The Mediation Center offers year-round training sessions on a variety of topics. Meet the Mediation Center trainers. Upcoming trainings are listed below.
January-March 2014 Registration Form (PDF)
30-Hour General Skills Mediation Training
Date: March 5-8, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Credits: 22.5 Standard, 4.25 Ethics, 3.5 Elimination of Bias CLE credits to be applied for
Cost: $995 gov't/non-profit rate, $995 if registration received before 2/5/2014; $1095 if registration received after 2/5/2014
Location: Hamline University, Minneapolis campus
Mediation is a flexible and creative process that offers individuals and groups in conflict an opportunity to find mutually acceptable resolutions to their issues and concerns. The mediator is a neutral facilitator, who uses the process of mediation to create an environment for parties to communicate effectively, explore their underlying interests and find constructive outcomes.
This course provides a five-step mediation structure and emphasizes mediator tools and strategies for effective conflict intervention. The stages of the mediation process are demonstrated by use of a video dramatization created especially for this training. It also examines the causes of conflict, cultural issues in mediation and ethical concerns. Trainers Aimee Gourlay and Susan Mainzer are experienced professional mediators and trainers. They are joined by experienced mediators who give guidance and feedback to participants during mediation role plays.
40-Hour Family Mediation Training with Dr. Karen Irvin
Date: March 13-15 and 27-29, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Credits: 37.5 Standard and 2.5 Ethics CLE credits, and CEU credits to be applied for
Cost: $1495 government/non-profit rate, $1495 if registration received before 2/13/14, $1695 if registration received after 2/13/24
(Includes light breakfast and lunch each day.)
Highly-regarded expert instructor, Dr. Karen Irvin, brings many years of experience as a mediator, counselor, parenting time expediter, parenting consultant and custody evaluator. The course covers conflict resolution and emotional issues surrounding divorce as well as learning specific techniques for mediating custody and property disputes. Special attention is paid to identifying families experiencing domestic violence. A variety of teaching methods are used, including demonstrations, role play, and discussion. Karen's approach to the material, practice expertise and interaction with participants encourages reflective practice. Students learn from each other's experiences and often form enduring professional ties. To ensure maximum engagement, her six-day 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.
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.