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Transformative Mediation:
Ideological Foundations and Practice

13th - 16th of March 2011, Portorož, Slovenia

A Training By Joseph P. Folger Ph.D.
The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation & Temple University


      From Tuesday, 13th to Friday 16th of March 2012 a four-day training entitled Transformative Mediation: Core Principles and Practice will be held in Portorož, Slovenia.

The Training will be conducted by the founding father of transformative mediation and co-author of the book "The Promise of Mediation: Responding to Conflict Through Empowerment and Recognition" and "The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict", which represents the ground literature work concerning transformative mediation, and honored guest speaker at The First International Congress of Transformative Mediation in Ljubljana, Joseph P. Folger.

This training program provides an understanding of the core purpose and foundational principles of transformative practice. In addition to exploring the goals and effects of transformative intervention, this training provides practice with the core transformative intervention skills. Through lecture, discussion, video illustrations, and skill building exercises, this training program grounds participants in an approach to mediation practice that is rooted in the assumption that conflict is a crisis in human interaction.

Transformative mediation is an approach to conflict intervention that is used in a wide range of conflict intervention settings. It is based upon the view of conflict outlined in the book The Promise of Mediation by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger and it has been adopted in organizational, court, community and governmental settings. Transformative mediation has been used in family, neighbor, divorce, youth, multi-party disputes and has been adapted for conflict interventions that address team development and organizational disputes.

The training is intended for experienced mediators (possibly also using transformative approach already) and mediation trainers, but is open also for other participants.

The Training will be held in English each day from 9:00 to 17:00 in Portorož (with Lunch from 12.30-13.30).

How to register:

The seat on the seminar is guaranteed only with the complete payment of training fee.

Training fee

Subsidised training fee (if registered before 6.1.2012):
if paid before January 31st 2012:
1490,00 euro (VAT not included)
after January 31st 2012: 1690,00 euro (VAT not included)

Full training fee:
if paid before January 31st 2012:
1790,00 euro (VAT not included)
after January 31st 2012: 1990,00 euro (VAT not included).

A limited number of Scholarships, cowering up to 50% of full training fee, is available for participants from Eastern European countries. Please send applications to:

Your registration is confirmed with the payment of the traing fee. Information for the training fee payment will be included in the confirmation of your registration. Number of participants is strictly limited.

Cancelation policy:

Canceling before January 31st will result in 50% refund – substitute from the same organization possible with no extra charge
Canceling after January 31st – no refund –
substitute from the same organization possible with payment of additional 10% of administrative costs.

The Organizer reserves the right to modify the program and/or to change other published organizational details.