Oakland Mediation Center announces release of 2015 training

Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) invites legal professionals to their 2015 trainings and professional development workshops. OMC offers 40-Hour Civil and Domestic Mediation Trainings as well as Advanced Mediation Training to any individual who wishes to learn and enhance their skills to help others resolve their disputes. Mediation training can enhance your current skill set and marketability, allow you to be eligible for the court list of approved mediators and improve your own communication and negotiating skills personally and professionally.

The State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved, "40-Hour Civil Mediation Training" teaches participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of civil disputes from the initial consultation to writing the mediation agreement. This training will be held January 30, February 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The cost of training is $1,095. Participants will receive a detailed mediation manual, jump-drive containing reproducible mediation forms, as well as a certificate of attendance. Those completing their training at OMC become eligible for discounts on practical experience opportunities.

"Facilitation Skills from Mediations to Meetings" training will be delivered on May 29 by Zena Zumeta of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute. In this multi-faceted, SCAO approved training, participants will gain the facilitation skills necessary to run successful mediations and meetings. Through discussion, videos, and demonstrations participants will build on the elements of communication, problem-solving, and facilitation skills that are used in both group mediations and meetings. Participants will also apply these valuable skills learned in a role-play setting. The training cost is $295.

"OMC is committed to providing quality training," said Bonnie Hanes, OMC executive director. "These trainings are designed to give participants skills they can use immediately to serve their clients and make a lasting impact on our community."

OMC's trainings are approved by SCAO and are designed to be highly interactive and skill based. The trainings take place at Oakland Mediation Center in Bloomfield Hills and include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and course materials. For additional information about these trainings and others, contact the Oakland Mediation Center training department at 248-338-4280, ext. 216.

Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

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