Upcoming Training Courses
The Center has trained more than 3,500 individuals from government and the private sector in the use of ADR theory and techniques. Effective training for ADR practitioners, public decision-makers and the public at large gives participants an understanding of dispute resolution techniques and their applicability to a variety of situations. In addition to public courses, the Center also provides customized trainings for agencies and nonprofits.
December 8, 2017
We experience conflict every day, whether at work, home or interacting with the public. This class will provide an opportunity to reflect on and better understand your own personal conflict style, as well as how to recognize conflict dynamics in others. Effectively managing your conflict dynamics, and understanding the responses of others, can help maintain productive relationships, shorten the length of the conflict, and reduce stress associated with the conflict.
January 10, 2018 — January 12, 2018
Much of mediation relies upon information processing and the process of making decisions. Many of the difficulties in the early stages of mediation involve obstacles in communication and understanding. Likewise, many elements impact the decision-making process, which relies on such information. This interactive, advanced training provides and in-depth examination of such obstacles, and skill and strategies for recognizing, addressing and overcoming them. The training will also address effective approaches to dealing with difficult personalities in mediation.
The 40-Hour Basic Mediation training and experience mediating are pre-requisites for this course.
Due to the extremely interactive nature of the course, space is limited.
Please note this is NOT the Advanced Family Mediation training.
June 4, 2018 — June 8, 2018
This intensive five-day program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to mediate a variety of everyday disputes. This course emphasizes the importance of practical experience in becoming an effective mediator. During frequent role-plays, each participant will mediate a variety of disputes with expert feedback.
This course is designed to satisfy the 40 classroom hours of training required to mediate court-referred disputes as indicated in the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act § 154.052, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. This course also meets the Texas Mediator Trainers Roundtable's requirements.