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 Invitational will be held:
Tuesday February 26, 2019 (elementary and middle schools) from 8:30am to 2:00pm
Wednesday February 27, 2018 (high schools) from 8:30am to 2:00pm
The Invitational is held 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.
In order to qualify as a PMI mediation coach, we require you to attend a mandatory training session on either Feb. 19 at noon or Feb. 20 at 6 pm.
We prefer coaches who have:
25 hours of mediation training AND 5 completed mediation cases, or professional experience mediating or arbitrating litigation.
Experience working with youth.
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.