Upcoming Trainings & Events

MEDIATOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
RE-ENTRY MEDIATION INSIGHTS
June 7, 2016     6:00-9:00 pm
Northampton, MA
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Join Betsy Williams and other TMTC mediators who have participated in recent re-entry mediation training to hear about this exciting application of our mediation skills to support those making the transition between prison and the outside world.  We'll look at key aspects of the reentry mediation model, research on the impact of this model, and lessons Betsy and others are taking away to benefit their more general mediation work. (Note: This workshop is not designed to teach participants to do this type of mediation, but rather to share insights on aspects of this approach which might be useful in other mediations.)

Fees are $15 for active TMTC roster mediators ($10 if SJC-qualified), and $30 for other mediators. 


AFFILIATE TRAINING:
SOFTENING CONNECTION, FLOWING DIALOGUE 2.0
June 30, 2016     6:30-8:30 pm
Northampton, MA

In this experiential workshop led by Jon Kent*, you are invited to experience a mediation tool that helps open dialogue, soften impasse and empower people's natural desire to connect and work things out.  NVC Mediation**, whether used in mediation or regular dialogue, kickstarts our natural impulse to connect and empathize.  This training is an ideal refresher for those who took this workshop in 2015, and is also an easy introduction for newcomers to NVC Mediation.

The event will be held at the Community Action conference room on the second floor at 56 Vernon Street, Northampton.  RSVP by email to Jon at jonk@igc.org (please register directly with Jon, not through TMTC).

Fees are $15 for active TMTC roster mediators ($10 if SJC-qualified), and $30 for other mediators, conflict interveners and others. Arrangements are available to adjust the tuition in case of need. Bring snacks to share.

* Jon Kent, a TMTC consulting mediator for 20 years, has been learning and practicing NVC for 12 years. He taught NVC for 7 years in an anger management program connected to the Orange District Court Probation Department (www.transformingcommunityviolence.org). Jon studied NVC with the late Dr. Marshall Rosenberg who created the Nonviolent Communication model.

** NVC is NonViolent Communication, see www.cnvc.org.


MEDIATOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
CONSULTANT AND VOLUNTEER CASE SCENARIOS
July 27, 2016     6:00-9:00 pm
Northampton, MA
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TMTC staff members Caitlin Reed and Lea Occhialini lead this exploration of issues that come up in small claims/community and divorce/family mediation cases. TMTC mediators' feedback gave us the impetus for this workshop, where we take real-life scenarios and work through the questions, issues and dynamics that arise with colleagues and coordinators who are handling the same kind of cases. The group will be divided based on people's area of practice, and attendees will be invited to submit scenarios they've experienced for possible use during the workshop.  Participants will be given the opportunity to practice actual language and approaches to each scenario.
 

Fees are $15 for active TMTC roster mediators ($10 if SJC-qualified), and $30 for other mediators.  Attendance is open to any mediator who has taken a Basic Mediation training course.


BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
October 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2016
(Optional Oct. 29 session)
8:30 am - 5:30 pm each day
Northampton, MA
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This interactive, practic-based training is open to anyone wishing to increase their ability to deal with conflict or help others work through conflict.  Learn simple steps for dealing with fights or disagreements effectively, and gain skills and confidence in handling, and helping others manage, challenging situations.  Whether you intend to be a formal mediator or just want to develop skills you can use in other professional and personal situations, basic mediation training is a great place to start!

Our training features lively lectures and discussion sessions, experiential skills practice, and mediation role-plays where you'll get individualized feedback from experienced trainers and coaches. Manual, refreshments, and social work CECs or MA or VT CLEs are included in the fee. Our participants love the supportive and fun learning environment we create, and they consistently give excellent evaluations for the effectiveness of TMTC's training.

We have two Basic Mediation Training options:

Option A (32 hours):  Meets Massachusetts requirements for basic mediation training.  Includes coached role-plays; mediation demonstration; exploration of conflict, alternative dispute resolution and mediation process; skills practice; and discussion of bias, power imbalance, cultural diversity and mediator ethics.  Early registration fee (before 9/15/2016) - $650; registration after 9/15/2016 - $690.

Option B (40 hours):  32-hour training (Option A above), plus 8 additional hours on October 29.  Includes additional demonstration, role-plays and skills practice.  Many states and programs are adopting and/or requiring 40 hours of basic mediation training; participant evaluations for our shorter training consistently include requests for more role-play, practice and demo time. Early registration fee (before 9/15/2016) - $800; registration after 9/15/2016 - $840.

For additional information, see our brochure, or please call 413-475-1505 or email mediation@communityaction.us.

 

 

 

BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
  October 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2015; October 30 optional
8:30 am - 5:30 pm each day
Greenfield, MA
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This interactive practice-based training is open to anyone wishing to increase their ability to deal with conflict or help others work through conflict.  Learn simple steps for dealing with fights or disagreements effectively, and gain skills and confidence in handling, and helping others manage, challenging situations.  Whether you intend to be a formal mediator, or just want to develop skills you can use in other professional and personal situations, basic mediation training is a great place to start!   

Our training features lively lectures and sessions, experiential skills practice, and mediation role-plays where you'll get individualized feedback from experienced trainers and coaches.  Manual, refreshments, and social work CECs or MA or VT attorney CLEs are included in the fee. Our participants love the supportive and fun learning environment we create, and they consistently give excellent evaluations for the effectiveness of TMTC's training. 

We have two Basic Mediation Training options: 

Option A (32 hours): Meets requirements for basic mediation training.  Includes coached role-plays; mediation demonstration; exploration of conflict, alternative dispute resolution and mediation steps; skills practice; and discussion of bias, power imbalance, cultural diversity and mediator ethics. 

  • Early registration (before 9/20/15):  $645 
  • Registration after 9/20/15:  $675

Option B (40 hours): 32-hour training (Option A above), plus 8 additional hours on October 30.  Includes additional demonstration, role-plays and skills practice.  Many states and programs are adopting and/or requiring 40 hours of basic mediation training; participant evaluations for our shorter training consistently include requests for more role-play, practice and demo time.

  • Early registration (before 9/20/15):  $770
  • Registration after 9/20/15:  $835
  For additional information, please call 413-475-1505 or email mediation@communityaction.us.