Mediation Skills and Process, March 10-13, 2020

Tuesday, March 10 2020 8:30 AM - Friday, March 13 2020 1:00 PM [EST]

9653 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA, 22031, United States

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Tuesday, March 10 2020 8:30 AM - Friday, March 13 2020 1:00 PM [EST]

NVMS Training Center, 9653 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA, 22031, United States.

Applies to all Virginia Court Mediator Certification categories

Conflict is a natural phenomenon that occurs among individuals, groups, organizations and in your community. 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 all areas of mediation (community, commercial, civil, workplace, and family) 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 lawyers, therapists, federal, state and local government employees, judges, human resource professionals, teachers, ombudsman, and many others to support others in resolving disputes through mediation.

Program length: 3.5 consecutive days

Time: 8:30am-5pm Days 1-3, 8:30am-1pm Day 4

Continuing Mediator Education Credits (CME): 20

Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE): 22.(0.5)

Program location: 9653 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA 22031


About the Instructors

Tracey Cairnie, MS, PCC is a certified mediator/mentor, facilitator, coach, trainer, and public participation specialist. Tracey has over twenty years 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.

NVMS Conflict Resolution Center is a community dispute resolution center in Fairfax, Virginia. Our mission is to equip the Northern Virginia community to constructively address conflict by providing: 1) mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services to resolve disagreements; 2) Training to develop skilled practitioners who deliver mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services; and 3) Education for community members about alternative approaches to addressing conflict. NVMS is affiliated with the School of Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and a member of Resolution Virginia.

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