Train to resolve, restore

Basic Mediation Training

September 28-30, 2017, New 3-day Format

Learn about and practice:

  • Communication methods
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • The mediation process
  • Ethics

Practice being a mediator through multiple role plays. Equips you for basic use of mediation in a personal and professional context. Advanced training and mentoring available afterward through Advoz.

Training runs 9 am – 5 pm, Thurs-Sat., September 28, 29 & 30 at

Mennonite Central Committee’s Welcoming Place
21 South 12th Street
AkronPA 17501-0500

Pre-registration required. Full fee of $475 includes training materials, lunch and refreshments, all led by experienced professional trainers. Discounts and scholarships available.

Save $50 when you register by September 8. Registration deadline is September 22. Members of PA Council of Mediators receive an additional $50 discount.  Please contact us to learn more about discount and scholarship opportunities.

Continuing education (CEU) is available for social workers, professional counselors and family therapists and continuing legal education (CLEs) is available for attorneys for an additional $50.

Download and share the Advoz Fall 2017 Training Flyer.

Train and volunteer to facilitate restorative justice

Photo credit: Jim Vaiknoras - The Hechinger Report
Pittsfield, NH Middle High School English teacher Jenny Wellington, bottom left, observes a practice session of her schools Restorative Justice Committee.

Restorative Justice Victim-Offender Conferencing Training

Learn about the following topics

  • victim-offender conferencing process
  • court and probation systems
  • victim rights and needs
  • ethics
  • communications tools

Practice being a facilitator through multiple role plays

The intensive 35-hr training takes place: 

Tuesday, October 3        6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, October 13          9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 14     9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, October 20         9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 21     9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

Fee for those planning to volunteer in the Advoz’s Restorative Justice Conferencing program is $95, which includes written and digital materials (a book, manual, and DVD), refreshments and professional leadership.

Fee for those who are using the training for professional development purposes is $375. The fee includes CLEs for attorneys or CEUs for social workers, written and digital materials (a book, manual, and DVD), refreshments and professional leadership.

Save $50 by registering by September 8!  Registration deadline is September 22.

Download and share the Advoz Fall 2017 Training Flyer.

Other trainings are available in the following topics:

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution Theory & Skills
  • Advanced Mediation Training
  • Divorce & Custody Mediation Training
  • Elder Mediation Training
  • Restorative Justice Theory and Practices (introductory and advanced)
  • Restorative Dialogue for Crime Victims/Offenders (also called Victim Offender Conferencing)
  • Circle Process Facilitation (also called Restorative or Peacemaking Circles)
  • Restorative Schools: Community Building and Accountable Discipline for Youth

Building competency and experience using conflict resolution and restorative practices is vital to building a peaceable community, able to endure tough dialogue in times of tension, conflict and violence. Advoz draws on an experienced training team to equip you or your group, business or school in using mediation and restorative practices to positively address conflict and disciplinary issues.

Interested in a future course? Contact us to let us know your interest.