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.


Save the Date! NEACR Presents...

04 May 2017 5:30 PM • Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Organizational Member Events

05 Jun 2017 5:00 PM • 134 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
08 Jun 2017 8:30 AM • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
25 Jul 2017 • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466


Other Events to Explore

    • 01 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05 May 2017
    • 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, while other CMCRI trainings are held on weekends. 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 May 2017
    • 06 May 2017
    • Champlain College, Lakeside Avenue Campus, 175 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401

    If you must 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. This workshop may be eligible for SHRM re-certification credits. Topical outlines, documentation letter and Certificate of Completion with instructional hours are provided and can be submitted for credit approval.


    For more information, click here and submit the Get in Touch form in the right column of the page. You may also contact Julian Portilla, (802) 865-5473 or jportilla@champlain.edu.

    • 04 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Suite 212, Cambridge, MA 02138

    So often, questions are asked to confirm an assumption, to challenge, or to convince. But what would happen if we asked questions to truly learn about one another, particularly those with whom we disagree? Questions and the way they are asked have the potential to transform your interactions, informing how you approach, view, and engage people, particularly those with whom you deeply disagree. In this workshop, you'll harness the power of questions to invite understanding and connections between the asked and the asker.


    Join lead trainer Robert Stains Jr. and the Essential Partners team for this one of a kind workshop. Click here for more information and to register today. You may also email training@whatisessential.org for more information.

    • 04 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Northhampton, MA

    Join the festivities as The Mediation & Training Collaborative celebrates 30 years of excellence in providing mediation and training services in western Massachusetts and beyond. Featuring a silent auction, music, food, speaker Bill Neuman, community honorees, and more. If you are interested in attending, please contact TMTC at mediation@communityaction.us or 413-774-7469.

    • 05 May 2017
    • 12 May 2017
    • 60 Gore Street, East Cambridge, MA 02141
    This 24 hour 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, May 5, 2017 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

       - Faculty: Jeanne Cleary, Rachel Goldman

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 • 4:30pm – 7:30pm

       - Faculty: Robert Smith

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

       - Faculty: ichael Leshin, Justin Kelsey, Katherine Triantafillou

    Friday, May 12, 2017 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

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


    Limited to 24 participants. Registrants who cancel before April 18 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 cdscinfo@communitydispute.org or visit the CDSC website and register today.
    • 07 May 2017
    • Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    On Sunday afternoon, May 7, NSCMC will be sponsoring a fundraising and outreach event at the historic Cabot Theater in downtown Beverly. They are purchasing a block of tickets to a Symphony by the Sea concert. Guests of NSCMC will enjoy prime seating for an afternoon of music performed by a professional, classical orchestra. The concert will be followed by a short program and a reception right at the theater.

    NSCMC will be producing a program book to acknowledge their supporters and encourage you to help them sell tickets and sponsorships for the event. To help spread awareness for and support the organization's ability to provide conflict resolution services to the community, NSCMC will have invitations that can be mailed to your list of friends and acquaintances.

    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.
    • 09 May 2017
    • 20 May 2017
    • 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 April 18 early registration deadline, a discounted price of $610. Registration is available online at http://www.metromediation.org/traininghome.htm. To inquire further about this training, email MMS Director Josh Jacks at joshua.jacks@metromediation.org.

    • 10 May 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    People often think of family mediation as a practice reserved primarily for the benefit of divorcing couples. The tools that make divorce mediation effective have also been shown to serve co-parents exceptionally well. Raising children in two households presents many challenges, and the approach parents take can have a profound impact on their children’s development. The single most important factor that leads to better or worse outcomes for children of parents who are separated or divorced is the level of exposure to parental conflict.


    Join Ben Stich in a conversation about the ways in which mediation can reduce parental conflict by improving co-parenting civility, communication and decision-making. Ben will share his experiences (successes and not-so-much successes) working with parents in mediation. Ben will also draw upon his experience as an instructor for the only High Conflict Parent Education Program in Massachusetts, held at Williams James College. Ben is a mediator and social worker with a family and divorce mediation practice in Natick, Newton and Walpole.


    MWI Roundtable events are free for all active MWI mediators. Those who are not actively mediating with the MWI Court Panel are welcome to attend up to two Roundtables per year for free. RSVP is required for all attendees and can be completed by registering online. The first 30 minutes of each Roundtable is devoted to social time. For more information on this and other upcoming MWI Roundtables, click here.


    Questions? Send to MWI mediator and Manager of Commercial & Corporate Programs Marcus Stergio via email at mstergio@mwi.org or call 617-895-4029.

    • 12 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Clark University Graduate School of Management, MetroWest Campus, Southborough, MA 01772

    The Networking and Educational Forum sponsored by MCLC will feature plenary sessions in both the morning and afternoon along with numerous workshops throughout the day. For a complete list of plenary offerings and workshops, click here.


    The cost of the forum is $159 for MCLC members and $195 for non-members if registered by March 31. Thereafter the forum will be priced at $195 for members and $220 for non-members. It will be held at the Clark University Graduate School of Management on May 12 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. For more information and registration, click here.


    • 12 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 13 May 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Greenfield, MA

    Learn and practice techniques for supporting group discussions and decision-making. This two day training will cover the role of a facilitator, basic facilitation skills, agenda design and time management, and dealing with challenging facilitation situations. In this experiential workshop, there will be opportunities for practice, sharing knowledge, and beginning to explore different facilitation styles and the contexts in which we do facilitation work (running meetings or support groups, group conflict resolution or decision-making, dialogue, etc.). The course costs $225, with a limited amount of scholarship assistance available. Minimum enrollment required. For more details and registration, visit http://www.communityaction.us/upcoming-trainings-events.html or contact TMTC at mediation@communityaction.us or 413-475-1505.

    • 14 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, 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 14-18, 2017 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 lwing@legal.umass.edu


    • 16 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 212, Cambridge MA 02138
    25 years ago, Public Conversations Project created a unique approach to dialogue that promoted connection and curiosity between those who saw one another as the enemy. Their approach, now as Essential Partners, has transformed conflicts across the country and the world - but its principles are widely applicable for everyday conversation. An intentional communication process can help individuals, organizations and communities build trust, enhance resilience for addressing future challenging issues, and have constructive conversations with those they otherwise “wouldn’t be caught dead with.”

    In this workshop led by trainer Dave Joseph, participants will learn basic theory and practice of Essential Partners’ relationship-centered approach to better communication and dialogue and will be empowered to achieve a shared, clear and mutually understood purpose in a conversation.


    Send an email to info@whatisessential.org for more information or click here to register today.

    • 19 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Massachusetts Bar Association, 20 West Street, Boston, MA, 02111

    Join the Massachusetts Bar Association for its inaugural Dispute Resolution Symposium. Event details, content, and a full faculty listing will be forthcoming.


    The Massachusetts Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section is currently accepting proposals for 60 to 90 minute sessions. The symposium will focus on conflict resolution advancements, strategies and trends. Proposals are due no later than Friday, March 10, 2017. Click here to submit a proposal.


    More event information will be confirmed shortly, so check out the updates as they become available at http://www.massbar.org.

    • 22 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 26 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 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).


    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.


    • 22 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • MCLE Conference Center, 10 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

    Rule 8 of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Uniform Rules of Dispute Resolution prescribes system-wide standards for court-connected alternative dispute services in Massachusetts. Its guidelines establish training, evaluation, mentoring, and continuing education requirements for mediators. MCLE is pleased to present this four-day workshop, which trains people to mediate civil cases under Rule 8.


    Basic mediation training emphasizes interactive participation and encourages “learning by doing.” It includes a mixture of theory and practice. Lecture and role-play sessions cover basic considerations in the types of disputes addressed by mediation.


    MCLE’s Civil Mediation Workshop teaches you: the steps of the mediation process; the role of the mediator; mediation skills/strategies; listening; using neutral language; rephrasing; asking follow-up questions; summarizing; identifying issues; negotiating agreement; note taking; agreement writing; ethical and legal issues in mediation; values; bias awareness; personally sensitive issues; physical/substance abuse; cultural diversity; mediation demonstration; and coached role-plays.


    For more information and registration, visit the MCLE website.
    • 23 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 60 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

    Come and consider the impact of identity on conflict and conflict management through the eyes of a mediator.


    Recognizing and appreciating the many identities at the mediation table -- the parties, your co-mediator, as well as your own-- can be key to a successful mediation. We all carry multiple obvious and hidden identities with us as we walk through life.


    Develop your sensitivity to the characteristics of varied personalities as they exist and have impact on the mediation process.


    The discussion will be facilitated by Chandra Banks, District Wide Conflict Mediator for Cambridge Public Schools since 2006 and 10 years as core faculty for the Institute for Peaceable Schools at Lesley University, focused on Conflict Management, Restorative Justice practice and Cultural Proficiency training. Chandra is a life long resident of the City of Cambridge as well as an alumni of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, specializing in Risk Prevention and Counseling. She has worked as a mediation trainer for CDSC for 8 years and provides consultation and training to public and private agencies across the state of Massachusetts.


    The event costs $65 per person, or $25 for CDSC pro bono mediators. Click here for the most up to date information and registration.


    • 31 May 2017
    • 03 Jun 2017
    • Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199

    The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts will be holding its 54th Annual Conference in Boston this year. The event will feature three plenary sessions led by notable conflict resolution scholars Colin Rule, Nancy Welsh, Robert Mnookin and Bernie Mayer. There will also be over 90 different workshop offerings throughout the four day event, as well as ample networking and learning opportunities for all attendees.


    The conference will be held from May 31 to June 3. For a complete conference brochure, click here. Online registration, exhibitor information and registration, as well as scholarship information is available by clicking here.

    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    We all know about interest-based negotiations and getting parties to identify their needs. But there may be times when one or more of the parties involved are so emotionally driven that even they don’t know how to define a need, one which could potentially bring about a settlement. In those cases, the parties may need help in identifying what their true driver is and how to translate that into the expression of a tangible, satisfactory outcome.


    Madison “Matt” Thompson has worked for over 30 years in the areas of conflict resolution, diversity, and cross-cultural competency. He has worked with higher education institutions, major teaching hospitals, large regional banking institutions, as well as community non- profit agencies. At this Roundtable discussion, Matt and other attendees will take a look at the “Head, Heart, and Street” and will discuss ways to identify where the parties’ true driver is before our dialogue with them turns to option generation and taking action.


    MWI Roundtable events are free for all active MWI mediators. Those who are not actively mediating with the MWI Court Panel are welcome to attend up to two Roundtables per year for free. RSVP is required for all attendees and can be completed by registering online. For more information on this and other upcoming MWI Roundtables, click here.


    Questions? Send to MWI mediator and Manager of Commercial & Corporate Programs Marcus Stergio via email at mstergio@mwi.org or call 617-895-4029.

    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Westrum House, Topsham, ME

    This training is for individuals interested in becoming a mediator or applying mediation skills to their personal and professional lives. This program will focus on both the problem solving orientation

    (facilitative, directive) and transformative orientation models. The training is highly interactive and will incorporate different styles of learning including presentations, demonstrations, interactive discussions and role-play practice with mediation scenarios. Guest mediation coaches will provide additional guidance and experience in your learning.


    At the end of the training, participants report an amazing shift in the way they talk, listen and problem solve – at work and in their family life. The primary focus of the training is both on learning new skills, understanding how to apply them in your life and the steps to developing a mediation practice. 


    For more information either click here or contact Community Mediation Services at mediate@voanne.org or 207-373-1140 x229.

    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 60 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

    Helen Shurven will speak at the Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc. on her work at the National Native Title Tribunal in Australia.


    The Tribunal deals with complex multi-party disputes between the rights and interests of Indigenous people, miners and explorers, the Government, and other interested parties.


    The Tribunal functions under the Native Title Act 1993 (Commonwealth), and provides mediation services to parties to assist them resolve their disputes. The Tribunal also arbitrates disputes, making decisions which are binding on all parties and which can be appealed to the Federal Court.


    Join her at CDSC on June 21. The event has a suggested donation of $25 per person. Click here for the most up to date information and registration.


    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Amherst, MA

    This highly interactive, practice-based training is open to anyone who wants to increase their ability to deal with conflict or help others work through conflict. Learn simple steps for dealing with fights or disagreements effectively, and gain skills and confidence in handling and helping others manage challenging situations. Whether you intend to be a formal mediator or wish to develop skills that you can use in other professional or personal situations, this training is a great place to start.


    The Mediation & Training Collaborative (TMTC) is a court-approved mediation program and this training meets SJC Rule 8 and Guidelines training requirements for those who wish to become court-qualified mediators. Social work CECs and attorney CLEs (MA TAFL, VT) available upon request. 


    This course is held on weekdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm. There is an additional full day scheduled for 11/18, which is optional, but would give trainees a full forty hour training. The cost is $635-675. For more details and registration, visit http://www.communityaction.us/upcoming-trainings-events.html or contact TMTC at mediation@communityaction.us or 413-475-1505.

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    Why are conflicts in family business so common, and often so extreme and intractable? Why do conventional dispute resolution approaches often fail and sometimes increase conflict? Family business conflicts are distinct from civil disputes. They can be described as identity-based and systemic, with the additional complication that continuing relationships matter and must be considered throughout the conflict management process. It is therefore essential that advisors to families who own and manage assets together acquire the insight and methodologies that can address this core competency, as the ability to manage this particular type of conflict is the most important challenge that family business stakeholders and their advisors need to understand.


    Blair Trippe, managing partner at Continuity Family Business Consulting, is an experienced negotiator, mediator, and family business consultant. She recently co-authored Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power. Join her for this Roundtable discussion, which will address the triggers for conflict that inhibit people from making important and timely decisions, as well as how to approach both active conflict (when families fight) and passive conflict (when families get stuck).


    MWI Roundtable events are free for all active MWI mediators. Those who are not actively mediating with the MWI Court Panel are welcome to attend up to two Roundtables per year for free. RSVP is required for all attendees and can be completed by registering online. For more information on this and other upcoming MWI Roundtables, click here.


    Questions? Send to MWI mediator and Manager of Commercial & Corporate Programs Marcus Stergio via email at mstergio@mwi.org or call 617-895-4029.

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • Salem State University, Bertolon School Classroom Building, Harrison Road, Salem, MA 01970
    Learn to manage conflict, develop communication and negotiation skills, and understand creative problem solving strategies in a highly interactive learning environment.

    The NSCMC Basic Mediation Training provides in-depth coverage of the mediation process and the principles of conflict management through presentations, exercises, discussions and role-plays. The training complies with the MA Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution and meets the requirements of Mass General Laws, Chapter 233, section 23C to establish mediator confidentiality.

    The training will be conducted by North Shore Community Mediation Center's professional and experienced trainers and coaches.

    Training will be held at Salem State University. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants, so register today. CEUs and PDPs will be awarded upon request.

    The training schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday 7/12/17, 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Friday 7/14/17, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Saturday 7/15/17, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Monday 7/17/17, 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Wednesday 7/19/17, 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Friday 7/21/17, 8:30am - 4:30pm


    The cost of the training is $650, or $590 if registered before June 12. For more information, please contact the NSCMC office at 978-232-1212 or info@nsmediation.org. Information about the training and all of NSCMC's offerings can be found by clicking here.
    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 30 Jul 2017
    • 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 training is held at MWI's office in Boston on weekends and weeknights. 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.


    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 PM
    • Greenfield, MA

    This highly interactive, practice-based training is open to anyone who wants to increase their ability to deal with conflict or help others work through conflict. Learn simple steps for dealing with fights or disagreements effectively, and gain skills and confidence in handling and helping others manage challenging situations. Whether you intend to be a formal mediator or wish to develop skills that you can use in other professional or personal situations, this training is a great place to start.


    The Mediation & Training Collaborative (TMTC) is a court-approved mediation program and this training meets SJC Rule 8 and Guidelines training requirements for those who wish to become court-qualified mediators. Social work CECs and attorney CLEs (MA TAFL, VT) available upon request. 


    This course is held on weeknights from 4:00pm to 8:30pm. There is an additional full day scheduled for 11/18, which is optional, but would give trainees a full forty hour training. The cost is $650-850. For more details and registration, visit http://www.communityaction.us/upcoming-trainings-events.html or contact TMTC at mediation@communityaction.us or 413-475-1505.

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Suite 212, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Power of Dialogue is the flagship workshop of Essential Partners, formerly known as Public Conversations Project. 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.


    Click here for more information and to register today.

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 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.


    The cost of this training is $795 if registered by September 15th or $895 thereafter. Held at The Walker Center, a lovely Bed & Breakfast and Conference Center in Newton, MA. Presented by Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC. For more info, visit www.elderdecisions.com/pg19.cfm, email training@ElderDecisions.com, or call 617-621-7009 x29.

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 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. Click here for more information and to register today.

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