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Divorce and Custody Mediation Training

Description

Objective: This comprehensive, ACR-accredited mediator training program is a combination of role-play, lecture, simulation, discussion and videotapes of actual mediation. This five-day workshop walks participants through the process of divorce and custody mediation from the orientation session to the completed memorandum of understanding. The curriculum covers the following topics: " Parenting arrangements " Property division and support " Tax, pension and other financial concerns " Emotional issues " Effective conflict management " Mediation techniques " Power balancing " Ethics and standards of practice " Domestic violence This workshop meets the 40-hour basic training requirement in PA Court Rule 1940.4, which sets forth the minimum qualifications that a mediator must have to participate in court-connected Custody Mediation in Pennsylvania. Participants must attend all 40 hours to receive a certificate of completion for this course. Limited seating is available.

Dates/Times:

Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, November 9, 2018 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Total Hours: 40

Sponsor: Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Website: www.phillymediators.org/training-consulting/divorce-custody-mediator-training

Trainers: Cheryl Cutrona, Esq., Executive Director, Good Shepherd Mediation Program; Adjunct faculty at Temple Beasley School of Law

Location: 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Cost & Credits

Before Nov. 7th - $1,600
Cost with CLEs: $1,700 - 40 PA CLE (38 sub. & 2 ethics)
Cost with CECs: $1,700 - 40 NASW-PA CEUs

* Members of the PA Council of Mediators receive a 10% discount, not to exceed $50, on this training. Please contact the trainer directly to obtain the discount. *

Contact

Name: Cheryl Cutrona
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 215-843-5413

Basic Mediation Training

Description

Topics include conflict styles, active listening, communication skills, negotiation, mediation, and role-plays, which are extensively employed in order to practice resolving disputes of various types. Dispute resolution skills are useful in the workplace, family, service organizations, municipalities, and community agencies. Mediation in particular is a dispute resolution technique designed to resolve problems which develop between people in many different settings. This training satisfies requirements for credentialed mediators as part of the Mediation Services of Adams County program and is designed for those who work with clients, families, employees, and local government. Registration closes Oct. 31st; no refunds after Oct. 31st.

Dates/Times:

Friday, November 9, 2018 5 - 9 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 9 am - 5 pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 5 - 9 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 9 am - 5 pm

Total Hours: 22

Sponsor: Mediation Services of Adams County

Website: http://mediateadams.org/

Trainers: Ellie Cleaver

Location: James Gettys Elementary School, 900 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Cost & Credits

Before Oct. 26th - $250
Cost with CLEs: $300 - 20 substantive

After Oct. 26th - $275 Cost with CLEs: $325

Contact

Name: Janet Powers
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 717-334-7312

Conflict Management Strategies for the Workplace

Description

Handling and resolving workplace conflict may be one of the biggest challenges managers and employees face. Some of the primary causes of conflict are poor communication, competing interests, personality clashes, cultural differences, and performance issues. By learning to constructively resolve conflict, we can turn a potentially destructive situation into an opportunity for creativity and enhanced performance. In this 1-day seminar participants will learn how and when to effectively intervene in conflict. Course content includes identifying positions, interests, and issues, conflict theory, styles of conflict management, active listening, de-escalating anger, and collaborative problem solving. Individuals interested in learning key conflict resolution skills to create a more collaborate, harmonious, and productive work environment will benefit from the training.

Dates/Times:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9 am - 4 pm

Total Hours: 5.5

Sponsor: Center for Resolutions

Website: www.center4resolutions.org

Trainers:

Location: Center for Resolutions, 26 E. 4th Street, Media, PA 19063

Cost & Credits

Before November 13th - $250
Cost with CLEs: $285 - 5.5 substantive
Cost with CECs: $285 - 5.5 CEs

* Members of the PA Council of Mediators receive a 10% discount, not to exceed $50, on this training. Please contact the trainer directly to obtain the discount. *

Contact

Name: Paul Summers
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 610-566-7710

Marital Property Mediation Training

Description

This training focuses on the skills needed to be an effective mediator in the financial areas of divorce. The workshop, with Manual, covers the basic economic issues of divorce. Topics include: mediating alimony: the hardest issue; divorce software programs (FinPlan, Equal Shares, & Family Law Software); apologies: their surprising importance in mediation; addressing what if it isnt fair?; and using caucus effectively and selectively. The only prerequisite for this training is that you have already completed a forty-hour mediation training.

Dates/Times:

Friday, November 16, 2018 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 9 am - 1 pm

Total Hours: 20

Sponsor: Mediation Matters

Website: www.mediationmatters.com

Trainers: Carl D. Schneider, Ph.D.

Location: Kensington, MD

Cost & Credits

Before Oct. 16th - $775
Cost with CLEs: $775 -

After Oct. 16th - $855 Cost with CLEs: $855

* Members of the PA Council of Mediators receive a 10% discount, not to exceed $50, on this training. Please contact the trainer directly to obtain the discount. *

Contact

Name: Carl D. Schneider, Ph.D., Director
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 301-581-0330

40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training

Description

This workshop is designed to provide both hands-on training and a clear framework to help you work with divorcing families. Past participants tell us that this is some of the best professional training they have ever received. Our workshop uses an interactive format with role play, videotapes of mediations, demonstrations, lectures, discussions, simulations, and even music and poetry. Our 450-page manual covers all the basic content areas of divorce mediation, including property division, support and parenting arrangements. A distinctive feature of this training is extensive use of videotapes for instruction, including tapes of actual mediations. We will also provide you with a computer disk with the forms we use with clients. The workshop includes a minimum of six mediation role-plays so that each participant can practice and develop his/her skills. (ACR approved) Exceeded my expectations; the best money Ive ever spent on an educational program. I wish Id taken (it) earlier in my career&Trainers care about your development&Highly recommended! Aaron Fray, attorney, Newark, Delaware

Dates/Times:

Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
Monday, December 10, 2018 8:45 am - 6:00 pm

Total Hours: 40

Sponsor: Mediation Matters

Website: www.mediationmatters.com

Trainers: Carl D. Schneider, Ph.D., & Audrey M. Yowell, Ph.D., M.S.S.S.

Location: Kensington, MD

Cost & Credits

Before Nov. 6th - $1,385
Cost with CLEs: $1,385 - 37 sub/1 ethics; You file & pay for your own CLEs

After Nov. 6th - $1,475 Cost with CLEs: $1,475

* Members of the PA Council of Mediators receive a 10% discount, not to exceed $50, on this training. Please contact the trainer directly to obtain the discount. *

Contact

Name: Carl D. Schneider, Ph.D., Director
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 301-581-0330

Negotiating With Confidence

Description

Do you get stressed out thinking about conflict or negotiating? You don't have to. Become a more confident negotiator and problem solver by attending this interactive training. You will discover your own strengths as a communicator and collaborator and learn how to enter a negotiation situation with a better strategic framework. Through exercises and simulations, you will learn more about the key skills and methods of interest-based negotiating. Great for lawyers, organizational and community leaders, and anyone who wants to navigate negotiations more successfully.

Dates/Times:

Friday, December 7, 2018 9 am - Noon

Total Hours: 3

Sponsor: Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Website: www.phillymediators.org/registration/?e=41

Trainers: Cheryl Cutrona, Esq. Executive Director, Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Location: 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Cost & Credits

Before Dec. 6th - $200
Cost with CLEs: $250 - 3 substantive
Cost with CECs: $250 - 3 CEUs

Contact

Name: Cynthia Blue
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 215-843-5413

Peacemaking Circles

Description

Peacemaking circles provide a way to bring people together to have difficult conversations and to work through conflict or differences. The circle process is a way of getting the most complete picture people can of themselves, each other and the issue at hand to enable them to move together in a good way. Circles are based on an assumption of positive potential  that something good can always come out of whatever situation we are in. Circles also assume that no one of us has the whole picture  that it is only by sharing all of our perspectives that we can come closer to a complete picture. The peacemaking circle process is being used for decision making, community building, problem solving and conflict resolution in schools, neighborhoods, workplace, family and the criminal justice system. This introductory training explores: foundational values and philosophy of circle practice, ceremony and ritual of circles, conflict as opportunity to build relationships, structure of circle process, practical applications of circle process, initiating the circle process, and problems and challenges in circles.

Dates/Times:

Monday, February 4, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9 am - 5 pm

Total Hours: 19.5

Sponsor: Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Website: www.phillymediators.org/workshops-events/peacemaking-circles-workshop/

Trainers: Kay Pranis, author of The Little Book of Circle Processes

Location: 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Cost & Credits

Before Feb. 4th - $500
Cost with CLEs: $550 - 19.5 sub
Cost with CECs: $550 - 19.5

Contact

Name: Cheryl Cutrona
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 215-843-5413

Parent Coordination

Description

On August 9, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended the Rule 1915.11-1 and adopting Rules 1915.22 and 1915.23 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure reauthorizing court-appointed Parenting Coordination. The rule will go into effect on March 1, 2019. Parenting Coordination is a process for resolving issues arising out of a custody order issued by the Court. The Parenting Coordinator (PC) is a trained facilitator appointed by the Court to foster communication and agreement conducive to the best interests of the children. Typical issues include: transitions between households, variations from the parenting plan for special events, school issues, child-care arrangements, extra-curricular activities, and other matters related to implementing the parenting plan. The rule provides that to qualify for court appointments, Parenting Coordinators must be "licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania either as an attorney or a mental health professional with a masters degree or higher" and have completed specialized training that includes five hours of parenting coordination process, ten hours of family mediation, and five hours of training in domestic violence" and submit an affidavit to the court every two years attesting that the PC continues to meet the qualifications. This workshop was developed specifically to meet those requirements. Topics: While we have separated the three required topics here, the training format will dovetail the discussions so it is not possible to register for only one portion of the workshop. The workshop will include presenters; individual, small and large group exercises; and role-playing. Participants will receive a certificate of completion to use as verification of course attendance. Parent Coordination: An overview of the history & background of parent coordination, the new PA Court rules dealing with challenging parents cooperative co-parenting vs. parallel parenting, non-compliance, visitation, resistance, interviewing children, child development, parent alienation, syndrome, special needs, domestic violence, screening, power & control, dealing with red flags, rage, gun ownership, drugs and alcohol, threats, victim dynamics & perpetrator dynamics. Family Mediation: The facilitative mediation process, confidentiality, neutrality & conflicts of interest, facilitating, sensitive negotiations, working with resistance, mediator skills & techniques, containing and managing high emotions, reaching closure, legal and ethical considerations, and the role of the parties attorneys

Dates/Times:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 9 am - 5 pm

Total Hours: 21

Sponsor: Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Website: cts.vresp.com/c/?GoodShepherdMediatio/393d82224a/TEST/3d60e66615

Trainers: Cheryl Cutrona, Esq., Exec. Dir., Good Shepherd; Ann Marie Termini, EdS, MS, Dir. Cooperative Parenting Institute

Location: 2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Cost & Credits

Before March 6th - $500
Cost with CLEs: $550 - 21
Cost with CECs: $550 - 21

Contact

Name: Cheryl Cutrona
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 215-843-5413

Parent Coordination

Description

On August 9, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended the Rule 1915.11-1 and adopting Rules 1915.22 and 1915.23 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure reauthorizing court-appointed Parenting Coordination. The rule will go into effect on March 1, 2019. Parenting Coordination is a process for resolving issues arising out of a custody order issued by the Court. The Parenting Coordinator (PC) is a trained facilitator appointed by the Court to foster communication and agreement conducive to the best interests of the children. Typical issues include: transitions between households, variations from the parenting plan for special events, school issues, child-care arrangements, extra-curricular activities, and other matters related to implementing the parenting plan. The rule provides that to qualify for court appointments, Parenting Coordinators must be "licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania either as an attorney or a mental health professional with a masters degree or higher" and have completed specialized training that includes five hours of parenting coordination process, ten hours of family mediation, and five hours of training in domestic violence" and submit an affidavit to the court every two years attesting that the PC continues to meet the qualifications. This workshop was developed specifically to meet those requirements. Topics: While we have separated the three required topics here, the training format will dovetail the discussions so it is not possible to register for only one portion of the workshop. The workshop will include presenters; individual, small and large group exercises; and role-playing. Participants will receive a certificate of completion to use as verification of course attendance. Parent Coordination: An overview of the history & background of parent coordination, the new PA Court rules dealing with challenging parents cooperative co-parenting vs. parallel parenting, non-compliance, visitation, resistance, interviewing children, child development, parent alienation, syndrome, special needs, domestic violence, screening, power & control, dealing with red flags, rage, gun ownership, drugs and alcohol, threats, victim dynamics & perpetrator dynamics. Family Mediation: The facilitative mediation process, confidentiality, neutrality & conflicts of interest, facilitating, sensitive negotiations, working with resistance, mediator skills & techniques, containing and managing high emotions, reaching closure, legal and ethical considerations, and the role of the parties attorneys

Dates/Times:

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 9 am - 5 pm

Total Hours: 21

Sponsor: Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Website: cts.vresp.com/c/?GoodShepherdMediatio/393d82224a/TEST/3d60e66615

Trainers: Cheryl Cutrona, Esq., Exec. Dir., Good Shepherd; Ann Marie Termini, EdS, MS, Dir. Cooperative Parenting Institute

Location: Bucks County Bar Association, 135 E. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Cost & Credits

Before March 27th - $500
Cost with CLEs: $550 - 21
Cost with CECs: $550 - 21

Contact

Name: Cheryl Cutrona
Email: Email Contact
Phone: 215-843-5413

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