4 posts categorized "LSUC CPD"

September 8, 2016

Build your conflict resolution skills this fall ! Still space in Fundamentals of Mediation starting September 28.

According to a survey by the American Management Association, managers typically spend at least 24% of their time managing conflict. Based on my own experience this estimate seems low.

What was not included were the statistics about how many managers fear conflict or struggle to manage conflict. And then there is the impact of mismanaged conflict on other employees, on workteams and on the business itself, whatever the mission of the organization is.

Build your skills and confidence to resolve conflict whether you are a manager, a team member, or an advisor, a professional or consultant providing advice to organizations.

Register for the Mediator Education Program at Munn Conflict Resolution Services this fall.

Course # 1 – Fundamentals of Mediation – Sept 28 to Oct 4, 2016 – 5 days – 40 hours - Early registration discount ends August 26 - Recognized by the ADR Institute of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada – Click here for details.  

Course # 2 – Mediation Beyond the Basics – November 2, 3, & 4, 2016 – 3 days – 21 hours

Course # 3 - Advanced Mediation – November 30, December 1 & 2, 2016 – 3 days – 21 hours

You might even decide to add Mediator to your career path!

February 19, 2016

Why do I Need to Know the Fundamentals of Mediation?

I need to help my team members resolve conflict between them.  I learned mediation so that I could be more effective. -  Supervisor 

An excellent course. Must be taken by managers, problem solvers and those that have responsible jobs!  - Business owner

As manager of a team that provides services to the whole organization I end up mediating conflict between other departments and my staff.   I learned the mediation skills to do this better. - Manager

An excellent opportunity to build on existing skills and interests. Encourages alternative negotiation and mediation processes which are very useful.  - Lawyer

With my mediation training, I am positioned for promotion. This was a worthwhile investment in my career.  - Administrator

Looking forward to using my new mediation skills to build a retirement business mediating in my field. - Recently retired professional

Whatever your reason is

Fundamentals of Mediation is an opportunity to build your practical skills to manage and resolve conflict.

Next course dates April 6, 7, 8, 11, and 12, 2016. Early registration discount until March 4, 2016.

Click here to register.

Don`t miss this opportunity.

December 30, 2015

Educating Mediators ≠ Educating Lawyers

Recently I was asked, “What is the difference between educating lawyers and educating mediators”?

One difference is a result of basic brain function. In general, legal education requires declarative memory whereas mediator education requires procedural memory.

Declarative memory is “memory that a person can state in words”, according to Wikipedia. This is the type of memory that is understood to be enhanced by our capacity to consolidate memories through sleep, such as when we reactivate newly learned memories.

In contrast, using the Wikipedia definition, procedural memory is created through “repeating a complex activity over and over again until all of the relevant neural systems work together to automatically produce the activity”. This kind of memory is typically not accessed consciously. Procedural memory is a type of implicit memory where our previous experiences aid the performance of a task even though we do not have conscious awareness of these previous experiences.

Thus because of the way our brains work, the method of providing an education for the declarative memory needed by lawyers is different than the education for the procedural memory needed by mediators.

If you are considering becoming a mediator or gaining mediation skills this is important.

In order to build procedural memories it is important for mediator education to include many opportunities for learning through experience such as in-class practise, and role playing as a mediator.

Consider the class size and the format of your possible mediation courses.   A small class experience with lots of opportunity to practise using the concepts taught in the course will deliver the most effective procedural memory as you build your mediator skills. For example, the maximum class size in the Mediator Education Program at Munn Conflict Resolution Services is 12 students. In our basic 40-hour course, Fundamentals of Mediation, there are three days of in-class practise segments. In addition each student has extensive opportunities to role play as a mediator, in at least two different scenarios with coaching from an experienced mediator.

Our course Fundamentals of Mediation is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Continuing Professional Development.    

This program contains 1.75 Professionalism Hours and 38.25 Substantive Hours.

August 15, 2015

Lawyers and Paralegals: Fundamentals of Mediation Contains CPD hours

Our basic course, Fundamentals of Mediation on September 30, October 1, 2, 5, and 6, 2015  is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for CPD.

This program contains 1.25 Professionalism Hours and 38.75 Substantive Hours. 

Time is running out!  Discounted fee applies until August 28, 2015.  

Class size is limited.  Register now to join us.



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