2018 Mediation Clinics

Upcoming Mediation Clinic2018 CalendarContinuing Education Credits | Registration, Payment & Logistics

 

Community Boards’ calendar of 2018 Mediation Clinics are intensive, two-hour workshops designed for both new and experienced conflict resolution practitioners, adr professionals, and other interested individuals.  They are a critical resource for mediators to stay informed about current adr trends, learn practical tools and strategies, and explore new areas of practice.  Led by seasoned professionals, these clinics cover an exciting variety of topics and unique conflict resolution practices.

Community Boards is very grateful for the generous, ongoing support of JAMS.

Upcoming Mediation Clinic

Transform Your Relationship to Anger with Vanessa Alfaro

October 2


You’ve been triggered by someone’s words or actions. Strong feelings of anger arise. Depending on your relationship to anger, you might work hard to hide, diminish, or deny angry feelings.

Unfortunately, the anger that you hold can weigh you down. The work that you put into taming your anger comes at a cost to your health and well-being.

What we often forget is that anger is a powerful, necessary, and creative force. Anger tells us to pay attention to ourselves and sometimes to take action. When you give yourself permission to say that you are angry, then it’s easier for you to be with others’ anger, especially when mediating conflict.

In Vanessa’s workshop, you’ll take a close look at your relationship to anger. You will work on how to:

  • Listen to your body’s signals
  • Use words with awareness to acknowledge your anger
  • Uncover what triggered you in the first place
  • Discover what’s underneath the anger
  • Ground and center yourself
  • Understand what you want instead of what you don’t want
  • Explore next steps for self-care and healing

Vanessa Alfaro

Vanessa is a communication coach, conflict coach, facilitator, trainer, and mediator helping San Francisco citizens resolve relational conflicts involving family members, neighbors, and people in various roles within organizations. Her business, The Empowered Communicator, is also located in San Francisco.

She holds two mediation certifications from Community Boards and SEEDS Community Resolution Center. She’s trained in Nonviolent Communication, Somatic Awareness Communication, the Co-Active Coaching Model with the Coaches Training Institute, and both Zen and Vipassana Meditation.

Along with meditation, she has an 18-year yoga practice and a lifetime of dance that has developed her deep awareness of embodiment and somatic work. She received a Master of Science degree from Claremont Graduate University.

Learn more about Vanessa here: VanessaAlfaro.co.

Logistics

Cost: CB Members, $25 | General Public, $45
Times: Tuesday, October 2 | 6:00-8:00pm
Location: JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

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You can learn more about each Mediation Clinic and the trainer, plus register and make payment in the 2018 Calendar links below.


2018 Calendar

Tuesday, January 9
Bonnie_Wills_ClinicBonnie Wills: Talking Circles, A Restorative Justice Practice

Restorative Justice, often referred to as a talking circle, is the name we in the West have given to an ancient indigenous practice. A talking circle is a practice of open authentic dialogue where each participant is equal. The circle is symbolic of this equality in that there is no beginning and there is no end. Talking circles offer… >>> Learn more here.


Tuesday, February 6
Melody Noll: The Focused Conversation

This interactive workshop presented by Melody Noll will examine a platform for speaking openly and honestly. “The Focused Conversation” is drawn from The Technology of Participation and rooted in theories of how people process information. It is a practical model for guiding interactions that…>>> Learn more here.


Tuesday, April 3
Karen_H_Lipney_ClinicKaren H, Lipney: Feedback: Intent, Impact, and Best Practices
 

In this interactive clinic, we’ll discuss the process of feedback, both as a receiver and a giver. Each registrant is asked to come to the clinic with an example of when feedback worked, when it didn’t, and some feedback that you’d like to give someone…>>> Learn more here.


Tuesday, June 12
Rudeen Monte: Conflict Coaching in the Workplace

Session 1 – Human Development Applied to Workplace Conflicts
Rudeen Monte’s series of three workshops addresses causes of workplace conflict and the role of supervisor and mediator in assisting disputants toward resolution…>>> Learn more here.


Tuesday, July 10
Rudeen Monte: Conflict Coaching in the Workplace

Session 2 – Steps for Intervening with Common Conflicts
Rudeen Monte’s series of three workshops addresses causes of workplace conflict and the role of supervisor and mediator in assisting disputants toward resolution…>>> Learn more here.


Tuesday, September 11
Rudeen Monte: Conflict Coaching in the Workplace

Session 3 – Organizational and Systems Causes of Conflicts
Rudeen Monte’s series of three workshops addresses causes of workplace conflict and the role of supervisor and mediator in assisting disputants toward resolution…>>> Learn more here.


Tuesday, October 2
Vanessa_Alfaro_CBVanessa Alfaro:  Transform Your Relationship to Anger

You’ve been triggered by someone’s words or actions. Strong feelings of anger arise. Depending on your relationship to anger, you might work hard to hide, diminish, or deny angry feelings. Unfortunately, the anger that you hold can weigh you down…>>> Learn more here.


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Continuing Education Credits

MCLE:  Some 2018 courses are approved by the State Bar of California for 2 MCLE credits (provider #9323). $20 processing fee required.

You can pay online here:  >>>Click for MCLE payment.

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Registration, Payment & Logistics

ONLINE REGISTRATION
You can preregister and prepay for mediation clinics through the links in the 2017 CALENDAR above. 

ATTENTION
Please be advised: We prefer that people preregister for our clinics.  While we don’t discourage walk-ins, all clinic participants are required to check in at the building security desk, and if your name is NOT on the registration roster, it could result in a delay or possibly inability to gain entry.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Though it rarely happens, we reserve the right to cancel a clinic. Should we cancel, registrants will receive a full refund. We also reserve the right to substitute trainers or presenters.  All other cancellations will be treated pursuant to the Refunds and Transfer Fees policy described below.

Refunds & Transfer Fees
If you cancel more than 24 hours before the clinic start time, there is a $7.50 cancellation fee. This fee will be waived one time if registration is transferred to a subsequent clinic that begins within twelve months of the training start date.  No refunds for cancellations 24 hours or less before the clinic start time.

LOCATION
All mediation clinics are held at:  JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, 15th Floor, San Francisco, 6-8 PM. [MAP]

QUESTIONS?

For more information, please 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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