Training Registration

Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training On-Line Presentation -- January 27-29 & February 3-5, 2022

Dates: January 27-29 & February 3-5, 2022 (Thursday-Saturday)

Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday

Cost: $525

Requirements: This course will be presented in an online format. You must have video and audio capability to participate.

This course combines conflict management theory with intensive practical and experiential role plays and exercises that will improve each participant’s communication skills and provide conflict management strategies and techniques that are empowering and effective in everyday work, family and community situations.

The 20+ hour program will cover:

  • Reflective listening skills
  • Conflict resolution theory
  • Identifying underlying issues
  • Interest-based problem solving
  • Understanding conflict behaviors
  • Small group exercises
  • Diversity
  • Role plays

Registration closes on January 20, 2022. Full payment is due by January 24, 2022.

The on-line version of this course is approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia Dispute Resolution Services and can be used towards Mediator Certification training requirements.

About the Trainers
Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, and Karen Richards have 40+ years of mediation and training experience. Andrea is a psychology professor at Tidewater Community College and Karen has her own mediation and training business.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by January 20, 2022 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after January 20, 2022 the participant will receive a refund less the $100 deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $525.00

Date: January 27, 2022

Mentorship Event -- General Video Observation Class -- On-Line Presentation -- February 23, 2022

Counts for 1 general observation -- a great way to get started on your general district court certification!

Date: February 23, 2022

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $120

Requirements: You will need video and audio capability for this on-line learning experience.  If you have not taken the general mediation training course but want to register for this class,  please contact me at Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC (krtrainmediate@gmail.com) before registering.

Trainer/Mentor: Karen Richards, Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC

Registration deadline: February 16, 2022. Final/full payment must be received by  February 18, 2022.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made.   Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after February 16, 2022 the participant will receive a refund less the $40 deposit.  Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $120.00

Date: February 23, 2022

Family Mediation Training -- On-Line Presentation -- May 9-17, 2022

Dates: May 9-13 & 16-17, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $570

This 27-hour advanced mediation skills training examines the psychological, social and financial needs of families and children in family conflict situations. Through intensive practical and experiential role plays and exercises, participants will learn about:

  1. Family Systems Theory
  2. Emotional Stages of Separation
  3. Child Development
  4. Domestic Violence
  5. Indicators of Child Abuse
  6. Child Support
  7. Gender Issues
  8. Red Flag Financial Issues
  9. Marital Property & Spousal Support
  10. Progressive Role Plays

Registration closes on May 2, 2022. Full payment is due by May 5, 2022

Pre-Requisite: 20-hour General Mediation Course. You must have video and audio capability to participate in this course.

The on-line version of this course is approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia Dispute Resolution Services and can be used towards Mediator Certification training requirements.

About the Trainers: Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, and Karen Richards have 40+ years of mediation and training experience. Andrea is a psychology professor at Tidewater Community College and Karen has a training and mediation business.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel the training for insufficient registration or inclement weather and we will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by May 2, 2022 in order to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after May 2, 2022, the participant will receive a refund less the $100 deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training ("No-Shows"), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $570.00

Date: May 9, 2022

Domestic Violence & Family Mediation Training -- On-Line Presentation -- June 8-9, 2022

Date: June 8 & 9, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

Cost: $255

Requirements: For this on-line presentation you will need both video and audio capability to participate.

Completion of the Basic and Family Mediation Training course is recommended but not required.

This course provides an in-depth overview of domestic violence issues and its implication in the mediation setting. Through lecture, discussion and role plays, participants will learn to administer the domestic violence screening tool and how to determine whether mediation is appropriate.

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2022. Full payment is due by June 3, 2022.

About the Trainer:

Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, has been a Virginia Certified general/family mediator and trainer for nearly 20 years specializing in work with at-risk youth, parent-teen mediation and a variety of restorative justice issues.  With a PhD in Psychology, Andrea has worked with families experiencing a variety of domestic violence issues.  Besides her mediation and training work, Andrea is a psychology professor at Tidewater Community College.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel the training for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in order to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after June 1, 2022, the participant will receive a refund less the $75 deposit.  Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $255.00

Date: June 8, 2022

Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training On-Line Presentation -- August 1-6, 2022

Dates: August 1-6, 2022 (Monday-Saturday)

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $525

Requirements: This course will be presented in an online format. You must have video and audio capability to participate.

This course combines conflict management theory with intensive practical and experiential role plays and exercises that will improve each participant’s communication skills and provide conflict management strategies and techniques that are empowering and effective in everyday work, family and community situations.

The 20+ hour program will cover:

  • Reflective listening skills
  • Conflict resolution theory
  • Identifying underlying issues
  • Interest-based problem solving
  • Understanding conflict behaviors
  • Small group exercises
  • Diversity
  • Role plays

Registration closes on July 25, 2022. Full payment is due by July 29, 2022.

The on-line version of this course is approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia Dispute Resolution Services and can be used towards Mediator Certification training requirements.

About the Trainers
Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, and Karen Richards have 40+ years of mediation and training experience. Andrea is a psychology professor at Tidewater Community College and Karen has her own mediation and training business.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by Monday, July 25, 2022 to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after July 25, 2022 the participant will receive a refund less the $100 deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $525.00

Date: August 1, 2022

Mentorship Event -- General Video Observation Class -- On-Line Presentation -- August 24, 2022

Counts for 1 general observation -- a great way to get started on your general district court certification!

Date: August 24, 2022

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $120

Requirements: You will need video and audio capability for this on-line learning experience.  If you have not taken the general mediation training course but want to register for this class,  please contact me at Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC (krtrainmediate@gmail.com) before registering.

Trainer/Mentor: Karen Richards, Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC

Registration deadline: August 17, 2022. Final/full payment must be received by  August 19, 2022.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel any workshops for insufficient registration or inclement weather and will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made.   Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by Wednesday, August 17, 2022 to receive a full refund.  If cancellation is made after August 17, 2022 the participant will receive a refund less the $40 deposit.  Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training (“No-Shows”), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $120.00

Date: August 24, 2022

Family Mediation Training -- On-Line Presentation -- October 17-25, 2022

Dates: October 17-21 & 24-25, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $570

This 27-hour advanced mediation skills training examines the psychological, social and financial needs of families and children in family conflict situations. Through intensive practical and experiential role plays and exercises, participants will learn about:

  1. Family Systems Theory
  2. Emotional Stages of Separation
  3. Child Development
  4. Domestic Violence
  5. Indicators of Child Abuse
  6. Child Support
  7. Gender Issues
  8. Red Flag Financial Issues
  9. Marital Property & Spousal Support
  10. Progressive Role Plays

Registration closes on October 10, 2022. Full payment is due by October 13, 2022

Pre-Requisite: 20-hour General Mediation Course. You must have video and audio capability to participate in this course.

The on-line version of this course is approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia Dispute Resolution Services and can be used towards Mediator Certification training requirements.

About the Trainers: Andrea Palmisano, Palmisano Mediation Services, and Karen Richards have 40+ years of mediation and training experience. Andrea is a psychology professor at Tidewater Community College and Karen has a training and mediation business.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We may cancel the training for insufficient registration or inclement weather and we will issue all registrants a full refund of any payments made. Cancellation by a participant must be done, in writing, by October 10, 2022 in order to receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after October 10, 2022, the participant will receive a refund less the $100 deposit. Participants who fail to cancel or attend the training ("No-Shows"), will be charged the full amount of the training and will forfeit the deposit and any payments made towards the training.

Payment Options

  1. You may register and pay the total workshop price online through PayPal (using your PayPal account or a credit card).  Click "Add to Cart" below.  You can register for multiple events so add as many events to your cart as you wish.  Once you have selected all the events you wish to attend, be sure to click "View Cart" to make your payment and complete the registration process.
  2. You may pay the workshop deposit or full amount via check or credit card. Download a course registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.

Price: $570.00

Date: October 17, 2022