The Center for Professional Development

Basic Mediation Training
Certificate Program

Training Time and Dates

Thursday-Friday, November 14-15, 2013
Thursday-Friday, November 21-22, 2013

Training Location
Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
Directions to the School

Program Fee:
$500 - Full payment due upon registration

Credits: 23 substantive;1 Ethics
CEUs - provided by Bryn Mawr GSSWSR (included with program fee)
CLEs - provided by Center for Resolutions - $50 additional fee (request forms available at training)

Center for Resolutions will provide Certificates of Completion for 24 hours of Basic Mediation Training to individuals who complete the full 24 hour training.

Mediation is a process in which an impartial third person facilitates a conversation between or among people in conflict. The process gives each party the opportunity to hear the other's concerns and then work on a mutually agreeable resolution.

This introductory training is designed for anyone who is interested in learning or developing skills in conflict resolution. Social workers, attorneys, administrators, clergy, health care professionals, counselors, psychologists, teachers, youth workers and others who need to intervene in conflicts will benefit from this training. Participants learn the mediation process though a collaborative problem-solving model. This training is highly interactive and highlights the concepts, strategies and skills that are effective in resolving conflict. The training includes a training manual and other materials, as well as demonstrations by the instructors and several simulated practice sessions. Through this training, participantsl: 1) understand the dynamics of conflict; 2) develop interactive strategies for handling conflict; 3) communicate effectively as a mediator; 4) brainstorm for solutions; 5) build agreements; 6) use neutral language; 7) confront ethical issues; and 8) frame negotiable issues that lead to joint problem solving.

Tracy Hornig is the Director of Mediation at Center for Resolutions in Media, PA.  She has been practicing mediation since the mid ‘90’s.  As the Director, she administers their mediation program and performs community outreach and education.  She trains individuals in mediation, conflict coaching, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and the Youth Aid Panel Program.  Tracy earned her BA in Communication from the University of New Hampshire and serves on the board for the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators.
Bridget Carroll has worked with Center for Resolutions for over seven years. She is a trainer, mediator, youth aid panelist, as well as a restorative justice facilitator for Pennsylvania’s Office of the Victim Advocate for cases of violent crime. Bridget holds a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Sociology from Salisbury University.