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Complete Mediation Training

 2015 (all dates required) 

 Fridays (Jan. 30 & Feb. 6, 9am-5pm) 

 Saturdays (Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 9am-5pm)

This interactive learning opportunity will help you develop skills to manage conflicts in your workplace. The training offers a full immersion into all aspects of mediation practice including: mediation theory and stages, conflict dynamics, third-party communication skills, facilitating negotiations and much more.

By the end of the training you will be able to 

ü  Describe the benefits of conflict 

ü  Define mediation and describe its core attributes

List and describe at least six mediation listening competencies

ü  Describe three truisms about principled negotiation

Differentiate between positions and interests

Describe how mediators apply interest-based problem solving 

ü  Develop awareness of basic mediation ethics

ü  Identify key steps in the convening process

ü  Given a mock scenario, demonstrate convening skills

ü  List the seven stages of the face to face mediation process 

ü  Describe individual tasks within each step of the process

Given a mock scenario, apply acquired skills and stages to facilitate the conflict resolution process

Presented by: Chris Sheesley, MA

Chris is the President of In-Accord Inc. and has served as a full-time professional in the conflict management field since 1991. He has conducted over 1,500 cases and amassed over 5,000 hours of experience teaching people dispute resolution and related skills. Chris has been a trainer in over 50 separate, 38-hour complete mediation training programs. Chris conducts training for organizations throughout the Northwest and is the lead instructor for the Conflict Resolution in the Workplace certificate program at PSU’s Professional Development Center. 

Hosted by: The City of Beaverton

Cost:    $1,150 before 1/21/2015 
            $1,450 after 1/21/2015
To register: Fill out online Training Registration Form or download the PDF file.

The Dispute Resolution Center has a commitment to teach citizens about effective collaboration, group decision-making, and the nature, management and resolution of conflict, which is part of our everyday lives. We give talks and offer custom trainings to professional organizations, homeowners associations, clubs, neighborhood associations, manufactured dwelling parks, business groups, schools, etc. Please give us a call at (503) 526-2523 if we can be of service.