Registration open: Basic Mediation Training June 7-18, 2022



Registration is now open for our annual conflict resolution skills intensive training. Please see more details below, and register here to participate!

This year’s training program will be a hybrid format – 5 weeknight evening sessions on Zoom and 2 full-day in person sessions (at the Cummings Center in Beverly MA). You’ll learn principles of conflict management through presentations, exercises, discussions, and role-plays, guided by experienced trainers and coaches. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer mediator here in Essex County, this is the first step! The training complies with the MA Supreme Judicial Court Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution and meets the requirements of MA General Laws, Chapter 233, section 23C to establish mediator confidentiality. The training is also appropriate if you are looking to apply mediation and conflict management skills in your life and work, to help transform conflict in our community. Please register by May 31st to hold your spot in this year’s training.

Training schedule:
– Tues 6/7 – 4:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom
– Thurs 6/9 – 4:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom
– Sat 6/11 – 8:30am – 5:30pm in person (Cummings Center, Beverly)
– Mon 6/13 – 4:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom
– Tues 6/14 – 4:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom
– Thurs 6/16 – 4:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom
– Sat 6/18 – 8:30am – 5:30pm in person (Cummings Center, Beverly)

Cost: $750. This fee includes 7 sessions – 5 evening sessions held on Zoom and 2 full-day sessions held in person at the Cummings Center in Beverly. Coffee, light refreshments, and a full lunch are included for the 2 in-person training days. All participants will receive a hard copy and electronic copy of the Basic Mediation Training participant manual. Reduced registration fees available for a limited number of community members for whom cost is a barrier to participation.

We value participants’ and trainers’ health, and will adhere to all federal, state, and local Covid-19 public health guidelines for the in-person sessions. We request that all participants confirm they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or provide a negative rapid test result on each in-person training day; to agree to wear masks if state or local requirements are in place at the time of the training; and to notify trainers of exposure to or symptoms of Covid-19.

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