Basic Transformative Mediation Training; “Diminishing the Cost of Conflict”
This highly interactive three-day professional development training presents and works with the Transformative theory and practice of Conflict and Conflict Resolution from a third party perspective (ie. the mediator). The premises of Transformative Mediation are based on a relational world-view of human competence and moral motivation that supports respectful and productive interactions. This Conflict Resolution training addresses how we view conflict, people-in-conflict, and the important role we can play in supporting empowerment, recognition, and conflict transformation. A follow up co-mediation session with the trainer is included (though not required) for all participants to facilitate the “translation” of the training into their particular contexts.
Length: 3 Days
Audience: HR, Legal, Faith Community, Social Work, Mental Health, Health Care
Mediation 101 ~ An Introduction to Mediation
This one day workshop presents an overview of Transformative mediation theory and practice. This less in-depth version of the three-day Basic Mediation Training includes transformative conflict theory and the basic skills of the mediator.
Length: 1 Day
Audience: Higher education / Continuing education / Staff In-Service
Advanced Mediation Trainings
Advanced and specialized trainings are based on basic transformative mediation theory and practice. Advanced / Specialized trainings have the Basic Transformative Mediation Training as a prerequisite. While two distinct training agendas, basic and advanced agendas can be combined depending on the training needs. The following are CDRC Advanced Mediation Trainings:
Workplace Mediation Training
In addition to the basics of mediation theory and practice, explores strategies for implementing a mediation process in the workplace. Elements include; managing multiple workplace roles, working with power dynamics, making mediation safe and useful, and incorporating mediation into the workplace.
Length: 3 Days
Audience: HR / Administrative Level Professionals
Elder Mediation Training
In addition to the basics of mediation theory and practice, gives further attention to exploring the myths and stereotypes around aging, the conflicts often encountered by elders and their families, managing issues of capacity and accommodation, and working with multi-party sessions.
Length: Combined - 4 Days Without Basic – 2 Days
Audience: Aging Services Network, Social Workers, Clergy, Attorneys, and Estate Planners.
Toward Authentic Community; Transforming Conflict as a Spiritual Practice in addition to the basics of mediation theory and practice, compares and contrasts the relational world views of our particular communities of faith. This training explores how the specific spiritual practices of our faith communities can further support and sustain empowerment, recognition, and the transformation of conflict internally, inter-personally and communally.
Length: Combined – 4 Days Without Basic – 2 Days
Audience: Faith community; clergy and laity