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The Safe Space workshop is an innovative, dynamic, hands-on approach to creating safe spaces for all; focusing specifically on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex & Asexual (LGBTQ+) community.

When: June 7, 2017
Where: Rockville, MD
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Baltimore Mediation's 40 Hour Mediation & Conflict Transformation Skills Training is led by trainer Louise Phipps Senft and provides the tools and theory that is critical in transforming conflict in the workplace and navigating difficult conversations with the help of a neutral third-party mediator. This training uniquely features an emphasis on EEOC protocol, mandated mediations, workplace and employee laws and statues and formal and informal... Details
When: June 19–23, 2017
Where: Baltimore
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LEG 544 – Ethical Use of Caucusing: Best Practices: Explore the use of caucusing in the varying types of mediation. Some mediators use caucuses only sparingly and others do not use them at all. Discuss the issues of clarity and transparency when in caucus. Learn how to maintain your neutrality and objectivity during/after the caucus. Discuss ways to recognize alignments between the parties and practitioners.$50.00 ($60.00 if an out-of-county... Details
When: June 19, 2017
Where: Arnold, MD
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Topic: The Impact of Recent Immigration Policy Changes on Families and Children This program will provide an overview and discussion of the recent Executive Orders changing federal immigration policies. In particular, our speakers will address the following topics: how our immigrant parents and children in Maryland, Virginia and DC are affected; the status of the Trust Act in the Maryland legislature; the importance of “sanctuary” cities and buildings; the mental health issues and... Details
When: June 22, 2017
Where: Rockville, MD
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Many times attorneys who litigate in court settings do not know how to represent their clients in the arbitration or mediation process. The litigator mentality is to fight on every issue including disclosure of materials. The goal is to neutralize the attorneys so that the process moves smoothly and efficiently without causing the attorney to feel that he/she is not effectively representing the client.

When: June 22, 2017
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Got Conflict? If you have a conflict with someone and are not sure how to handle it, then let us know. Here is your opportunity to ask your question with Conflict Management experts who are mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators on how to think about, analyze or resolve your situation.

When: June 27, 2017
Where: TX
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Are you just starting out or have you reached a plateau, now wishing to grow or expand your professional practice? This workshop is presented jointly by MCDR and Barry M. Weissman & Associates, illustrating one of many benefits given your membership in MCDR. This presentation offers you as a participant the opportunity to self-assess and apply those recognized tools with which to establish and improve your practice.  Day 1 will include sales strategies and proven techniques.  Day 2... Details
When: July 7, 2017
Where: Rockville, MD
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How do you help families reorganize themselves when spouses face separation or divorce?  How do you help parents who have never married work together to meet the needs of their children?  Learn key concepts about family dynamics and relevant legal topics in this 20 hour course so you can assist parents in transition develop a parenting plan using the mediation process.  Course format includes small group exercises, discussions, coached role plays, video, and lecture.  This course... Details
When: August 19–27, 2017
Where: Columbia, MD
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Mediation Matters will hold a  20-hour Child Access Mediation Training workshop for professionals September 22 - 24 in Kensington, Maryland. This workshop is designed to provide both hands-on training and a clear framework to enable participants to work effectively with divorcing and unmarried parents who are struggling to parent their children at a difficult time in their relation. Past participants tell us that this is some of the best professional training they have ever... Details
When: September 22–24, 2017
Where: Kensington, MD
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A unique opportunity to obtain the 40 hour civil training required for listing on a court roster as well as exploration of new areas for mediation in the disability and animal law arenas in a relaxed and stimulating setting.

When: September 27–30, 2017
Where: Ellicott City, MD
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This 40-hour interactive training offers participants a clear framework and hands-on training to enable participants to work effectively with divorcing parties who need help. The workshop presents a six-stage model for structuring the mediation process.  The workshop employs a wide range of formats including role play, lecture, discussions, simulations, story and music to cover the basic content areas of divorce mediation - property division, support and parenting... Details
When: October 19–23, 2017
Where: Kensington, MD