Training

Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc believes training is an effective strategy as we seek to develop the capacity of our community to respectfully resolve conflict and repair harm. We collaborate with other mediation and restorative parties to create more opportunities for people to participate in transformative, skill-building experiences.

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September 2017

30 Hour Rule 114 Mediation & Restorative Justice Conferencing

September 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am - September 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, 9220 Bass Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55428 United States
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Dates: September 22, 23, 29 and 30 8:30am-5:00pmTopics Include: • Resolving conflict & repairing harm • Facilitating difficult conversations • Skils & techniques • Rules, statutes & best practices • Mediating/ facilitating in court, community and school settings • Mediation & Restorative justice philosophy Meets Rule 114 requirements for the Supreme Court Mediation Roster CLE Credits to be applied for (Note attendance at all 30 hours is required.) For the flyer click here! Register online by clicking here.

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January 2018

MLK Weekend Circle Training

January 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$250

Community Building Circles 101: Community Building Circles 101 is an experiential 3 day  training to introduce participants to community building circles, the bedrock of restorative approaches. In this training, participants will experience the power of community building in a circle, learn about the restorative approach--its roots and underlying principles--and learn the basics of keeping a circle. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss implementation of restorative practices in their workplace, practice keeping a circle, and gain feedback from their…

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February 2018

Exploring Restorative Justice with Dr. Raj Sethuraju

February 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Raj Sethuraju is Assistant Professor in the School of Law Enforcement at Metropolitan State University. Who:  CMRS Volunteers and Interns and Metro State Students What: A short training focused on the basics of Restorative philosophy and principles. When: Friday February 23, from 9:00am-4:00pm Food:  Light lunch and snacks will be provided Where: Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Conference Room, 9220 Bass Lake Road, Set 270, New Hope, MN 55428 Why: As we continue to increase CMRS’ capacity to serve multiple schools in several districts,…

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Exploring Implicit Bias with Dr. Raj Sethuraju

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, 9220 Bass Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55428 United States
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Dr. Raj Sethuraju is Assistant Professor in the School of Law Enforcement at Metropolitan State University. He will be keeping a circle to encourage participants to explore implicit bias. CMRS volunteers, Metro State students and members of the community are encouraged to attend this free event.  

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April 2018

We Are All Criminals: The Impact on Housing

April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Ave,
St Paul, , MN 55105
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Free

Emily Baxter We Are All Criminals: The Impact on Housing “Increasingly, lawmakers are enacting policies that restrict persons with records (particularly drug convictions) from access to public housing. Likewise, many private landlords conduct background checks on potential renters, either excluding anyone with a record or charging higher rent or triple security deposit to live there. Such collateral consequences create substantial barriers to economic, educational, and social progress: without a safe and affordable home, men, women, and families are left homeless,…

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SALAM Mediator Training

April 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Oren Gateway Center, 610 22nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454 United States
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Description Conflict resolution and mediation theory informed by Islam Mediation skills techniques and process Mediator values and conduct informed by Islam Mediation Rules Statues and Practices Youth 16-25 will receive a stipend for attending Location Augsburg University Oren Gateway Center, Room 114 610 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 To apply click on the link below.

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June 2018

30 Hour Basic Mediation Training

June 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Collaboration: This training is a collaboration among Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc., the Dispute Resolution Center, Mediation Services for Anoka County and Rice County Dispute Resolution Center. Emphasis: This training will emphasize mediation's role in addressing housing issues. Dates: June 15, 2018 8:30-5:00pm (New Hope) June 16, 2018 8:30-5:00pm (New Hope) June 29, 2018 8:30-5:00pm (St. Paul) June 30, 2018  8:30-5:00pm (St. Paul Location: To Be Determined Topics Include: • Conflict resolution and mediation theory • Mediation skills and…

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August 2018

The Healing Power of Dialogue

August 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join CMRS to celebrate our 35th Anniversary with dinner and "The Healing Power of Dialogue" presented by internationally renown speaker, Margaret Thorsborne. The event will be held at New Hope Cinema and Grill on August 6, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. All are welcome. The cost is $35 per person.  Since this is our Volunteer Appreciation Event this year, our CMRS volunteers are free. Margaret Thorsborne is the Managing Director of Margaret Thorsborne & Associates & Thorsborne and Associates UK. She is committed to…

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October 2018

Transforming Community Spaces: Bending the Arc of Memory Towards Healing and Justice

October 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Univerisity of Minnesota Mondale Commons, 301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Transforming Community Spaces: A Workshop Throughout the nation, we are seeing insistent challenges to monuments, memorials, contaminated sites, and other locations identified with histories of oppression. “Transforming Community Spaces” (TCS) helps institutions and communities take on these challenges through inclusive, transparent dialogues intended to uncover hidden histories, advance social justice, and promote collective healing. This training will serve to introduce facilitators to the concepts of problematic community spaces, to trauma-informed facilitation, and to ways of effecting enduring collaborative change. Participants…

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Monumental Conversations: Lessons from Charlottesville

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Univerisity of Minnesota Mondale Commons, 301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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In this evening presentation, “Monumental Conversations: Lessons from Charlottesville,” Dr. Frank Dukes will share his experiences leading up to and following the August 11th, 2017 events in Charlottesville. The presentation will be held in the Humphrey School’s Cowles Auditorium from 7- 8:30 with a meet-and-greet reception option from 6-6:45 in the atrium. For more information or to support the work of CMRS, please email or call Beth Bailey at 763-561- 0033 or director@CMRSmn.org. To register for the meet and greet reception from…

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Continuing Education

CMRS directly and indirectly offers a variety of continuing education opportunities each year, including a 6-hour conference every Fall.

Scholarships

Limited number of scholarships are available. Contact your sponsoring organization about scholarship possibilities