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Fall and Spring Trainings

I conduct four-day long mediation trainings twice a year at the Center for Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica. The training is designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced mediators who are interested in improving their conflict resolution skills. Space is limited to 20 people, and there is typically a waiting list for each training.  Each participant receives a Training Manual that includes basic techniques and forms that are useful in starting a mediation practice.  Upon completion, each participant receives a Mediation Certificate. 

Schedule: Classes begin at 9:30 am and end at 4:30 pm
Location: Center for Dispute Resolution,
2411 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 399-4426 | FAX (310) 399-5906

What does the training cover?

Day 1 Overview of historical, psychological, legal, social, systemic and spiritual aspects of conflict, and avenues to resolution. Includes communication skills, storytelling, listening techniques, an eight-step mediation process, and a discussion of the limits of mediation.

Day 2 Responding to intense emotions, techniques for handling anger, fear, grief, guilt and shame; responding to bullying; surfacing interests; collaboratively negotiating agreements; caucusing and not caucusing; resolving cross-cultural disputes; and ethics and values in mediation. 

Day 3 Overcoming impasse, addressing power imbalances, reducing resistance to resolution, working with groups and organizations, what to do when you are completely stuck, and confirming commitments. Mediating organizational, workplace, divorce, family, community and public policy disputes. 

Day 4 Establishing a mediation practice, conflict coaching, conflict resolution systems design, resolving complex multi-party environmental and political disputes, designing rituals, reaching closure, opening heartfelt conversations, reaching forgiveness and reconciliation, and resolving international conflicts. 

How much does it cost?

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Training Manual, send a check for $5 plus $5 postage, or you can order an electronic copy from Amazon by clicking here.

The training costs $250.00 per class or $1000.00 for the series. Mail a check to Kenneth Cloke, 2411 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA.  For trainees, a hard copy of the Training Manual is included.

How do I apply?

Registration is now open for the October 18 - November 1, 2019 training.  Space is limited to 20 people.  

Upcoming trainings will be announced on the Events page of the website.  If you would like to be notified when registration opens, make sure to sign up for updates.  

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Please send a check for the amount you checked to Ken Cloke 2411 18th Street, Santa Monica 90405. If you will not attend all four days, please clarify in the message box above which specific days you will be attending. Thank you.
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If you would like these books shipped to you (rather than picked up at the training), please add an additional $5 / book for shipping in the United States, and $8 / book for shipping abroad. You can also order the books directly from Amazon.