Peer Mediation Training

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Agency: CESA 12
Agency Contact: Amanda Trautt
Agency Assistant: Nancy Harrison 715-685-1838
Location: CESA 12 Conference Center
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Facility: Conference Rooms 1, 2 & 3
10/25/2019 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Presenter: Mike McGowan

Peer mediation programs continue to be one of the most widespread and important peer leadership programs in the country. They are an important part of comprehensive violence, bullying prevention and character education initiatives. Well-implemented peer mediation programs have proven effective at increasing safety and improving the climate for learning in schools, from elementary through high school. In peer mediation programs, trained students help other students to resolve their differences when a conflict is brewing or has already occurred.

Peer mediation recognizes that students can utilize conflict resolution practices and social skills to play a leadership role in increasing peace and reducing violence in their school. Student mediators, drawn from a cross-section of the student body, become positive leaders in the school, and their own self-esteem, confidence, and conflict resolution skills improve.

During the training, the students will spend time in the morning actively engaged in learning the principles, objectives, and personal skills needed in a mediation program.  The afternoon will allow time for students to practice their skills and become more comfortable in their leadership role as peer mediators in their schools. This training is experiential, fast paced, and entertaining.

Student Teams consist of 6-8 students grades 4-8 + 1 advisor.  Additional attendees will each be charge $15 each to cover the cost of food.

Early Bird Registration Fee: (before October 4, 2019)

$200 per team for CESA #12 Safe & Healthy School Consortium District Members (Butternut, Chequamegon, Drummond, Hurley, Mellen, Mercer, South Shore, Washburn, Winter)
$375 per team for other districts

Registration Fee:
$225 per team for CESA #12 Safe & Healthy School Consortium District Members (
Butternut, Chequamegon, Drummond, Hurley, Mellen, Mercer, South Shore, Washburn, Winter))
$400 per team for other districts



Teacher Standards
WES2The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
Special Education
Suspension/Expulsion Ratesdiscrepancy between the rate of students with disabilities being suspended or expelled from school more than 10 days

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received one business day prior to the event date for a refund to be issued. Persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee (substitution are accepted). CESA 12 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.

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Dietary Disclaimer:

CESA 12 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. CESA 12 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 12 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made at the time of your registration.