Mediation and the Process of Conflict Transformation

TBD|8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |Program Cost: $ 375, with needed based scholarships available

**  This program has been postponed  from its original May date to August of 2018.  Dates will be announced shortly.  Please contact 207-338-8093 with any questions.

The focus of this program will be on the underlying premises, practices, and policies of conflict transformation, as articulated by Joseph Folger and Baruch Bush in their groundbreaking book, The Promise of Mediation. This approach to changing the equality of human interaction is now adopted by the largest civilian employer in the United States, the US Postal Service, as well as other government and non- government organizations in Canada, UK, Australia and Europe.

The format of the program includes brief lectures, interactive group work, and media on role plays. In addition, participants will reflect on their work and life experience to engage in the process of dispute resolution systems design with an emphasis on the nature of a conflict, personal and organizational responses to conflict and case studies.

Program presenter Will Galloway earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Colgate University, an Honors Degree in British history from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Bowdoin College. As an instructor in UMaine’s Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program, Galloway has taught mediation courses for over 14 years. Currently, Galloway is the head of school at the Watershed School in Camden, Maine.

Galloway’s work experience includes mediator and managing partner, Charbonneau, and Galloway; educational consultant, Maine Department of Education; teaching fellow, Choices Program at Watson Institute for International Relations at Brown University; Waynflete School in Portland, Maine; Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio; U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand; and Citicorp Investment Bank in London.

For more information, to register, request an accommodation or scholarship application, contact Diana McSorley, 338.8093,

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