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School Conflict Resolution Training

School Conflict Resolution Training

The Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center, also known as the Wayne Mediation Center, has provided conflict resolution services to more than thirty five schools throughout Wayne County in the past few years.

WCDRC’s school conflict resolution specialists generally have extensive experience with children and/or dispute resolution methods, and all have taken extensive advanced training in the specific conflict resolution program being delivered.  Most also have taken the forty hour Michigan State Court Administrative Office approved mediation training and all have undergone state background checks.

Conflict Resolution

Restorative Classroom Circles Training

Purpose:  Increase teacher control of classroom, improve student behavior and school climate.

Impact: Classroom Circles assist teachers in building a restorative culture that sets expectations and standards, instills positive discipline and enables teachers to more effectively and efficiently prevent and handle student behavioral issues.

How it Works:  WMC’s specially trained instructor/facilitator conducts a two day training of teachers.  The first day is primarily focused upon the principles and benefits of restorative practices and how they can be instilled throughout the whole school.  The second day consists mainly of learning about and creating effective classroom circles.  The days can be split into blocks if preferred.
WMC’s trainer/facilitator then returns three times over the following four months to conduct three hours of follow up coaching and training.  Additional sessions can be purchased if requested.

Conflict Resolution

Peer Facilitation/Restorative Conferencing Training

Purpose:  Prevent escalation of student conflict, improve school culture and safety.

Impact:  Peer facilitation engages and teaches students to resolve conflict through a collaborative, peaceful process and empowers students to take responsibility and handle minor conflict.

How it works:  WMC’s specially trained instructor/facilitator conducts a two day training of students and staff.  The first day is primarily focused upon the principles and benefits of restorative practices and how they can be instilled throughout the whole school.   The second day is focused upon the Restorative Conferencing process for resolving conflict, a model to engage those involved in conflict to repair the harm caused by their behavior.

WMC’s trainer/facilitator then returns three times over the following four months to conduct three hours of follow up coaching and training.  Additional sessions can be purchased if requested.

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Other Conflict Resolution Workshops and Training

WCDRC can provide short or extensive conflict resolution workshops or training for students, teachers, and families on a variety of topics.  Following the training, WCDRC can implement any program selected and can coach school staff for as long as necessary to ensure the success of the program.

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