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NEACR works to provide you with information and resources about conflict resolution training, advanced education, regional events, networking opportunities and more. 


Please see below for a list of upcoming NEACR events (including our very own Fall Program, Book Clubs, Annual Meeting and Biennial Conference) as well as the many other trainings and workshops being held with mediation centers and training programs throughout New England.


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Featured Organizational Member Events

12 Oct 2018 • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
23 Oct 2018 8:30 AM • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466

Other Events to Explore

    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 500 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02909

    The Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island will hold its Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training, a highly interactive 40-hour course, taught by experienced mediators and trainers, that provides participants with the fundamentals of the facilitative mediation process.


    The training is focused on practical skill-building with many group exercises and role-plays. While the BMT is open to anyone, it fulfills the Rhode Island statute training requirement for mediators. It is also approved as CLE/CEU credit for attorneys and social workers in Rhode Island.


    This particular training will be held on weekdays, taking place on five dates between September 25 and October 3. The cost of the training is $995, which includes all materials. Click here to register today. For more information call 401-273-9999 or email CMCRI at info@cmcri.org


    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT 06473

    The QUSL mediation training is designed for lawyers and non-lawyers alike and is led by experienced mediators and trainers, William Logue and Lorraine Della Porta. This training is focused around experiential learning; each participant will have many opportunities to apply and practice mediation skills and receive feedback. Participants will gain the following skills:


    - Deeper understanding of mediation as a way to resolve disputes in commercial and business affairs, divorce and child custody cases, employment relationships, union-management contracts, environmental matters, health care issues, public policy debates and other areas

    - Ability to design and provide mediation services in a variety of settings

    - Listening, reframing, defusing and containing emotions and other communication skills

    - Ability to manage interest-based negotiations between two or more parties


    Each participant receives a binder with training materials and readings. This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours for the National Association of Social Workers Connecticut and meets the continuing education criteria for Connecticut Social Work Licensure renewal. The mediation training also now satisfies the basic mediation training requirement for membership in the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce.


    Lunch is provided and attendance at all five days of the training is required. Join lead trainers William Logue and Loraine Della Porta for the next training at Quinnipiac in March 2018! For more information and registration, click here or contact Bill Logue at centerdisres@quinnipiac.edu

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 31 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA 01609

    The training program run by Family Services of Central Massachusetts is an intensive four nights and two weekends of fully exploring, diagnosing, teaching, and hands on coaching of the mediation process, from the initial greeting of parties to drafting a mediated agreement. The training includes administration of the Gregorc Style Delineator, lectures, role playing, fish bowl activities, improv techniques, pragmatic vs. intuitive recognition, freeze frame practice, into the heat techniques, after 5 Club (on weekends), and concludes with a 40 hour certificate to acknowledge training is completed.


    This cost of the training is $750 per person. Don't wait, the training begins on October 10! To register visit fscm.org/mediation/ or send an email to sbohun@fscm.org.  


    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Suite 212, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Power of Dialogue is the flagship workshop of Essential Partners. This is a comprehensive “deep dive” into their time-tested method for transforming conflicted conversations about divisive issues.


    Even within the most contentious issues or fraught situations, the right tools enable a community to foster understanding, restore relationships, and move forward. The Power of Dialogue is a highly interactive workshop that offers a widely applicable skill set for those with a range of experience levels. As a facilitator, you will learn how to create conversations that foster mutual understanding between groups and individuals divided by deep differences.


    Hundreds of facilitators, peacebuilders, mediators, and other community leaders from the US and 18 other countries have taken this workshop since its inception in 1996 and are implementing its lessons worldwide. Join lead trainers Meg Griffiths and Dave Joseph on October 11-13, or click here for more information and to register today.

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
    CDSC's annual celebration honors its volunteer mediators for their hard work in and outside of court, while recognizing others from the general public who have similarly made a difference in the community. Funds raised from the event support the alternative and affordable dispute resolution services provided by CDSC in the courts, the schools and the community. Drinks, hor d'oeuvres, awards, and notable guest speakers among a crowd of fellow conflict resolution practitioners; an evening not to miss!


    This year's event will have an additional, extra special focus. It is Gail Packer's 30th year as Executive Director at CDSC, and she will be honored for her contributions to the organization and the local conflict resolution field as a whole. 


    Click here for the most up to date information on registration and the evening's agenda.


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 40 Webster Place, Brookline, MA 02445
    Metropolitan Mediation Services offers 36-hour Certificate Programs of Training in Mediation. These trainings satisfy the provisions of the rule 8 guidelines of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution. CEU credits are available for Social Workers, PDP credits for educators and CE credits for Licensed Mental Health Counselors.


    This training will provide participants with an understanding of conflict and the range of chosen or reflexive responses, as well as the development of communication skills that build relationships and understandings. Mediators will learn how to manage a negotiation and the exchange of offers, along with how to address issues of power and power balances while creating strategies for agreement.


    The cost of the training is $725 or, if registered by the September 28 early registration deadline, a discounted price of $610. Final registration deadline is October 5. Registration is available online by clicking here. To inquire further about this training, email MMS Director Josh Jacks at joshua.jacks@metromediation.org.

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    MWI’s Negotiation Skills Workshop concentrates on the theory and practice of joint problem-solving and negotiation. Based on principles developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project and the bestseller "Getting To Yes," this two-day interactive workshop is designed to build your capacity to negotiate collaboratively, producing better outcomes for all parties while enhancing long-term working relationships.


    MWI’s Negotiation Skills Workshop stimulates participants’ awareness of the complexities of negotiation, equips participants with a framework for understanding, diagnosing and leading the negotiation process, enhances participants’ skills through hands-on experience and feedback while providing participants with a process for continued improvement and learning.


    The next workshop will be held on October 18-19 at the MWI office in downtown Boston. Click here for more information and registration, or contact Chuck Doran at 617-895-4026 or cdoran@mwi.org.


    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

    And Still We Rise Productions is a collaborative theater project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.


    They are currently recruiting all those who have been impacted by the prison system and who want to share their story. Join them in their work to inspire change and fight for justice.


    Open house theater nights will be held every Thursday night through December 15th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Project Place, 1146 Washington Street in Boston's South End. 


    For more information visit Andstillwerise.org, send an email to andstillwerise@gmail.com or call (857) 719-3884.

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 60 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
    This training provides hands-on skill development, combining role plays, exercises and presentations. It meets the statutory requirements for mediator confidentiality related to the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 233, Section 23C and can be the first step toward certification under Rule 8: SJC Rules on Dispute Resolution.

    When:

    Thursday, October 25 from 9:30am–5:00pm

    Friday, October 26 from 9:30am–5:00pm

    Tuesday, October 30 from 3:00pm–6:00pm

    Thursday, November 1 from 9:30am–5:00pm

    Friday, November 2 from 9:30am–5:00pm


    Cost:
    $750 ($695 if registration received by September 25)
    If you can not pay in full at the time of registration, a $250 non-refundable deposit is due to secure your spot. Full cost of training must be paid by the last day of training. Please contact cdscinfo@communitydispute.org with any questions and to arrange payment plan/deposit.

    This training has been approved for 28 CEU’s for licensed social workers and 31 CEU’s for licensed mental health counselors.

    Early enrollment is encouraged. Space is limited to 24 participants. Click here to register now!


    • 01 Nov 2018
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    MWI’s Forty-Hour Mediation Training Program is designed to prepare participants to effectively facilitate the mediation process. The program explores all aspects of the mediation process through the use of interactive lectures, demonstrations, exercises, supervised role-plays and group discussions.


    MWI's mediation trainings meet the training requirement outlined in the Massachusetts Confidentiality Statute (MGL ch233 sec 23C - www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/233-23c.htm) and in Rule 8(c)(i) of the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution. CEUs are available for Licensed Social Workers (NASW for LICSWs), Mental Health Counselors (with MMCEP for LMHCs), and Human Resource Professionals (PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute).


    The next weekend and weeknight training will be held on select weeknights and weekend days November 1 through 18, 2018. All meeting dates will be held at MWI's office in Boston. Refreshments will be provided throughout the training. Click here for more information and registration, or contact Chuck Doran at 617-895-4026 or cdoran@mwi.org.


    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Suite 212, Cambridge, MA 02138

    What are the stories we hold most dear about ourselves? What stories do we tell about others, and how do those stories take shape? Research indicates that we make sense of the world through stories. But stories - particularly the ones we tell about other people - can sometimes deepen the rifts that come between us, creating a feared other; a caricatured "Them."


    This workshop offers tools and structures for harnessing the power of stories to move beyond stereotypes and fear, bringing “Us” and “Them” into relationship through understanding. Join lead trainer Robert Stains for this Essential Partners hallmark training. Click here for more information and to register today.

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • Champlain College, Lakeside Avenue Campus, 175 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401

    If you handle conflict in your work, are exploring mediation as a possible future vocation, or want to learn about mediation as a resource for clients, this workshop in basic mediation techniques is for you. A mediator guides difficult discussions, encouraging people to find a satisfactory outcome. Mediation can help resolve disputes among co-workers, neighbors, landlords and tenants, business partners, or business owners and clients.


    Participants in this dynamic four-day workshop learn and practice skills in identifying and framing issues, listening for interests, controlling the mediation process, helping disputants solve problems, finalizing agreements and handling special problems in mediation.


    This workshop has been approved by the Vermont Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 26.25 hours and by the VT Secretary of State for 8 hours of Continuing Education for Real Estate professionals. The four day schedule looks as follows:


    Wednesday, 11/14 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Thursday, 11/15 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

    Friday, 11/16 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

    Saturday, 11/17 - 9:00am to 6:00pm


    For more information, click here and register today. You may also contact Susannah Eriksson at (802) 865-5441 or eriksson@champlain.edu.

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • 9 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    On Saturday, November 17, NSCMC will be partnering with Gimme Live and 9 Wallis Street for a fun and entertaining fundraising event in Beverly. 

    Singer/Bandleader Henri Smith and several special guests bring the spirit and soul of New Orleans to the North Shore's most intimate, elegant listening room for a unique concert to benefit the North Shore Community Mediation Center.

    For those who are interested in attending or helping NSCMC reach out by invitation to others who might be interested, please contact the NSCMC office at (978) 232-1212 or info@nsmediation.org. To visit the event website and purchase tickets directly, please visit https://gimmelive.com/henrismith.cfm.
    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT 06473

    Build and enhance your mediation skills. After completing a basic mediation and conducting mediations do you feel there is room to improve? Do you sometimes struggle dealing with difficult behavior and high emotions, managing multiple parties and advocate/party dynamics, managing the money bargaining and helping parties close the deal?


    This program can help you move to the next level. The program will use examples from business, commercial workplace and civil disputes. Much of the program will involve practice in small groups and fishbowl mediation simulations with peer and instructor feedback.


    The program will be held January 17-18 and is designed for those who have received basic mediation training or who mediate regularly as part of their professional role as lawyers, HR professionals, managers or others and are familiar with the structure and skills of mediation. Limited to 18 participants.


    Early registration is $450 before December 19, 2018, while regular registration is $525 on or after December 19, 2018. For more information and registration, click here or contact Bill Logue at centerdisres@quinnipiac.edu

    • 13 May 2019
    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 01002

    The Social Justice Mediation Model was developed in response to the pattern that has emerged in the field of mediation revealing that mainstream mediation is not equally serving all segments of the population. Despite the demonstrated success of mediation, recent research shows that it also routinely reproduces privilege both structurally within the institution and interpersonally between disputing parties. In this training, we will undertake a critical examination of how and why this occurs in mainstream approaches to mediation and we will investigate new strategies that address these concerns. Participants will be trained to mediate applying a social justice lens to the structure and strategies of their own interventions while assisting the parties in designing mutually agreeable resolutions and future plans.


    This model is built upon theoretical frameworks grounded in the fields of Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Studies, Multicultural Education, and Conflict Resolution. Its unique approach is not offered by any other training institute or trainers and has been utilized by over 100 campuses and organizations across the country. So far, over 3000 people have been trained in this model. It has been praised for preparing mediators to effectively respond to the realities of multicultural conflicts in organizations and communities.


    For more details on the approach and how one college utilized it, see the 2002 Paine article by clicking here.


    The next training will be held from May 13-17, 2019 in Amherst, MA. Training tuition is $990 and includes a continental breakfast each morning as well as snacks throughout the day. Registration is open and can be completed by click hereWith any questions about the training, please contact Leah Wing at aleahwing@gmail.com


    • 13 May 2019
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    MWI’s Forty-Hour Mediation Training Program is a five-day comprehensive "hands-on" mediation skill building program designed for professionals interested in becoming effective mediators through the use of interactive lectures, demonstrations, exercises, supervised role-plays, and group discussions.


    MWI's basic mediation trainings meet the training requirement outlined in the Massachusetts Confidentiality Statute (MGL ch233 sec 23C - www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/233-23c.htm) and in Rule 8(c)(i) of the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution. CEUs are available for Licensed Social Workers (NASW for LICSWs), Mental Health Counselors (with MMCEP for LMHCs), and Human Resource Professionals (PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute).


    The next MWI weekday training will be held May 13-17 at the MWI office located in downtown Boston. Refreshments will be provided throughout the program. Click here for more information and program registration, or contact Chuck Doran at 617-895-4026 or cdoran@mwi.org.


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