gain the skills to identify the interests and fundamental needs that underlie the positions of people in conflict. You will also learn to reframe positional or destructive communication to productive communication, and to understand conflict styles, become an active listener, manage impasse, and identify power imbalances. Additionally, you will learn skills for remaining neutral in challenging mediation situations, and gain an understanding of the cultural and ethical issues that may arise in mediation.
Participants will purchase The Mediator’s Handbook: Revised & Expanded Fourth Edition, by Jennifer E. Beer and Caroline C. Packard. There are copies available for sale at Conflict Resolution Center and can be purchased on the first day of class. It is also available through on-line bookstores.
CRC is a non-profit organization. If you are interested in training, but feel you cannot afford to pay the entire fee, or are interested in registering a group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about group rates and scholarships.
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