Training

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.

Coming Up! Restorative Justice Theory & Practices

An interactive training especially for educators & youth workers

Friday, March 17, 2017
9 am – 4 pm
1st Presbyterian Church of Lancaster

Understand the basis and applications of restorative approaches to discipline and community building. Learn and practice skills for your profession and personal life. In this training you’ll learn:

  • The psychology of restorative practices
  • The spectrum of informal and formal restorative practices
  • How restorative practices are trauma-sensitive communication
  • Using affective speech to effect restorative conversation
  • Using circle process for restorative group process

The all-day workshop includes a mixture of presentation, skill practice and reflective discussion. There will be a break for lunch. Prior knowledge of restorative justice/practices is recommended but not required. Participants will receive pre-workshop informational links and training handouts.

Register online today (below). Contact mila@advoz.org with questions or scholarship requests for the training.

Train in Restorative Jusitce & Practice
Your Organization (if any)

On Deck: Spring 2017 Basic Mediation Training

The Basic Mediation Training consists of two modules: April 6,7,8 and April 27,28,29.  Module one leads participants through learning and practicing vital communication and conflict resolution skills. The structure is a mixture of lecture, group discussion, and role play. Sample Module 1 Agenda

Module two takes trainees through each step of the mediation process.  Participants practice their new skills by role playing three times as a mediator and one time as a disputant with outside role players. Sample Module 2 Agenda

Hours are as follows: Thursdays: 1:00-5:30p.m. Fridays: 8:30-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays: 8:30-5:00 p.m.

The early registration fee (by March 6,2017) is $425 per module and $450 afterwards.  Friday and Saturday lunches are included along with drinks, snacks and program materials.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies. Both modules are recommended and Module 1 is a pre-requisite for Module 2, but you may take Module 1 as a standalone training.  If you are able to only attend the first module, you may do so and take the second module at our next basic mediation training.

Attorneys: 19 CLE credits are available per module at a cost of $50.  If you are a law student or a new lawyer, please see the John E. Huber scholarship.

CEUs are also available for social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists at a cost of $50 per module.  Please contact us to learn more about our discount and scholarship opportunities.

Please note that we do not provide refunds, however; if you have paid and are unable to attend this training you may postpone your enrollment to the next basic mediation training.

Early prices expire March 6, 2017
Continuing Education Required

The following courses are offered generally at least annually for conflict mediation:

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution Theory & Skills (also called Basic Mediation Training);
  • Advanced Mediation Training (also called Mediation Module 2)
  • Divorce & Custody Mediation Training
  • Elder Mediation Training

And to address restorative justice:

  • 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

Interested in enrolling in one of our courses? Contact us for more information.