Our Family

Training & Workshops


C.O.R.E. (Comprehensive Orientation & Required Education)

Our Family offers a social service and behavioral health curriculum appropriate for employees of both for-profit and non-profit agencies.  C.O.R.E (Comprehensive Orientation & Required Education) is a 27 hour training that may be taken in its entirety, or you may choose the topics you need.

Like basic training for all level of workers in social services, C.O.R.E. covers social issues such as homelessness, violence, addiction, domestic violence, child/elder abuse and LGBT awareness. It also includes training in communications skills, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, ethics, boundaries, confidentiality, HIPAA, suicide assessment/intervention and risk management.

Our next C.O.R.E. will be Septemeber 16, 23, 30, and October 7 The deadline to register for C.O.R.E. is September 11. Click here to download a registration form.

For more information, or if you would like to discuss possibilities for receiving this training, contact Agency Trainer Karen Largent (520) 323-1708 x 111.

 

If you're interested in attending C.O.R.E. as an Our Family volunteer, you must first complete our volunteer process (application and interview) and accept a volunteer or internship opportunity before registering for this training. Questions about volunteering? Please contact Samantha Bossert at (520) 323-1708 x416 with questions about volunteering.


Basic Mediation Training

Our 42-hour basic-skills mediation course prepares participants to mediate a variety of workplace and personal conflicts. Course includes theory, communication skills, mediation process and techniques, and ethical standards along with extensive practice. This course is open to anyone who would like to increase their skill in dealing with conflict. There is no prerequisite for this course. If you are interested in volunteering with our Community Mediation Program you are required to take this course before submitting an application. Note: You must attend all six days to receive your certificate. The training is limited to 20 participants.

We are actively recruiting people to become mediators who are in one of the following categories: Bilingual Spanish, Tribal members, veterans and members of immigrant communities. We have limited scholarships available, the deadline is August 21, 2015. Contact Catherine at: ctornbom@OurFamilyServices.org.

Basic Mediation Training

September 2, 3, 4, and 9, 10, 11, 2015

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Our Family Services, Bellevue Office, North Conference Room

3830 E. Bellevue Street
Fee: $550

Want to attend this training? Click here to register, then click the PayPal link (below) to make payment.

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Mediation has provided mediation services and training since 1979. Contact us for information. Group discounts available.


Advanced Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Training

Dig Deeper…This two-day workshop will bring clarity on how what you think, say, and do impacts your relationship with yourself and others. Bring your NVC skills to a new level as you transform habits and patterns that are not serving you and those you interact with at work, in your family, and in your community. 

Participants will:

  • Appreciate how living in harmony with NVC values and skills leads to increased connection with yourself and others
  • Understand triggers and how they connect with underlying needs
  • Clearly differentiate needs and strategies
  • Identify feelings and needs more easily and increase feeling and need vocabulary
  • Recognize the value of celebration and explore the dynamics of grief
  • Demonstrate how to give and receive feedback 

 

Guest instructor Sylvia Haskvitz will share how to truly listen with empathy without mixing in your own opinions and judgments, as well as how to say what you mean with greater clarity. This training offers highly interactive and experiential learning with practice, role-plays and small group activities and facilitated meetings.

Advanced Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Training

October 8-9, 2015

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Our Family Services, Bellevue Office, North Conference Room

3830 E. Bellevue Street
Fee: $160

 

Contact Leslie Bosch at 323-1708 x 122 or email lbosch@ourfamilyservices.org for more information.

 

Circles Process Training, Levels 1 and 2:

Circles offer one of the most powerful ways to engage in meaningful conversation in a structured and safe environment. Used for centuries by indigenous peoples to build community, resolve conflict and promote respectful dialogue among people with differing points of view, circles are now being used in business, human services, the legal system and education.

Level 1 demonstrates the basic hows and whys of the circle method and is a prerequisite for Level 2 training. This four-hour training will be a multi-generational training with high school students.

 

Circles Process Training, Level 1:

Saturday, August 22

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Boys & Girls CLub, Jim & Vicki Click Club House

1935 S. Columbus
Fee: $45

Contact Catherine Tornbom at 323-1708 x 121 or email ctornbom@ourfamilyservices.org for more information.

Level 2 teaches how to choose and convene the appropriate circle method for the group and facilitation skills specific to the circles process.

Circles Process Training, Level 2

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Basic Facilitation Training

Are you ready to change the way you run meetings? Do you want to make sure your participants are productively engaged and reach their goals? Join us for this daylong training and be introduced to the 4D Model of Facilitation. Understand how to be an effective facilitator and how to identify situations appropriate for facilitation such as workplace meetings, committee meetings, homeowners association, even book club sessions. You will learn how to create an effective agenda and keep people on track. There are no prerequisites.

Basic Facilitation Training

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Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Training

This two-day workshop provides tools for mediators, managers, teachers and anyone else who would like to learn and practice communication skills to handle conflict with more ease and understanding.

 

Guest instructor Sylvia Haskvitz will share how to truly listen with empathy without mixing in your own opinions and judgments, as well as how to say what you mean with greater clarity. This training offers highly interactive and experiential learning with practice, role-plays and small group activities.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to be honest without insulting people.
  • Demonstrate how to handle conflict with confidence and transform anger into positive communication. 
  • Differentiate between requests and demands.
  • Assess the needs behind criticism and blame. 
  • Practice the mantra, "It's not about me, it's about needs." 
  • Learn how to deepen those relationships that are already working well.

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Contact Leslie Bosch at 323-1708 x 122 or email lbosch@ourfamilyservices.org for more information.


Advanced Mediation Training: Eldercare Mediation

The Eldercare Mediation course teaches specialized methods for professionals who work with elders to address issues such as family dynamics that impair communication, the aging process and its possible impact on mediation, health care, living arrangements and financial issues, and ways to accommodate cognitive impairment or other challenges. Note: You must attend all three days to receive your certificate. Completion of this course is required to mediate ElderCare mediations for the Center for Community Dialogue.

Pre-requisites: Completion of a basic mediation course.

Advanced Mediation Training: Eldercare Mediation

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For more information contact Catherine Tornbom at (520) 323-1708 x121.


Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and the Enneagram

Come learn and practice powerful communication tools and a rich and deep personality system to understand human behavior and our choices in the way we live and how we connect to our needs. You will …

  • Increase your EQ (emotional intelligence) by learning which of the nine points of view you tend to use and how they impact your perceptions of the world.
  • Identify, understand and address the underlying needs present in every interaction you have – whether it is with colleagues at work, family members at home, or in your volunteer work with your church or neighborhood or that special non-profit you devote your heart to helping.
  • Understand how the wisdom of the Enneagram and the practice of NVC can transform relationships that are tense and frustrating into relationships that are respectful and productive

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Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a concrete set of skills that helps us to clarity what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. The Enneagram teaches how valuable all perspectives are while helping us understand our unique way of viewing the world – both perspectives lead to increased rapport with each other.

These skills are important to …

  • Managers and co-workers in the workplace.
  • Teachers, faculty and administrators in education.
  • Volunteer leadership on boards of directors, in church communities, HOA’s and neighborhood organizations.
  • Social service professionals supporting their clients.
  • Mediators and negotiators supporting their clients through interest-based alternative dispute resolution.

Your instructors:

Sylvia Haskvitz is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She has offered seminars and workshops on NVC worldwide during the past 25 years, including the highly rated NVC workshops here at the Center for Community Dialogue. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Catherine Tornbom is the manager for the Center for Community Dialogue and has been a certified Enneagram instructor for over 20 years.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and the Enneagram

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For more information contact Catherine Tornbom at (520) 323-1708 x121.


 
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