Trainings: January 2022

I am listing, below, three (3) trainings for persons interested in Mediation and/or Restorative Justice. I have studied mediation at each of these institutions and coach beginning mediators at the UNM School of Law. Please click on the highlighted blue text to access the listed website in another tab. If you questions, please email me.

The Center for Understanding in Conflict: Neutrality and Objectivity

January 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST

Date January 10, 2022 Time 12 PM PST • 3 PM EST • 9 PM CET Cost $47 All webinars are free for CUC Connect members. Click here to learn more. When we think of maintaining neutrality, many people believe that the goal is to be “objective” – to avoid taking on, or even seeming to take on, the experiences, feelings and beliefs of either party. But in fact, getting close to the parties is crucial to supporting them in reaching…

University of New Mexico School of Law: 40 Hours Basic Mediation Mediation

The University of New Mexico School of Law provides programs designed to develop competency for mediating a broad variety of disputes, including workplace, business, family and community. Training tools include mediation simulations and debriefings, professional demonstrations, videotapes, small and large group discussions and guest speakers. During the simulations, students are coached by some of the best mediators in New Mexico. Classroom focus is on analysis of the mediation process, managing conflict, and conflict and communication theory.  NOTE: These are not settlement facilitation courses, although mediation skills can be highly useful in that setting.

January 21-23, 2022 AND January 28-30, 2022 — YOU MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS

Simon Fraser University: Graduate Certificate in Restorative Justice


This course is an introduction to the restorative/transformative justice paradigm. It begins with an overview of modern criminal justice systems, with a focus on the centrality of punishment as a mechanism of social control. The idea of “justice” is deconstructed through a comparison of state-based and community-based concepts. Concepts such as crime and punishment are juxtaposed to concepts of harms and healing, with particular attention paid to the importance of values and relationships in restorative justice practices. The psychology of harm will be examined and restorative practices discussed as a means of dialogue and consensus building. The needs of those who harm and have been harmed are considered in the context of community capacity and social justice.