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ADDITIONAL TRAININGS

Mindful Communication: Foundations with Oren J. Sofer

Six Classes | January 11 – February 22 | Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm

Oren_J_Sofer_Mindful_WebsiteCommunication sits at the center of our lives – personally, socially, and professionally. Oren’s six-week course offers in-depth training in the foundations of an integrated approach to communication.

Drawing upon the modern disciplines of Nonviolent Communication, trauma healing, and mindfulness meditation, his curriculum offers concrete tools to hold one’s own while still hearing others, and to engage effectively and efficiently in collaboration.

Through a combination of mindfulness practices, guided reflections and interactive exercises, participants will develop a stronger sense of presence, greater access to compassion and more versatile, clearer communication. This six-week course is appropriate for both experienced and newer students, therapists, school teachers, chaplains, and other helping professionals.

Mindful Communication: Foundations will focus on these key concepts:

  • Core tools for effective dialogue
  • Training in empathy and resilience
  • Practices to deepen self-understanding

Each class includes:

  • Didactic instruction on the key aspect of interpersonal communication
  • Expert coaching in small groups
  • Instruction in mindfulness practice
  • Exercises and role plays with a partner
  • Guided, silent reflections on cognitive, emotional and somatic aspects of communication

You will also receive:

  • Expert training in communication, empathy, and resilience
  • Unique lessons and activities, designed to transform habits step-by-step
  • Written lecture notes, worksheets, and supplementary materials
  • Weekly communication practice suggestions
  • Weekly meeting or call with a practice partner (optional)
  • Life-time access to recordings and class materials

Pre-Requisites: No prior experience is necessary. We strongly recommend some familiarity with mindfulness practice, any NVC workshop, and/or reading Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication.

Continuing Education: 18 CEs available for Psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, and Nurses.


About Oren J. Sofer

Oren is a teacher and practitioner of Buddhist meditation, Nonviolent Communication and Somatics. He has practiced Buddhist meditation in the Theravada tradition since 1997 and taught NVC since 2006.

Oren holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma, and a current participant in the IMS-Spirit Rock Vipassana Teacher Training Program. His work and teaching brings a strong emphasis to living the path of awakening in our daily lives.

Learn more at Oren’s website: www.orenjaysofer.com.


Tuition & Logistics

  • Tuition: $350-$575, sliding scale (Please pay at the highest level you are able.)
  • Dates: January 18 – February 22
  • Times: Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Location: Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue | Community Room, Level Mezzanine
  • Scholarships and Work-Trade available: Email Oren at oren@baynvc.org to make arrangements.

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CONFLICT COACHING 2017

Meet Your Conflict Coaching Trainers

Cordell_Wesselink-2x1653Cordell Wesselink, MA
Cordell works as Mediation Supervisor for the Consortium for Children, which mediates throughout California between adoptive and birth families to help children maintain important relationships after adoption. Previously he was Community Boards’ ADR Programs Director, where he co-created their Conflict Coaching program, managed their Neighborhood Mediation operations, coordinated and led various trainings, including those for the SF District Attorney’s restorative justice-focused Neighborhood Courts program, and facilitated numerous private and public meetings. Cordell has a background in Gestalt Process from the Esalen Institute, coaching, mediation, and group meeting facilitation, along with theoretical and practical expertise from a Master’s Degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding. Visit his website: www.corelinkservices.com.

Betsy_Zeger - 2x1653Betsy Zeger
Betsy is a versatile and highly accomplished Conflict Resolution Specialist with long-term experience in helping clients achieve their goals. Betsy had a 25-year career as an agent and personal manager for composers in the music industry; for the past 10 years she is a community mediator/facilitator; and Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach. She also teaches High School students communication skills which are used in the Peer Support Center that she helped create. Betsy also is a co-creator and co-trainer for Community Boards’ Conflict Coaching Classes. Visit Betsy’s website: www.betsyzeger.com.


CONFLICT COACHING 101

Dates & Times: Nov 4-5, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Trainers: Cordell Wesselink, MA & Betsy Zeger
Recommended prerequisite: Community Boards’ The Basics of Mediation, a comparable 40-hour training, or two years of professional conflict resolution practice.
Location10th & Mission Family Housing, 1390 Mission Street, San Francisco [MAP]
Cost: CB Members, $375 | Public, $425

Training Overview
This two-day training is an intensive introduction to the principles of conflict coaching. Participants will learn how to apply their current conflict resolution and mediation skills. In addition, they will gain new insights to this unique approach and have opportunities to practice and apply them. Conflict coaching may be used in both personal and workplace contexts. It will add a valuable conflict resolution skill set to each participant’s repertoire.

Conflict coaching is a one-one session intended to assist individuals address specific conflicts in order to gain skills and tools to engage in, manage or productively resolve conflicts generally. It is a new and exciting discipline for professional mediators.

Training participants will learn to help those with a conflict to:

      • Identify personal needs and interests concerning the conflict
      • Understand better the other person’s needs and interests
      • Brainstorm possible solutions and ways to address these needs and interests
      • Evaluate and create criteria for selecting possible solutions

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Though it rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel a training. Should we cancel, registrants will receive a full refund. We also reserve the right to substitute trainers or presenters. All other cancellations will receive a refund minus the appropriate cancellation fee described below.

Cancellation & Transfer Fees

      • Cancellations 11 or more business days before the training start date will incur a $40 cancellation fee. This fee will be waived one time if registration is applied to a future training.
      • Cancellations 6-10 business days before the training start date will incur a $75 cancellation fee. $40 of this fee will be waived one time if registration is applied to a future training.
      • Cancellations 5 or fewer business days before the training start date will incur HALF THE ENROLLMENT FEE. $75 of this fee will be waived one time if registration is applied to a future training.
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INTERMEDIATE CONFLICT COACHING

Date & Times: Dec 3, Sunday, 10am-5pm
Trainers: Cordell Wesselink, MA & Betsy Zeger
Required prerequisite: Community Boards’ Conflict Coaching 101
Cost, Registration & Payment: CB Members, $195 | Public, $245

This advanced conflict coaching training will give you new techniques and tools. You’ll have additional opportunities to practice conflict coaching and get expert feedback. This training is a must for those who have taken Community Boards’ Conflict Coaching Training 101.

In this highly hands-on, one-day training, you will learn when and how to:

      • Use an empathy map to broaden a client’s perspective and help them get more clarity.
      • Effectively use role play with clients to give them a chance to practice effectively communicating.
      • Teach the client effective communication techniques.
      • Work with a client that is really stuck and doesn’t see any good options.
      • End a conflict coaching session and make a referral when coaching isn’t the most effective option.

We will also talk in more depth about assisting clients in coming up with doable action plans and supporting the client to follow through with it. Additional techniques for conflict coaching by phone will also be covered.

Currently not an active Conflict Coach? While focused on conflict coaching, these skills are also useful in mediation, facilitation, consulting, H.R., family situations, and more. We hope you will join us in going to the next level of conflict coaching.

Logistics

Required prerequisite: Community Boards’ Conflict Coaching 101
Date & Times
: Dec 3, Sunday, 10am-5pm
Location
: 10th & Mission Family Housing, 1390 Mission Street, San Francisco (MAP)
Cost, Registration & Payment
: CB Member, $195 | Public, $245

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Cancellation & Transfer Fees

Though it rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel a training. Should we cancel, registrants will receive a full refund. We also reserve the right to substitute trainers or presenters. All other cancellations will receive a refund minus the appropriate cancellation fee described below.

    • Cancellations 11 or more business days before the training start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. This fee will be waived one time if registration is applied to a future training.
    • Cancellations 6-10 business days before the training start date will incur a $50 cancellation fee. $25 of this fee will be waived one time if registration is applied to a future training.
    • Cancellations 5 or fewer business days before the training start date will incur HALF THE ENROLLMENT FEE. $50 of this fee will be waived one time if registration is applied to a future training.
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QUESTIONS?

Contact Karen H. Lipney, ADR Programs Director, (415) 920-3820 x109, or email her at Learn_More@communityboards.org.  Please include her name in the subject line.

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