Mediation at a Glance
When a conflict between two people becomes so entangled that they need assistance, trained mediators can help guide people through biblically-based mediation to achieve reconciliation of relationships and resolution of material issues.
The Same Instruction as our Live Practicum
But it's Available Anytime (by appointment) & Anywhere!
Join a cohort from around the country (& world) to learn how to mediate small groups reconcile! We utilize our webinar platform for teaching, and also use our exclusive Coach's Corner, Reconciler Chat and Group Video Chat technologies to provide world-class learning through lecture, demonstration and practicum experience. All the benefits of our live practicums without the travel!
Join the course from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is an internet connection and the ability to use Zoom! You can test your Zoom connection here.
We understand, this isn't for everyone
The successful student in this course will be familiar with these online technologies. Throughout the course we will switch between these various modes of presentation and connection. Your proficiency with these will be valuable to your learning experience. You are encouraged to try out each below. The backbone of them all is your internet connection. You can check your internet speed here.
The other requirement for a successful online learning experience is a sufficiently fast tablet or laptop because it will be processing a lot of video data. If you're not sure about your setup, please call us and we can help you test it out! If you can easily watch Youtube and other video streams, then you're probably okay.
Lecture & Demonstration
During plenary portions of the class, we will be connected via Zoom. There, you will be able to see and hear the instructor, as well as view the presentation slides. You can listen with your computer or through a phone call. You can raise your hand to ask questions and participate in plenary debrief discussions. You will view the coaching demonstrations through this platform as well. You may test your Zoom connection here.
Role Play Practice
The role play experience is one thing that sets this training apart. We will utilize Coach's Corner, AoR's video chat room customized for reconcilers. This facilitates your working with another student and allows the instructor to observe and offer feedback. It requires a camera, mic and speakers on your computer. Check it out here. Be sure to try the video connection to ensure your mic and camera are connecting.
To facilitate discussion among students, you will be able to message one another through the webinar platform while class is in session and you can also message one another outside of class through online discussion forums the Text/Chat feature of our website. You access this feature through almost any browser.
Special Feature of This Online Course
Cohort Resource Page - Always Available!
An integral part of this course experience is your cohort resources page. This is a special page of our website reserved for you and the rest of your cohort. This course is not the firehose experience of many in-person training courses. It is immersive and gives you access to all of these resources on-demand throughout the course and for future reference! You can always come back for a refresher! Your cohort page includes:
Each recorded lesson, including student Q&A from your cohort
All course manuals, resources and handouts
Discussion forums with everyone in your cohort
Opt-in cohort roster to stay in touch with your peers
A terrific reference for you even AFTER the course!
“The most practical training I ever received!”
Who Should Attend?
Everyone will Benefit!
This practicum is ideal for anyone who advises others in conflicts. Thus, pastors, principals, elders and other lay leaders, teachers, business owners, executive and mid-level managers, counselors, social workers, human resource managers, and parents all benefit from this training. But in reality, anyone who has the opportunity to advise others on dealing with a specific conflict will enjoy this training.
This training expands on what you learn in Coaching People through Conflict providing you skills for working with people together.
A Special Training Feature
A special feature of this training includes extensive feedback with your instructors.
“The missing piece in my seminary education. This has not only helped me personally, but it will help me to be a better pastor.”
With registration, approximately 4 weeks before the practicum participants will be provided the following resources to begin their learning:
Cultivating Lifestyles of Reconciliation by Ted Kober and Ken Sande
Mediation Practicum Manual
Access to the Cohort Resource Page to begin interacting with your cohort and reflecting on the importance of pre-mediation coaching.
In addition, this course requires that you have previously completed Coaching People to Reconcile (or equivalent).
Sponsor This Event
While there is no cost to host a Mediating People through Conflict event, the cost to sponsor this event for up to 10 people is $1,750 teaching fee, plus $70/person materials fee, plus travel expenses for instructor(s). An additional teaching fee of 1,750 is required for each additional 10 students. Contact Us today to schedule your event.
This allows the lowest per-person cost of just $345, which is 40% savings off retail registration!