The potential for conflict is everywhere, and escalation and high conflict behaviours are almost unavoidable for many professionals working in conflict resolution. Mediators, and allied professionals, working with parties involved in potentially high conflict mediations need to understand and manage complexity, emotional intensity, and challenges that may arise during a mediation.
Using a trauma informed practice perspective, this course prepares mediators to manage aspects of high conflict mediations, including safety screening, dealing with parties experiencing poor mental health, addictions and substance use issues, strong emotions, and challenging behaviours associated with personality disorders. Mediators will be equipped with the tools to determine whether to proceed and, if so, to mediate what can be high conflict discussions.
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Option 1: Understanding High Conflict
Hours: 14 course hours
Cost: $750 members, $850 non-ADRIA members
In addition to class hours/live sessions, students can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on reading and 1 hour per week on activities to prepare for live sessions
Includes: Course manual and course videos/links, access to forum, four live sessions
Requires: Full attendance and participation in all live sessions. A letter of attendance for “Understanding High Conflict” will be issued.
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed mediation training (preferably interest-based mediation). The expectation is that students are already comfortable mediating, as this course does not teach basic mediation (this is an advanced course).
Option 2: High Conflict Mediation: Managing Conflict & Complexity in Mediation
Hours: 28 credit hours
Cost: $1100 members, $1300 non-ADRIA members
Fulfills the requirements for the Separation and Divorce Mediation Certificate Program
In addition to class hours/live sessions, students can expect to spend about 2 hours per week on reading and 1 hour per week on activities to prepare for live sessions.
Assignments will take approximately 8-12 additional hours – this depends on learning style and on whether you are currently practicing or just starting out. Students will also be required to participate in a 75 minute role-play.
Includes: Course manual and course videos/links, access to forum, five live sessions, one role-play, coach feedback on role-play and self-assessment assignment, marking of portfolio.
Requires: Full attendance and participation in all live sessions; completion of all assignments (self-reflection post, role-play and self-assessment, portfolio). A Certificate for “High Conflict Mediation: Managing Conflict & Complexity in Mediation” will be issued upon successful completion of this course. This course is also part of the Separation and Divorce Mediation Certificate Program.
Pre-requisite: Students must have completed interest-based mediation training. The expectation is that students are already comfortable mediating, as this course does not teach basic mediation (this is an advanced course).
Online Class (login information will be emailed prior to the first class)
*This course will be presented online. In order to participate in this format, students must to be available from 1:00 to 4:00 each session without distraction during class time. In addition, students require a strong internet connection, computer with a webcam and microphone.
Option 1 dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14
Attendance for all sessions is mandatory
Option 2 dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, August 11
Attendance for all sessions is mandatory
Class Times: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 9, 2020
Instructor: Joanne Munro
Pre-Course: Once you have signed the confidentiality agreement, the materials will be sent to you, and you will also be given access to the course web page on adralberta.com. You can read the manual, complete the activities in the manual, watch the course videos, and do your 2 forum postings (Introduction Post and Self-Reflection Post – due 48 hours before first live session).
30 days before the start of the course or less, payment is due upon registration. Please email email@example.com if you have trouble making an online payment