Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

ADR Training

2009 Trainings and Workshops

  • "Mock" Mediation
  • On a request basis for organizations, corporations, local government agencies, or community groups.

 

Peacemaking Circle Training

Introduction to Peace Circles Training

September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2009

Prerequisite: None

Overview

Peace Circles are a unique resource in bringing people together in a variety of needs such as disputes, community-building, healing, reintegration and understanding of one another.  They are very useful in the following situations: when two or more people, need to make a decision together, are having a disagreement, need to address an issue where harm was done, individuals need to work together as a team, etc.  There are many ways circles are used from restorative justice, family dynamics, work related issues, and neighborhoods looking for resolution.  This training will provide the participants a demonstration of peace circle, principles of restorative justice, talking piece-opening and closing, developing ground rules, summarization-clarity of any issues, and organizing a peace circle.

Workshop Details

Trainers:  George Herzog, psychotherapist, Jacquelyn Lehmkuhl, qualified neutral under MN Rule 114 for Civil and Family Mediation,Theresia Fisher, Director of the SCSU Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution (IADR), and Don Bellmont, County Human Services/Corrections.

Times: Thursday’s 3:00-6:00pm

Fee:  $295

 

To Register: Call 320-308-4962 or download the registration form (Word DOC / PDF) and mail to the Institute.

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30-Hour Basic Mediation Skills Training

 

30 Hour Certified Basic Mediation Skills Training

October 26-29, 2009

Prerequisite:  None

Overview

The curriculum for this 30-Hour training has been designed according to the requirements of MN Rule 114 and includes basic concepts in conflict resolution, the mediation process, positional bargaining, MN laws and rules regarding mediation and ethical conduct.  The training is led by experienced mediators who use presentations, skill practice, etc. to assist your learning.  You can expect to:  learn conflict resolution strategies, learn and practice the skills to conduct mediation, learn how to apply conflict resolution skills to help resolve conflicts between employees at work, in your neighborhood, etc., gain experience in mediation through experiential learning, receive individualized feedback from experienced mediators, and become eligible to be on the Minnesota Rule 114 neutral list.

Workshop Details

Trainers:  Lance Teachworth Former Commissioner of Minnesota Bureau of Mediations Services (BMS), John Kuderka retired mediator (BMS), Alan Olson retired mediator (BMS), Baba Odukale Attorney at Law and Human Rights Director for the City of St. Cloud, Debra Leigh Co-founder of SCSU CARE (Community Anti-racism education Initiative),  and Theresia Fisher Director of Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees:  $749.00 for early bird registration before September 30, 2009; $795.00 for regular registration.

To register: Please contact the Institute for ADR at (320) 308-4962 or download the registration form (Word DOC / PDF), complete and mail to the IADR.

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"Mock" Mediation

Background: Mock mediation is a simulation or a role play conducted by trained mediators on some type of issue of dispute. The mediators demonstrate a mediation by "performing" a predesigned role-play. There is time for discussion between the audience and the mediators. Please note: this is not skills training.

"Mock Mediations" are conducted on a request basis for organizations or community groups.

For more information: Call the Institute for ADR at (320) 308-4962.

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27 Hour Family Bridge Course

Family Bridge Training

August 3 - 6, 2009

Prerequisite: 30-Hour Basic Mediation Skills Training

Overview

The Family Bridge Training prepares and qualifies an individual to become a Family Facilitative/Hybrid Mediator under the requirements of Rule 114.13( c ).  The curriculum for this 27-Hour Family Bridge Training has been designed according to the requirements of MN Rule 114 and includes domestic violence including power imbalance and domestic abuse screening, family law, custody, visitation and taxation as it relates to divorce, psychological Issues relative to separation and divorce, family dynamics and the needs of the children, and family economics.

 Workshop Details

Trainers:  Anna Marie’s Alliance, Kevin Holden, Attorney At Law, Tom Zupanc, Professor and Attorney At Law, and George Herzog, LICSW.

Times: Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fees:  $795.00

Registration:  Please call (320) 308-4962 or at instituteadr@stcloudstate.edu or download the application form (Word DOC / PDF).

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Elimination of Bias

Elimination of Bias in ADR Training-CANCELLED

May 7, 2009

Prerequisite: 30-Hour Basic Mediation Skills Training for Rule 114 Civil/Hybrid roster

Overview

The Elimination of Bias in ADR Training is designed to address potential issues of bias in a mediation setting. The Elimination of Bias counts for Continuing Education Credit requirement for attorneys. This course is useful for a mediator conducting any type of alternative dispute resolution. Issues discussed will include: systematic racism, power differentials, personal perspectives, and culteral competency.

Workshop Details

Trainers:

Baba Odukale, Attorney at Law and Human Rights Director for the City of St. Cloud, Debra Leigh, Co-founder of SCSU CARE (Community Anti-racism education Initiative), and Theresia Fisher, Director of Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Times: 9:00a.m.-3:30p.m.

Fee:  $295.00

Registration: Please call (320)308-4962 or at Institueadr@stcloudstate.edu or download the application form (Word DOC / PDF).

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Civil Arbitration Training

Civil Arbitration Training

May 21, 2009                        

Prerequisite: None

Overview

Arbitration, nicknamed the “businessman’s method of resolving disputes,” is governed by state and federal law.  Most states have provisions in their civil practice rules for arbitration. These provide a basic template for the arbitration as well as procedures for confirmation of an arbitrator’s award (the document that gives and explains the decision of an arbitrator), a procedure that gives an award the force and effect of a judgment after a court trial.  Many states have adopted the Uniform Arbitration Act, although some states have specific and individual rules for arbitration.  This course presents the necessary components involved in civil arbitration under Minnesota Rule 114.09 and includes a hands-on role play and other interactive work on the arbitration process.

Workshop Details

Trainers:

Madge Thorsen, Attorney At Law, Rick Kaplan, Attorney At Law.  Both are mediators, arbitrators and business and commercial litigators. 

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fee:  $295.00

Registration: Please call (320)308-4962 or at instituteadr@stcloudstate.edu or download the application form (Word DOC / PDF).

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Transformative Mediation

Transformative Mediation Training

September 14 – 16, 2009.

Prerequisite: 30-Hour Basic Mediation Skills Training

Overview

The transformative model of mediation is an alternative model from the interest-based or facilitative model of mediation.  The philosophy of transformative mediation is very different from interest-based mediation.  In transformative mediation the parties drive the process.  Conflict is viewed as an opportunity for learning and increasing understanding.  Conflict is not controlled by ground rules or separating the parties.  The mediators in transformative mediation guide the parties individually to a proactive state where they are empowered to voice their concerns and interests.  This model was created in the 1990’s and is used by various agencies such as the U.S. Postal Service.

Workshop Details

Trainers: Madge Thorsen, Attorney at Law, Lisa Radzak, Attorney At Law, Ross Oden, qualified neutral under MN Rule 114 for Civil Roster, Theresia Fisher, Director of Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Times: Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees:  $649.00 for early bird registration beforeAugust 15, 2009, $695.00 for regular registration.

Registration: Please call (320)308-4962 or at Instituteadr@stcloudstate.edu or download the application form (Word DOC / PDF).

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