CMCRI has trained hundreds of student peer mediators at area elementary, middle and high schools, throughout Rhode Island and in southeastern Massachusetts. Students receive an initial 15 hour-training in peer mediation and conflict resolution and are then qualified to mediate disputes between other students within their schools. Please call CMCRI for information about cost and availability.
CMCRI provides at least two 32-hour basic mediation trainings annually, generally in the fall and spring. A certificate of completion is issued to all participants, qualifying them under the Rhode Island statute R.I.G.L Sec. 9-19-44 to ensure confidentiality in the disputes they mediate. CMCRI offers discounts to any agency or work place signing up more than two participants for a training class. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are additionally available, in exchange for a commitment to volunteer a certain number of hours with CMCRI. CMCRI keeps an ongoing list of interested participants for each upcoming training. If you are interested in being notified about upcoming trainings, please contact CMCRI at 273-9999.
CMCRI offers continuing education workshops for mediators throughout the year. A sampling of workshops the center offers includes Human Rights Commission mediation training; domestic violence training; and stipulation writing workshops.
CMCRI offers conflict resolution, mediation, meeting facilitation and communication skills seminars for businesses, agencies and organizations, individualized to meet the needs of each particular group. Not-for-profit organizations are charged at a discounted rate. Please call for information about fees and availability.