The next Basic Mediation Training in Portland, Oregon is scheduled for September 28-29, October 5-6, at the Beaverton Office.
The next Elder Care Advanced Training in Portland, Oregon is scheduled for June 3rd and 4th, 2013.
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Dr. Randall Kinnison and the Genesis Mediation Team offer the required 40 hours of basic mediation training several times each year required by most US states. The training is designed for those seeking to pursue a career in mediation as opposed to training for volunteer work at a dispute center. Genesis Mediation trains in a collegiate model with several staff members teaching in specialty areas. All trainers have advanced degrees. Dr. Kinnison, lead trainer, has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The training manual has proprietary material developed by team members at Genesis Mediation. The 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training meets or exceeds the state requirements for the states of Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
The 40 Hour Basic Training is taught over four, nine-hour days. The other four hours represents required reading of two texts: Getting to Yes by Fisher and Ury and The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute. Basic topics covered include:
- Definitions and Spectrum of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
- Roles of a Mediator
- Principles of Interest-Based Mediation
- Definition and Sources of Conflict
- Conflict Styles
- Matrix and Testing of your own Conflict Style
- Stages of Mediation
- Factors of Resistance
- Written Agreements
- Mediation Skills
- Power in Mediation
- Many hours of role play to develop skill and flow of mediation
Most training is conducted during weekends to allow for those with current full-time employment. Occasionally, training will be offered in a 4 or 5 day consecutive day format.
If you wish to pursue a career in mediation, Advanced Training is recommended after completing the 40-Hour Basic Training. Then, specialty training in your mediation area of choice, along with mentoring and supervision. You will need to consult your state guidelines for professional mediators for specific requirements. You will find the requirements on the website of your state mediation association. Advanced training and specialty training is offered in Divorce and Family, Elder Care and Estate (currently scheduled for June 3rd and 4th, 2013), Business, and Non-Profit. Dr. Kinnison also offers a one-day workshop entitled “Successful Principles of Building a Mediation Practice.”
Contact us at (855) 393-3332 for more information. If you have questions about any of our trainings, please contact us to schedule a FREE 15 Minute Phone Consultation. Click here for registration and credit card or debit payment. Training is dependent upon sufficient registrations. Full refunds granted for canceled training.
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Beaverton, OR 97005
In November 2012, I completed my 40 hr basic mediation training with Genesis Mediation and Dr. Randall Kinnison. The experience was very positive and I learned more than I expected during the training even though I have been a practicing attorney for more than 15 years. Dr. Kinnison is very accessible during the training, inviting questions and taking the time to explore the answers. The training is very hands-on, with lots of role playing and problem solving, so to ensure that the concepts are well-introduced. That was a very important part of the training and very helpful. Dr. Kinnison tries to maintain “small” group sizes so that each participant is ensured personal attention. Beyond the training, it is obvious that Dr. Kinnison has a true passion for mediation, as he makes himself available for follow-up assistance and questions. I would highly recommend Genesis Mediation for anyone who is seeking this type of training.
Attorney at Law
GRECCO DOWNS, PLLC