BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY OFFERS MEDIATION TRAINING TO PUBLIC
Bluffton University is offering a 20-hour training session in mediation and restorative justice to interested individuals over two weekends in April. Cost is $100. For more information or to register, contact Janet Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-358-3068.
"We are providing this training to community members to help them improve how they work through conflict," said Janet Mitchell, Bluffton University mediation coordinator. "Participants will learn their individual communication styles and a variety of effective communication skills. After being introduced to the mediation process, they will role play as mediators and as participants in mediating different types of disputes."
All sessions will take place in Marbeck Center Room A/B. The training dates and times are as follows:
April 17 6-8:30 p.m.
April 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch on your own from noon to 1 p.m.)
April 24 6-8:30 p.m.
April 25 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch on your own from noon to 1 p.m.)
Participants will need to attend all of the sessions. The sessions will provide participants with experience as mediators in role plays, as well as the terminology, theories and practices associated with conflict mediation and restorative justice.
The mediation training is made possible by the Pathways to Mission and Vocation Project with generous funding by the Lilly Endowment Inc.
Jill A. Duling, public relations office, 3/25/09