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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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March 2016

Circles in Schools

March 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CMRS, 9220 Bass Lake Road, Suite 270
New Hope, MN 55428 United States
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Thursday March 17, 2016 5:30pm- 8:00pm CMRS will provide a follow up on circle keeping in the schools  This will give people a chance to practice their circle keeping skills and share successes and challenges of any circle keeping they have done.  This is for individuals who are trained circle keepers. A light supper will be provided from 5:30-6:00pm

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April 2016

Courageous Conversations: Sharing Narratives Around Police, Community and Race

April 21, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, 9220 Bass Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55428 United States
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April 21, 2016, 5:30-8:00pm Circle Keepers: Sharon Sund and Brent Lehman Light supper Circle discussion to follow Please RSVP by phone to CMRS at 763-561-0033 OR youth@cmrsmn.org

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May 2016

Ethics Refresher

May 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, 9220 Bass Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55428 United States
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Sharon Press, professor at Mitchell Hamline Law School will be doing an ethics refresher for mediators.  If you need some mediator credits to get up to date-- make sure to attend!  A mix of discussion and experiential exercises designed to refresh your understanding of Rule 114 Code of Ethics and CMS best practices.  Topics to be covered Minnesota Civil Mediation Act--MN Stat. 572.31 Community Dispute Resolution Programs--MN Stat. 494 Community Dispute Resolution Programs Operational Guidelines Alternate Dispute Resolution --Rule 114 of the…

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June 2016

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic Event

June 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elm Creek Reserve, 12400 James Deane Pkwy
Maple Grove, MN 55369 United States
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Elm Creek Reserve 12400 James Deane Pkwy Maple Grove, MN 55369 Acorn Picnic Shelter 4:00pm-7:0pm We try to get our volunteers and supporters together at least once a year to recognize them for all of the work they do to help the community.  This year we have decided to celebrate outside with a picnic to be more conducive to brining families and children!  You are encouraged to bring along your significant other and children or grandkids for all the fun.…

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July 2016

Introduction to Restorative Justice 101

July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Somali Youth Leaders and Mediators (SALAM)* Introduction to Restorative Justice 101 July 21, 2016 8-5pm Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN  55403 Room T1250 Training will address the following areas Introduction to Circle Responding to Harm Restorative Justice/Retribution/Mediation Global Restorative Justice Community Member Role Culturally relevant and culturally sensitive work with Somali families Restorative conference demonstration Trainers: Michele Braley Abdi Ali: The founder and Executive Director of the Center for Multicultural Mediation. Abdi has over 10 years experience working in…

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August 2016

SALAM Mediator Training

August 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
SALAM Mediator Training, 1501 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 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     Location Minneapolis Community Technical College 1501 Hennepin Avenue S Minneapolis,MN 55403 Room: T1250 First Floor Main Building Corner of Hennepin and Spruce

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January 2017

Restorative Practices in Schools Volunteer Training

January 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, 9220 Bass Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55428 United States
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Who:  CMRS Volunteers What: A short training focused on the basics of Restorative philosophy and CMRS’ Restorative Conferencing process in schools. When: Saturday, January 14th from  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Food:  Light breakfast 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, we want to ensure that our volunteers feel confident in the “why” and “how” of our…

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February 2017

Circle Training with Kay Pranis

February 9 @ 8:30 am - February 11 @ 4:30 pm
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, 9220 Bass Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55428 United States
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Peacemaking Circle Training Peacemaking circles provide a way to bring people together to have difficult conversations and to work through conflict or differences. The circle process is a way of getting the most complete picture people can of themselves, each other and the issue at hand to enable them to move together in a good way. Circles are based on an assumption of positive potential – that something good can always come out of whatever situation we are in. Circles…

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June 2017

Rice County 4 Day Restorative Conferencing and Victim Offender Mediation Training

June 15 @ 8:30 am - July 23 @ 4:30 pm
Training Room, Northfield Police Department, 1615 Riverview Drive
Northfield,
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When is the training? Thursday and Friday June 15, 16, 2017 AND Thursday and Friday 22, 23, 2017 ALL DAYS ARE REQUIRED Who is providing the training? Beth Bailey, Community Mediation and Restorative Service of Minnesota and Ted Lewis, Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, School of Social Work at U of MN Provided by Rice County Dispute Resolution Program with a grant from the Rice County Attorney’s Office and JDAI of MN. Why? To promote alternative conflict resolution in…

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July 2017

YMCA 30 Hour Mediation Training

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm

This 30 hour training will be specifically for YMCA staff. More information to come.

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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