SEEDS Community Resolution Center Training

On the BAS Campus

Conflict Resolution/Mediation SkillsIntro to Restorative Justice

seeds-webRegistration Process

  • Go to – scroll down and click on the 40-Hour Mediation training class.
  • Current classes will be listed, with details and links for registration.
  • Partial scholarships available
  • Questions? Contact Laura Camerato at SEEDS Community Resolution Center: 510.548.2377, or

Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills Training

A 40-hour Practical and Hands-On Training
• $585 (Student Discount rate $400) • Register with SEEDS (info above)

  • Fall 2018: 15-Week Classroom Program

  • Dates: 8/29/18-12/12/18

  • Wednesdays 6:00PM – 9:00PM

  • Cost: $585

Who is this for?
A weekend alternative, ideal for individuals looking to learn techniques in how to communicate effectively and be better prepared to deal with conflicts that arise at home or at work.

Topics and Skills to be Covered

  • Communication Skills: Active listening, empathizing, asking clarifying questions, checking assumptions, identifying possible solutions.
  • Conflict Styles: Identifying and dealing with different conflict styles.
  • Culture & Cultural Identity: The impact race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, education etc. have on conflicts.
  • Mediation Skills: Maintaining impartiality and respect; identifying and framing issues; facilitating communication and negotiation; dealing with power dynamics, biases, feelings and assumptions.
  • Model of Mediation: SEEDS Mediation model.
  • Practice Sessions: Extensive mediation practice in small groups with coaching.

• To receive SEEDS’ certification, you are required to participate in all 5 (July) or 15 (Fall) sessions.

Introduction To Restorative Justice: A Practical And Hands-on Training

• $425 (Student Discount rate $300) • Register with SEEDS (info above)

Visit SEEDS’ website for upcoming training sessions.

Who is this for?

  • Teachers, educators, administrators, counselors, parents, students, youth workers, community-based non-profits
  • Anyone interested in facilitating restorative circles

This training will introduce participants to Restorative Justice concepts, practices and strategies by incorporating experiential exercises, role plays, and hands-on opportunities to practice facilitating a variety of circle formats, including:

  • Value and Agreement Circles • Discussion Circles
  • Community Building Circles • Conflict Circles

What can I expect?

  • Engage in experiential exercises and role-plays
  • Gain practical skills in facilitating restorative circles
  • Learn and practice Restorative Communication
  • Connect with fellow participants and Bay Area practitioners

Who We Are
SEEDS has devoted the last 30 years to providing affordable, effective and constructive forums to resolve disputes. These involve relationships between families, neighbors, landlords and tenants, or students, teachers and parents in schools. Parties may request mediation and/or facilitation services. SEEDS works with nonprofits, small businesses and individuals to support the resolution of community concerns: neighborhood conflicts, land-use and development, and city decisions about neighborhoods, traffic, zoning and building. SEEDS also provides training in facilitation skills.

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