Help us build community capacity to address conflict at an early stage. Attend our next Community Mediation Class and build your key mediator skills; listen with intent, ask engaging questions, and de-escalation techniques. After completion of the class, participants will lead efforts to pinpoint community conflict and employ community mediation processes in making systemic change. We ask applicants to commit to volunteering as community mediators in their neighborhoods, on community decision-making bodies (boards, associations, task forces, etc.), and at the Center.
Completion of this 28-hour training will prepare participants to mediate community disputes. Completion of this training does not qualify one to mediate disputes ordered through the Courts. If you are interested in Court referred mediation and registering with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as a neutral, please apply for our next General Civil Mediation Training.
Our Center is a member of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), and one of six community mediation centers currently providing virtual community mediation training in the United States. As a hub for sharing and engaging with community mediation centers, NAFCM supports peacemakers in creating safe spaces and sharing innovative programs using community mediation to empower collective and individual community mobilization.
Recommended Reading: The Mediator’s Handbook by Beer et al.
Instructors: Dan Rowe, Sherlisa Praylo, Lee Robbins
Duration: 28 hours | 4 days | Homework
Dates for Spring Training:
Day 1: Friday, March 31st, 2023
Day 2: Saturday, April 1st, 2023
Day 3: Friday, April 7th, 2023 and
Day 4: Saturday, April 8th, 2023
Date of Fall Training:
Day 1: Friday, August 18th, 2023
Day 2: Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Day 3: Friday, August 25th, 2023, and
Day 4: Saturday, August 26th, 2023
Start/End Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Location: Held virtually and in-person at 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 125D, Savannah, GA 31405
Questions? Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org