Summer Institute

Center for Conflict Management Summer Institute Savannah, GA KSU

Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development is hosting the 2019 Summer Institute for Conflict Management Professionals in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The Summer Institute is the premier convention of professionals, practitioners, and scholars in mediation, k-12 education, higher education, social work, counseling, legal and courts, individuals who work in restorative practices, or anyone who could benefit by learning conflict management skills in these rich, interactive sessions. Individuals seeking to expand or improve their abilities to engage conflict constructively will find value in these trainings.

The Summer Institute represents a great networking opportunity for working professionals in the field of conflict management and offers a great opportunity to receive continued education or CLE credits.


Location: 
Holiday Inn Express
199 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Check-in as early as June 16, 2019

Date & Time:
June 17 - June 21, 2019

Register Here

 

  • Workshop Summaries

    The Summer Institute will have a choice of 3 different workshops taught by conflict management experts. The workshops include 28-Hour General Mediation Training, Restorative Justice Practices, and Ombuds Workshops.

    28-Hour General Mediation Training

    Trainer Susan Raines, Ph.D.

    The first 28 hours of mediation training focuses on an understanding of the mediation process, communication skills, problem-solving skills, agreement writing, and mediation ethics. Mediation skills are taught in a highly interactive format through short lecture, group discussion, focused exercises, and coached role-play. The training is designed to prepare the participant for mediation in civil cases. In addition, this intense four-day experience is designed to hone life skills that can enhance the participant’s ability to interact effectively with others. The training provides an understanding of the theory behind conflict while developing an effective skillset in resolving conflict.

    The training meets general mediation training requirements for registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR). In addition, the training is approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours (12 regular).

    Participants who complete this training will demonstrate the knowledge and skillset of the mediation process. The importance of confidentiality, understanding the ethics, regulations, practices and policies of mediation and the recognition of diversity issues in mediation.

    Who should take this course?

    • Individuals interested in working on court cases.
    • Individuals interested in being registered neutrals with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
    • Individuals desiring a clear and concise understanding of communication, and resolving conflicts.

    General Mediation Flyer


    Restorative Justice Practices

    Trainer John Lash, Executive Director of the Georgia Conflict Center

    Experience a thorough introduction to restorative practices concepts during this cornerstone event. The aim of restorative practices is to develop community and manage conflict and tension by repairing harm and restoring relationships. Attendees will receive a copy of the Circle Forward, Building a Restorative School Community as a resource book.

    Who should attend this training?

    • Teachers / Administrators /Special Education
    • Youth Serving Organizations
    • School Counselors, School Psychologists
    • Social Workers
    • School Resource Officers
    • Juvenile Practitioners in Criminal Justice
    • Other professionals who wish to incorporate peacemaking circles to build community and respond non-punitively to harm at their school/organization/agency.

    Learning Objectives

    • How to structure Implementation of Restorative Justice in organizations
    • Participants will have the opportunity to practice designing and keeping circles - both to build community and respond to harm - receiving feedback on their skills and an informal assessment of their readiness to apply circles to their work.
    • Drills and mock scenarios will draw from real life situations and will provide examples of the use of the process in schools, families, communities, and the justice system.
    • Participants will be introduced to the range of formal and informal interventions available as alternatives to punitive discipline and will explore how to integrate circle practices with existing policies and systems.
      Schedule

    Schedule

    • Monday: 1:00pm-5:30pm
    • Tuesday-Wednesday: 8:30am-5:30pm
    • Thursday: 8:30am-1:00pm

    Restorative Justice Flyer


    Ombuds Workshops 

    Coordinated by Dr. Timothy Hedeen, Ombudsman and Professor in Conflict Management

    Institute (Wed & Thurs) participants will learn:

    • Assessment strategies to understand and improve all aspects of your office
    • Approaches for ombudsing in the age of "Me, Too!" and racial profiling
    • Opportunities to integrate restorative justice in organizations
    • Proven practices for serving your visitors, including coaching skills

    Regional meeting (Friday) participants will:

    • Learn insights from colleagues practicing in the Southeast
    • Determine future professional development opportunities
    • Share strategies for improving practice based on recent survey research

    Ombuds Workshops Flyer

    • Training/
      Workshop

      Trainer(s)
      Cost
      Dates
      Times
    • 28-Hour General Mediation Training
      Dr. Susan Raines and Alvin Albert, J.D.

      Early Bird (4/1/19): $800

      After 4/1/19:
      $1,000

      June 17-20, 2019

      Mon:
      1:00PM-5:30PM

      Tues-Thurs:
      8:30AM-5:30PM

    • Restorative Justice Practices
      John Lash, MSCM
      Executive Director at Georgia Conflict Center

      Early Bird (4/1/19): $675

      After 4/1/19:
      $875

       June 17-20, 2019

      Mon:
      1:00PM-5:30PM

      Tues-Thurs:
      8:30AM-5:30PM

    • Ombuds Workshops
      Dr. Timothy Hedeen
      & Guest Speakers

      Wed & Thurs: $295

      Friday Only:
      $50 

       June 19-21, 2019

      Mon: 
      1:00PM-5:30PM

      Tues-Wed:
      8:30AM-5:30PM

      Thurs:
      8:30AM-1:00PM

     

  • Participants will be responsible for booking their hotel stay during the Summer Institute for June 17 to June 20, 2019 using Kennesaw State University's discounted rate. Discount applies to availability of rooms at time of registration.                                        

    Location: 
    Holiday Inn Express
    199 East Bay Street
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Check-in as early as June 16, 2019

    Date & Time:
    June 17 - June 21, 2019

    Participants should dial the Front Desk Agents directly at 912.231.9000 and refer to the group's block code (KSU) to ensure proper room rates. To book online, click here, and reference the block code.  

    The last day to secure a reservation at the quoted discounted room rates will be May 1, 2019. Check-in as early as June 16, 2019. Reservations made after this date will be at the Hotels best available rate at the time of booking.

    ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF 3 OR MORE

  • General Mediation Training

    Cancellation Fees: Full Refund up to and including May 15, 2019. Administrative fee of $250.00 if cancelled from May 16 -May 31, 2019. No refund after June 1, 2019.

    Restorative Justice Practices

    Cancellation Fees: Full Refund up to and including May 15, 2019. Administrative fee of $150.00 if cancelled from May 16 -May 31, 2019. No refund after June 1, 2019.

    Ombuds Workshops

    Cancellation Fees: Full Refund up to and including May 15, 2019. Administrative fee of $75.00 if cancelled from May 16 -May 31, 2019. No refund after June 1, 2019.

Last Day to Register is May 15, 2019

Register Here

Contact Information:
Ellen Lahtinen / email: elahtine@kennesaw.edu / Phone: (470) 578-6115

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