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Training to Facilitate

Building skills to mediate and facilitate restorative practices is essential to furthering this work in the community. Advoz empowers community members–as Advoz volunteers and professional partners–to convene effective dialogue that can resolve conflict, restore relationships and bring out the best in groups. Increase your personal and professional capacity to make deep change through an Advoz training.


Advoz Training Working with Conflict, Communication & Culture*

Note: Required for qualification in all other Advoz trainings.

Virtual training takes place: Friday, September 10, 17 & 24, 2021 from 9 am – 12 pm

A nine-hour interactive introduction to basic concepts and skills of conflict resolution and restorative justice, this course is a pre-requisite for all other advanced courses and volunteer trainings.

Conflict is a healthy part of relationships, teams and community. How do we make it an opportunity? Learn basic restorative conflict and communication skills and methods including an awareness of how mainstream and marginalized culture plays into our perceptions and responses.

Deadline to register for this training is Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Restorative Justice Victim-Offender Conferencing Training- Fall 2021

Note : Working with Conflict, Communication & Culture (above) is required for qualification in this Advoz training.

Learn to facilitate restorative dialogue, a process of accountability and healing for those
involved in violations and crime. Advoz seeks volunteers to facilitate restorative process
with young offenders and those they’ve harmed.

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

This training takes place on these dates:

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021: 9 am – 12 pm (online)
  • Thursday, October 15, 2021: 9 am – 12 pm (online)
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021: 9 am – 12 pm (online)
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021: 9 am – 12 pm (online)
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021: 9 am – 12 pm (online)
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021: 9 am – 12 pm (online)
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021: 9 am – 3 pm (in person, with the option to be online if needed)
Deadline for this training is Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Basic Mediation Training-Fall 2021

Note : Working with Conflict, Communication & Culture is required for qualification in this Advoz training.

Would you like to help others and yourself resolve conflict constructively? This intensive training prepares you to use effective communication skills and the facilitative mediation structure to help people listen and resolve their own disputes, including ethical considerations of using the process in Pennsylvania.

Multiple role plays enable you to practice your new mediator skills and leave you more prepared to handle conflict both in the workplace and in your personal life! 

This training takes place on these dates:

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021: 9 am – 12:30 pm (online)
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021: 9 am – 12:30 pm (online
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021: 9 am – 12:30 pm (online)
  • Friday, October 8, 2021: 9 am – 12:30 pm (online)
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021: 9 am – 4 pm (online with possibility for in person)
Deadline for this training is Wednesday, September 22, 2021

* Courses require Advoz’s training Working with Conflict, Communication and Culture as part of all intermediate courses in Restorative Justice, Mediation and Circle Process. Please contact the course coordinator with any questions.


Other trainings are available in the following topics:

  • Mediation/Facilitator Continuing Education & Skill Share 
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution Theory & Skills
  • Advanced Mediation Training
  • Divorce & Custody Mediation Training
  • Restorative Justice Theory and Practices (Introduction, Advanced)
  • Advanced Restorative Schools: Community Building and Accountable Discipline for Youth
  • Circle Process Facilitation (also called Restorative or Peacemaking Circles)