Betty Pries, C. Med.

November 27 -29, 2019 (Wednesday - Friday)

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

$850 +HST

Prior mediation experience and/or training in the Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation Program required for this workshop in order to receive a rich learning experience.

The Art of Mindful Mediation

In response to participant feedback from our introductory workshop, this year the workshop will be offered over three days.

The goal of this workshop is to:

a) introduce participants to a mediation style that purposefully shifts according to the needs expressed by the clients;

b) invite participants to re-imagine the types of questions mediators ask to expand the potential of transforming conflict;

c) draw from the interior condition of the mediator to invite participants to bring their best selves to the table.

Key themes addressed in this workshop:

  • A mediation model that draws from a spectrum of existing mediation styles (transformative, narrative, evaluative, etc.) to intentionally shift with the needs of the clients;
  • Mindfulness practices that encourage presence and deep listening;
  • The “both-and” of conflict technician and conflict healing work – exploring the questions and statements posed within mediation sessions to allow both to occur;
  • Self-reflection regarding one’s own interior condition and teaching about how this space becomes a resource for awakening the best in participants;
  • Opportunities for to practice mediation and receive feedback from experienced mediators.