Training and Education

Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training

2020 Dates: February 15, 16, 22, 23 & 29 (8:30 AM–5 PM)

Our 5-day basic training lays the groundwork for anyone interested in becoming a mediator, learning about conflict resolution and restorative justice, or interested in becoming a volunteer mediator with us. The training is led by senior mediators, Ed Greenebaum and Nick Philbeck. The maximum participants is 20 people with seating filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The training is held at the IU Maurer School of Law.

Tuition: $300

Early Bird Tuition: $260 if received by December 20, 2019

Early Bird Tuition: $275 if received by January 26, 2020

A limited number of scholarships are available; please email to learn more.

To register, click here.    To pay for training online click here or you may mail a check to 205 S. Walnut St., Suite 16, Bloomington, IN 47404.

About the Training:
This 40-hour training is for anyone interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice.  You will learn about the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. Participants enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation. You will also gain an understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, including victim-offender mediation.  The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM’s programs.

Those who volunteer with CJAM after the training work as “apprentices,” alongside mediators and restorative justice practitioners who have had significant experience as lead facilitators in our programs. Though there are not any nationally-recognized “best practice” standards in the U.S. for Basic Mediation Training, CJAM is a member of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), and our policies and procedures are aligned with NAFCM’s quality assurance standards. In designing this training and maintaining a roster of well-qualified mediators, CJAM has used guidance from many highly regarded sources such as The State of New York’s Mediation Training Curriculum Guidelines. CJAM also educates its staff about mediator ethics in accordance with Rule 7 of Indiana’s Rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution.