Training Registration

Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training -- March 11-13, 2020

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: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day

Cost: $515 -- Register before December 31, 2019 for $495 (2019 prices)

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 for 17.5 credit hours including 1.0 credit hours for Ethics by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

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 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 March 2, 2020 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after March 2, 2020 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: $515.00

Date: March 11, 2020

Mentorship Event -- General Video Observation Class -- April 2, 2020

Counts for 1 general observation -- a great way to get started on your general district court certification!

Date: April 2, 2020

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Trainer/Mentor: Karen Richards, Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC

Cost: $120

Pre-registration and a $40 deposit, is required. Final/full payment must be received before March 27, 2020.

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 March 27, 2020 to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after March 27, 2020 the participant will receive a refund less the $40 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: $120.00

Date: April 2, 2020

Family Mediation Training -- June 16-19, 2020

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: June 16 -- 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; June 17-19 -- 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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 9, 2020

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 9, 2020 in order to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after June 9, 2020, 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: $560.00

Date: June 16, 2020

Domestic Violence & Family Mediation Training -- July 10, 2020

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: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

Registration Deadline: July 6, 2020

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 6, 2020 in order to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after July 6, 2020, 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: $245.00

Date: July 10, 2020

Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training -- July 22-24, 2020

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: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day

Cost: $515

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 for 17.5 credit hours and 1.0 Ethics credit hours by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.

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 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 13, 2020 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after July 13, 2020 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: $515.00

Date: July 22, 2020

Virginia Judicial System Training -- August 4, 2020

Title: Virginia Judicial System Training

Date: August 4, 2020

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

Trainers: Kathleen McKee, Esq. & Sara McAllister

Cost: $180

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 more than 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 nearly 20 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 29, 2020 in order to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after July 29, 2020, 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: $180.00

Date: August 4, 2020