Midlands Mediation Center Announces Training Dates

COLUMBIA, SC – The Midlands Mediation Center (MMC) is conducting its 20-hour “Introduction to Mediation” training over the course of four sessions in July 2017.  Business, non-profit, human resources, social services, education and law enforcement professionals, including retirees, are encouraged to participate.

The interactive training emphasizes skills necessary to understand and resolve conflicts, improving relationships and strengthening families, communities, organizations and workplaces.  Topics include the Dynamics of Conflict, Dispute Resolution Styles, Active Listening Skills and the Mediation Process.  Rotating instructors are trained facilitators and mediators. The series has been pre-approved for 19 general credit hours through HRCI and SHRM for certified HR professionals.

Registration is $250 for the 20 hours of instruction, materials and role plays.

The group will meet from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 15 and July 22; and from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 18 and 25, at the center adjacent to Columbia College, 4801 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.  Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Register online by Friday, July 7, at https://july2017mediationtraining.eventbrite.com; seats are offered on a space-available, first-paid basis.

For more information, visit www.midlandsmediation.org or call (803) 714-1176.

Disclaimer: This training is not a certification in mediation and does not provide an expectation of work or income from mediation. An additional 20 hours of “lab” observation and co-mediation in semi-monthly small claims magistrate court prepares participants to serve as volunteer mediators for the Midlands Mediation Center.

The Midlands Mediation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses trained volunteer mediators to provide low-cost mediation and conflict management services to individuals and organizations in central South Carolina.  Many people who have experienced mediation are changed and have more capacity to prevent and resolve future conflicts.