Applies to all Virginia Court Mediator Certification categories
Conflict in the workplace is a natural phenomenon. Mismanaged, it can cause significant disruption. Mediation training will give you the skills to facilitate productive conversations and foster a collaborative environment where solutions can develop to help everyone involved.
This interactive 3.5-day basic mediation training lays the foundation for anyone interested in becoming a certified mediator or enhancing their conflict resolution skills. The training combines theory and practice to teach participants the fundamental concepts and skills of facilitative mediation including interest-based negotiations, reflective listening, facilitation, and structured problem-solving. Trainers have extensive experience in mediating in the federal workplace and use a variety of teaching methods including mini-lectures, group discussions, demonstrations, and active learning exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback during simulated role-play activities.
We have been offering this successful workshop since 1992, preparing thousands of federal, state and local government employees and many others to support others in resolving disputes through mediation.
Session 1 - Monday, August 17, 8:30am-12:15pm
Session 2 - Tuesday, August 18, 8:30am-12:15pm
Session 3 - Thursday, August 20, 8:30am-12:15pm
Session 4 - Friday, August 21, 8:30am-12:15pm
Session 5 - Tuesday, August 25, 8:30am-12:15pm
Session 6 - Wednesday, August 26, 8:30am-12:15pm
Session 7 - Thursday, August 27, 8:30am-12:15pm
You must attend all sessions to receive credit.
Program location: Online via Zoom
Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE): pending
About the Instructors
Tracey Cairnie, MS, PCC is a certified mediator/mentor, facilitator, coach, trainer, and public participation specialist. Tracey has over twenty years of experience in developing and implementing a variety of communication and alternative dispute resolution programs, workshops, and seminars. She provides services and training to a variety of government agencies (federal, state and local), businesses (profit and non-profit), universities, communities, families, and individuals.
James Q. Pope, MSW, JD is an attorney, Supreme Court of Virginia certified mentor mediator, and consultant in conflict management and other subjects related to workplace conflict, employee relations, civil disputes, child support and divorce, and special education. Pope conducted US Department of State-sponsored mediation trainings for the governments of Israel and Palestine and mediated and conducted conflict management, mediation, and negotiation trainings for numerous public and private agencies and organizations, including the U.S. Postal Service, the USDA., the Department of the Navy, NOAA, NASA, NEA, FAA, US Air Force, US Forest Service, the World Bank, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arkansas Supreme Court, IRS, United States Postal Service, DEA, National Archives, Virginia Supreme Court, Virginia Mediation Network, and Northern Virginia Mediation Service.