Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Elder mediation training at William Mitchell--June 13-14

Senior Mediation and Decision-Making:  Training for Mediators,
Elder Law Attorneys,  and Other Aging Service Professionals

A Two Day (14 hour) Elder Mediation Program
William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN

June 13-14, 2008

Hosted by the Center for Elder Justice and Policy and the Center for Negotiation and Justice at William Mitchell.

Early bird registration (by May 1): $650  Registration after May 1: $750

On-line registration and additional information is available at https://www.wmitchellalumni.net/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=244&srcid=

   Registration fee covers training, materials, continental  breakfasts, lunches, and beverages. Please note that enrollment will be limited to 30 persons to assure the best quality experience for all participants.  We expect this program to fill up quickly.  Applications for continuing mediation education credit and CLE will be submitted.

   A limited number of hotel rooms will be available at a special conference rate of $155 plus tax at the historic St. Paul Hotel in downtown St. Paul, https://www.saintpaulhotel.com/.  Contact Hotel Registration (800) 292-9292 or 651-292-9292 and be sure to ask for theWilliam Mitchell College of Law rate.   Shuttle service will be available from the hotel to William Mitchell at the beginning and end of each day. 

This is a two day skills-based training for mediators and an introduction to elder mediation for elder law attorneys and other aging services professionals. Topics covered include how elder mediation differs from other mediations, the importance of intake, ageism and bias, the aging process and its possible impact on mediation, capacity issues, accommodating cognitive impairment or other disabilities,  use of support persons, family dynamics, recognizing elder abuse, ethical considerations including necessary participants, ensuring the older person’s voice is heard, role of advocates, mediator competence, legal and financial issues including guardianship, end-of-life issues, financial planning.

             There will be role plays and other activities, and a reference manual with articles, outlines and resources will be provided. This training program is aimed primarily at experienced mediators, but all persons interested in elder mediation may register.   

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