Training backup

Restorative Justice Training: 101 & 102 

Dates: Pending

Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

RJ 101: 8:30 AM-Noon

RJ 102: 12:30-4 PM

Learn and experience restorative justice practices

Educators, social workers, lawyers, volunteers and others who work with youth and adults will be learn basic principles and practices of restorative justice in this experiential two-part training.Take RJ101 in the morning to get the principles. Add RJ102 in the afternoon to sample a restorative justice experience. Each 3.5-hr session features presentation, interactive discussion, handouts, testimony and question-answer with Advoz trainers. 

Contact krista@advoz.org or call (717) 397-2404 if you are interested.

Basic Mediation Training – Summer 2020

June 11th, 12th, and 13th 9 am – 5 pm Eastern Mennonite University – 1846 Charter Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601

Trainees will be introduced to the mediation process and its benefits in both their personal and professional lives. Communication and conflict resolution skills will be taught throughout the course and role play tactics will be used to help practice trainees’ newfound skills. Those who are interested in further training and mentoring can do so through Advoz afterward.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 11th, 12th, and 13th, Thursday through Saturday.

Sign up before Thursday, May 5th for the Early Bird Special.

Registration fees include training materials, lunch, and refreshments, all while being led by experienced professional trainers. Discounts and scholarships are available.

Restorative Justice Victim-Offender Conferencing Training – Fall 2019

Four Weekdays and Two Saturdays

6 – 9 pm weekdays and 9 am – 5 pm Saturdays

Bolger Conference Center at Millersville University

30 James Street, Millersville, PA 17551

  • Victim-offender conferencing process
  • Court and probation systems
  • Victim rights and needs
  • Ethics
  • Communications tools

Registration Pending

COMING SOON: Intermediate Mediation Training

One Day Training Format When: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Where: TBA

If you’ve had basic mediation training, this one-day workshop is the next step to sharpen your skills to resolve conflict as a third-party. Intermediate Mediation Training uses interactive exercises and discussions to lead basic mediators though examining the following topics: dealing with intense emotions, the use of silence, the role of support parties in mediation, power imbalances and a more detailed look into agreements to mediate and the problem-solving stage of the mediation process.  In addition, each participant will have the opportunity to mediate one conflict (with outside role players) and receive feedback from a “coach.”

This session prepares trainees to mediate a range of disputes through Advoz. A special rate for volunteers and scholarships may be available by contacting program@advoz.org.

Contact program@advoz.org to indicate interest.

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.