Sample Agenda

8:15 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Check in and Introductions and Overview
8:45 a.m. Discussion of Self-Assessment Tool
9:15 a.m. Why Intimate Partner Violence Issues Are Important for Mediation Four Principles/Appropriateness Why Victims/Survivors do or don’t want to mediate; Why Abusers do or don’t want to mediate
9:45 a.m. Nature and Dynamics of Intimate Partner Abuse/Violence
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Abuser behavior: (1) strategic, deliberate, cost-benefit; (2) engaging, charming, seeks allies or to disarm survivor’s possible allies; if that fails, may seek to intimidate
11:15 a.m. Video: “It’s Not Like I Hit Her” and 1st scenario of Female Abusers (Cynthia)
12-1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m. Fish Bowl Role Plays
2:15 p.m. Discussion of role plays
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Exploring Safety Options, Facilitating Safe Termination, Creating Specialized Process
3:45 p.m. Triads – Practicing safety options, safe termination, specialized process
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Discussion and evaluation
5:30 p.m. Adjourn

I feel this course would be useful to me even if I never mediated a case. It has been very helpful in providing tools & techniques for resolving conflict – which is a big portion of real life. Not only was the course helpful & informati…
– Kankakee, Ill

The best training in the field of mediation that I’ve been to!
– Karen Beauregard, Director, Dispute Resolution Center, Lansing, Mich.