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MWI’s Forty-Hour Weekend Mediation Training

MWI’s Forty-Hour Weekend Mediation Training is designed to prepare managers, executives, lawyers and other professionals how to become a mediator and to effectively facilitate the mediation process. This comprehensive seven-session skill-building program held on weekends and weeknights utilizes lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises, supervised role-plays, and group discussions to prepare participants to lead the mediation process. MWI’s mediation trainings meet the training requirement outlined in the Massachusetts Confidentiality Statute (MGL ch233 sec 23C) and Rule 8(c)(i) of the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution.

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Dates / Times

October and November 2017 (weekends and weeknights)

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Registration & Cost

The cost of the training is $925 per person (or $875 if registered a month in advance of the program). Please call 617-895-4026 or send an email to mailbox@mwi.org with questions or for more information. Space is limited to 26 participants.

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Sample Trainers (click on photo for bio)

  • Chuck Doran
    Chuck Doran
  • Audrey Lee
    Audrey Lee
  • Vicky Bennet
    Vicky Bennet
  • Megan Winkeler
    Megan Winkeler
Chuck Doran

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Mediating Franchise and Workplace Matters | Mediation Trainer | Negotiation Trainer
Phone: 617-895-4026  | Email: cdoran@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Charles “Chuck” Doran is an experienced mediator specializing in the resolution of workplace, franchise and commercial disputes. A mediator since 1992, he is a member of the CPR Dispute Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and has provided mediation and other ADR services to a variety of clients including AT&T, Bose, BMW of North America, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Oxfam America, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), and the USPS REDRESS I and REDRESS II Mediation Panels. In 1993, Chuck completed a Specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. In 1994, Chuck founded MWI, a nationally recognized dispute resolution service and training organization based in Boston, MA that provides individual and corporate clients with mediation services, negotiation consulting and training, and mediation training. Chuck served as a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution and was Chair of the Qualifications Subcommittee. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Advisory Group and is a past president of the Association for Conflict Resolution, New England Chapter. He is also a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) and the Vice President of IAM’s Board of Governors.


Representative Matters

  • General Motors:  Serves as a national mediator for disputes between Dealers and GM involving audit, incentive programs and fleet sales matters;  Designed and led the GM Mediation and Arbitration Training Program which provided training to hundreds of GM Dealer and Corporate Mediators;  Responsible for oversight and design improvements of national mediation and arbitration program managed by MWI for General Motors;
  • BMW of North America:  Mediator for variety of matters involving BMW Motor Cars and Motorcycles.  Responsible for oversight and design improvements of national mediation and arbitration program managed by MWI for BMW of North America;
  • USPS and EEOC:   Contract workplace and employment mediator with the United States Postal Service and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mediating federal discrimination, termination, and other matters relating to the workplace;
  • 7-Eleven Incorporated:  Franchise mediator for matters emanating from the franchise agreement which may result in rehabilitation agreements, terminations, or succession planning.  Responsible for oversight and design improvements of the national mediation program managed by MWI for 7-Eleven;

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Distinguished Fellow and Executive Committee Board Member (Vice President), Board of Governors – The International Academy of Mediators (IAM) (2013 – Present);
  • Appointed to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution and was Chair of the Qualifications Subcommittee (1999-2003);
  • President and Director of the Association for Conflict Resolution, New England Chapter (NE-ACR) (formerly the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution – SPIDR). Elected to serve as President and former President-Elect and Director of the six state regional chapter of ACR International (1997-2004);
  • Chair, Massachusetts Budget Coalition. Led statewide collaborative effort with 15 mediation providers across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to secure over $950,000 in legislative funding for court-connected mediation services (1997-2000).
  • Arbitrator with the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Fee Arbitration Board (1996 to present);

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • Mediation Trainer. Designed and served as lead trainer for over seventy-five 20 to 40 hour basic and advanced training programs, totaling over 2250 hours since 1994. Mediation training clients include Coca-Cola, Bose Corporation, MWI, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and the Harvard Mediation Program at Harvard Law School.
  • Negotiation Instructor and Presenter. Chuck has worked nationally and internationally with top sales, procurement, and delivery professionals to diagnose and resolve negotiation challenges across multiple industries including financial/consulting, healthcare, and high tech. Served as a negotiation instructor for the internationally attended “Program of Instruction for Lawyers” Negotiation Workshop at Harvard Law School as a teaching assistant to Professor Roger Fisher on multiple occasions.

Background and Education

  • Graduate: Completed a Specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, at the Program On Negotiation, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (1993)
  • Undergraduate: B.A., Philosophy, Binghamton University, SUNY, Binghamton, NY; President Philosophy Club / Tenure Committee (1989)

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Audrey Lee

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Mediation & Negotiation Trainer with MWI
Phone: 617-895-4026 | Email: alee@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Audrey Lee is a Mediation Trainer for MWI, Senior Mediator at Boston Law Collaborative, LLP and the founding Principal of Perspectiva LLC. She is also Executive Director of the BLC Institute, a non-profit dedicated to providing education and training in all areas of dispute resolution. In addition to mediating at MWI, Audrey chairs BLC’s ADR Panel, and is a member of the EEOC Mediation Panel and a pool of Title IX Adjudicators for Harvard Law School. Previously, Audrey served as a mediator for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination where she mediated harassment, disability, age, race, and gender discrimination cases. A frequent lecturer and coach for mediation skills trainings, Audrey has trained scores of attorneys, law students, social workers, and other professionals. Since 2004, Audrey has facilitated executive education programs at the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School, currently as faculty for the Advanced Mediation Workshop: Mediating Complex Disputes. Audrey has also been on the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law, DePaul University College of Law, and the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston as a Negotiations Professor. Prior to becoming a mediator and trainer, Audrey practiced law as an intellectual property and litigation attorney at Winston & Strawn in Chicago and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.


Representative Matters

  • Audrey has led mediation and mediation advocacy trainings for law firms, community mediation centers and several law schools.
  • Mediator, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • Mediator, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediation Panel
  • Mediator and Chair, Boston Law Collaborative ADR Panel

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair, 2015 MCLE ADR and the Law Conference
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association, ADR Committee
  • Member, NE-ACR
  • Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of Boston, Past Founding Co-Chair
  • Association for Conflict Resolution – Chicago Chapter, Past President
  • Trainer of the Year, Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
  • Harvard Law School Hewlett Law and Negotiation Research Fellowship

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • Diversity Issues in Mediation, Guest Lecturer, Harvard Law School Mediation Course
  • “Mediation Process & Skills,” Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program
  • “Interest-Based Negotiation Skills for Mediators,” Loyola University Chicago Law School

Publications


Background and Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B. magna cum laude in Government
  • Mediator Training, Harvard Mediation Program (Cambridge, MA)
  • Mediator Training, Center for Conflict Resolution (Chicago, IL)
  • Family Law Mediator Training, MCLE (Boston, MA)

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Vicky Bennet

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Mediation Trainer with MWI
Phone: 617-973-9739 | Fax: 617-973-9532 | Email: vbennet@mwi.org | Web: www.mwi.org/mentor

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Dispute Resolution Experience

Victoria Bennet is a mediator, trainer, facilitator and consultant, providing services throughout New England since 2003. She has mediated a wide range of court-referred, government agency and private disputes, including commercial, employment, contract, tort, foreclosure, family, divorce, juvenile, community and criminal cases. Vicky has extensive experience training people from diverse backgrounds in conflict resolution skills, including custom workshop design and one-on-one executive coaching. As a consultant, she advises business owners and executive teams on partnership and board issues and managing workplace conflict.


Representative Industries

  • Workplace
  • Human resources
  • Court Mediations including Harassment Prevention and Eviction
  • Family

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Mediator, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission Mediation Panel
  • Mediator, Boston Bar Association Boston Municipal Court ADR Panel
  • Mediator, ADR Network Superior Court Mediation Panel
  • MWI Mediation Panels: Probate and Family Court, Juvenile Court, District Court

Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted

  • MIT Sloan School of Management: designed and presented negotiation skills workshops
  • MWI mediation training team: MWI Executive and Mediation Trainings, MWI Mediation Training at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Administrative Office of the Trial Courts Conference
  • Mediation Coach, MWI Mentor Program
  • Guest Lecturer, “Representing Clients in Mediation,” Suffolk University Law School and Boston College Law School
  • Mediation training team, Boston College and Suffolk University School of Law
  • Mediation coach, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Mediation and Dispute Resolution Seminar
  • “Managing Growth: Navigating Conflict While Building Your Enterprise,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • “Effective Communication in Conflict,” 495-128 HR Collaborative
  • Mediation Skills Training, Roger Williams/University Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders Program
  • “Dealing With Difficult People,” Dimeo Construction Company
  • “Tools for Difficult Conversations,” Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Background and Education

  • 300+ hours mediation and conflict resolution trainings, seminars, symposia and roundtables including:
  • MWI Executive Mediation Training, MWI Divorce Mediation Training, MWI Mentor Program, MWI Negotiation Training
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Seminar, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
  • Diploma in Translation, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • B.A. (French) Dalhousie University, Canada

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Megan Winkeler

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Trainer & Mediator with MWI
Phone: 617-895-4032 | Email: mwinkeler@mwi.org

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Dispute Resolution and Training Experience

Megan Winkeler is a mediator, trainer, and staff member at MWI. As a Program Manager at MWI, Megan manages grant writing and program development for MWI’s mediation and negotiation training programs. In particular, Megan developed and directs the MWI Women’s Negotiation Project, a program which offers free negotiation workshops to income-eligible women in Boston. As a mediator, Megan handles housing and civil disputes, workplace and employment cases, harassment prevention orders, and cases through MassHousing’s TAP Mediation Program. As a trainer, Megan provides mediation training at MWI’s Forty Hour Mediation Training and for clients such as the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Megan also works as a negotiation trainer with companies and government entities such as Eastman Chemical and the Nevada Department of Transportation. Megan is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where she received her BA in Political Science and Philosophy. After graduation, she served as an Ambassadorial Scholar for Rotary International, studying conflict resolution and transitional justice at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. During her graduate studies, Megan helped develop community dispute resolution programs with PASSOP, a non-profit focused on protecting the rights of refugees in South Africa.

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This Program is Designed to:

  • Prepare participants how to become a mediator and how to effectively facilitate the mediation process – from the opening to agreement writing.
  • Help participants apply a negotiation framework to the mediation process in order to assist parties in their efforts to define the issues, focus on their interests, and generate options that secure sound resolutions.
  • Provide participants with the skills necessary to mediate effectively, including interactive listening, asking effective questions, and overcoming barriers to agreement.

Topics to Be Covered:

  • An overview of mediation and other ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) methods; various mediation styles including facilitative, directive and evaluative – the differences and goals.
  • The nature and dynamics of conflict.
  • The role and skills of a mediator including: setting the stage, defining the issues, identifying interests, transmitting information, communicating effectively, generating options for resolution, drafting agreements.
  • Mediating with a co-mediator; Solo mediation techniques.
  • The five principles of mediation; Ethical duties and dilemmas facing mediators; Mediator confidentiality and liability; Dovetailing mediation and the law.
  • The art of effective questioning; Empathy and the mediation process
  • Dealing with challenging personalities, mediator bias and challenges to neutrality; Dealing with power differentials.
  • State and national mediation resources; Mediation and ADR web sites, listservs and newsgroups.

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Location

MWI
10 Liberty Square – 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

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Reasons to Attend:

  • Build and Expand your dispute resolution skill set.
  • Enhance your communication skills and capacity to listen effectively.
  • Network with participants and a faculty of seasoned ADR professionals dedicated to your growth as a mediator.
  • Learn from lively interactive presentations and personal coaching designed to help refine your mediation skills.

Participants Will Receive

  • 40-hours of mediation training, including three role-play opportunities for each participant to mediate with supervision.
  • Certificate of Completion in accordance withG.L. chapter 233 section 23C (Confidentiality Statute).
  • A comprehensive mediation manual, bibliography, and information on state and national dispute resolution organizations.
  • This program satisfies the mediation training program requirement for applicants for inclusion on the Category V fee-generating appointment list for Parenting Coordinators.
  • CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    • Licensed Social Workers: This program has been approved for 35 Category I Continuing Education Hours for relicensure with NASW for LICSWs.
    • Mental Health Counselors: This program has been approved for 35 Category I Continuing Education Hours with MMCEP for LMHCs.
    • Human Resource Professionals: This program has been approved for 37 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please contact MWI for details.
  • Continuing Legal Education Credits: CLE’s have been awarded to every training participant who has applied after completing a MWI program. Please call 617-973-9739 for details

Please see our Open-Enrollment Mediation Training Program Schedule Overview for additional dates and programs.

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For More Information

For more information about MWI’s Forty-Hour Mediation Training Program and post-training mediation opportunities with MWI, please contact Chuck Doran, Lead Trainer at cdoran@mwi.org or 617-895-4026.

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