Midlands Mediation Center Announces Training Dates

COLUMBIA, SC – The Midlands Mediation Center (MMC) is accepting registrations for its 20-hour “Introduction to Mediation” training series in September. Business, non-profit, human resources, social services, education and law enforcement professionals, including retirees, are encouraged to participate.

The interactive training develops skills important for understanding and resolving conflicts, leading to improved relationships and strengthened families, communities, organizations and workplaces. Topics include the Dynamics of Conflict, Dispute Resolution Styles, Communication Skills and the Mediation Process. Lead instructor Diane Frea, former MMC executive director, and other trained mediators will facilitate the three days of training. The series previously was 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 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 18-20, 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 Sept. 12 at https://mmctrainingsept18.eventbrite.com. Seats are offered on a space-available, first-paid basis.

For more information, visit 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.
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