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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (March 23-27, 2020) Fort Mill, SC)

Monday, March 23, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center: is again hosting its Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders. Conflict is normal and inevitable whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a responsibility to help others work through their conflicts. The Mediation Skills Training Institute presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. The five-day institute also includes a component on congregational mediation and consultation, placed within the context of family systems theory. Although focused primarily on the church setting, the skills learned are directly transferable to other settings. Thus, managers in business, attorneys, experienced mediators, and others in leadership will be enriched by the training as well. Schedule The Mediation Skills Training Institute runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exception of Monday, which starts at 9:00 a.m., and Friday, which concludes at 4:00 p.m. Monday 03/23 Introduction: The Nature and Role of Conflict Conflict in the Bible: Finding Renewal in Conflict Understanding Your Own Style of Response to Conflict Your Personal Style Profile for Communication at Work Affirming Your Strengths and Managing Your Excesses Tuesday 03/24 Interpersonal Peacemaking Skills: How to Be Effective When People Are Angry Interpersonal Peacemaking Skills: Negotiating Win-Win Solutions Mediating Conflict Between Individuals: An Overview of the Process Mediation Skills: Getting People to the Table Mediation Skills: The Introduction Stage Wednesday 03/25 Mediation Skills: The Story-Telling Stage Mediation Skills: The Problem-Solving Stage Mediation Skills: The Agreement Stage Thursday 03/26 Mediating Multi-Party Disputes Congregational Conflict: Understanding Conflict in Groups Family Systems Theory and Church Conflict Designing Effective Group Decision-Making Procedures Congregational Conflict: Structuring Dialogue When Anxiety Is High Friday 03/27 Mediating Congregational Disputes: An Overview of the Mediation Process Mediation Skills: Contracting, Information Gathering, and Education Phases Mediation Skills: Healing and Problem-Solving Phases Mediation Skills: Bringing Closure to the Mediation Location Grace Presbyterian Church 2955 W. Hwy 160 - Fort Mill, SC Tuition Tuition is $695 when paid by February 21, 2020; or $895 after that date. Participants receive a training manual and other materials upon arrival. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are subject to a $100 non-refundable fee if LMPC is notified at least two weeks prior to the institute, or half of the registration fee otherwise. All refunds subject to approval. Please contact LMPC at 630-627-0507. By registering for this event, it is understood that all registrants have read and agree to the cancellation policy spelled out in the above tuition section. For a brochure with the full information for this event click here

Cost: 695 - 895 USD
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