Trainings

Restorative Justice Victim-Offender Conferencing Training

When: October 2018 

Where: HACC Lancaster Campus located at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

Could you facilitate restorative justice and healing from conflict and crime? Advoz is training volunteers to facilitate face-to-face restorative justice with youth and adult offenders and those they’ve harmed. In addition to learning the conferencing process and practicing it through role plays, trainees will learn about the justice system, about victim’s rights and needs, ethics and communication skills.

Learn about the following topics:

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

Practice being a facilitator through multiple role plays that walk you through the three-step process of Advoz’s restorative justice conferencing involving those who’ve harmed others, those who’ve been harmed and at times, other relevant family and community members.

The intensive 40 hour training takes place: 

  • Tuesday, October 2, 6 – 9 pm
  • Thursday, October 4, 6-9 pm
  • Saturday, October 6, 9 am-5 pm
  • Tuesday, October 9, 6-9 pm
  • Thursday,October 11, 6-9 pm
  • Saturday, October 13, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, October 16, 6-9 pm
  • Thursday, October 18, 6-9 pm
  • Saturday,October 20, 9 am – 5 pm

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. Scholarships are available by contacting program@advoz.org.

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.

An additional volunteer application is required for those applying at the volunteer/scholarship rate.

Registration deadline is September 24.

If you would like to volunteer in this program, complete both of the following forms by the deadlines above.

If you are taking this training for professional development, simply select “Complete Registration.”

Basic Mediation Training Training

When: September 13,14,15, 2018

Where: Lancaster Friends Meeting located at 110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster, PA 17603

Want to feel prepared to handle constructively conflicts that crop up in your personal and professional life? And help others in their conflict? This course introduces you to each stage of the mediation process and to practice being a mediator through multiple role plays.  The communication and conflict resolution skills that a mediator models will also be taught and practiced in the training.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on September 13th, 14th and 15th, Thursday through Saturday.

Early Bird Registration Discount Ends Friday, August 27th!

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.

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 August 27th. Registration deadline is September 10. 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.

COMING SOON: Intermediate Mediation Training

One-Day Training Format
9 am – 4:30 pm

HACC-Lancaster Campus
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA

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.

Register to reserve your place. Date and time to be announced.

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.