Unless specified, all trainings and events are held at the CRC (see address below).
Conversations Ongoing - meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month. the topic changes each month and new participants are welcome at any time. 6:30 pm - 8:00 (ish)
Conversations is an opportunity for all sorts of people to come together to talk about all sorts of things. Open to the public and completely free, conversations is designed to replicate a Salon from the 17th and 18th century which Wikipedia defines as “a gathering of stimulating people of quality under one roof ... partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation.” These groups gathered for no other reason than to practice the art of conversation and you’re invited to do the same!
Annual Meeting Dinner October 1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location to be announced
Join us as we celebrate where we've been and discuss where we're going.
Open House (Drop in) December 11 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a casual holiday evening of fun, food, and fellowship.
The Conflict Resolution Center offers mediation training and workshops for individuals, businesses, and Virginia Supreme Court-certified mediators as well as a variety of trainings on healthy communication. Listed below are descriptions for courses currently offered at CRC. Registration fees can be found by following the link to the online registration page at the bottom of the page.
Storytelling for Non-profits April 8 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn to harness the power of storytelling to get your message out there! Fundraising, public relations, volunteer recruitment, staff management - all areas of non-profit work involve telling your story and communicating it well. If your organization needs something fresh to get things rolling again, then this is the class for you!
Social Networking for Beginners April 22 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter...wondering what all this social networking stuff is really about? Hearing buzz words and you have no idea what anyone is saying anymore? Join us for this fun and informative class and learn how to get your business or organization noticed by thousands more than you currently reach.
4 Hour Virginia Judicial System April 25 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virginia Judicial System training provides an overview of the Virginia court system and describes mediation’s place in the judicial process. This training is designed to be taken after a Basic Mediation Training course and will fulfill the second requirement to becoming a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator. The 4-Hour Virginia Judicial System Training has been certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of Dispute Resolution.
24 Hour Family Mediation Skills April 29-May 1, October 28 - 30 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Family Mediation training is an experiential training covering principles of conflict resolution, communication skills, and the complex issues related to mediating emotionally sensitive family disputes. This training includes role plays and practice activities applicable to real life situation and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court cases. This training is designed for those who have completed the 20-hour Basic Mediation Training. The Family Mediation Skills Training has been certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of Dispute Resolution.
8 Hour Screening for Domestic Violence May 15 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This workshop examines the impact of domestic violence on the mediation process. Participants will learn how to identify a history of domestic violence, how to recognize behaviors incompatible with mediation, and how to address the repercussions of terminating or continuing in mediation. Completion of Basic Mediation Training and Family Mediation Training is recommended. This training has been certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of Dispute Resolution
Introduction to Conflict Resolution May 29, August 28, November 13 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4-hour course covers the basic principles of conflict resolution
including: conflict styles, conflict theory, and communication skills.
It is helpful for anyone who is interested in learning to handle
conflict in a more productive way. This course teaches life skills
that are essential in working with people in any and every capacity.
24 Hour Basic Mediation Skills September 30 - October 2 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Basic Mediation Skills Training covers the basic principles of conflict
resolution, the mediation process, communication skills, and issues
faced by mediators. This training includes role plays and practice
activities applicable to real life situations including neighborhood
disputes, workplace conflict and issues that may be seen in General
District Court cases. This course has been certified by the Supreme
Court of Virginia, Office of Dispute Resolution; offers 20.0 credit
hours including 1.0 credit hours of ethic by the Virginia MCLE Board;
and has been approved for 22 hours of General re-certification credit
toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HRCI.
Continuing Mediator Education
Mediator Peer Consultation (2 Hours, General or Family) TBA (Spring '09)
Peer Mediator Consultation is designed to create a welcoming forum where mediators can reflect on what happens in their cases and better understand the theories and techniques of the profession of mediation. The process emphasizes nurturing and discover, not evaluation.
Customized Training Sessions
Need a personalized class for your business or organization? We can design one just for you. Contact Eddy Smart, Service Director, to discuss your individual needs. 540-342-2063 X 302Customized training is available for groups of 10 or more. Call us today to discuss specialized training for your business or organization.
FEES & REGISTRATION
Online registration: To view fees and register, please click HERE.
By mail: Please print out and submit the Training Registration Form for any of the mediation trainings or workshops listed above. When mailing your registration please include a check or money order made to Conflict Resolution Center. Mail registration and payments to:
Conflict Resolution Center 4504 Starkey Road Suite 120 Roanoke VA 24018
By Fax: Please print out and submit the Training Registration Form for any of the mediation trainings or workshops listed above. Fax to (540) 767-8992.