Mediation Intensive Training April 28-May 2, 2010 New York
The Center for Understanding in Conflict has a training in New York in April.
This Training will fulfill 40 NY MCLE credit hours (6.5 Ethics Credits; 19.5 Professional Practice Credits & 14 Skills Credits)
About the Training
The Mediation Intensive Training provides both experienced mediators and those new to the field with the perspective and skills necessary to work within the Center's model of mediation. Participants learn what it takes to shift from a stance of advocacy to one of mediation - for professionals and parties alike.
* Reaching an agreement to mediate
* Establishing parties' responsibility for decisions
* Supporting each party's autonomy while encouraging mutuality
* Understanding fully each party's point of view while remaining neutral
* Clarifying issues and goals
* Integrating the law into mediation
* Generating bases for decision other than law
* Developing creative options that address differing needs and interests
* Working with parties' attorneys and other professionals
Methods and Outcomes
The learning addresses the practical, theoretical and personal dimensions of integrating a mediative perspective into your practice.
The learning combines presentations, teacher demonstrations and discussions that introduce participants to the five-stage model and the principles and tools of the Understanding-based approach. Central to the learning are real-to-life simulations in which participants work through a mediation from beginning to end with each participant having the opportunity in turn to role-play mediator and party.
Each participant has the opportunity to apply the concepts and skills introduced in the briefings, and to experience the emotional challenges faced by parties in dispute. Participants have described these different modes of learning and their interplay as enjoyable as they are engaging and rewarding.