This training will take the principles learned in Basic Mediation Training and apply them to writing a solid, useful work product. The Written Agreement should never be a straitjacket confining the parties, but instead a tool that helps them to effect positive change. Properly constructed with respect for the self-determination of the parties, it can do exactly that.
While this training will be offered again before the next Basic Mediation Training, it is strongly encouraged that any Apprentices attend.
There is no charge for this training for Empowered Pathways Community Partners.
Mill Square Professional Building, Second Floor
Registration & Conversation
Feel free to arrive a little early to converse with your fellow mediators.
Overview of Agreements, including how they are similar to (and different from) contracts.
Consequences of Agreements
The Positive, Ambiguous, and (potentially) Negative Outcomes of Agreements.
Ensuring that language is Neutral, Balanced, Accessible, and Court-Appropriate.
A system for ensuring that Agreements are behaviorally Specific, Measurable, Articulated, Realistic, and Time-limited.
Practice: Behavioral Change
An exercise in practicing writing SMART goals in Agreements where parties seek to change their actions or behaviors.
An exercise in examining clauses in a draft Agreement and applying various standards to rewrite those clauses.
An exercise in writing a draft Agreement with a partner.
Everybody goes home, a little wiser.