Be a Mediation Coach for PMI
Western Justice Center cordially invites you to apply to be a mediation coach for the Western Justice Center Peer Mediation Invitational.
The Western Justice Center Peer Mediation Invitational is an annual educational workshop and celebration of peer mediators. This special event honors and encourages the dedicated youth who play such an important role in making schools safe for all students. All Los Angeles County schools (public, charter and private) with peer mediation programs are invited to participate.
The 2017 Invitational will be held:
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (elementary and middle schools) from 8:30am to 2:00pm
- Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (high schools) from 8:30am to 3:00pm
at the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals courthouse in Pasadena.
Participants will gain a better understanding of peer mediation and will be able to improve their skills through the unique opportunity to be coached by experienced mediators. The program includes mock mediation and mediation skill-building sessions, an interactive presentation and a networking session for school chaperones.
WHAT TO EXPECT & CRITERIA
Thank you for your interest in coaching some of LA's peer mediators. WJC recognizes that experienced mediators come with a wide range of backgrounds and specializations. For the Invitational, WJC seeks mediators comfortable with coaching youth on mediating age-appropriate interpersonal conflicts that commonly occur in schools. The following are the criteria to qualify as a 2017 Western Justice Center Invitational mediation coach:
- 25 hours of mediation training AND 5 completed mediation cases,
- Attend mandatory coach orientation session (we are changing the format this year and so would like everyone to attend) on March 9 at either 10am or 6pm.
Please note that, to ensure each peer mediator is exposed to more than one perspective, WJC will be assigning more than one coach to each group of students.