Brad Heckman - Mediation Trainer speaking at a TEDxTeachersCollege.
What content and skills are covered during the Mediation Training?
The training focuses on the core values of mediation, the stages of mediation, and the foundational skills mediators need in order to practice effectively. We discuss the theoretical underpinnings of mediation; however, the bulk of the training is skills-focused.
Some of the key content and skills covered in the training include:
Trainings are engaging and participant-centered:
multimedia, pop culture, drawing, movement, discussion and role-play are central features of our workshops.
We structure our program to ensure that our trainees have a significant amount of time to practice the skills they’re learning, to ask questions, and to wrestle challenging concepts to the ground.
Through a learn-by-doing approach, we use hands-on exercises to ensure the concepts we teach have practical relevance.
Who is the TRAINER?
Brad Heckman is the Chief Executive Officer of the New York Peace Institute. He is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. He also served as International Director of Partners for Democratic Change, for which he developed community peace building centers throughout Eastern Europe, the Balkans, South Caucasus, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union. Brad received a Master of Arts in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College. Brad leads four trainings a year at the New York Peace Institute and many more around the country.