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PREPARING FOR DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Is there a conversation that you’ve been avoiding? Maybe it’s something about an important relationship in your life or about a deeply held belief. If you find yourself putting off or trying to stay away from having tough conversations, this workshop for you. In this 2-hour workshop, participants are given tools to plan and prepare to have a difficult conversation. This session focuses on strategies to manage internal responses to conflictual dialogue, preparing language and approaches to frame and carry out the conversation in a productive matter, and approaches to de-escalate so that we can have more inclusive and productive conversations.

 

When: November 20, 2019 from 6pm-8pm

Where: CCR (11 E Adams, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60603)

Cost: $50

ELDERCARE AND PROBATE MEDIATION TRAINING (MTCI)

This 2 day Eldercare and Probate Mediation training focuses on Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver Mediation as well as mediation after the death of a parent. Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver mediation are quite different from other types of mediation. Probate mediation is similar to civil mediation, but the emotions are often at an extreme.  We focus on inclusion of the older person's voice in the mediation and techniques for working in multiparty family mediations. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be prepared to organize and perform Elder Mediations. Meant for both mediators and possible participants in mediation, this is an advanced training for those who have already taken basic mediation training and an introduction to Elder Mediation for those who have not. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Differences between elder mediation and other types of mediation

  • Guardianship/conservatorship law and practice

  • Capacity and disability issues

  • Red flags for elder abuse

  • Confidentiality issues

  • Multiparty mediation and family dynamics

  • Deciding who should be present at the mediation

  • Working with attorneys, court representatives, GAL's (guardian ad litems) and institutional representatives

  • Role of community resources, support persons, advocates, and surrogates in mediation

  • Ethical standards for elder mediators

  • Mental and physical effects of aging, disabilities, and accommodation in mediation

  • Societal and participant bias, family and cultural attitudes, and their impact on the mediation process

  • Pre-mediation interviews and screening for appropriateness of mediation

 

This training is taught by Zena Zumeta of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute (MTCI) at our downtown Chicago office.

Please note: This training is co-sponsored by CCR, but is not led by our volunteers and does not meet our volunteer approval qualifications. This training focuses on the substantive area of elder care.

DATES:

Check back for 2020 dates!

WHERE:

Center for Conflict Resolution 11 E. Adams Street, Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60603

HOURS:

8:30am -5 pm each day

CREDITS:

CME, CEU, CLE and Professionalism credits available.

RATES:

Early bird rate: $775.00/person*
Regular rate: $825.00/person
*775.00 early bird rate is available until 28 days before the start of training.