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Teacher/Admin Responding Effectively to Conflict Workshop

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Teacher/Admin Responding Effectively to Conflict Workshop

*** IMPORTANT: Please Note that space is limited and you must register in order to attend – simply marking “Going” on Facebook will not reserve your spot! ***

The Dayton Mediation Center is pleased to offer a REC Training specifically designed for teachers as part of Peace Dayton’s month-long Peace celebration. The training will take place at the Mediation Center at 371 W. Second St. Dayton, OH 45402 on Saturday, September 22 from 8:30am-12PM. We are grateful to our sponsors, the Dayton International Peace Museum and the Rotary Club of Dayton for their sponsorship of this training.

This course is different than other classroom management courses. Many courses focus on strategies for how to manage a classroom more effectively. Rather than focusing on particular classroom management styles, this training will look at the Transformative Approach to conflict and provide teachers, school counselors, and administrators with an understanding of how to view conflict differently and help them respond effectively to all types of conflicts in the educational environment, including with or between students, colleagues, and parents. Participants will also be given a brief introduction to the intervention tools used to address conflict, which can be adapted to the classroom.

We have found the challenge teachers and students often face in difficult conversations is not lacking the skills needed in order to deal with them, but rather the inability to use those skills and talents in the difficult moments while people are in conflict. Why is that? This course answers this question by looking at common human reactions to difficult conversations, exploring how these difficult situations impact each of us, considering what guides our behavior in these moments, and developing practical strategies for responding deliberately, rather than reacting. This training uses large group discussions, small group exercises, role-play, and individual reflection time.

Additionally, the final piece of the training will provide participants with an overview of Peer Mediation and what steps are needed in order to create a successful and sustainable program at their school. Participants who are interested in starting a peer mediation program will be provided a manual that outlines the steps that must be taken to begin such a program.

Training topics will include:

– Destructive and constructive communication cycles.
– The dynamic shifts of empowerment and recognition.
– Practical strategies for responding to difficult classroom conflict.
– An overview of Peer Mediation and how to start a program at your school.

The training will be led by Mediation Specialists Aaron Primm and Arch Grieve, both former teachers. Aaron and Arch bring a combined 18 years of teaching experience to the training.

Continuing Education Unit certificates are available for a small fee, and the training aligns well with Standards 5 and 6 of the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. For information on registering or questions about how to align your Individual Professional Development Plan goals with this training, contact Arch at arch.grieve@daytonohio.gov or 333-2368.

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Dayton Mediation Center
371 West Second, 3rd floor, Dayton + Google Map