ONLINE: Mediation Skills and Process, August 17-27, 2020

Mon, August 17 2020, 8:30 AM - Thu, August 27 2020, 12:00 PM [EST]

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

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Mon, August 17 2020, 8:30 AM - Thu, August 27 2020, 12:00 PM [EST]

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

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 Human Resources Credits (HRCI): 22.75

Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE): 19 (0.5)


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.

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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