Training and Education

2024: 40-Hour Virtual Mediation & Restorative Justice Fall Training
Starts September 1 and ends March 2

Registration Open!

     Our 40-hr 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 16.  The training will be held virtually via Zoom.
Schedule:
9/5 9/7 9/12 9/14 9/19 9/21 9/26 9/28 10/1* 10/5
7-9 pm
8:30 am to 3 pm
7-9 pm
8:30 am to 3 pm
7-9 pm
8:30 am to 3 pm
7-9 pm
8:30 am to 3 pm
7-9 pm
8:30 am to 3 pm

* Please note that October 1 is a Tuesday evening, not a Thursday

Tuition: $300

Early Bird Tuition: $275 if received by August 16, 2024

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.

Limited scholarships available, to apply click here.

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 alongside mediators and restorative justice practitioners who have had 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.