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...

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

    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Su Changs, 373 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    Does the thought of negotiating make your stomach upset? After all of the arguing and haggling, is it usually unclear if you agreed to a good deal? What if negotiation was about maximizing value instead of winning, collaborating instead of fighting, and meeting needs instead of haggling? Well, it is. Seasoned negotiation trainer, mediator, and career coach Tad Mayer will help make negotiation make sense. He will give an overview of the different styles of negotiation, how to get the most for everyone through negotiating, and how to understand when to make a deal and when to walk away.

    Tad Mayer is president of Career Negotiations. As an employee engagement trainer and career coach, he empowers professionals to advance. Tad works with companies to reduce turnover by helping early professionals network internally, managers identify valuable business initiatives that align with their professional aspirations, and executives identify roadblocks to overcome. He also works with individuals to move forward in their careers. He has co-authored the forthcoming book Own the Job Hunt.

    The event is being sponsored by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration is $30, or $20 for PACC members. Click here for more information and registration. 

    • 25 Sep 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 September 25 and October 3. 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

    • 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

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
    CDSC's annual celebration honors its volunteer mediators for their hard work in and outside of court, while recognizing others from the general public who have similarly made a difference in the community. Funds raised from the event support the alternative and affordable dispute resolution services provided by CDSC in the courts, the schools and the community. Drinks, hor d'oeuvres, awards, and notable guest speakers among a crowd of fellow conflict resolution practitioners; an evening not to miss!

    This year's event will have an additional, extra special focus. It is Gail Packer's 30th year as Executive Director at CDSC, and she will be honored for her contributions to the organization and the local conflict resolution field as a whole. 

    Click here for the most up to date information on registration and the evening's agenda.

    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 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 September 28 early registration deadline, a discounted price of $610. Final registration deadline is October 5. Registration is available online by clicking here. To inquire further about this training, email MMS Director Josh Jacks at

    • 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!

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