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Training Calendar

The Mediation Center offers year-round training sessions on a variety of topics. Meet the Mediation Center trainers. Upcoming trainings are listed below.

April-July 2014 Registration Form (PDF)

SPRING 2014 TRAININGS

Networking Coffee with the Trainers
with Aimee Gourlay and Susan Mainzer

April 16, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: FREE
No Registration Required

D. Brian’s – First Floor
Hamline Minneapolis Campus


Mediation Center Director Aimee Gourlay and trainer Susan Mainzer will answer your questions about mediation. Aimee and Susan have experience in both civil and family mediation. This is a great opportunity to talk with mediators with 20 plus years of experience, and network with others who are interested in the field. Your specific questions will be answered in an informal setting.


Parenting Consulting
with Andrea Niemi and Karen Irvin

April 24, 25, 26, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
Cost: $1,195.00
$995.00 Early Registration - Before April 3
$995.00 Government/Non-profit

April 26 only
NOW THREE DAYS – NEW CONTENT & EXTRA PRACTICE ON DAY 3
GRADUATES OF THE TWO-DAY COURSE MAY REGISTER FOR APRIL 26 ONLY
Cost: $235.00 ($215.00 Government/Non-profit)

CLE/CE/CEU Applied For
Hamline Minneapolis Campus

This is a three day, twenty hour training program for parenting consulting. Parenting Consulting is a child-focused Alternative Dispute Resolution Process that assists high-conflict parents with resolving disputes regarding parenting issues. This training provides a practical overview of the knowledge, skills and procedures essential to become a Parenting Consultant (PC). This training is based on the training requirements outlined by the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and adapted to Minnesota practice. This training will cover: The Parenting Consulting process, Family Dynamics in Separation and Divorce, Parenting Consulting Techniques and Issues, an overview of Minnesota Family Law and Domestic Violence Issues. Karen Irwin and Andrea Neimi are the main faculty presenters.

ADR Professionals & Literature – Learning Lessons in Eliminating Bias
with Hon. Tim Baland

May 14
9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Cost: $135.00

CLE/2.5 CE Elimination of Bias Credits Applied For
Hamline Minneapolis Campus

For this class, short works of fiction are read in advance by registrants and used as a catalyst for discussion on bias topics. Hon. Tim Baland uses literature to present scenarios that will examine our bias and give attendees a chance to discuss these issues with each other. This is a great way to fulfill your ADR credits and your CLE bias credits. The May 14 class will focus on gender and GLBT issues.

Stories will be sent to you before the program and must be read in advance. The class size is limited. Please register early.

Parenting Time Expeditor Training
with Beth Harrington and Ellen Abbott
May 16, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $235.00
$215.00 Government/Non-profit

CLE/CE/CEU Applied For
Hamline Minneapolis Campus

This is a one- day training covering psychological, legal and practical aspects of resolving parenting time issues. Find out how to set up and manage the Parenting Time Expediting process; gain an understanding of typical duties; what to do and what not to do; increase competencies in handling high conflict parents; learn practical tips for helping parents reduce conflict.

Leadership Skills – Managing Your Energy, Not Your Time
with Alanna Moravetz

May 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Cost: $110.00

CLE/CE Applied For
Hamline Minneapolis Campus

This is an interactive workshop exploring the latest research on effective leadership skills and managing energy, not time. Providing conflict resolution assistance requires us to manage high emotions, physically demanding situations, and cognitively demanding issues. In order to sustain our effectiveness, we need to manage our energy in ways that build and restore the energy. We will explore four sources of energy that contribute to the Ideal Performance State – physical, emotional, mental and physical energy. We will learn about practices that we can build into our busy daily routines and daily conflict resolution work that will help us build resilience and thrive in our work.



40-Hour Family Mediation Training
with Dr. Karen Irvin

June 5 - 7 and 19 - 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rule 114 Certified
Credits: 37.5 Standard & 2.5 Ethics CLE credits, and CEU credits to be applied for
Cost: $1,695.00
$1,595.00 Early Registration - Before May 15
$1,595.00 Government/Non-profit
(Includes light breakfast and lunch each day.)

This is a six day, forty hour family mediation skills training program. This seminar provides a family mediation structure, emphasizes mediator tools and strategies for effective communication and resolution. It teaches a positive approach to solving legal issues related to divorce and post-decree matters that not only reduces tension in the family but also leads to innovative solutions. The training includes a mixture of media presentations, demonstrations of family mediation sessions, skills practice, hands-on exercises, role-plays and the real life examples. The program also includes the psycho-dynamics of divorce, family law, domestic abuse issues and ethical concerns. Faculty includes Karen Irvin and Andrea Neimi. Other experienced mediators who give guidance and feedback to participants during the mediation role-plays join them. This class always has a waiting list so if you are interested please sign up early.

To ensure maximum engagement, this course is limited to fifteen people, and light breakfast and lunch are provided so that the class can engage in informal discussion throughout the day.

Mediation as a Settlement Tool
with Mark McCrea plus others

June 13, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $235.00
$215.00 Government/Non-profit

CLE/CE Applied For
Hamline Minneapolis Campus

This training will help mediators and advocates understand the dynamics at play in mediation and help them make better strategic use of settlement tools and techniques.
Attorneys, insurance companies and businesses hire mediators who settle cases. The natural selection of settlement-oriented mediators has developed into a particular style of commercial mediation, often called evaluative mediation. Mediators are expected to give their opinions and conduct “reality checks” based on years of experience in the substantive legal area of the dispute. Mediators and counsel alike prefer this style of mediation because it gets results, meaning settlements. Learn how to reframe your mediator style and process and improve settlement dynamics.


How to Maintain Your Neutrality as a Mediator
with Dyan Willliams

June 25
9:00 a.m. - 11:15.a.m.
Cost: $110.00

CLE/CE Applied for
Hamline Minneapolis Campus

When it comes to other people most of us fail to consider how often we rush to judgment even as neutrals. In addition to causing inner turmoil, self-judgment can inhibit our ability to listen to others. How can we maintain our neutrality as mediators?
Learn how to sensitize yourself to judgmental tendencies. Discover other techniques that will help you remain neutral. Learn keys of effective focusing skills and how to listen without judging yourself or others. Practice the skill of centering yourself before and during mediation.


ADR Professionals & Literature – Learning Lessons in Eliminating Bias
with Hon. Tim Baland

June 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Cost: $135.00

CLE/2.5 CE Elimination of Bias Credits Applied For
Hamline Minneapolis Campus

For this class short works of fiction are read in advance by registrants and used as a catalyst for discussion on bias topics. Hon. Tim Baland uses literature to present scenarios from the stories that will examine our biases and give attendees a chance to discuss these issues with each other. This is a great way to fulfill your ADR credits and your bias credits. The June 27th class will focus on race and under-represented cultural groups.

Stories will be sent to you before the program and must be read in advance. The class size is limited so register early.


Advanced Issues in Family ADR – Writing Parenting Consultant Decisions
with Local Experts

July 24
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $235.00
$215.00 Government/Non-profit
CLE/CE Applied for
Hamline Minneapolis Campus


The first in a new series of one-day family ADR programs builds on the earlier three-day Parenting Consulting training. Trainers from the Center’s family mediation, PC and PTE courses will offer advanced trainings based on current issues in the field. The advanced programs take a deep dive into topics of timely interest. The focus of the July 24 class is on writing Parenting Consultant Decisions.


CHECK BACK FOR FALL 2014 TRAININGS:
30-Hour Certified General Civil Mediation Skills – September 18, 19, 22 & 23, 2014
40-Hour Certified Family Mediation Skills – October 2014
Parenting Consulting Training – October 23, 24, 25, 2014
Elder Mediation Skills
More ADR Professionals and Literature Courses and other Special Topics


For more Information or to register, contact Aimee Gourlay at
AGourlay@hamline.edu or 651-523-2359. 

Payment and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Payment in full is required to reserve your place. If you wish to qualify for the early-registration incentives, if available (see the courses' registration form for details), we must receive full payment by the deadline. Confirmation details for all trainings are sent upon receipt of full payment.

Cancellations received more than 10 working days before the start of training will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. All cancellations/refunds are encouraged to transfer to another training offered within a calendar year at no cost.