Training Opportunity for Academic Administrators, Program Directors, and Faculty Members!

Become a Mediator and Mediator Trainer

This 30-hour training program will prepare you to be a transformative mediator, and a trainer of transformative mediators. Sessions will be held on Feb 4, Feb 25, Mar 18, and April 1. Participants must commit to completing the 30-hours of training. Participants also must commit to serving, if appropriate, as a co-mediator of disputes at Ball State University and in the local community, if the opportunity arises.

Transformative mediation strives to change (transform) the interactions between people, or between groups in conflict. While a tangible resolution to a conflict might be an outcome of this form of mediation, the primary goal is to restore the relationship between the disputants. This approach to mediation can be employed with a wide range of diverse individuals, groups, contexts, and disputes.

If you are interested in being considered for this training program, you must first complete a brief survey. Eight individuals will be selected to participate this academic year.

You can find the survey at:

The deadline to complete the survey is January 25.

For more information, please email:

This training program will be led by the BSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in collaboration with the Office of Inclusive Excellence. It is supported, in part, by the BSU President’s Strategic Imperative Fund. Professor Lawrence Gerstein will lead this training.

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