The Art of Mindful Mediation - Advanced Training ONLINE

Betty Pries, C. Med.  Additional practitioners will be used for coaching and feedback the role play scenarios.

November 25, 26, December 1 & 2, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  (some additional asynchronous preparation watching pre-recorded lectures or videos required - maximum four hours before November 25th. To be confirmed)



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.  This will count as a three day elective in the Conflict Management Certificate Program.

The Art of Mindful Mediation

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.