The Magic of Mediation: From Revenge to Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation
In this two-hour course by Dr. Ken Cloke, you will recognize that every conflict, no matter how trivial, points us toward a crossroads in our lives. One road leads toward anger, fear, confrontation, bitterness, and revenge, and draws us into quarrels over the past. A second leads us toward empathy, acceptance, honesty, collaboration, and mutual respect; it draws us into negotiations over the future. Yet there is a still deeper third road that is largely hidden from view, which invites us into insight, discovery, wisdom, affection, and heartfelt communications; it draws us into awareness of the present. It encourages us to apologize; reach forgiveness; seek release, renewal, and reconciliation. It allows us to sustain openhearted relationships. It wakes us up, makes us more mindful of ourselves and others. It nurtures us. This is the path of transformation and transcendence, of wisdom and heart. While revenge is complex, apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation are simple, yet powerful transformative tools, and doorways to inner and outer peace. They can be gigantic, or nearly unnoticeable, and can be integrated into every kind of mediation practice. They can free us from the past and allow us to reach closure, to let go of whatever has kept us trapped in conflict, and move in healthier, more positive directions, toward deeper levels of resolution and relationship.
Dates & Times
- Thursday, October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Please note: Class is limited in size. Class registration closes one week before registration.
This live and in-real-time course presents a unique opportunity to interact with Ken Cloke, often described as one of the original world pioneers of mediation. He is one of two founders of Mediators Beyond Borders, International and served as its first President and Chair of the Board. As Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, Mr. Cloke has served as a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, and trainer. He specializes in resolving complex multi-party conflicts which include: community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining, negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits, and public policy disputes. He also provides services in designing conflict resolution systems for organizations. Mr. Cloke is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author of many books and journal articles on mediation.
Completion of this course earns two (2) credit hours of interactive, virtual classroom time.
89.00 US Dollars
Or other foreign currency equivalent at current rates