Working Creatively with Conflict: 40 Hour Basic Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training (East Coast)
April 27 at 2:00 pm - May 1 at 12:30 pm EDT$500 – $1950
April 27 – May 1, 2022
With the continuing uncertainties from COVID-19 variants, if we cannot offer this training in-person, we will transition to a virtual program and refund accommodation fees. Any participants who would not want to attend a virtual training will receive a full refund.
Participants are required to have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations at least two weeks prior to the start of this program or provide proof of a negative test within 24 hours prior to the start of training.
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Are you responsible for helping people work through conflict?
Do you manage important conversations between clients, employees, team members, volunteers or other people?
Do you want to improve your ability to facilitate conversations of consequence?
Do you want to learn to mediate or enhance your conflict resolution skills?
In this gold standard mediation training, learn how to support parties working through conflict or engaging in other important conversations in a different way. Our Understanding-Based model focuses on guiding parties to make knowing and informed choices together in a respectful manner. Highlights of our basic training, Working Creatively with Conflict, include:
- Positive neutrality –supporting all parties without taking sides
- The Loop of Understanding – enhancing understanding and empathy
- Creative Options — innovating to meet differing needs and interests
- A Foundation for the Future — building the groundwork for the parties to make effective and lasting decisions together now and in the future
Who Will Benefit From This Training?
Our participants include mediators, lawyers, collaborative professionals, business consultants, executive coaches, managers and supervisors, human resources professionals, ombuds-people, non-profit staff, and other people whose work will be enhanced by increased skills in conflict resolution. Participants report it is one of the top mediation programs they have taken.
What is the Format of the Training?
This hands-on in person training features briefings on the core skills of the Understanding Based Approach, followed by lively demonstrations and role-plays, all of which immerse participants in the learning. Realistic simulations, in which participants work through mediations from beginning to end, with coaching from our teachers, offer participants the chance to hone their skills and experience the emotional challenges faced by parties in dispute. Participants describe these different modes of learning and their interplay as enjoyable as they are engaging and rewarding.
Antoinette Delruelle has been a mediator since 2009 and an attorney since 1994. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Center for Understanding in Conflict. Before starting the Mediation Project in 2013, she was a senior attorney in NYLAG’s Matrimonial & Family Law Unit of which she also served as director from 2001 to 2004. She has taught mediation to legal services attorneys and court staff professionals and has participated as a teaching assistant at mediation trainings of the Center for Understanding in Conflict. She is has been a mediator for the New York City Family Court Mediation Program since 2013, on the rosters of the Kings and New York County Supreme Court Pilot Mediation Programs their inception. She was the president of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York from 2014 to 2016 and is currently on the board of the Center for Understanding in Conflict. She is a member of the state-wide ADR Advisory Committee formed by Chief Judge DiFiore in April 2018 to give her recommendations on how to increase the use of ADR in the NYS court system.
Katherine Eisold Miller is an attorney practicing mediation and collaborative practice in Westchester County, NY. She has been practicing family law since 1987, first as a litigator and now exclusively outside the court system. She has taught family law at the White Institute and NYU as well as with the Center and lectures regularly on mediation and collaborative practice. She is a Board member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.
What are the logistics—when, where cost?
The training begins on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm through 9:00 pm and includes dinner. On Thursday, the session runs 9 am – 9 pm and includes dinner (with ample breaks for meals and rest). On Friday and Saturday, the sessions run from 9am –
6 pm. The program ends on Sunday, May 1, 2022 with a session from 9am – 12:30pm. All participants will enjoy delicious meals during the sessions from Wednesday dinner through Sunday breakfast.
Mercy by the Sea
167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 064
The program training fee is $1,350 plus a fee for the facility, lodging, and meals as follows:
Private room: $600 for a total of $1,950
Shared double room: $500 for a total of $1,850
Commuter for those not staying at Mercy by the Sea: $200, for a total of $1,550
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or questions regarding logistics.
Please note our cancellation policy: If you cancel 2 weeks or more prior to the program, your deposit will be returned minus a $250.00 administration fee (which may be applied against a future program). Less than 2 weeks (but more than one week) prior to the program, we will retain 50% of the total cost of the program (half of which may be applied to against a future program). Please note that refunds of the training and facility fee are not made for cancellations within the last week prior to the program.
Continuing Education Credit
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT AND NEW YORK COURTS CERTIFICATION (SECTION 146):
The Center for Understanding in Conflict, as the Center for Mediation in Law, has been certified as follows:
In New York, as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. The Mediation Intensive Training will fulfill 40 NY MCLE credit hours (6.5 Ethics credits; 19.5 Professional Practice credits; and 14 Skills credits). For continuing legal education purposes, the Mediation Intensive Training is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
The Center program has been approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs. (Please note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.)
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