The Mediation Centre of Southeastern Ontario (MCSO) this Fall commences its seventeenth of offering its 20-hour interactive Courses in Workshop format on “Dispute and Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills” and “Skills Development for the Mediator and Conflict Resolution Practitioner”, leading to the standard 40-hour qualifying certificate in the field, our Certificate on Alternative Dispute and Conflict Resolution. Most sessions are held at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Queen’s University. See www.donaldgordoncentre.com.
The Registration Fee includes materials, full noon meals and morning and afternoon refreshments each day. Participation qualifies for Continuing Educational Credits pursuant to the CPD Requirement of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION SKILLS – Wed., Oct. 18 (from 1:00 p.m., and Evening) -- Fri., Oct. 20/17
Introduction to Conflict Theory and Management (Sources, Elements, Stages & Levels of Conflict; Conflict Styles; Power, Rights, Interests & Conflict); Conflict Resolution Theory; Basics of Communication; the Dispute Resolution Process; ‘Principled’ Interest Based Negotiation. On Day Three, Choice of Electives:- Level Two Conflict and Dispute Resolution Applications (Aspects of Conflict Engagement – Conflict Coaching, Executive Conflict Coaching, Appreciative Enquiry; Understanding Attribution Theory and its Correlation to Conflict; The Restorative Practices Model for Intervention; Clinic on Multi-Party Facilitation); or Full Day Program on Elder Mediation. Instructors, Days One & Two:- Sandra Howgate, Mediator; Judy Tetlow, Conflict Resolution Practitioner; Ronald Price, Q.C..
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE MEDIATOR AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRACTITIONER – Fri., Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 5/ 17
Learn Mediation Concepts and Techniques, with experienced Coaches for Mediation Skills Training. On Day Three, choice of electives:- participation in sessions of Programs on Negotiation Skills or Conflict Resolution in the Workplace on November 5. Instructors, Days One & Two:- John Curtis; Mediator; Sandra Howgate, Mediator; Ronald Price, Q.C. ; MCSO Team of Mediation Coaches
MEDIATION SKILLS Fri., Nov. 3 – Sat., Nov. 4/17
For persons interested in essential Mediation Skills training, and who are not currently seeking to acquire the qualifying 40-hour Certificate (see below), registrations are accepted for Days One & Two separately, the registration being designated as for the Course in Mediation Skills.
ONE DAY PROGRAMS
ELDER MEDIATION SKILLS AND RELATED TOPICS SUPPORTING SENIORS IN LATER LIFE DECISION MAKING Friday, October 20/17
A one-day Program also available as Day Three of the Course on Conflict and Dispute Resolution Skills. See Outline for Course on “Conflict and Dispute Resolution Skills”, and posting for Elder Mediation and Advocacy (EMA) Group on the Mediation Centre’s web site. Coordinators/Instructors:- Deb Wood & Moira Moore, MCSO EMA Group.
LEVEL TWO CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION APPLICATIONS Friday, October 20/17
A one-day Program also available as Day Three of the Course on Conflict and Dispute Resolution Skills:- Panel on Conflict Resolution Practitioner Skills (Aspects of Conflict Engagement – Conflict Coaching, Executive Conflict Coaching, Appreciative Enquiry; Understanding Attribution Theory and Its Correlation to Conflict; The Restorative Practice Model for Intervention). Clinic on Multi-Party Facilitation.
Instructors:- Kimberly Bain, CPF, Q.Med.; Paula Heinemann, Q.Med., MBA; Judy Tetlow, Conflict Resolution Practitioner; Meaghan Welfare, Director, MW Conflict Engagement Inc.
CONQUERING CONFLICT: GETTING WHAT YOU NEED THROUGH DIFFICULT DISCUSSIONS Tuesday, October 24/17 at Kingston Yacht Club
Having the ability to respectfully engage in difficult discussions is essential to workplace success and elsewhere. Yet having difficult discussions can be one of the most stressful things we must do. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills that will give you the confidence and capability to engage in difficult discussions and effectively address conflict. Instructors: John Curtis, Mediator; Neil Donnelly, Q. Med.; Meaghan Welfare; Director, MW Conflict Engagement Inc.
NEGOTIATION SKILLS Sunday, November 5/17
A one-day Program also available as Day Three of the Course on Skills Development for the Mediator and Conflict Resolution Practitioner. Session Titles:- Structural Foundations for the Negotiation Process; Building Relationships at the Table. Instructors:- Neil Donnelly, Q. Med.;Kevan Flood, Senior Government of Canada Negotiator, retired.
WORKSHOP ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE Sunday, November 5/17
A one-day Conference/Workshop, also available as Day Three of the Course on Skills Development for the Mediator and Conflict Resolution Practitioner. Reference:- See posting for Workplace Conflict Resolution Group on the Mediation Centre’s web site. Instructors:- Kimberly Bain, CPF, Q. Med.; John Curtis, Mediator; Neil Donnelly, Q. Med; Meaghan Welfare, Director, MW Conflict Engagement Inc.
From time to time, the Mediation Centre has offered a three-day “Advanced Certificate Mediation Training” Course. The limited enrolment Course, for those who have already completed Mediation Training, has been designed to the specifications for the 5-day, 40 hours of “Specialized Mediation and Related Training” outlined as a requirement for the Qualified Mediator (Q. Med.) designation by the ADR Institute of Canada. One can also qualify for the Advanced Certificate by putting together a three-day Program comprising an approved mix of one-day MCSO Courses taken individually..
For more information, including detailed descriptions for all Mediation Centre Courses, Professional Profiles of Instructors, and Registration Forms, please consult the Centre’s web site www.mediatecentre.com, or contact us by telephone at 1.613.546.6334.