20 & 40 Hour Mediation Trainings

Throughout the year, Baltimore Mediation offers a series of 20- and 40-hour trainings in conflict transformation and mediation that you can take in any order or combination to build your mediation experience and meet your training requirements for mediating professionally. Some trainings focus on important areas of practice, some approach mediation more generally, but all our mediation trainings provide you with the building blocks and core skills you need to start mediating and each course contributes to a fuller understanding of the mediation process.

Scroll down to see general descriptions of our Mediation Trainings in June, February, October, December and January 

Click here for listing of Mediation Trainings with details re dates and costs.

 

June 40-Hour Mediation Training – A 40-Hour Training focusing on Workplace, Third Party Intervention and Self-Awareness

Trainer: Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.

Description:

This is a certificated 40-hour mediation training, part of our Mediation Core Curriculum designed to teach you everything you need to know to start mediating, either professionally or for daily use and practice. We’ll focus on mediation, conflict transformation and resolution theory and skills, with an emphasis on fostering self-awareness to reduce personal reactivity, as well as reflection and active listening techniques to facilitate communication. The course emphasizes the following:

What’s Included: 40-hour certificated course, training manual and materials.

A certificate noting 40 hours of attendance will be provided at the end of training. It may be used to apply for state circuit court rosters of approved mediators and for continuing education credits from the participant’s accrediting institution.

This training is approved by and/or a certificate of successful completion of this training may be used to satisfy the requirements of the following:

Cancellation Policy:

Participants may cancel their registration at least 15 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received 7 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 7 business day prior to the start date will not be subject to any refund. This policy is due to the high level of customization each of our programs is subject to, based on the number of people that have registered and space limitations.

Testimonial:

“My husband and I took this class. You changed our lives! You may be happy to know that we are both gravitating toward fields that will allow us ample opportunity to use the communication skills you taught us (neonatology and pediatric cardiac anesthesiology). This may be a huge undertaking, but we are planning to register as mediators with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. ” – Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Department of Pediatrics

 

February 40-Hour Mediation Training – A 40-Hour Immersion in the Baltimore Mediation Core Curriculum with an emphasis on Legal and Ethical Issues

Trainer: Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.

Description:

This is a certificated 40-hour mediation training, a comprehensive immersion in our Mediation Core Curriculum designed to teach you everything you need to know to start mediating, either professionally or for daily use and practice. We’ll focus on mediation, conflict transformation and resolution theory and skills, taking plenty of time over the five day training to instruct, discuss and reinforce the fundamental mediator skills and responsibilities, supported by group work, role-plays and directed feedback from trained mediators. Particular emphasis is placed on legal implications of mediation, adherence to state and federal laws, as well as the mediator code of ethics. The course emphasizes the following:

What’s Included: 40-hour certificated course, training manual and materials.

A certificate noting 40 hours of attendance will be provided at the end of training. It may be used to apply for state circuit court rosters of approved mediators and for continuing education credits from the participant’s accrediting institution.

This training is approved by and/or a certificate of successful completion of this training may be used to satisfy the requirements of the following:

Cancellation Policy:

Participants may cancel their registration at least 15 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received 7 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 7 business day prior to the start date will not be subject to any refund. This policy is due to the high level of customization each of our programs is subject to, based on the number of people that have registered and space limitations.

Testimonial:

“Thank you for a wonderful learning experience. I left the program feeling like I had new skills and enhanced some others.” – Linda Roszak Burton, DRW, INC/GHCS, LLC

 

October 40-Hour Mediation Training – A 40-Hour Training focusing on Sources of Conflict and a Systems Approach

Trainer: Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.

Description:

This is a certificated 40-hour mediation training, part of our Mediation Core Curriculum designed to teach you everything you need to know to start mediating, either professionally or for daily use and practice. We’ll focus on mediation, conflict transformation and resolution theory and skills, with an emphasis on sources of conflict and a systems approach to conflict and intervention. The course emphasizes the following:

What’s Included: 40-hour certificated course, training manual and materials.

A certificate noting 40 hours of attendance will be provided at the end of training. It may be used to apply for state circuit court rosters of approved mediators and for continuing education credits from the participant’s accrediting institution.

This training is approved by and/or a certificate of successful completion of this training may be used to satisfy the requirements of the following:

Cancellation Policy:

Participants may cancel their registration at least 15 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received 7 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 7 business day prior to the start date will not be subject to any refund. This policy is due to the high level of customization each of our programs is subject to, based on the number of people that have registered and space limitations.

Testimonials:

“The pace was excellent but challenging.I truly believe I will be able to use these skills in work/home life. The instructors were wonderful!” – Carin Michel, Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Training

“I think this is one (if not the best) of the best training I have ever been to. The content, speed, your delivery, was all fantastic. I have never attended a training that I thought should go longer until this class.” – Karleen Swanlund, Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Training

 

December 40-Hour Mediation Training – A 40-Hour Immersion in the Baltimore Mediation Core Curriculum

Trainer: Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.

Description:

This is a certificated 40-hour mediation training, a comprehensive immersion in our Mediation Core Curriculum designed to teach you everything you need to know to start mediating, either professionally or for daily use and practice. We’ll focus on mediation, conflict transformation and resolution theory and skills, taking plenty of time over the five day training to instruct, discuss and reinforce the fundamental mediator skills and responsibilities, supported by group work, role-plays and directed feedback from trained mediators. The course emphasizes the following:

What’s Included: 40-hour certificated course, training manual and materials.

A certificate noting 40 hours of attendance will be provided at the end of training. It may be used to apply for state circuit court rosters of approved mediators and for continuing education credits from the participant’s accrediting institution.

This training is approved by and/or a certificate of successful completion of this training may be used to satisfy the requirements of the following:

Cancellation Policy:

Participants may cancel their registration at least 15 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received 7 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 7 business day prior to the start date will not be subject to any refund. This policy is due to the high level of customization each of our programs is subject to, based on the number of people that have registered and space limitations.

Testimonials:

“I cannot thank you enough for the indispensable life and professional learnings you shared with us over the five-day Fundamental Mediation training. Drawing on all your considerable skills as a communicator, mediator, coach, and trainer, you imparted to us, in an incredibly creative variety of ways, the specific attitudes and skills required to help people transform conflict by improving the quality of their interactions.

There was never a dull moment, and the long days went by like magic. In all our multiple interactions, opportunities for Recognition and Empowerment were seized on at every turn. You truly practice what you preach!

As a mediator and trainer involved in bringing transformational mediation to the workplace in Quebec, I come away strengthened in my understanding, not only of the theoretical underpinnings, but of the hands-on, nuts-and-bolts, down-to-earth specific moves of this powerful way to be and interact with people in conflict.” – John Peter Weldon, Mediator, Trainer, and Lawyer

“The transformative approach gives the power back to parties. An empowered person can effectuate such positive change. The training I received was as transformative as the process itself.” – Marielle V. Peck, Attorney/Mediator, MVP LAW & MEDIATION PLLC

“There is so much to learn and so many ways to learn it. This Conflict Transformation Skills Workshop truly brings it all together for me. Certainly emotions are important to getting to yes. Keep up the great work in training mediators.” – Pam Booker, Office of Learning, Office of the Associate Commissioner

“If you don’t get it, you really won’t Get It. Any other mediation Is not the same. Baltimore Mediation’s Mediation and Conflict Transformation Skills Training will not only change the way you view mediation, but the way you view yourself and others.” Kieva Bankins, MSW (Program Analyst/Trainer), Maryland Department of Human Resources, Family Investment Administration, Office of Programs, Bureau of Policy, Training & Research

“I believe this could cause a major shift in our justice system and perhaps cultures in general. The power I have in this is that I can let the method of transformative mediation begin with me.” – Valerie Broome, OEDB Program Specialist at FSIS

“Beautiful tools, applicable to both professional and daily life. I feel like I’ve been let in on a secret that successful people all knew.” – Ken Fenley, Attorney at Law

“People get stuck in their difficulties yet they have what’s needed to emerge from within.” – Edie Kinsley

 

January 20-Hour Advanced Mediation Training – Custody, Visitation & Child Support

Learn the skills and receive the certification required to mediate family disputes and custody issues

Trainer: Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.

Description:

Advanced 20-hour mediation and conflict transformation and resolution theory and skills course with a focus on the following:

What’s Included:

20 hours of classroom time, live role-plays with qualified mediators supervising, training hand-outs and manual.

A certificate noting 20 hours of attendance will be provided at the end of training. It may be used for continuing education for state circuit court rosters of approved mediators and for continuing education credits from the participant’s accrediting institution.

This training is approved by and/or a certificate of successful completion of this training may be used to satisfy the requirements of the following:

Cancellation Policy:

Participants may cancel their registration at least 15 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received 7 business days prior to the start date of the training to be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 7 business day prior to the start date will not be subject to any refund. This policy is due to the high level of customization each of our programs is subject due based on the number of people that have registered, and also due to space limitations.

Testimonial:

“It was good to learn that there is a process in place designed to truly empower parties in conflict.” – Karen Michael, Attorney

“The process allows the individuals to have the power to make decisions in regard to their families’ best interest.” – anonymous

“It is so much better to use a process like this to resolve conflict instead of decisions being shoved down parties’ throats by court decision.” – Linda Gallagher, Certified Nurse, Johns Hopkins University Hospital

“I am impressed by the transformative model because it brings underlying emotions to the surface and empowers the participants to resolve their issues.” – Pat Simpson, MS, LCPS

“The transformative framework was presented to us in a very professional way. Very informative. I love the experience and all of the instructors.” – anonymous