We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Professional Development Group (PDG) serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The focus topic is marketing and outreach. Come meet other ADR practitioners in your area t share experience, learning and insights. For more info and to RSVP please contact group leader Sayre Macneil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-899-3484.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm 1528 Chapala Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Santa Barbara.
Spring 2016 32-Hour Core Mediation Training begin soon. Sign-up today!
This intensive 32-Hour Core Mediation Training Course will teach attendees how to guide individuals who are in conflict towards improved understanding and constructive agreements. Participants of the course will learn to facilitate respectful communication, mutual understanding, and cooperative problem solving. The course covers models of conflict resolution, mediation skills, how to address imbalances of power and cultural differences, negotiation theory and practice and how to draft solid agreements. The course is a practical skill-building training that includes a mix of lecture, exercises and role plays. The 32-Hour Core Mediation Training Course fulfills the training requirements of the California Dispute Resolution Program Act. At the end of the course, attendees will receive a certificate.
Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management (MGC)’s Community Justice Center at the Monterey College of Law is located at 2620 Colonel Durham Street, Seaside, CA 93955.
This valuable course takes place over a 10-week period, every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., beginning February 9th.
Registration Deadline – February 1st
Non-Profit/Public Sector discounts available!
Email: email@example.com for a discount code
Can’t Make it?
Don’t worry! We have another 32-Hour Core Mediation Training beginning in May 2016. We also offer specialized trainings for area non-profits and businesses. Email us today for more information!
Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management | 831-582-5234 |
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.mandellgisnetcenter.org
Monterey College of Law, 100 Colonel Durham St, Seaside, CA 93955
The Pasadena Professional Development Group will be meeting:
Monday, December 7, 2015, 6PM
at the office of John Irwin:
70 S. Lake Av. Ste. 1000
Pasadena, CA 91101
Nearby street parking is available. We have decided to try meeting a little later than before, in order to accommodate members slogging through rush hour traffic — this is an experiment. See you there at 6 PM! Discussions are wide-ranging and lively. This month’s topic is “tools/methods for responding to rude, frustrated or abusive people during mediation.” However, always feel free to bring a topic of your choosing and if we don’t get to it, we’ll queue it up for the next meeting. All are welcome!
It’s been correctly brought to my attention by a number of folks that the
Thursday September 10 date shown below for our next PDG meeting conflicts with
the first televised game of the NFL regular season.
Since it appears we will (understandably) lose PDG participants to football,
pizza and the remote control (ok, yeah…I wouldn’t mind being on the couch too…),
we’re moving the PDG meeting to Tuesday September 15. All other details below
remain the same.
I hope this change doesn’t cause inconvenience to those who may have marked the
earlier date on their calendars. Enjoy the game and looking forward to
everyone’s rsvp for the 15th!
In June 2014 the 27th Annual Professional Skills Program had record registrations of over 300 participants from 30 states and 6 foreign countries! Register early for 2015 as some courses will sell out.
Featuring a panel of nationally recognized experts in dispute resolution, this comprehensive program provides three days of unique educational opportunities for practicing professionals. Participants will network with nationally prominent faculty, as well as participants from the other specialties at plenary sessions, lunches, and receptions. Early enrollment is recommended since many of the sessions fully subscribe. Contact Lori Rushford at (310) 506-6342 or e-mail Lori.Rushford@pepperdine.edu to enroll or to request a brochure.
Participants select the process in which they desire expertise (one course only), as all programs will be presented simultaneously. To provide for personalized instruction, enrollment for each course is limited to ensure a close working relationship among the faculty and participants. Course sessions will include lectures, small group discussions, and practice exercises. Faculty and other participants will also provide performance coaching. The synergy of ideas will provide a truly unique learning experience.
Participants choose one course only to attend for the program.
The registration fee, including meals and materials, is $1,495. Registrations received by Friday, May 15, 2015, receive a $100 discount. A reduced rate of $995 is available for full-time employees of governmental and nonprofit organizations. Please note the early registration discount does NOT apply to the governmental or nonprofit rate. By requesting this rate, you agree that we may contact your employer for verification.
Some of the classes will close early due to classroom space limitations. You will receive notification that you have a space in the course. Payment will be due in order to hold your space.
Should a paid participant be unable to attend, the tuition, less a non-refundable fee of $200, will be refunded or a substitute may attend the program.
NOTE: There is a $50 administrative fee for transferring to another program. When canceling, we require notice by Monday, June 22, 2015, or an additional $50 food service fee will be deducted from the refund.
Mediation Certification Course Summer 2015 to be held at Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management
Mediation skills can help everyone lead happier and more productive lives at home, in their neighborhood and in the workplace. The Mediation Certification Summer 2015 will be held at the Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management. The 30-hour valuable course takes place on four days, Thursday, May 28th and Friday, May 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management (MGC)’s Community Justice Center at the Monterey College of Law located at 2620 Colonel Durham Street Seaside, CA.
This intensive 30-hour Mediation Skills Training Certification Course will teach attendees how to help others work through conflicts. They will learn to facilitate respectful communication, mutual understanding, and cooperative problem solving between neighbors, landlords and tenants, family members and co-workers.
The registration deadline is May 15th and participants must attend all four days the training is scheduled to become certified. Space is limited so register early. Course Fee: Early Bird Rate is $495 (valid until April 30th); Private Sector (after May 1st): $595; Non-profit/Public Sector members can receive a discount. Email email@example.com for the discount. The fee includes training materials, skills training, and lunch each day. To register, go to http://mandellgisnetcenter.org/event/spring-mediation-certification-2015/2015-05-28/
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-582-5234.
About The Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management
The Mandell Gisnet Center for Conflict Management (MGC), the non-profit alternative dispute resolution education and service arm of the Monterey College of Law, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is committed to providing mediation and training services.
The Mandell Gisnet Center, housed in remodeled LEED Platinum Ford Ord buildings in Monterey County, California, was founded with the vision that conflicts can be resolved in a peaceful, amicable manner and without expensive, protracted, and damaging legal battles. In 2005, Maurice Mandell and Rebekah Gisnet left a bequest to the Monterey College of Law as a result of their personal challenges related to the legal system. Their bequest was used to form MGC. Though they lived in a beautiful area and had significant resources at their disposal, Maurice and Rebekah spent the last years of their lives involved in a bitter legal battle over a property dispute with their neighbors. They spent many years fighting in court, but neither party ever found a satisfactory resolution. At the end of their lives, as they looked back on the wasted time, energy, and money spent on that dispute, they concluded that there had to be a better way. They resolved that a large portion of their estate would be given as a bequest for the creation and promotion of mediation and training services through Monterey College of Law. MGC has fulfilled this vision by offering a variety of ADR education and services, including mediation. The mission of the MGC is to:
Promote and apply non-coercive means to reduce the probability of conflict
Work with the community to accomplish conflict resolution goals
Educate students and community members on practical approaches to conflict management
Provide public service through public education, mediation services, reports and counseling on conflict management
Promote and apply a mediative, empathetic, problem-solving approach to reduce and resolve conflict
One popular MGC program involves their NEIGHBOR Project mediation services, a dispute resolution process in which an impartial panel of mediators facilitates a conversation in a safe and respectful environment. The mediators do not make decisions about the outcome and the participants themselves work towards a solution with which they are comfortable.
To donate, volunteer, access mediation services, sign up for mediation trainings or for more information about the programs, go to www.mandellgisnetcenter.org, email email@example.com or call (831) 582-5234.
And, we hope you or your colleagues can also join us for the Monday, April 27th Lunchtime Mediation Lecture: Introduction to Mediation Techniques from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. previously emailed to you!
The Pasadena Professional Development Group had a wonderful discussion and welcomed two new members to SCMA at their April meeting! SCMA Board members Jason Harper and President Elect Floyd Siegal joined us and the topics discussed included the concept of value pricing in mediation, the SCMA Mentoring program, as well as the SCMA list serve.
Please stay tuned for the next scheduled meeting in May 4, 2015. 840 East Green Street
Pasadena, California 91101