Peer mediation is a conflict resolution process where students mediate conflict resolution sessions among their peers.

The Foundation’s peer mediation training discusses, among other things, how to implement and sustain a student-based program in your school, how to train students to be peer mediators and how mediation has been proven to reduce incidents of school violence. Each participant will receive applicable posters and handouts that will aid them in developing a relevant peer mediation program for their school.

This program is FREE for educators. All trainings are from 9am-3pm. Participants who attend the full training will receive 5.5 professional development credits.

Please click on the buttons below to register for a specific training. All trainings max out at 30 participants. To be put on a wait list for the training, please email Elissa Zylbershlag at [email protected] with the following information: name; school name; date of the training you would like to attend; email address; and phone number.

 

Registration links will be released two months prior to training dates. To be the first to learn about upcoming trainings, sign up for our educator email list here.

Peer mediators from Carl Sandburg Middle School

Peer mediators from Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge assist teachers with role plays at a recent Peer Mediation Training.

Peer mediators from Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge assist teachers with role plays at a recent Peer Mediation Training.

Peer mediators from Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge assist teachers with role plays at a recent Peer Mediation Training.

Peer Mediation Training - Middle/High School

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Peer Mediation Training - Elementary

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NJSBF “NO SHOW” POLICY

If you register for and do not show up at a workshop, we will notify you that you have been placed on our “No Show” list. Should this occur two times, you will be removed from our email list.

We understand that things happen that might prevent you from attending a workshop for which you are registered. You may cancel your registration at any time up to the morning of the training by simply emailing [email protected] or by calling 732-937-7523 in order to prevent being placed on the “No Show” list.

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic and educational organization. Funding is furnished by the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey and limited to providing education to the public. The Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling its mission despite limited funding that is significantly impacted by market interest rates. Your cooperation in honoring your registration at our free workshops is essential.

What attendees had to say….

“The Peer Mediation training was very informative and very applicable to today’s students. The visit from student peer mediators helped bring alive this must-have program. I want to come back for more training classes after this experience.”

Joanne Cifelli

Teacher

“This program was truly transformative and eye-opening. The approaches presented were attainable, rewarding and effective. The materials provided will definitely be implemented in our program!”

Erin Glassen

Science Teacher

“Informative, interactive workshop! It was so refreshing to attend a practical professional development session. Everything taught would improve the overall school climate.”

Amanda

School Counselor