Conflict resolution and restorative practices skills training are a core function of what we do. Community Mediation Minnesota member organizations have taught hundreds of courses and expanded the skill sets of thousands of Minnesotans. If you are simply picking up a skill or two, breaking into the mediation scene, keeping up with CLEs, or organizing a small or large group educational event, CMM partners almost certainly have a training for you. With their combined catalogue, CMM partners boast one of the most active and diverse alternative dispute resolution and restorative practices training schedules anywhere in the state. Review the course examples below and connect with providers’ offerings directly using their respective links.
General Mediation Training
- Develop a nuanced understanding of mediation, its application, benefits, challenges;
- Develop a variety of skills necessary to constructively engage in conflict and direct participants toward its resolution; and
- Understand applicable ethical, legal, and professional guidelines associated with the practice of mediation.
Family Mediation Training
- Develop a nuanced understanding of family mediation dynamics, including special considerations, benefits, and challenges;
- Understand applicable ethical, legal, and professional guidelines associated with the practice of family mediation; and
- Explore service opportunities as a court, private, or volunteer family mediator.
- Explore the nuance and unique challenges associated with mediating in various specialty contexts;
- Develop advanced skills that broaden the ability and strengthen the performance of mediators; and
- Explore advanced topics associated with the ethical practice of alternative dispute resolution.
- Introduce basic concepts associated with restorative practices;
- Develop a variety of skills necessary to facilitate a basic restorative circle experience; and
- Understand the applicable professional guidelines and best practices associated with restorative practices.
Restorative Justice in Schools
- Explore the unique application and challenges of implementing restorative practices within an educational setting;
- Develop skills related to youth engagement and in-school advocacy of restorative programming; and
- Understand possible reporting requirements associated with select intra-session revelations.
Workplace Conflict Resolution
- Explore the varied uses of conflict resolution skills and programming within an office or other workplace setting;
- Develop skills associated with short-duration conflict resolution interventions; and
- Develop skills to advocate for the increased use of conflict resolution in a workplace setting.