Training Registration

Mentoring Others in Mediation -- June 4, 2019 -- Newport News, VA

Title: Mentoring Others in Mediation

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Limitless Possibilities Mediation Services; 733 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Suite 170; Newport News, VA 23606

Cost: $145

This interactive training will prepare you to mentor beginning mediators, helping them to improve their skills. The 4-hour workshop will:

  • Review mentor requirements
  • Clarify mentee responsibilities
  • Prepare you to give feedback
  • Teach you how to fill out the required forms
  • Help you to understand different mentoring styles and how to deal with trainees
  • Assist you in discovering your "inner coach"
  • Approved by Dispute Resolution Services of the Supreme Court of Virginia for 4 hrs. non-Ethics Continuing Mediator Education credits (CMEs)
  • Current Mentors: You can take this course again for CME credit!

About the Trainers: Sara McAllister, Limitless Possibilities Mediation Services LLC, and Karen Richards, Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC, have provided mentoring to Hampton Roads mediators for many years and have, combined, more than 30 years of mediation and training experience.

Pre-registration and a $50 deposit is required. Final/full payment must be received before May 28, 2019.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel the training for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done in writing by May 28, 2019 in order to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after May 28, 2019, the participant will receive a refund less the $50 deposit.  Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $145.00

Date: June 4, 2019

Family Mediation Training -- June 19-21, 2019

This 27-hour advanced mediation skills training examines the psychological, social and financial needs of families and children in family conflict situations. Through intensive practical and experiential role plays and exercises, participants will learn about:

  1. Family Systems Theory
  2. Emotional Stages of Separation
  3. Child Development
  4. Domestic Violence
  5. Indicators of Child Abuse
  6. Child Support
  7. Gender Issues
  8. Red Flag Financial Issues
  9. Marital Property & Spousal Support
  10. Progressive Role Plays

Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day

Pre-Requisite: 20-hour General Mediation Course

This course is approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia Dispute Resolution Services and can be used towards Mediator Certification training requirements.

This course is approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 22.5 CLE credit hours with 1.0 credit hours for Ethics.

About the Trainers: Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, and Karen Richards have 40 years of mediation and training experience. Andrea is an associate psychology professor at Tidewater Community College and Karen has a training and mediation business.

Registration closes on June 11, 2019

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel the training for insufficient registration or inclement weather and we will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by June 11, 2019 in order to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after June 11, 2019, the participant will receive a refund less the $100 deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training ("No-Shows"), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $535.00

Date: June 19, 2019

Mediator Recertification Training Bonanza, Part 1 -- June 27, 2019 -- Workshop #1

Title: “The Relationship between Childhood Trauma and Adult Behavior: A Review of the ACE Study"

Date: June 27, 2019

Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Windwood Center Conference Room; 780  Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (across from Lynnhaven Mall)

Trainer: Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services

Credits: 2 Hrs. non-Ethics CMEs

Cost: $55 ($65 after June 21)

This workshop will focus on research findings regarding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) on individuals' physical and mental health. Learning about these findings can help mediators better understand the difficult behaviors clients may present during the mediation process.

Pre-registration and a $25 deposit is required.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by June 24, 2019 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after June 24, 2019 the participant will receive a refund less the $25-per-workshop deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (through your PayPal account or with a credit card).
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $65.00

Date: June 27, 2019

Mediator Recertification Training Bonanza, Part 1 -- June 27, 2019 -- Workshop #2

Title: “Understanding Mediation Clients through the Lens of Personality"

Date: June 27, 2019

Time: 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Location: Windwood Center Conference Room; 780  Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (across from Lynnhaven Mall)

Trainer: Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services

Credits: 2 Hrs. non-Ethics CMEs

Cost: $55 ($65 after June 21)

This workshop explores how personality tendencies shape the way clients and mediators behave in general and family mediation sessions.

Pre-registration and a $25 deposit is required.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by June 24, 2019 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after June 24, 2019 the participant will receive a refund less the $25-per-workshop deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (through your PayPal account or with a credit card).
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $65.00

Date: June 27, 2019

Mediator Recertification Training Bonanza, Part 1 -- June 27, 2019 -- Workshop #3

Title: “Peer Mediator Consultation"

Date: June 27, 2019

Time: 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Location: Windwood Center Conference Room; 780  Lynnhaven Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (across from Lynnhaven Mall)

Trainer: Karen Richards, Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC

Credits: 2 Hrs. non-Ethics CMEs

Cost: $55 ($65 after June 21)

In this workshop participants will explore "critical moments" in their mediation cases and reflect on how these critical moment interventions affected the mediation's outcome. The workshop is based on material from Michael Lang's book, The Making of the Mediator.

Pre-registration and a $25 deposit is required.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by June 24, 2019 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after June 24, 2019 the participant will receive a refund less the $25-per-workshop deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (through your PayPal account or with a credit card).
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $65.00

Date: June 27, 2019

Domestic Violence & Family Mediation Training -- July 12, 2019

This course provides an in-depth overview of domestic violence issues and its implication in the mediation setting. Through lecture, discussion and role plays, participants will learn to administer the domestic violence screening tool and how to determine whether mediation is appropriate.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Completion of the Basic and Family Mediation Training course is recommended but not required.

Registration Deadline: July 8, 2019

About the Trainer:

Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, has been a Virginia Certified general/family mediator and trainer for more than 15 years specializing in work with at-risk youth, parent-teen mediation and a variety of restorative justice issues.  With a Ph.D in Psychology, Andrea has worked with families experiencing a variety of domestic violence issues.  Besides her mediation and training work, Andrea is an associate psychology professor at Tidewater Community College.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel the training for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by Monday, July 8, 2019 in order to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after July 8, 2019, the participant will receive a refund less the $75 deposit.  Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $235.00

Date: July 12, 2019

Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training -- July 24-26, 2019

This course combines conflict management theory with intensive practical and experiential role plays and exercises that will improve each participant’s communication skills and provide conflict management strategies and techniques that are empowering and effective in everyday work, family and community situations.

The 20+ hour program will cover:

  • Reflective listening skills
  • Conflict resolution theory
  • Identifying underlying issues
  • Interest-based problem solving
  • Understanding conflict behaviors
  • Small group exercises
  • Diversity
  • Role plays

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

This course is approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia Dispute Resolution Services
and can be used towards Mediator Certification training requirements.

This course is approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 17.5 CLE credits hours with 1.0 credit hours for Ethics.

About the Trainers
Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, and Karen Richards have 40 years of mediation and training experience. Andrea is a faculty member at Tidewater Community College and Karen has her own mediation and training business.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by July 15, 2019 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after July 15, 2019 the participant will receive a refund less the $100 deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $495.00

Date: July 24, 2019

Virginia Judicial System Training -- August 5, 2019

Title: Virginia Judicial System Training

Date: August 5, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Windwood Center; 780 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Trainers: Kathleen McKee, Esq. & Sara McAllister

Cost: $170

This course is required for all non-attorney (and non-Virginia licensed attorneys) individuals seeking mediator certification. The training provides:

  •        an overview of the state court system,
  •        reviews court procedural issues, and
  •        discusses mediation referral processes from the courts

About the Trainers:

Kathleen McKee, Esq., is an Associate Professor at Regent University School of Law and is the Director of  Experiential Learning. She has been a Virginia Certified Mediator and Mentor for nearly 20 years and developed and has taught this class for many years. 

Sara McAllister, Limitless Possibilities Mediation Services LLC, has been a Virginia Certified Mediator and Mentor for more than 15 years. She has trained mediators on a variety of topics including "Mediating at Court", "Agreement Writing" and "Mentoring Others in Mediation".

Pre-registration and a $70 deposit is required.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We may cancel the training for insufficient registration or inclement weather and we will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done in writing by July 31, 2019 in order to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after July 31, 2019, the participant will receive a refund less the $70 deposit.  Participants who fail to cancel or fail to attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal.  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

 

Price: $170.00

Date: August 5, 2019

Mediator Recertification Training Bonanza, Pt 2 with DRS -- August 13, 2019 -- Workshop #1

Workshop Title: "Mediate to Learn"

Trainer: Sally Campbell, Manager, & Mandy Sarkissian, ADR Analyst, Dispute Resolution Services, OES, Supreme Court of Virginia

Date: August 13, 2019

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

2 Hours non-Ethics CME credits

Location: Hampton Roads Sanitation District, 1434 Air Rail Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23455 -- VIP Conference Room, 1st Floor

Cost: $15

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hosted by Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $15.00

Date: August 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 30

Mediator Recertification Training Bonanza, Pt. 2 with DRS -- August 13, 2019 -- Workshop #2

Workshop Title: Ethics Workshop: "It All Comes Back to Quality"

Trainer: Sally Campbell, Manager, & Mandy Sarkissian, ADR Analyst, Dispute Resolution Services, OES, Supreme Court of Virginia

Date: August 13, 2019

Time: 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

2 Hours of Ethics CME credits

Location: Hampton Roads Sanitation District, 1434 Air Rail Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23455 -- VIP Conference Room, 1st Floor

Cost: $15

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hosted by Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $15.00

Date: August 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 30