Professional Development Collaborative

Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Essentials of Mediation

Friday, November 10

9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Residence Inn - Marriott  570 Arsenal Street, Conference Room, Lobby, Watertown MAP

Cost: $70   ($64 + $6 materials fee)

Presenter: Monique Bleriot

Presenter: Ann Sullivan

Mediation skills are a crucial component for the modern professional. They provide us with ways to manage and resolve conflict in our workplaces, homes and communities. Mediation skills allow us to facilitate discussions of disputed issues and help generate options for resolving them. Many believe that mediation is a far better way to resolve conflict than litigation because it’s based on common interests. Mediation skills are a crucial component for the modern professional. They provide us with ways to manage and resolve conflict in our workplaces, homes and communities. Mediation skills allow us to facilitate discussions of disputed issues and help generate options for resolving them. Many believe that mediation is a far better way to resolve conflict than litigation because it’s based on common interests.

This workshop will provide an overview of Mediation Philosophy, the different types of mediation (Facilitative, Transformative, and Evaluative) and the types of situations where mediation is commonly used, e.g., courts, businesses, educational settings and community disputes. Participants will learn mediation’s basic principles as well as acquire a set of tools they can use to mediate and resolve conflicts in your own living and work situations. Each person will have a chance to practice these skills within the workshop.

Here’s just some of what you’ll do in this workshop:

  • Learn the three major types of mediation and when to use each
  • Gain experience role playing mediation situations that will help you resolve conflicts
  • Gain knowledge of mediations core principles: neutrality, confidentiality, voluntary participation, informed consent and self-determination
  • Learn mediation’s basic tools of Active Listening, Mindfulness, and many more
  • Discuss the requirements to become a Mediator

Monique Bleriot received mediation training at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and also holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution. Monique has been volunteering as a mediator at the Community Dispute Settlement Center since 2015. She also has a history of practicing nursing since 1979.

Ann Sullivan graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1982. She practiced law from 1983-2008.  Ann has been a mediator since 1992, and received basic mediation training at Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center. She practices mediation in Arlington MA. To learn more about her practice, visit mediateorlitigate.net.  In 2016, Ann and Monique began Mediation for Elder Transitions.

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