MILFORD — The Center for Community Justice is offering a four-day basic mediation training to provide the groundwork for becoming a mediator or enhancing their conflict resolution skills.
The sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Milford Wellness Village Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.
The cost includes all training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages each day:
• $100 for individuals who commit to volunteering as mediators with The Center for Community Justice.
• $200 for individuals currently employed by a non-profit agency, school district, college or university, police department, or governmental agency.
• $250 for individuals who attend for their own professional/personal enrichment. And those interested in providing their community with a voice and empowerment for all involved in the resolution of community issues.
Attendees will be trained in conflict resolution and negotiation, and how to assist those involved in a dispute to effectively communicate with each other in order to develop a mutually agreed upon agreement that will resolve the current dispute and reduce the likelihood of a similar situation occurring again in the future.
Through group discussions, hands-on exercises and role-play, attendees will learn, practice and manage the entire mediation process, including the opening and closing statements, exchange of thoughts and ideas between parties, how to identify and ask appropriate questions that will effectively guide the parties to successful establishment of an agreement, and writing the terms of agreement.
To register, contact Keith Kaufman at the Center for Community Justice at 302-424-0890, ext. 4, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.