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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

November 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (November 18-22, 2019 in Arlington, TX) :  The Mediation Skills Training Institute 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.

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 11/18
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 11/19
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 11/20
Mediation Skills: The Story-Telling Stage
Mediation Skills: The Problem-Solving Stage
Mediation Skills: The Agreement Stage

Thursday 11/21
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 11/22
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

Epworth United Methodist Church, 1400 South Cooper Street, Arlington, TX

Tuition is $695 when paid by October 18, 2019; or $895 after that date. Participants receive a training manual and other materials upon arrival. 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. Please contact LMPC at 630-627-0507.



November 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am
November 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm