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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    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    MWI's Mediation Skills Refresher Program is an eight-hour advanced mediation training designed to refresh, recharge and prepare mediators to effectively facilitate the mediation process. This program is focused on best practices and skill development within the facilitative mediation model.

    Open to mediators both within and outside of the MWI Court Panel, the training is intended for mediators of all experience levels. Whether looking to end an extended break from the field or still actively mediating, this training is for you. Regardless of where and when you were trained, MWI's training team consists of experienced mediators and trainers who will rejuvenate and bolster the mediation tool kits of all attendees. 

    The next Mediation Skills Refresher training will be held on Thursday, June 21 at MWI’s office in downtown Boston. Early registration discounts are offered through one month in advance of the program. Click here for more information or contact Marcus Stergio at 617-895-4029 or

    • 11 Jul 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 July 11 through 29, 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

    • 18 Jul 2018
    • 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 7/18/18, 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Friday 7/20/18, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Saturday 7/21/18, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    Monday 7/23/18, 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Wednesday 7/25/18, 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Friday 7/27/18, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The cost of the training is $650, or $595 if registered before July 6. For more information, please contact the NSCMC office at 978-232-1212 or Information about the training and all of NSCMC's offerings can be found by clicking here.
    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 212, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Are you witnessing an increase in divisiveness in your community? Do you see the need for us to talk across our divides? Do you want to be able to help your community have the difficult conversations it needs to have to move forward together? Essential Partners is offering a two-day workshop to help you build skills to facilitate tough conversations, whether in your daily life or in formal dialogues. This workshop is intended to be an introductory workshop for those new to facilitation or to our model.

    Community is an act of courage. We believe that behind every belief is a person with a story. 27 years ago, Essential Partners created a unique approach to dialogue that promotes connection and curiosity between those who see one another as enemies. Our approach, Reflective Structure Dialogue (RSD), has transformed conflicts across the country and the world, and is widely applicable to the vital conversations that communities need to have to do the work they need to do. An intentional communication process can help individuals, groups, and communities rebuild trust, enhance resilience, address challenging issues, and have constructive conversations with people from different perspectives or those they otherwise would avoid or fight with.

    Join trainers Robert R. Stains and Kathy Eckles for this one of a kind introduction to facilitating the correct way. Click here for more information and to register today.

    • 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

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