Members and friends of Hope UMC have a unique opportunity to attend a nationally-acclaimed Lombard Mennonite Peace Center workshop at our own church! We are privileged to host a week-long intensive training event in March 2015:
Mediation Skills Training Institute
for Church Leaders
March 16-20, 2015
(Monday 9am-5pm; Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-5pm; Friday 8:30am-4pm)
Presented by Richard Blackburn (Executive Director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center), the Mediation Skills Training Institute is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. The five-day institute also includes a component on congregational mediation and consultation, placed within the context of family systems theory. Although focused primarily on the church setting, the skills learned are directly transferable to other settings. Thus, managers in business, attorneys, experienced mediators, and others in leadership will be enriched by the training as well.
Cost for this 5-day event is $695 if you register prior to March 1, 2015; or $795 after that. Participants receive a training manual and other materials upon arrival. Cancellations are subject to a $100 non-refundable fee if LMPC is notified at least two weeks prior to the Institute, or half of the registration fee otherwise. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Brian or Carrie Jaquess in the church office (858.485.5840) prior to February 23 so that we may take advantage of the $695 registration fee.
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