Washington County Community Mediation Center

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Washington County Community Mediation Center
  • Country: USA
  • City: Hagerstown
  • Type of organization: Non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Mediation - Training
  • Fields of expertise: All types of Disputes

[edit] Description

Washington County Community Mediation Center (WCCMC) is a non-profit organization sponsored and supported though grants and donations from local businesses and groups.

WCCMC provides free mediation services and training in conflict resolution skills to all individuals and businesses of Washington County, Maryland.

WCCMC envisions a world where all conflict is resolved peacefully and viewed as an opportunity for healing and growth. To accomplish this, WCCMC strives to empower Washington County citizens to peacefully resolve their own conflicts by providing high-quality mediation and conflict resolution services and training.

WCCMC is members of:

[edit] Training

Do you find satisfaction in helping others resolve their conflicts? The Washington County Community Mediation goal is to empower community members to mediate community disputes and to provide access to mediation services at various neutral locations throughout Washington County. The program offers mediation services free of charge to individuals and organizations involved in conflict who wish to preserve their respective relationships.

WCCMC is seeking volunteer mediator applicants for an upcoming 50 Hour Basic Mediation Training Course. Training is provided at no charge, to those that qualify, and requires a commitment to complete the entire 50 hour course. Individuals interested in volunteering for the Washington County Community Mediation Center attend a forty-five hour classroom training in which they learn the skills, process, and philosophy of mediation. This is followed by an apprenticeship which includes observing mediations, mediating with more experienced mediators, and evaluation and strategy sessions.

To participate, the participant must agree to volunteer at least 100 hours to support the Washington County Community Mediation Center and its programs, and must attend one mandatory orientation session. WCCMC’s program will be clearly defined at this time and the mediation process will be fully explained. Each participant's commitment to the program will be clarified. This is an opportunity to learn how mediation is interactively being used as an alternative to traditional conflict resolution. Following this initial step, anyone interested in pursuing mediation training may fill out an application and enter the interview process.

It is imperative that you attend every day of the course. The participant will receive a certificate after having completed the course work and Phase 2, which consists of two mediation observations, participating in one-mediation as a co-mediator and attending the last five hours of training, which has not been scheduled at this time. The volunteer hours begin upon completion of the Evaluation/Strategy and Follow-up Session with the Director and Staff.

[edit] Contact

101 Summit Avenue, LL, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Phone: 301-665-9262

Fax: 240-625-9220

Email: wccmc1@gmail.com

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