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  • Center for Conflict Resolution - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    and community disputes It is not necessary for cases to have legal issues and or lawsuits pending Please see to the left or click here to review our handy flow chart to help determine if your case is suitable for mediation When should I consider mediation Mediation is always an option if you are thinking about taking your dispute to court Other signs may be if the dispute has been ongoing if you want to preserve a relationship being affected by the conflict if the dispute is upsetting and affecting your daily life if you cannot afford the time and cost involved with litigation if you would like to speak to the other party so they may hear your concerns or if you would like to resolve the dispute yourself without a third party judgment nbsp About the Mediator What is the mediator s role The mediator s role is to facilitate communication between the parties not to impose solutions Mediators do not advise take sides or render a judgment Instead the mediator will work with all the parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable resolution Who is the mediator CCR mediators are certified trained volunteers from various professional backgrounds including attorneys social workers human resources specialists therapists teachers managers executives ministers doctors consultants police officers and students Can I speak to the mediator before the mediation The mediators are volunteering their time and do not work in the office CCR case managers can answer any questions parties may have and can be reached during regular office hours What are the qualifications of CCR mediators The Center for Conflict Resolution mediators must participate in CCR s rigorous 40 hour mediation skills training and pass a series of performance based simulations before they are able to mediate CCR mediators are volunteers with a minimum commitment of 18 months Throughout their commitment volunteers attend various educational seminars workshops and trainings hosted by CCR that enhance the mediator s skills and knowledge of the mediation process nbsp About the Mediation Process How can I schedule a mediation Contact the Center for Conflict Resolution and a case manager will assist you in scheduling your mediation The mediation will be scheduled approximately two to three weeks after CCR has contacted all the parties involved and they have voluntarily agreed to participate How long will the mediation take There is no time limit set on a mediation The length of the mediation will be determined by how much time is needed to work through the issues Most mediations last between two and four hours When are mediations scheduled Mediations are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday at 9 30 a m and 1 00 p m on one rotating day each week at 6 00 p m and on one to two Saturdays per month at 9 30 a m Where do the mediations take place Mediations are held at the CCR offices and at the previously mentioned court programs What is the fee for a

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/mediation-services.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Programs and Statistics - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    to look at things in a different way It took lots of hard work but we reached an agreement Mediation participant CCR has expanded services increased collaboration efforts with courts and schools to provide quality mediation services that reach across Chicagoland Please see below for statistics about our Court Referred programs as well as our specialized programs Money is often just one of several underlying concerns that parties have in

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/programs-and-statistics.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Training Programs - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    a workshop please contact Erin Novak Training Associate at enovak ccrchicago org or 312 922 6464 ext 15 Examples of Previous Workshops ADVOCACY IN MEDIATION This workshop is designed to provide information to attorneys on how to effectively represent a client in mediation The session will cover understanding the mediation process how to prepare for it and best capitalize on its potential benefits TIME 1 2 day 2 days INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION This workshop will focus on the benefits and pitfalls of alternative dispute resolution ADR processes available Participants will learn and discuss the differences between arbitration and mediation as well as other methods such as early neutral evaluation TIME 1 4 hours INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION This workshop provides individuals an introduction to the mediation process and how the process can assist individuals in resolving their disputes Participants will watch a variety of mediation examples and explore the logistics of scheduling a mediation including how to find a mediator and what to expect during the mediation TIME 1 4 hours THOMAS KILMANN CONFLICT MODE INSTRUMENT TKI This workshop features the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument TKI an assessment tool that explores five basic conflict handling modes Individuals will have the chance to complete a conflict mode assessment to gain awareness of their conflict handling style and how it compares to others No one style is highlighted as better or worse instead participants will explore how the overuse and underuse of each style can impact effective communication and problem solving in the face of conflict This session can also be incorporated into other workshops TIME 1 6 hours CONFLICT MANAGEM ENT CCR also provides conflict management workshops to teach individuals and organizations skills for interpersonal disputes without the aid of a third party neutral While the mediation training focuses on learning skills to act as a neutral third party assisting others in a dispute this training focuses on the skills designed to assist individuals to negotiate their own disputes Trainees learn both how to negotiate with others to create more durable and meaningful resolutions and how to more effectively communicate with others in order to decrease instances of disputes themselves This workshop can be customized to focus on workplace conflict management It is an excellent survey of topics in interpersonal conflict management and is CCR s most popular workshop TIME 1 2 day 2 days WIN WIN WITHOUT GIVING IN Mediation Skills for Lawyers In this workshop experienced attorney mediators from the Center for Conflict Resolution will share with participants the approaches and strategies that mediators regularly use to effectively resolve disputes and how lawyers can benefit from implementing these same approaches in their everyday practice of law Through dynamic discussion and interactive exercises participants in this session will gain an understanding of interest based problem solving and other techniques to enhance their success as negotiators advocates and counselors This session has been approved for 4 hours of MCLE Professionalism credit TIME 1 5 4 hours Back to Top

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/training-programs.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Volunteering at CCR - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    least twice per month Certification as a CCR Volunteer Mediator CCR Volunteer Mediators are trained mentored and certified using a performance based evaluation standard In order to become certified as a CCR mediator prospective volunteers must be able to demonstrate a master skill level in the CCR Mediation Model CCR sets a high standard for training and certification we work to provide the very highest level of service to our clients How to Apply The next Mediator Mentorship Program will be announced on this page Please see links below for application and program details Please note an important change to the program Starting with the Summer 2014 program applicants are now required to have participated in a 40 hour Mediation Skills training within the last 18 months of submitting an application We are also offering an opportunity for people who have participated in any 40 hour Mediation Skills Training approved by the Cook County Chancery Court to attend a one day training to get oriented to the CCR model The training is called Mediate the CCR Way Essentials of the CCR Mediation Model and will take place on November 14 2015 from 8 30 to 5 00 pm Approved Training De Paul University College of Law Center For Dispute Resolution Title Mediation Certificate Training Course Miller Andy B Mediation Skills Inc Title A 40 hour Performance Based Mediation Skills Training Dispute Resolutions Inc Broward County Bar Association Conference Center Title Circuit Civil Mediation Certification Training ICLEF Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation Title Civil Mediation Training Harvard Law School Harvard Negotiation Institute at Pond Hall Title Mediation Workshop Dominican University Title Mediation Skills Training National Judicial College Title Civil Mediation Illinois State Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association Title 40 Hour Mediation Arbitration Training Northwestern University Title Mediation Skills Training Mediation

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/volunteering-at-ccr.html (2016-02-17)
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  • 2016 CCR Gala - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    00 p m Sponsorship Page Tickets and Donations Page Silent Auction Page Event Sponsors PLATINUM 10 000 GOLD 5 000 9 999 CCR Past Presidents Marvel Johnson Hines Sedgwick LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP SILVER 2 500 4 999 Anthony Anscombe Barbara Triggs Ceylan Peter Eatherton Howard Epstein Gay Sigel Lawless Advisory Group of Mesirow Financial Inc BRONZE 1 500 2 499 Jennifer M Ballard Mark Nancy Bergner Rick Berman Jack

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/2016-ccr-gala.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Event Tickets and Donations - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    Services Programs and Statistics Training Programs Volunteering at CCR Donate to CCR 2016 CCR Gala Event Tickets and Donations Silent Auction Sponsorship The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago Purchase Event Tickets Below I cannot attend the event but would

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/event-tickets-and-donations.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Silent Auction - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    Tickets and Donations Silent Auction Sponsorship The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago Check back soon for a preview of this year s silent auction Please fill out the form below to indicate interest in donating to the silent auction Meredith Mann Associate Development Director will contact you for confirmation and details Please note only the name and email fields are required Name First Last Business Organization Email Address Line

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/silent-auction.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Sponsorship - The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago
    Volunteering at CCR Donate to CCR 2016 CCR Gala Event Tickets and Donations Silent Auction Sponsorship The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of our clients Sponsor our event to help

    Original URL path: http://www.ccrchicago.org/sponsorship.html (2016-02-17)
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