(In-Person) Mediation & the Art of Conflict Transformation

 

two people talkingPROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This in-person mediation program—offered in-person in beautiful Belfast, Maine—explores the basic premises, practices and policies of Mediation and Conflict Transformation. Understanding the underlying assumptions regarding conflict, reflecting on the nature of conflict, acquiring communication skills and strategies and fulfilling the requirements to serve on the Maine Court Alternative Dispute Resolution roster all make up essential topics of the course.

Participants will also explore the applications and extensions of the Transformative Mediation model as it applies to the workplace, town planning, schools and family conflict.  

In light of the polarization in the world today, this mediation program provides a much-needed approach to dialogue that emphasizes how living with our differences is just as important as reaching an agreement.

 

DATES & TIMES

To find out when the next Mediation session will be offered, join the wait list.

 

MODALITY

This program will be offered live, in-person at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast (80 Belmont Ave., Belfast, ME).

Strict social distancing and COVID safety protocols will be in place. Learn more about our safety protocols here.

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

Further your career through this 40-hour mediation course which meets the Maine State Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation Roster requirements.

  • Gain a clear understanding of the theoretical foundations of mediation and conflict transformation.
  • Acquire and practice communication skills supportive of mediation and conflict transformation.
  • Explore applications of these models for working through conflict as applied to a wide range of social and professional contexts, including multi-party stakeholder meetings for town planning, climate change mitigation efforts, and restorative justice programs for youth.

TOPICS COVERED

  • The Nature of Conflict
  • Spectrum of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Responses
  • Mediation Models
  • Communication Skills
  • Dispute Resolution Systems Design
  • Ethical Dilemmas

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

  • Town planners
  • Board members
  • Educators
  • School Administrators
  • Attorneys
  • Social workers
  • Concerned citizens

Not sure if this program is right for you? Contact us at um.fhc.pd@maine.edu or 207.338.8002 and we can help you figure it out.

INSTRUCTOR

portrait of Will Galloway in front of bookshelfWill Galloway, M.A.T (he/him/his) offers over three decades of experience working in the field of conflict transformation.  He has served as a court-appointed mediator, was co-owner and founder of the mediation firm Charbonneau & Galloway, mediated cases with the United States Postal Service and has offered courses in basic and advanced mediation.  Currently, Galloway serves as the Head of School and co-founder of the Watershed School in Camden, Maine where the principles and practices of conflict transformation have been integrated into the design of the academic program.  Galloway lives with his wife and three children in Hope, Maine.  He enjoys biking, Tai Chi Ch’uan, and spending time with his family wherever their interests take them.

PROGRAM FEE

$850 (catered refreshments and lunch are included)

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Current UMaine students are eligible for a 20% discount. Use code STUDENT20 at checkout.

CLASS CAPACITY

20

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

4 CEUs/40 contact hours

Certificate for completing the entirety of this program.

If you’d like to receive CEUs for participating in this course, please note this in your registration via our online store.

ACCOMMODATIONS

For more information or to request an accommodation contact Michelle Patten, Conference and Professional Development Coordinator, um.fhc.pd@maine.edu; 207.338.8002.

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