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Training Sessions

Advanced Seminar Series: Spring 2014, Collaborative Mediation/Support and Development

(Feb. 27, 2014 - Jun. 19, 2014)

New Rochelle, New York

Meetings will be at 271 North Avenue, Suite 812, New Rochelle, NY from 6:30 – 9 pm on February 27, March 27, April17, May 15 and June 19, 2014 MORE »

Advanced Training Program on Interests

(Apr. 18, 2014)

Sausalito, CA

No concept in Collaborative process is more frequently aspired to, but actually less utilized, than working with interests. This seminar focuses on how to identify and frame interests as a concrete foundation allowing for creation of multiple options in the service of finding an agreement uniquely suited to the parties. At the end of this session, participants will understand how to effectively, and in an interactive way, describe interests to the parties. MORE »

NYC Advanced Seminar Series - Support and Development Groups, Spring 2014

(Apr. 29, 2014 - Jun. 30, 2014)


The Center regularly offers Support and Development groups in New York for those who have completed our Mediation Intensive Training. The focus of these groups is on integrating the Understanding-based model into participants’ work with conflict resolution in a manner that is authentic to the individual professionals. MORE »

Mediation Intensive Training, New York

(Jun. 25, 2014 - Jun. 29, 2014)

Garrison, NY

The Mediation Intensive Training provides both experienced mediators and those new to the field with the perspective and skills necessary to work within the Center’s model of mediation. MORE »

New Self-Reflection for Conflict Professionals (SCIPI) 9-month program

(Sep. 2, 2014 - Jun. 2, 2015)


We are pleased to be able to offer once again a nine-month intensive program in Self- Reflection for Conflict professionals beginning in September 2014. The program will be led by Gary Friedman, Catherine Conner and Zen priests Chris Fortin and Norman Fischer. MORE »

Mediation Intensive Training, Northern California

(Nov. 5, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014)

Muir Beach, CA

The Mediation Intensive Training provides both experienced mediators and those new to the field with the perspective and skills necessary to work within the Center's model of mediation. MORE »

Advanced Training Program: Conflict and the Role of the Professional

(Nov. 21, 2014)

Muir Beach, CA

In this seminar, participants learn the ways that conflict professionals can open the process of communication between the parties. To accomplish this, professionals must learn actively to understand each party without allowing their own biases or preferences to impede that effort. This sense of “positive neutrality” is essential to the conflict professional truly being able to help. MORE »

Advanced Training Program: Endgame, April 2015

(Apr. 10, 2015)

Muir Beach, CA

This course is an advanced training focusing on the issues and challenges faced by conflict professionals during the final stages of working out an agreement. MORE »

Advanced Training Program: Power Imbalance, November 2015

(Nov. 20, 2015)

Muir Beach, CA

Power imbalances are inevitable in conflict. This program will explore the following: - Recognizing power imbalances and the elements that comprise them. - Understanding how conflict professionals can assist the parties in effectively addressing power imbalances and the limitations on dealing with power imbalances. MORE »