Calendar & Events

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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Please check back for updates on the next NEACR event!

Featured Organizational Member Events

23 Oct 2018 8:30 AM • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466

Other Events to Explore

    • 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.


    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

    $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 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!

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • 43 Center Street, Northampton, MA 01060

    Join TMTC for an intensive day of mediation practice, including demonstrations by experienced mediators, roleplays and skills practice - a great way to refresh your skills if you've been away from mediating for awhile, or to get more practice with issues like strategic use of mediation tools within a mediation, distinguishing between key types of information provided in the session, and working with impasse.

    Prerequisite is Basic Mediation Training. Fee for the Intensive Mediation Practice program is $120 for mediators who have taken TMTC's Basic Mediation Training, and $160 for other mediators. Minimum enrollment required. Contact, call (413) 475-1505 or click here for registration:

    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Prince Lobel Tye LLP, One International Place, Suite 3700, Boston, MA 02110

    Following up on the 2016 Resolution 113 which urged improved diversity in the legal profession, the American Bar Association has just passed Resolution 105 to address elimination of bias and the enhancement of diversity in the dispute resolution field—a segment of “legal” services that has been described as “arguably the least diverse corner of the profession.” The available data show that diversity within dispute resolution significantly lags the legal profession as a whole. Despite significant efforts on the part of institutional providers of dispute resolution services to increase the diversity of their rosters, diverse neutrals remain underrepresented (the “roster issue”).

    The roster issue is compounded by the fact that qualified diverse neutrals are less likely to be selected due to the network-based and confidential nature of the profession, which in combination, results in selection of neutrals taking place in relative obscurity, enabling implicit bias to play a greater role in selection (the “selection problem”).

    Come learn about the resolution and the research that led to it, and the efforts to encourage all stakeholders (clients, inside and outside counsel alike) to take action.

    Speakers, including individuals directly involved in passage of the resolution, will lead an interactive discussion outlining the findings of the supporting report submitted to the ABA House of Delegates and what the legal community can do to implement the resolution.

    The event will be co-sponsored by the Women's Bar Association ADR Committee, the Women's Bar Association Women in the Courtroom Committee, the Boston International Arbitration Council, Inc., and the Asian American Lawyers Association. For more information and registration, click here .

    • 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 - 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

    • 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

    • 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 To visit the event website and purchase tickets directly, please visit
    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Edwards House, 1 Badger Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    MetroWest Mediation Services (MWMS) offers a 35-hour mediation training program which emphasizes facilitative mediation as an alternative to litigation and a method for resolving difficult business, legal & community issues. The training program is conducted by a highly qualified and experienced team of trainers who are also mediation practitioners.

    Through the use of lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises, supervised role-plays, and group discussions, the training will prepare you to become a mediator and to effectively facilitate the mediation process. Our training offers the fundamentals upon which mediation specializations are built, for example, divorce or public policy mediation. This course appeals to a wide variety of people from the fields of education, law, social services and business who want to apply mediation skills to their personal, professional and civic lives.

    The mediation training meets the training requirement outlined in the Massachusetts Confidentiality Statute (MGL ch233 sec 23C) and Rule 8(c)(i) of the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution.

    Course dates are December 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th and 12th, from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Framingham. Training fee is $675. The course fee includes continental breakfast, afternoon snacks and training materials.

    Registration is available at

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 - 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

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