The Center for Professional Development

Advanced Mediation Training


NOTE:  This training has been cancelled.


Friday, January 10 and Friday, Jan.24, 2014
$270 -
full payment must be received no later than Friday, Jan.3, 2014

- Friday, January 3, 2014

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

Prerequisite: Experience facilitating meetings or conflicts several times in the past year and/or completion of the Basic Mediation Certificate Training Program.

Credits: 12 substantive
CEUs - provided by Bryn Mawr GSSWSR (included with program fee)
CLEs - provided by Center for Resolutions - $35 additional fee (request forms available at training)

This two-day advanced mediation training will increase the scope and flexibility of participants' mediation practices, and deepen understanding of how and why mediation processes work.  Topics include:  setting the tone in the opening; what information to draw out; How to word questions; softening adversarial mindsets; specific ways to reframe interests and topics; using different types of agreements; and ways to get people to the table. Participants should come prepared to roleplay, and to share experiences and questions. Much of the material used in this training will be drawn from the new Mediator’s Handbook 4th edition. It is not required for this course, but will be available for purchase.

Participants are able to share concerns, strategies, and perspectives with colleagues. At the conclusion of this training, they will have better tools to help them:1) phrase questions, summaries, interests, topics, agreements effectively; 2) set a respectful, hopeful, non-shaming tone throughout; 3) select appropriate direction and interventions at various moments during a mediation session; 4) understand the behavior and perspectives of disputing parties; and 5) place the participants' needs, style, beliefs, goals at the center of the mediation.

Jennifer E. Beer, PhD, runs her own consulting business in the Philadelphia, USA area. She has mediated conflicts and facilitated meetings in communities and non-profit organizations for 30 years.Jenny combines her mediation experience and cultural anthropology background to teach negotiation at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and at ALBA business school in Athens, Greece. She offers workshops in mediation, conflict assessment, training design, and cross-cultural communication. In addition to the many editions of The Mediator’s Handbook, she authored Peacemaking in Your Neighborhood, a study of community mediation in Delaware County (now Center for Resolutions).
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.