Peer mediation is not the same as conflict resolution.
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 our updated guide, The FAQs of Peer Mediation, applicable posters and handouts that will aid them in developing a relevant peer mediation program for their school.
This program is FREE for educators. 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 note that this workshop is only offered in person and is on hold while our programs are virtual. Please visit our Events Page to see our current offerings and check back with us later in the year to see if we are offering in person workshops again.
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What Is Peer Mediation?
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”
“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!”
“Informative, interactive workshop! It was so refreshing to attend a practical professional development session. Everything taught would improve the overall school climate.”
Peer Mediation Guide Handouts
A resource for educators who have attended the Peer Mediation training at the Bar Foundation.