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Training & Events Calendar

UPCOMING TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT ABOUT HIGH CONFLICT? – Minneapolis

Date:  Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Conflict Resolution Center, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
We are fortunate to have longtime friend of CRC and mediator Janet Rowles as a guest lecturer.

$55/person 3 continuing education credits.
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 Win Win Communication – Minneapolis

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Conflict Resolution Center, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55405

CRC’s Restorative Justice Manager Marshall Bolin will lead an hour-long discussion on how language can be a window into a new paradigm – one which is not restricted to the same two tired options of submission and rebellion offered by our culture. Marshall uses the four basic steps of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication as a jumping-off point. NVC is an alternative style of communication used in conflict resolution which focuses on addressing the universal needs of both parties.

From relationship problems to self-talk to political stalemate, these principles can be applied to transform a worse-and-worse situation into a better-and-better one.
Fee: Pay-what-you-want donations will be collected after the discussion

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Community Plus Training
Date: June 8, 2017
Time:10:00-6:30 (classroom portion 10:00 am-4:00 pm; role play for twin cities attendees 4:30-6:30 pm)
Location: Conflict Resolution Center, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55405

Are you Rule 114 trained and looking to volunteer at a community mediation center?  Has it been a while since you took your mediation training?  Come join us for a fast-paced day of exercises, lecture and role plays that will cover the content required by the Community Dispute Resolution Guidelines for all volunteers at community mediation centers in Minnesota and help you refine and sharpen your mediation skills.

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Webinar – Religion and Politics at the Dinner Table: How to Help Parties Agree to Disagree
Date: May 25
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Online, Free

Nothing arouses passionate discourse quite like talking about politics and/or religion. Sometimes known as “values based” or “identity based” disputes, these seemingly unresolvable and polarizing topics can be tough to encounter, especially when we ourselves hold an opinion that threatens our impartiality. By reviewing core mediation skills such as interest identification and reframing, participants in this webinar will learn how to engage with these subject areas in a way that fosters mutual understanding between parties with differing points of view.
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JUNE 2017

Taste of Mediation – Minneapolis
Date: June 6
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Conflict Resolution Center, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN

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Webinar – Wrangling the Exchange: Emotions, Questions and Interests
Date: June 9
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Online, Free

Being able to identify parties’ emotions and interests is a crucial skill for any mediator. This webinar will help participants hone their empathic capacity and learn to more quickly recognize important signals in parties’ kinesics, tone, and use of language. Through tips and techniques as well as exercises and reflective opportunities, you’ll deepen your knowledge and skill for guiding parties through this exciting and challenging phase of mediation.

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Taste of Mediation – Minneapolis

Date: June 20
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Conflict Resolution Center, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
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JULY 2017

Taste of Mediation – Minneapolis
Date: July 11
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Conflict Resolution Center, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
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Webinar – Rule 114: Where’s it going??
Date: July 21
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Online, Free

Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice governs a variety of topics, including the differing types of alternative dispute resolution processes available to disputing parties, fee arrangements and advertising for providing these services, and the code of ethics applicable to all neutrals in the state of Minnesota. Knowledge of Rule 114’s contents, and recent proposed changes to the rule, are integral to providing ethical, high quality ADR services – whether as a private practitioner, community mediation volunteer, or both. Join us to learn what the newly revised rule looks like and what the changes mean for our practices.
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Taste of Mediation – Minneapolis
Date: July 25
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Conflict Resolution Center, 2101 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
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30 Hour Civil Mediation Training – St. Cloud
Date: July 26, 27, 28, 31, August 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day; on the first day of class, there will be coffee and treats from 8:30-9:00 am during registration.
Location: Saint Cloud State University Welcome Center

August 2017

Webinar – The Nitty Gritty of Statute 494: Community Mediation’s Governing Principles
Date: August 18
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Location: Online, Free

Minnesota Statute 494 governs the actions of community dispute resolution programs in Minnesota. As a community mediation volunteer, knowing the content of this specific statute can be helpful in navigating tough decision like when to terminate a mediation session, or how to answer parties’ questions about community mediation. Statute 494 might seem dense, but we are here to help you become familiar with the law’s requirements and learn more about the “nuts and bolts” that keep community mediation running smoothly in Minnesota.
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SEPTEMBER  2017

30 Hour Civil Mediation Training – Minneapolis
Date: September 27, 28, 28, October 2, 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day; on the first day of class, there will be coffee and treats from 8:30-9:00 am during registration.
Location: TBA

DECEMBER 2017

30 Hour Civil Mediation Training – Minneapolis
Date: December 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm each day; on the first day of class, there will be coffee and treats from 8:30-9:00 am during registration.
Location: TBA

GENERAL TRAINING INFORMATION

Group Rates and Scholarships
CRC is a non-profit organization. If you are interested in training, but feel you cannot afford to pay the entire fee, or are interested in registering a group, please contact mediation@crcminnesota.org to inquire about group rates and scholarships. We have a limited number of scholarships per training. Apply for Scholarship here.

Cancellations and Refunds
If you find that you are unable to attend please let CRC know as soon as possible. We often have waiting lists for our trainings and would like to offer someone the opportunity to take the training in your place. If you are for any reason unable to attend the training for which you registered, we will apply your payment toward another training of your choice.  Depending on type of payment received, CRC may be able to offer a refund minus an administrative fee. Please contact us if you would like more information regarding refunds before registering.

If there are fewer than 8 people registered for a class 5 business days before the class start date, CRC will cancel the training and notify individuals registered by phone and/or email.  Should CRC cancel a training session, we will apply your training fee to another training of your choice, or, depending on type of payment received, CRC may be able to offer a refund minus an administrative fee.  Please contact us if you would like more information regarding refunds before registering.

CLE/MN Rule 114 Credits
CLE and MN Rule 114 – Continuing Legal Education and MN Rule 114 credits are available for most courses.

Attendance
In order to receive ADR and/or CLE credits for trainings, participants must attend all hours of the training.  Additionally, CRC reserves the right to ask a participant to withdraw from a training at any point if, based on our experience and judgement, the participant is disrupting the educational experience.