Training & Consulting Programs
The Good Shepherd Mediation Program offers a variety of training programs for mediators, attorneys, youth, and adults.
This 24-hour training prepares individuals to mediate family and neighborhood issues. It is a practical, interactive, hands-on workshop.
The objective of this workshop is to to offer organizational leaders the skills to transform workplace conflict into an opportunity to improve communication, strengthen relationships and cultivate a climate of cooperation and productivity.
When students are involved in a dispute, they are asked if they would like a mediator to help them resolve their problem. If the disputants so choose, the mediators help them by using the mediation process to clarify the nature of the dispute, seek options, and reach a consensus on a mutually satisfactory solution.
The goal of this training is to prepare attorneys to effectively represent their clients when mediation is a settlement option.
The RGC training is for mediators interested in facilitating Restorative Group Conferences at Good Shepherd Mediation Program. The course includes: introduction to restorative justice principles; the victim's experience; the offender's experience, guest speakers; the Restorative Group Conferencing process; the role of the facilitator; confidentiality; and RGC simulations.
This five-day workshop walks participants through the process of divorce and custody mediation from the orientation session to the completed memorandum of understanding.
This FREE Youth Mediator Training prepares teens to facilitate the mediation process. It offers participants the opportunity to enhance their communication, conflict resolution, problem solving, writing, and decision making skills.
This FREE mini-workshop is available for groups seeking to learn more about mediation and how it works.
Participants learn communication and conflict management skills and develop an understanding that (1) conflict is normal; (2) how we deal with conflict determines the outcome; and (3) there are positive ways to handle conflict.
In this three-hour workshop, participants will reflect on their personal identity, discuss inter-group relations and communicate about what we can do to build relationships in a diverse community.
Participants learn: (1) anger is a feeling and feelings are okay; (2) anger is okay; (3) abuse and violence are not okay; (4) constructive ways to handle your own anger; (5) constructive ways to deal with other people's anger; and (6) anger rules keep everyone safe.
Based on your experience attending meetings, WHAT WORKS? and WHAT DOESN'T? Join us for this interactive workshop and learn how to facilitate meetings and build consensus not tension.
How to link private, public and not-for-profit organizations for a shared purpose and meet community needs through collaborative efforts.
Participants learn to (1) use a variety of conflict management strategies to increase parenting effectiveness; (2) analyze the situation to determine which conflict management style is most appropriate at that given time; (3) identify cooling off strategies; (4) choose consequences that are reasonable, respectful and related to the undesirable behavior; (5) use self-talk to conquer self-defeating messages; and (6) hold family meetings to solve problems and prevent conflict situations through planning.
The goal of this training is to prepare mediators and conflict managers how to use conflict resolution skills to "coach" people experiencing conflict when mediation or litigation is not the answer.
This workshop will prepare mediators for the challenges of facilitating and mediating multi-party disputes in a community setting.
This intensive three-day training will orient experienced mediators to the kinds of issues associated with aging and the special practice issues that arise when working with older persons, their families and care givers.
This workshop provides participants with an understanding of interest-based negotiating methods and strategies and the confidence to engage in productive negotiations. Whether buying a new house, asking for a raise, deciding whether or not to own a pet or working out the details of a contract, we use certain negotiating methods to get certain results, depending on a variety of circumstances. In this six-hour workshop, participants will focus on the benefits of interest-based negotiation, which teaches us to separate the people from the problem, explain why we want the things we want, and work with other negotiators collaboratively to find appropriate and workable resolutions. This workshop is ideal for attorneys, business owners, human resources directors, and community leaders
This workshop offers organizational leaders the skills to transform conflict into cooperation through collaborative problem-solving.
This workshop offers advanced training for experienced divorce and custody mediators.
This workshop is designed to orient aspiring mediators about the nuts and bolts of building a mediation practice whether you want to volunteer, supplement your income, or become a full-time dispute resolution practitioner.
Experience the workshop developed by the Greenhaven (NY) prison inmates and Quakers in 1975 for youth coming into conflict with the law. AVP is now offered in schools, prisons, recovery programs, community settings and in over 50 countries around the world. AVP offers powerful, effective ways to deal with conflict, develop healthy relationships and enhance the safety and well-being of all. This is the first part of the AVP Training for Trainers
Participants will be introduced to restorative justice principles and receive specific training to facilitate meetings between juveniles who have been arrested for delinquent acts, their families, and those whom the juveniles have harmed. The facilitated discussions are designed to encourage the youths to take responsibility for their actions, better understand how their actions impact others, give them the opportunity to make amends with those they have harmed and their community; and make positive changes in their lives.