MCRC offers 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training & Restorative Practices Training on an intermittent basis. See information below:
This interactive course is presented in cooperation with HCC’s Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center, and includes theory, process, skills, and ethical considerations essential for every mediator. The course covers topics required to satisfy training requirements for designation by Maryland District and Circuit Courts as a mediator (Rule 17). Training involves small group discussions and exercises, coached role playing, videos, and lecture. Manual provided. This training provides 4.00 CEUs, but is not a credit course. ** Please note: You must attend every single hour of this training to receive a certificate. **
Registration, Class Dates and Times:
This year’s course is again taught by Barbara Blake Williams, who has a private mediation practice and mediates for several Maryland courts. Ms. Williams holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a M.Ed. in Counseling/Family Therapy Focus from Boston University, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Her teaching style is both entertaining and inspiring.
Participants in this training are invited to join the MCRC volunteer roster, otherwise closed at this time.
The class is designed to accommodate those who may work a traditional work week schedule by meeting over three weekends, Thursday through Saturday, as follows:
Class is from 6:30pm-9:45pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 8:30am-5:00pm on Saturdays.
** Please note: You must attend every single hour of this training to receive a certificate. **
For more information regarding the 40-hour basic training, visit the course information website here: https://express.howardcc.edu/cgi-bin/wwizsc4.exe/wwizsc4.asp?wwizmstr=XS.SECTION.INFO§ion=162624. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Rockefeller, MCRC Director at KathyRockefeller@howardcc.edu or you may call 443-518-4360.
Registration is now open! The last day to register for the class is 5/2. Register by 4/18 to receive a $50 Early bird discount. Howard County residents can register online by using HCCExpress (first-time users will need to create a profile to register). Everyone can register in person, by phone, or by fax. For more information about how to register, visit the Continuing Education webpage: http://coned.howardcc.edu/registration_and_payment/How_to_Register.html. The course designation is Basic Mediation #5562 XI-114-7830. For information regarding registration, please contact Roxanne Cathey Farrar, Continuing Education Coordinator at email@example.com or you may call 443-518-4972.
Tuition and Fee Information:
MCRC awards two 100% scholarships for rising Juniors and Seniors at HCPSS high schools. For more information or to apply, please contact Kathy Rockefeller at KathyRockefeller@howardcc.edu or you may call 443-518-4360.
This two-day training gives a complete overview of Restorative Justice, how it benefits the participants, the community, and the justice system. This training is geared specifically for our mediator volunteers and community partners who have completed the 40 hour basic mediation training. Restorative Training is required for those wishing to be assigned to Restorative Reflection and Restorative Dialogue cases at MCRC. These cases typically involve juveniles and their parents. Participants will learn the entire process, from assignment of cases, through agreements and reporting.
Pre requisite: 40-hour Basic Mediation Training
Registration, Class Dates and Times:
This year's RD/RR training is co-instructed by Tim Johnson and Stephanie Klein.
The training is Monday, July 21st and Tuesday, July 22nd from 9:00am to 5:00pm in room 105 of the Nursing building at HCC.
To register for this training, or for more information regarding trainings, please contact Stephanie Klein, MCRC Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 443-518-1888.
Professional Development sessions are on Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm-8:30pm.
Restorative Dialogues and Refletions: Managing Specific Scenarios
September 10 -- Led by Kathy Rockefeller in DH 130
Emotional Intelligence -- Test Yourself!
October 8 -- Led by Barb Hudson in DH 130
MCRC Double Feature:
How are We Doing? Analyzing MCRC Participant Evaluations
Screening: Why do We Ask What We Ask?
November 12 -- Led by Stephanie Klein and Anne Hilb in DH 230
Volunteer Appreciation Event
January 14 -- Light supper served, location TBA
Restorative Dialogue and Reflections: Collecting Creative Ways to Facilitate the "Under-told" Story, Address Bullying, and Offer Resources
February 11 -- Led by Kathy Rockefeller in DH 130
Saturday Role Play Skills Session
Saturday, March 14 -- Led by MCRC Staff in DH 108 (RSVPs required closer to the date)
Mediator Ethics by Case Type at MCRC
April 8 -- Led by John Greer in DH 130
Being Aware of Triggers for Self and Participants in Mediation
May 13 -- Led by Chetana Bhat in DH 130
For more information regarding professional development sessions, please contact Stephanie Klein, MCRC Program Coordinator at email@example.com or you may call 443-518-1888.