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Annual Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training

Once a year, usually in the spring, Mediation Services of Adams County offers a 22-hour training in Conflict Resolution and Mediation skills. The content of the workshop includes conflict styles, active listening, communication skills, negotiation, and mediation techniques. Role plays are extensively employed in order to practice resolving disputes of various types.

Dispute resolution skills are useful in the workplace, family, service organizations, municipalities, and community agencies. Mediation in particular is a dispute resolution technique designed to resolve problems which develop between people in many different settings. Individuals sit down with a trained mediator and work towards a mutually agreeable solution. Negotiation is a more informal one-on-one approach useful in everyday life.

The cost for training is $275 ($245 for early registration).   Scholarships for training are available upon request for representatives from human service agencies or churches. Each agency may send one participant at the cost of $75; additional participants from that agency must pay the regular registration fee. Anyone who has previously taken the workshop and wishes to refresh his /her skills may enroll free of charge but should register using the current registration form.

Professionally trained and certified mediators from Mediation Services of Adams County will conduct all training sessions. For more information, or to obtain a registration form, call 334-7312 or e-mail mediationac@yahoo.com. Registration forms are also available at the Adams County Library, the YWCA and this website. Registration Form or you may also register online.

Specialized Training Available on Request 
Specialized conflict resolution training is available in the form of shorter sessions geared for the following populations: teens, organizations, local government, church congregations, families, re-entry groups and prisoners. Specialized training modules are priced as follows:

For Teens Only
6  hours –   $60   
Dealing with conflict
Communication skills
Mentored role play

For  Families
3 hours –   $35
Everyday problems
Communication skills
Resolving conflicts

For Organizations and Agencies
3 hours –   $35
Dealing with conflict
Communication skills

For Local Government bodies
3 hours –   $35
Dealing with conflict
Selected communication skills

For Church Congregations
4 hours –   $40      
Dealing with conflict
Mediating congregational disputes
Mentored role play

For Re-entry Groups/ Prisoners
3 hours –   $35
Dealing with conflict
Communication skills