Continuing Education

The Minnesota General Rules of Practice, Rule 114.13(g) requires neutrals to complete continuing education (CE) that address alternative dispute resolution subjects. Our training has been approved by the Minnesota State Court Administrator for Continuing Education. We offer CEs in 4 categories:

  • Mediation Office Management (Professional Development & Best Practices within Family Mediation)

  • Elimination of Bias (Exposing inherent biases we bring into family systems, heritage, and culture)

  • Ethics

  • Principles of Restorative Practices within Family Mediation

Take one class, sign up for a year's worth (totaling 18 hrs), or get all 18 CE hours in our 2 day Restorative Circles intensive!

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INTEGRATION OF RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IN FAMILY MEDIATION:

RESTORATIVE CIRCLE FACILITATION

18 CE Hours - Feb 3 & 4, 2022 or April 25 & 26, 2022

FAMILY MEDIATION COMPETENCY & QUALITY OF THE PROCESS IN CHILD WELFARE

Ethics in Mediation

1.5 hrs includes ethics teaching around Rule 114 Code of Ethics to preliminarily engage in high conflict mediation within child welfare scenarios and referral processes.

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Mediation Office Management

1.5 hrs includes practical teaching and skills development of recruiting, training, and including volunteers within community mediation processes.

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Mediation Office Management

1.5 hrs includes leadership training on maintaining neutrality and self-management techniques in high conflict family mediation.

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Restorative Practices

1.5 hrs includes techniques and roleplaying to improve effectiveness of family mediation process.

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Elimination of Bias

1.5 hrs addresses the role of the family mediator and utilization of community decision-making within the process.

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Ethics 

1.5 hrs addresses Rule 114 Code of Ethics Quality of the Process and effective use of restorative circles within family mediation.

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Ethics 

1.5 hrs addresses Rule 114 Code of Ethics: Impartiality teaching, scenarios, and role-playing.

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Mediation Practice Management

1.5 hrs includes a presentation on broader family court matters of child welfare and the usefulness of alternative dispute resolution.

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Mediation Practice Management

1.5 hrs offers a presentation and Q&A of a practical comparative review of the traditional family mediation process and transformative family mediation process.

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CHECKING OUR PROFESSIONAL BIASES AT

THE DOOR OF FAMILY MEDIATION

Elimination of Bias

1.5 hrs includes a safe discussion of scenarios and biases we bring as trained professionals while we offer family mediation.

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