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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Featured Organizational Member Events

20 May 2019 • Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT 06473
21 May 2019 8:30 AM • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466

Other Events to Explore

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 60 Gore Street, East Cambridge, MA 02141
    This course is designed for mediators who are interested in the practice of divorce mediation. The training integrates substantive information with practice through interactive role play experience. The prerequisite is a 30-hour Basic Mediation Training.

    The training team is a distinguished group of divorce and family mediation practitioners with years of mediation and training experience. The training schedule, as well as specific trainers who will be in attendance, is as follows:

    Friday, April 26, 2019 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

       - Faculty: Jeanne Cleary, Joyce Kauffman

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

       - Faculty: Michael Leshin, David Hoffman, Robert Smith

    Friday, May 3, 2019 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

       - Faculty: Noemi Razso, Jane Honoroff, Jeff Fraser, Hon. Maureen Monks

    Limited to 24 participants. Registrants who cancel before April 5 will receive a full refund. Later cancellations will be refunded only if space is filled. The cost of this training is $695 ($675 if registration received by April 1), $595 for Volunteers with other Community Mediation Centers and $400 for CDSC Volunteers.

    For more info, contact CDSC by phone at 617-876-5376, by  email at or visit the CDSC website and register today.
    • 09 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 60 Gore Street, East Cambridge, MA 02141
    Mediation with separating and divorcing parents usually addresses the needs and interests of their children. How do we hear the child’s voice in mediation? In this workshop we will consider the benefits and risks of hearing and using the child’s voice in the mediation process. We will address the process of including the child’s input and considering the mediator’s skill set necessary to most effectively involve children in the mediation process.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Robin M. Deutsch (Ph.D., ABPP) who has an independent practice out of Wellesley, MA and is Professor of Clinical Psychology at William James College.

    The event costs $25 for CDSC mediators and $40 for all others. For more information and to register contact CDSC by email 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

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466

    Elder mediation helps seniors and their adult children resolve conflicts involving living arrangements, caregiving, driving, family communication, medical decisions, Powers of Attorney/Health Care Proxies/Guardianship/Conservatorship, financial planning, estate planning, will contests, family real estate, and personal property distribution.

    In this program, participants will receive in-depth training to enhance the skills necessary to convene multi-party family mediations and facilitate consensus for families experiencing complex and emotionally charged conflict around these critical matters. Join trainers Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe, with guest experts from the fields of elder law and gerontology, for three days packed with content, skill-building, role plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants (who often travel from around the world to attend). CEUs available.

    Cost: $795 through September 12 ($895 thereafter), includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as all course materials. The training will be held at the Walker Center in Newton, MA, on the following days and times:

    October 22-23: 8:30am to 5:30pm

    October 24: 8:30am to 3:30pm

    For more information, visit, email, or call Crystal Thorpe at 617-621-7009 x29.

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