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

01 May 2018 8:30 AM • The Walker Center, 171 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02466
14 May 2018 8:30 AM • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
04 Jun 2018 • Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven, CT 06473

Other Events to Explore

    • 02 May 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, 5/2 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Thursday, 5/3 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

    Friday, 5/4 - 9:00am to 6:30pm

    Saturday, 5/5 - 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.

    • 02 May 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 May 2-16. 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


    • 04 May 2018
    • 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, May 4, 2018 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

       - Faculty: Jeanne Cleary, Rachel Goldman, Joyce Kauffman

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 • 9:30am – 5:00pm

       - Faculty: Michael Leshin, Justin Kelsey, Robert Smith

    Friday, May 11, 2018 • 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 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • MWI, 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
    MWI’s Housing and Eviction program is an advanced mediation training designed for mediators interested in helping tenants and landlords resolve housing and eviction disputes. Lead trainer Marcus Stergio will focus on the special considerations practitioners face when mediating eviction cases, including but not limited to homelessness, the challenges of property ownership, landlord-tenant relationships, protecting the rights of both parties, working with the law, agreement writing and mediating eviction cases in Massachusetts District and Municipal Courts.


    This one day training is held at the MWI office located in downtown Boston. Click here for more information and to register today. Early registration discounts are offered until one month in advance of the program. You may also contact Marcus Stergio at 617-895-4029 or mstergio@mwi.org.

    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ladder 133 Bar & Grille 133 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI 02908

    The Center for Mediation & Collaboration Rhode Island will hold its Annual Celebration & Fundraiser on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at the Ladder 133 Bar & Grille in Providence, RI. More details to follow. 


    Join CMCRI friends and supporters to celebrate and honor Bruce Kogan, the 2018 Recipient of the Chief Justice Frank J. Williams Award for Excellence in promoting mediation and peaceful conflict resolution. For more information call 401-273-9999 or email CMCRI at info@cmcri.org


    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 50 Lydia Lane, South Portland, ME 04106

    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 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 mstergio@mwi.org.


    • 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 - 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 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 cdoran@mwi.org.


    • 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 info@nsmediation.org. 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 centerdisres@quinnipiac.edu

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