Upcoming Trainings & Events

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION!

 We'd love to have you join us for a TMTC workshop or event. Please check back for updates, or contact us to be added to our email lists (mediation@communityaction.us). Full listings follow, with most recent events at the top.

TMTC Workshops, trainings:

  • Basic Mediation Training (June 2017)
  • Basic Mediation Training (Sep-Nov 2017)
  • Facilitation Training (May 2017)
  • Other workshops open to the public: Introduction to Mediation Training (June 2017)
  • Mediator workshops:  Court Orientation (July 2017)

And don't forget TMTC's 30th anniversary party on May 4, 2017 in Northampton!

 

FACILITATION TRAINING
Friday & Saturday, May 12-13, 2017 (9-4:30 each day)
Greenfield, MA
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Join us for a new offering designed for individuals who work with groups, and want to develop their skills for supporting group discussions and decision-making. We'll cover the role of a facilitator, basic facilitation skills, agenda design and time management, and dealing with challenging facilitation situations. In this experiential workshop, there will be opportunities for practice, sharing knowledge, and beginning to explore different facilitation styles and the contexts in which we do facilitation work (running meetings or support groups, group conflict resolution or decision-making, dialogue, etc.).

Minimum enrollment required.* Fee is $225; limited scholarship support available (please contact us for details). For more information, call 413-475-1505 or email mediation@communityaction.us

 

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION TRAINING
June 7, 2017     6-8 pm
Northampton, MA
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If you've ever wondered about becoming a mediator or taking mediation training, this free introductory session is a great opportunity to try it out.  We'll cover approaches to conflict, the power of clear communication and good listening, and practice some simple steps for dealing with conflict. Whether you're interested in handling personal disagreements better or managing professional interactions more effectively, this introductory workshop is a good first step. No prerequisites, no fee - additional details will be provided once you register. Space is limited.  For more information, call 413-475-1505 or email mediation@communityaction.us

 

BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
June 22-25, 2017 (8:30-5:00 each day)
Amherst, MA
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This 30-hour 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.  

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. 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.

Minimum enrollment required.* Fee is $675 (before May 14, 2017, early registration fee $635); limited scholarship support available (please contact us for details). For more information, see our brochure, call 413-475-1505 or email mediation@communityaction.us


COURT ORIENTATION
July 2017 (date TBD)
56 Vernon Street, Northampton, MA
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Any mediator who wishes to handle small claims, family, or other court-referred cases is required to take a Massachusetts Court Orientation training.  TMTC staff will present this training, providing an overview of the Massachusetts court system and focusing on the forms and procedures specific to small claims mediators.  Fee is $15 for mediators who took Basic Mediation Training with TMTC, and $30 for other mediators.*  For more information, call 413-475-1505 or email mediation@communityaction.us

 

BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
Fall 2017 Evenings (4:00-8:30 pm):
9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/30, 11/7 and 11/14
(Additional full-day for 40-hour training on 11/18/17)
Greenfield, MA

This 32- or 40-hour 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.  

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. 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.

Register for just Tuesday (and one Monday) evenings to meet requirements for a basic 32-hour mediation training; add the full-day 11/18 Saturday session for a 40-hour mediation training and additional demonstrations, role-plays and skills practice (participant evaluations for our shorter training consistently include requests for this, and our 40-hour participants have been very happy with the extra practice).

Minimum enrollment required.* For the 32-hour training, fees are $700 (before August 25, 2017, early registration fee $650); for the 40-hour training, fees are $850 (before August 25, 2017, early registration fee $800). Limited scholarship support available (please contact us for details). For more information, see our brochure, call 413-475-1505 or email mediation@communityaction.us

 

* Training Registration Notes:  Minimum enrollment required to run this training; space is limited. We will send additional logistical and other details on the event by email a few days prior to the training session. We request that if you register for a TMTC event, you make every effort to attend the event for which you signed up, and that you notify us as soon as possible of any last-minute emergencies that come up.  For cancellations within 24 hours of the event, or for no-shows, we reserve the right to charge a $10 cancellation fee for weekday workshops and 10% of fees for longer trainings (Basic Mediation Training, Intensive Mediation Practice, etc.).

** "Active" in this context means that someone accepted to TMTC's volunteer roster has been scheduled to mediate with TMTC at least twice in the last six months.