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Ansley Barton, LLC
Upcoming Workshops

 

Basic Civil Mediation Workshop

 

January 19, 20, 22, 23

 

Argosy University - Atlanta Campus

 

This basic 28-hour mediation workshop focuses on an understanding of the mediation process, communication skills, problem-solving skills, agreement writing, and mediation ethics.  Mediation skills are taught in a highly interactive format through short lecture, group discussion, focused exercises, and coached role-play.  The mediation workshop is designed to prepare the participant for mediation in civil cases.  In addition, the intense four-day experience is designed to hone life skills that can enhance the participant’s ability to interact effectively with others. 

 

The workshop meets general mediation training requirements for registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. 

The workshop will be held at Argosy University – Atlanta Campus located at 980 Hammond Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328.  All sessions are from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The cost of the workshop is $550.  Contact Dr. Edward Fernandez-Vila at efernandez@argosy.edu  or Ansley Barton at ansleybarton@bellsouth.net  for more information.

 

Ansley Barton is a veteran mediator and mediation trainer.  She is the former Director of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and the former Director of the Master of Science in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.  Find out more about Ansley and her training at www.ansleybarton.com.

 

Note:  Please check the website of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution at www. GODR.org for training and education requirements for Georgia mediators.  Please note that this training does not guarantee a position on any court mediation roster.


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Workshops That May Be Planned to Fit the Client's Needs

 

Basic Mediation Skills (28 hours - 12-24 participants)

Mediation is a conflict management process in which a neutral third party, the mediator, assists parties in reaching resolution of the problem that brought them to mediation.  Through the exploration of parties’ interests, concerns, and fears, their options for solution, and the criteria by which these options should be considered, the mediator helps parties reach a greater understanding of the presenting problem and, hopefully, of the factors that contributed to the problem.

This basic mediation workshop focuses on an understanding of the mediation process, communication skills, problem-solving skills, agreement writing, and mediation ethics.  Mediation skills are taught in a highly interactive format through short lecture, group discussion, focused exercises, and coached role-play.  The workshop is designed to prepare the participant to handle small claims mediation.  In addition, this intense four-day experience is designed to hone life skills that can enhance the participant’s ability to interact effectively with others.  This training meets general mediation training requirements for registration by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

Ansley Barton, LLC will plan mediation training for a company or educational institution and work with individuals to form a class.  If you are interested in becoming a mediator for the Georgia courts, explore the web site of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution at http://www.godr.org.  

Negotiation Skills (1-3 days - 12-24 participants)

We negotiate our way through life every day! Some people are natural negotiators, but everyone can learn to be a more effective negotiator.  This hands-on workshop is designed to help participants improve the skills they already have and learn new communication and problem-solving skills.  Understanding the skills of the successful negotiator, learning how to prepare for negotiation, and developing the ability to call upon negotiation skills in the heat of an actual negotiation enhances the confidence of participants in this highly interactive workshop.

Conflict Management in a Specific Environment  (12 – 24 participants)

    • Managing Customer Service Conflicts
    • Managing Healthcare Conflicts
    • Managing Education Conflicts
    • Managing Human Resources Conflicts


Ansley Barton, LLC will design a ½ to 1-day workshop for the client that addresses conflict in a specific environment.  The workshop will focus on understanding conflict and personal responses to conflict, honing communication skills, and working to develop good problem-solving skills.  Role-plays will be tailored to the specific environment under study. 

Advanced Workshops:

  • Coaching for Conflict Management
  • Workplace Mediation
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Diversity Issues and EEOC Conflicts
  • Advanced Mediation Skills and Practice

Please give us a call at 706-378-5293 or email ansleybarton@bellsouth.net to schedule your next workshop.

 

ANSLEY BARTON, LLC • P.O. Box 1461 • Rome, Georgia 30162 • 706-378-5293 • www.ansleybarton.com