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    • September 16, 2020
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • September 30, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • by ZOOM

    TRAINING DATES: SEPTEMBER 16, 17 (WE/TH), 22, 23, 24 (TU/WE/TH) AND 29, 30 (TU/WE) 2020, 8:30 AM TO 3 PM

    FEE: $900, $785 EARLY BIRD RATE IF REGISTERED BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020

    CREDIT FEE: For Maine CLE credit, please add an additional $35 to registration fee

    NOTICE: Training is going to be offered online due to current COVID-19 climate. We will also include teaching online mediation using the Zoom platform.

    See the FLYER for more information.

    Click the link to REGISTER ONLINE.

    For more information contact Karen Groat at  Family & Community Mediation: karen@mainefcm.org or (207) 520-2442.

    Interested in becoming a mediator? Enhancing your conflict resolution/management skills? Or, learning how to assist others in resolving their conflict-related issues? If yes, plan to attend this 5-day hands-on highly interactive practical training. Demonstrations, discussions, exercises, videos, and role-play practice with mediation scenarios are central features of this training in addition to mini-lectures. It will focus on both the facilitative and transformative orientation models. Guest mediator coaches will provide additional guidance and experience in your learning.

    Areas of focus include:

    • Conflict theory and stress response
    • Theories and practice of mediation – both facilitative and transformative orientations ➢ Screening for mediation appropriateness
    • Power dynamics and trust building
    • Effective interventions and practice
    • The impact of mediator influence and implicit bias
    • Standards of mediator practice and ethics
    • The professional limitations of mediation practice
    • Online mediation using the Zoom platform

    Learn new skills, understand how to apply them to your life and to a mediation practice by taking this training. Past participants report an amazing shift in the way they talk, listen and problem solve—at work and in their family life.

    At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, a commonly accepted state and national standard. Participants are expected to attend all training sessions to receive a certificate.

    Presenters:

    KAREN GROAT, Director of Family and Community Mediation, has worked with mediators, families, communities and outside organizations for over 18 years, specializing in complex family conflict and systems in more than 3500 mediations. An experienced Transformative Mediation trainer and communication coach, she also provides private and court-related mediation and training and is on the Maine Association of Mediators Board of Governors. FCM has expanded statewide in partnership with MAMP to serve Maine’s agriculture and rural communities.

    LEAH BOYD is mediator, facilitator and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She is co-owner of Clarity Services, LLC offering communication-related services to a variety of organizations as well as individuals. Since 2010 Leah has mediated for private clients, as well as the Maine District Court and the Department of Education.

    PAM WAITE, A graduate of Smith College and the University of Maine School of Law, Pam represented the State of Maine as an Assistant Attorney General primarily in employment and tax matters for over 30 years. A skilled negotiator, she trained to become a mediator and now mediates privately; serves on the court rosters for family matters and foreclosure cases; and also is on the roster as a mediator for the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Maine Department of Education. Pam believes strongly in party self determination and the importance of trying to resolve disputes by agreement as an alternative to engaging in lengthy and expensive litigation. Pam is also the President of the Maine Association of Mediators (MAM).

    And other professionals from the mediation field with extensive experience in a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practices.

    Hosted by Family & Community Mediation. Co-sponsored by Kids First Center and University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    For more information contact Karen Groat at  Family & Community Mediation: karen@mainefcm.org or (207) 520-2442.

    Thank you for your interest!

    • October 05, 2020
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • October 08, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME

    40-hour Certificate Program in Mediation

    Mediation introduces you to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the process and skills of mediation. It provides 40 hours of training, which is a state and national standard for entry-level mediators. The course is designed for individuals who are interested in mediating or applying the process of mediation to their profession or in their workplace.

    Instructors: Diane Kenty & Bill Logue

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

    32 hours of online work and 8 hours offline (40 hours)

    October 5 - 8, 2020, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Cost: $1,545.00 (20% discount for non-profits and UMS Alumni and Students)

    FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

    For additional information about courses at USM:

    Professional Development Programs Course Listing 

    Course Detail and Registration Information

    Sign up for USM Professional Development Program email/mail lists. 

    This program is not a Maine Association of Mediators course. Please use the links above for more information.

    • October 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • October 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • ONLINE

    16-hour Agricultural Mediation Training ONLINE

    Interested in becoming an agricultural mediator? The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) offers mediators the opportunity to co-mediate a wide range of possible issues on farms or involving farmers.  This 16-hour training will introduce you to the range of topics covered by agricultural mediation. It includes multiple guest speakers and daily opportunities to practice and role play the types of conflicts and issues that arise on farms and within the agricultural community.

    DATES: Sessions will be held online October 13, 15, and 20, 22 (TUES/THUR for two consecutive weeks), 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    FEE: $0 – THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND.

    PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 6, 2020. This training is generously funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, Maine Agricultural Mediation Program.

    Presenters:

    Multiple presenters will meet with you over the four training sessions from the USDA, FSA, Land for Good, MOFGA, Cooperative Extension, Family and Community Mediation, and many more! The sessions will be facilitated by Leslie Forstadt from University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the MAMP, and Karen Groat from Family and Community Mediation and the MAMP.

    Sign up Today! Enrollment Information:

    Dates: October 13, 15, 20, 22
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: ONLINE
    Fee: $0, deadline October 6, 2020

    REGISTRATION:

    Register online here.

    For more information contact Leslie Forstadt at maineagmediation@maine.edu or Karen Groat at Karen@mainefcm.org or Mainefcm.org.

    • October 15, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • by ZOOM
    Register

    The Maine Association of Mediators ("MAM") and Family and Community Mediation ("FCM") are offering a free workshop to discuss ways to connect with other mediators and grow in the practice of mediation through mentoring, mentoring circles, and co-mediation. The session will explore possible avenues in which seasoned mediators can share their valuable experience and practical wisdom with fellow practitioners and as well as opportunities for new mediators to get time "in the seat" for the purpose of building their practice and/or applying for the Court rosters. We look forward to your joining us for what promises to be a lively and informative discussion and networking event.

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    3:30 - 5:00 PM by Zoom

    Please register for this event to be on the email list for the Zoom Link and if you will be seeking CLE credit. You will receive an email a few days before the event with Zoom instructions.

    Workshop Leader - KAREN GROAT, Director of Family and Community Mediation, has worked with mediators, families, communities and outside organizations for over 18 years, specializing in complex family conflict and systems in more than 3500 mediations. An experienced Transformative Mediation trainer and communication coach, she also provides private and court-related mediation and training and is on the Maine Association of Mediators Board of Governors. FCM has expanded statewide in partnership with Maine Agricultural Mediation Program to serve Maine’s agriculture and rural communities.

    • January 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EST)
    • January 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • by ZOOM
    Register

    MAINE ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS (MAM) presents a Three Day Family Law course designed for new mediators who wish to apply for the Family Law Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (CADRES) roster.  Training to be held by ZOOM, Thursday, January 21st, Friday, January 22nd, and Monday, January 25th, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. There will also by a one hour reading and homework assignment on Thursday and a two hour assignment over the weekend.

    FAMILY LAW training provides fifteen (15) hours of family law instruction. Designed for mediators who want to be on the CADRES Family Matters roster or who encounter family law issues in their work, the training covers the three major areas of divorce and family law cases: children, property, and support. Topics include parental rights and responsibilities, marital property, child support, spousal support, post-judgment actions, and other family law issues. During the training, participants will be introduced to relevant statutes, court forms, and mediation agreements. Participants will also be calculating child support obligations using the Maine Child Support Guidelines and statutes for a variety of scenarios.


    MAM members - $400 Non MAM members - $450

    Registration and Fee must be received by January 11, 2021.

    Cancellation Policy: Fee will be refunded, less $50 deposit, if request is received by January 11, 2021. 

    14 CLE hours plus 1 Ethics hour and 15 CADRES hours available.

    INSTRUCTORS: 


    Pam Waite - MAM President - A graduate of Smith College and the University of Maine School of Law, Pam represented the State of Maine as an Assistant Attorney General primarily in employment and tax matters for over 30 years. A skilled negotiator, she trained to become a mediator and now mediates privately; serves on the court rosters for family matters and foreclosurcases; and also is on the roster as a mediator for the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Maine Department of Education. Pam believes strongly in party self determination and the importance of trying to resolve disputes by agreement as an alternative to engaging in lengthy and expensive litigation.



    Lucy Wess - MAM Board member - is a mediator, facilitator, and educator and the owner of Mindful Mediation, LLC in Wilton, Maine. She was introduced to the world of dispute resolution while studying Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana and soon after became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Over the last decade, she has been involved in academics, athletics, and support services in domestic and international higher education settings. Since January 2019, Lucy has applied her varied skills and experiences as a CADRES Family Matters mediator, private mediator and facilitator in a variety of settings, and an Adjunct Instructor in the Undergraduate and Graduate Peace & Reconciliation Programs at the University of Maine. She also is interested in promoting peace, reconciliation, and restorative justice through cross-cultural mediation and facilitation. She serves as a volunteer facilitator with the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine (RJIM) and is pursuing a Master of Art of Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) in Peace and Reconciliation at UMaine. 

Past events

June 11, 2020 Family Law Mediation Training
May 28, 2020 "Braver Angels: Reuniting America" - Documentary screening and discussion
May 19, 2020 CONDUCTING ZOOM MEDIATION – A PRACTICAL GUIDE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
April 17, 2020 Mediating Privately – The Mediation Agreement and Insurance Considerations
March 18, 2020 Mediator Peer Study Group
February 24, 2020 Mediator Peer Study Group
December 06, 2019 Negotiation Skills and Strategies
November 14, 2019 ANNUAL MEETING AND FALL CONFERENCE
November 06, 2019 Mediation Skills for Leaders
October 23, 2019 Agricultural Mediation Training
September 26, 2019 Working in Mediation (or Otherwise) with Parents who are in High Conflict.
September 23, 2019 40-Hour Certificate Basic Mediation Training
September 11, 2019 Mediator Peer Study Group
June 13, 2019 Advanced Mediation Skill Development
June 12, 2019 Domestic Violence Screening for Mediators
June 03, 2019 Family Law Mediation Training
May 06, 2019 Agricultural Mediation Training
May 02, 2019 Probate Court Mediation Initiatives
April 03, 2019 40-hour Certificate Program in Mediation
February 06, 2019 40-Hour Certificate Mediation Training
January 07, 2019 Mediator Peer Study Group
November 15, 2018 Advanced Mediation Skill Development
November 01, 2018 ANNUAL MEETING AND FALL CONFERENCE
November 01, 2018 SPONSOR OUR FALL CONFERENCE
October 23, 2018 Mediation Child Support Challenge
October 18, 2018 Public Policy Collaboration and the Maine Revives Civility Project - A BROWN BAG LUNCH SEMINAR
September 17, 2018 Mediator Peer Study Group
June 19, 2018 32nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium
June 13, 2018 Mediation Skills for Leaders - June 13 & 14, 2018
June 13, 2018 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training - June 13, 14, 15, & 21, 22, 2018
June 04, 2018 Family Law Mediation Training
May 17, 2018 Consumer Law Training for Mediators
April 26, 2018 40-hour Certificate Program in Mediation - April 26, 27, 28 & 30, May 1, 2018
April 04, 2018 Promote Civility in your Community
April 02, 2018 Mediator Peer Study Group
March 02, 2018 Domestic Violence Training for Mediators - Postponed to March 2nd
January 22, 2018 Mediator Peer Study Group
December 13, 2017 2nd Wednesday Mediator Breakfast
December 01, 2017 One-Day Transformative Mediation Training
November 08, 2017 2nd Wednesday Mediator Breakfast
November 02, 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference
October 18, 2017 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training - October 18, 19, 20, 26, & 27 2017
October 12, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar on Restorative Justice
October 02, 2017 Mediator Peer Study Group
September 13, 2017 2nd Wednesday Mediator Breakfast
July 19, 2017 Domestic Violence Training for Mediators
June 14, 2017 ​40 Hour Certificate​ ​Basic​ ​Mediation Training
May 17, 2017 Domestic Violence Training for Mediators

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