Workshops and Trainings

Workshops & Trainings

The participants plus the facilitator in the Zoom training.

Training for mediators and board members is offered at both the local and statewide levels.

Local

1) 2.411 General Civil, 40-Hour Mediation Training via Zoom

In order to mediate in the state of Michigan, individuals are required to take the 2.411 General Civil, 40-hour Mediation Training. Northern Community Mediation offered this training via Zoom on May 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2021. Each day lasted for seven hours of training, totaling 35 hours after the five days. The other five hours were done asynchronously.

During the training, the causes and  levels of conflict and responses to conflict were covered. Additionally, skills in communication, negotiation and mediation were discussed. All of this culminated in the mediation process.

For future opportunities to participate in the 40-hour, general civil training, contact Executive Director Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771 or jane@northernmediation.org

2) Advanced Mediator Training from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, June 17 via Zoom

This four-hour, advanced mediator training will combine with the four-hour training offered in March to total eight hours of advanced mediator training. Two of the four hours will focus on Parenting Time issues, and the other two hours on nuances involving divorce and domestic mediation.

There is a $25 registration fee for those mediators who mediate exclusively for one of the Citizen Dispute Resolution Program centers. For all others, the fee is $100.

The flyer and the registration form are available by clicking on the links below:

Flyer
Registration

3) Mediator Round Table from 4:00PM to 5:30PM on Thursday, September 23

Northern Community Mediation is fortunate to have two women who both received their law degrees in Australia. Emily Hoffman is one of our Board members and a mediator for Northern Community Mediation. Brooke Jacoby was born in Canada but lives in Petoskey and has recently joined our Board of Directors. At the Round Table, they will discuss the similarities and differences between the law in Australia, Canada and the United States.

Although there is no fee for the Round Table, registration information will be available in August.


State of Michigan

1) 40-Hour General Civil Mediator Training on July 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23 from 1:00pm-5:00pm via Zoom

This training is being offered by the Oakland Mediation Center and meets the requirements of the state of Michigan to serve as a mediator in the state of Michigan. There is no charge for this training.

For more information and registration, click on the link below:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehicg7ua907e0c6d&oseq=&c=&ch=

2) 48-Hour Divorce/Domestic Mediation Training  on June 28, 29, 30 and July 1 & 2 via Zoom

This training is being offered by the Citizens Mediation Service center and has been approved by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) to fulfill the mediation training requirements for the state of Michigan. The training includes the eight hours of Domestic  Violence Screening.

For further information and how to register, click on the link below:

Domestic Mediator Training 2021

3) 48-Hour Divorce/Domestic Mediation Training  with Three Options via Zoom

The State Court Administrative Office is offering this online, six day interactive skills based training geared toward preparing Community Dispute Resolution program volunteers to mediate under MCR 3.216. This training will be presented at no cost. The following are the combination of dates:

Option A: July 22-23, 29, 30, August 5-6
Option B: August 30-31, September 1-2, 8-9
Option C: September 21-23, 27-29

For more information and the registration form, click on the link below:

Registration Form

4) 40-Hour Divorce/Domestic Mediation Training  on August 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 from 8:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom

This training is being offered by the Oakland Mediation Center center and has been approved by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) to fulfill the mediation training requirements for the state of Michigan. The training does not include the eight hours of Domestic  Violence Screening.

For more information and the registration form, click on the link below:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehosmfli85f2174b&oseq=&c=&ch=

5) 8-Hour Domestic Violence Screening Training  on July 6 & 7, July 26 & 27, or September 13 & 14 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm via Zoom

These trainings are being offered by the Oakland Mediation.  The links for each of the trainings are listed below. Each has the registration link for Staff or current volunteers to register. Please enter the Promo code “STAFF” to access the training for free as this is also being covered by the Behavioral Health Mediation Services grant.

July 6 and 7 from 1:00pm-5:00pm each afternoon:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qfymg5cab&oeidk=a07ei1fuwbr2540bc23

July 26 and 27 from 1:00pm-5:00pm each afternoon:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qfymg5cab&oeidk=a07ei1foikr71f7a326

September 13 and 14 from 1:00pm-5:00pm each afternoon:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qfymg5cab&oeidk=a07ei1fnmqzf9d9be53