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MTI Reports Surge in In-house Clients, Harbinger of Improving Economy?
Release: Tuesday 1 May 2013
MTI is pleased to report an upsurge in in-house clients in Q1 of 2013, including financial services, hospitals, state and federal government agencies, private and public school systems, and Native American communities, a trend that perhaps signals improvement in the broader economy. The number of concurrent projects is greater than at any time since 2008. The most freqently requested program is the five-day Workplace Mediator Certification Course, followed closely by the two-day Certification Course in Managing Workplace Conflict with Trainer Certification option. Enrollment in open-to-the-public courses remains weak, but gradual improvement is apparent. Applications for on-line certification, which is a counter-cyclical economic indicator, remain unchanged.
MTI Europe Establishes Training Center in Paris, Courses in English, French, and German
Release: Tuesday 2 April 2013
Europe is pleased to announce that 1-day, 2-day,
3-day, and 5-day certification courses in managing and mediating
workplace conflict are now offered in English, French, and German
languages at our newly established training center in Paris. View MTI's course calendar for upcoming dates of English presentations. French and German language courses are available on request for groups as small as four. MTI's courses are intended for managers, human
resources professionals, consultants and others who are responsible for
workforce productivity and performance, as well as current mediators who
wish to retool for the
more lucrative field of workplace mediation.
In-house Client-site Training and Certification
Release: Monday 4 March 2013
MTI is pleased to announce that in-house 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day certification courses are now even more accessible and affordable. The Workplace Conflict Manager Certification and the Workplace Mediator Certification (including trainer certification option) can be delivered for as few as four individuals at a location and date at the client's convenience. Request a proposal and price quote and view price list for full details.
MTI Renews Teaming Agreement with GSA-approved Partner for U.S. Federal Agency Training
Release: Monday 4 February 2013
MTI is pleased to announce the renewal of a teaming agreement with our GSA-approved partner for delivering workplace conflict management and mediation training for U.S. federal agencies. Agencies will continue to be eligible for expedited purchase MTI's training programs at preferred pricing. We are also able to submit competitive bids in response to agency RFP's and RFQ's.
Charitable Fund Offers MTI Training to Low-budget and Foreign-language Recipients
Release: Monday 3 December 2012
The Dan Dana Charitable Fund offers licenses to reproduce MTI's training programs at no cost to qualified low-budget organizations and to institutions and consultancies that deliver services in languages other than the major European languages. The Fund's stated purpose is to "Convert unused intellectual property into financial support for poor and disadvantaged entrepreneurs worldwide." Interested parties are asked to thoroughly review the Fund's website to ensure donation criteria are met prior to initiating requests.
MTI Seeks Citations of "Retaliatory Cycle" by Dana
Release: Monday 5 November 2012
MTI seeks citations and references to the "Retaliatory Cycle" model of conflict introduced by Dan Dana in 1979. The model is one of the most frequently used concepts contributed to the field of mediation by MTI's founder. We wish to compile a record of the ways the concept has been applied with the help of subscribers to the MTI Monthly Newsletter and other visitors to this website. Google search results may be found here. Additional citations would be appreciated. Please send by email to research(at)mediationworks.com.
MTI Announces Deadline of October 11 for Mediation-at-Sea Cruise
Release: Wednesday 3 October 2012
MTI advises that the opportunity to join the Mediation-at-Sea Cruise expires on Monday, October 11. Participants must book their cabins with MTI's travel agent before that date.
MTI Issues Call for Mediation Trainers
Release: Monday 6 August 2012
MTI is pleased to announce a preliminary call for mediation trainers to deliver our courses in up to twenty additional cities in the United States beyond those currently listed on our current calendar of courses. Selected candidates will attend a train-the-trainer in Sarasota, Florida, in late 2012 or early 2013, and will subsequently deliver MTI's "8-courses-in-1" certification program in their locations. Interested persons click here for more information.
MTI Offers US Government Services Through GSA
Release: Monday 9 July 2012
MTI is pleased to announce the establishment of a teaming agreement with M Squared Strategies, a GSA-qualified vendor, to provide expert mediation and training services in managing and mediating workplace conflict for US Federal and State government agencies. Services include delivery of MTI's Certification Courses as well as direct mediation by graduates of MTI's five-day Workplace Mediator Certification Course. Experienced mediators may qualify for referral by completing MTI's Advanced Mediator Certificate. Government representatives seeking services please click here.
MTI Expands Course Calendar
Release: Monday 6 June 2012
MTI is pleased to announce the expansion of our calendar of public courses to include previously unserved cities in the United States as well as international venues in Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Nigeria. We anticipate that public courses will soon be offered also in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Costa Rica (in Spanish), Uruguay (in Spanish), Brazil (in Portuguese), as well as in Europe in French and German languages. Most courses held outside the United States are administered by MTI Country Representatives. Subscribe to the MTI Monthly Newsletter to receive current information. Online certification remains available worldwide (in English) for individuals who cannot travel to an instructor-led course.
MTI Launches Collaboration with Conflict Dynamics Profile® (CDP)
Release: Monday 30 April 2012
MTI is pleased to announce the initiation of a collaborative relationship with the Conflict Dynamics Profile® (CDP), developed by the Center for Conflict Dynamics at Eckerd College (St Petersburg, Florida). Center Director Craig Runde will deliver a CDP Certification aboard the 10th Annual Mediation-at-Sea Cruise, January 6-13. 2013. Mr Runde and MTI President Dan Dana will co-host an MTI-CDP Integration Session free of charge to all individuals who are certified in both the CDP and in MTI's courses, whether certified during the 2013 cruise or previously.
The Only Canadian Course in 2012 by Dr Dana: Edmonton, 7-11 May
Release: Monday 26 March 2012
MTI wishes to inform Canadian site visitors and newsletter subscribers that the only five-day Workplace Mediator Certification Course (with trainer certification option) to be delivered by MTI President Dr Dan Dana in Canada in 2012 will be held 7-11 May in Edmonton AB. This special event is hosted and administered by MTI Canada in association with the annual conference of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society. Separate one-day and two-day component workplace mediation courses for managers and professionals are delivered regularly by Canadian Certified Trainers. Contact MTI Canada for details about public and in-house courses.
Call for Workshop Leaders and On-board Coaches for Mediation-at-Sea Cruise
Release: Monday 27 February 2012
MTI is pleased to issue this call for workshop leaders and coaches aboard our 10th Annual Mediation-at-Sea cruise, departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 6, 2013 for ports of call in the Southern Caribbean, including Aruba and Curaçao, and returning to Fort Lauderdale January 13. Click links in this announcement for more details, including compensation.
MTI's Courses Pre-approved for PHR, SPHR Credits by HRCI for 2012
Release: Monday 30 January 2012
MTI is pleased to announce that our 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day courses have been pre-approved for PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification credits by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) for open-enrollment courses in 2012.
MTI Partners with the Insurance Expert Network
Release: Monday 26 December 2011
MTI is pleased to announce the establishment of a partnership with the Insurance Expert Network to build mediation competencies among IEN's nationwide network of insurance professionals. The initial mediator certification course for IEN was held in New Jersey in December 2011, Additional courses are scheduled for Orlando FL and Oakland CA in the first and second quarters of 2012, and may be followed by others throughout the United States. Contact IEN for more information.
Training Local Leaders in Afghanistan
Release: Monday 28 November 2011
MTI is pleased to announce that the Managing Workplace Conflict course was delivered to Afghan civic leaders in September by Certified Trainer Lisa Gibson. Following is an extract of Ms Gibson's post-training report:
"The training in Afghanistan was a huge success. In fact, I heard recently that the class is still talking about the course. What was most encouraging to me was to hear them talking immediately about to apply what they were learning on a much larger scale in trying to resolve conflict between tribes and nations. They also asked really important questions on how to apply what they were learning in a culture that doesn't apologize (because of the need to save face). Many shared personal stories with me of real conflicts they had in their lives and asked advice on how to apply it." (view group photo)
Ms Gibson is scheduled to deliver MTI's course for the Libya Leadership Training Institute in Benghazi in early 2012.
Biodata: Lisa Gibson is an attorney, conflict mitigator, and author of the award
winning book Life In Death: A Journey From Terrorism To Triumph. This
story chronicles the death of her brother in the 1988 terrorist bombing of
Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and how she has dedicated her
life to forgiveness, reconciliation and overcome evil with good. One of her
life missions is to prevent future acts of terrorism by helping people
prevent and overcome conflict. She was in Afghanistan for International Peace Day, September 21st, to train leaders at the
Institute for Leadership Development in "Managing Workplace Conflict."
Help Select MTI's 2012 Mediation-at-Sea Cruise Itinerary
Release: Monday 31 October 2011
MTI is pleased to invite our newsletter subscribers and website visitors to recommend the port of embarkation and itinerary for the 10th annual Mediation-at-Sea Cruise, which will occur in November or December 2012. Send email with your suggestions.
International Study Tours Expanded
Release: Monday 3 October 2011
MTI is pleased to announce the expansion of its International Study Tour program to include more destinations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Study Tours may be arranged for groups of three or more people who wish to combine mediation certification courses from one day to five days in duration with tourism. View full program details.
MTI Canada Established
Release: Monday 29 August 2011
MTI is pleased to announce that the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (AAMS) has been designated as MTI's country representative for Canada, and is capable of delivering MTI's courses throughout Canada. This designation enables Canadian clients to receive in-house training delivered by MTI-certified trainers based in Canada, and to establish service contracts in Canadian currency. MTI Canada will also offer open-enrollment courses in coming months, which will be included in MTI's calendar of public courses. For more information, contact MTI Canada.
MTI Courses Available in Spanish / Cursos Disponible en Español
Release: Friday 31 July 2011
MTI is pleased to announce that Spanish-language resources supporting the Certification Course in Managing Workplace Conflict (one- and two-day options only) have been revised and updated, which is available for in-house and hosted presentations throughout Latin America. MTI's Company Licensing for Strategic Conflict Management is also available for Spanish-speaking organizations, including a no-travel option. A Certification Course in Spanish will be offered aboard the Mediation-at-Sea Cruise, November 6-13, 2011, from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean. Web pages containing program descriptions in Spanish are currently being prepared.
MTI se complace en anunciarle que hemos revisado y actualizado los recursos en Español en apoyo a los Cursos de Certificación de Administración del Conflicto en el Trabajo (opciones de uno o dos días solamente), y están disponibles para presentaciones en su organización o auspiciadas en América Latina. La Licencia Corporativa en Administración del Conflicto en el Trabajo está también disponible para organizaciones hispanoparlantes, incluyendo las opciones que no requieren que los participantes viajen. Durante el crucero Mediación-en-el-Mar, del 6-13 de noviembre de 2011 ofreceremos un curso a bordo completamente en Español desde Nueva Orleans hasta el Caribe Occidental. Estamos en proceso de preparar las páginas que contienen la descripción del programa en Español y pronto estarán disponibles.
"Elect Mediators to Public Office" Project Re-launched for 2012
Release: Tuesday 5 July 2011
MTI is pleased to announce that the non-partisan "Elect Mediators to Public Office" project is being relaunched for the 2012 election cycle in the United States. As explained in the initial press release, we believe that having more mediators in public office, who possess knowledge and skills for non-adversarial resolution of differences, will result in better political processes and better government. Mediators and others who desire less polarization and more collaboration in government at all levels are asked to support the project — EMPO does not accept financial donations.
Jamil Mahuad to Speak aboard Mediation-at-Sea Cruise
Release: Tuesday 31 May 2011
MTI is pleased to announce that Former President of Ecuador, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Harvard professor Jamil Mahuad will deliver workshops aboard MTI's 9th annual Mediation-at-Sea cruise, November 6-13, 2011, from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean. The title of Dr Mahuad's workshop is "From Ecuador to Harvard: Former President Jamil Mahuad's Leadership Journey" and will be delivered in English and Spanish for members of the MTI Group. Dr Mahuad will also be available throughout the cruise for one-on-one coaching sessions — a truly unique opportunity for leaders who want to apply the insights of a head of state to their own leadership challenges.
Mediation Jobs Resource Site Established
Release: Monday 2 May 2011
MTI is pleased to announce the establishment of a Mediation Jobs resource site containing active links to current job postings for mediators, ombuds, dispute resolution specialists, and related career positions. The MTI Monthly Newsletter provides at least five current job openings in each issue. We invite recommendations of other websites that post jobs in our field. We also encourage readers to share the Mediation Jobs resource site via Twitter, Facebook, and other social and business networking services.
Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Kansas City Certification Courses
Release: Monday 4 April 2011
MTI is pleased to announce that Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Kansas City will host our unique 8-courses-in-one programs in coming weeks, ranging from 1-day Managerial Mediation to Advanced Workplace Mediation to Trainer Certification. Special features: The Washington DC course offers a federal employee discount, the Los Angeles course is located near LAX airport for the convenience of attendees from Pacific Rim countries, and the Kansas City course is the only full five-day offering to be personally delivered by MTI founder Dr Dan Dana in 2011. View complete calendar.
Mediation-at-Sea Cruise: 2011
Release: Monday 31 January 2011
MTI is pleased to announce that our 9th annual Mediation-at-Sea cruise will embark November 6 from New Orleans to ports of call in the Western Caribbean, returning to the "Big Easy" on November 13. Optional one-day and two-day certification courses will be held on board, as well as free workshops and other professional development opportunities, followed by an optional three-day continuation in New Orleans upon disembarkation to complete the Professional Mediator Certification Course. Seats are limited, so early booking and course registration is advised. Workshop presenters and professional coaches are invited aboard to provide services for fellow passengers.
Company Licensing Program Enhanced
Release: Monday 3 January 2011
MTI is pleased to announce the enhancement of our Company Licensing in Strategic Conflict Management, which provides dramatic cost savings, and cost prevention, to organizations desiring to establish a broad base of core competence in managing workplace conflict in their workforce. The annually renewable program offers a range of options for certifying trainers, reproducing course materials, and measuring results to build self-sustaining capability for prevention and early resolution of workplace conflict. A no-travel option is available for companies outside the United States who wish to avoid the time and expense of international travel.
MTI on Twitter
Release: Friday 24 December 2010
MTI (Twitter handle: MTImediation) is pleased to Tweet news and announcements of interest to the global Twitterworld that follows mediation, conflict management, dispute resolution, ADR, collaborative practices, HR training, and related topics. MTI's practice is to "Tweet not often, but relevantly." Tweeters are invited to follow MTImediation and to retweet our tweets to their followers. We thank you for your support.
MTI Webiversity Launches Free 30-minute Webinar Series
Release: Monday 8 November 2010
MTI is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new program of
30-minute complimentary webinars as a public service of MTI
Webiversity. The series consists of three titles:
Meet-the-Mediator, How to Measure the Financial Cost of Workplace
Conflict, and How to Mediate Workplace Conflict. Each multi-media
educational program (not a sales presentation) is accompanied by
downloadable and printable resources, and will repeat frequently.
Preregistration is not necessary. View the webinar calendar
for currently scheduled dates and times.
Workplace Mediator Certification Course Updated
Release: Monday 4 October 2010
MTI is pleased to announce that revision and update of the Workplace
Mediator Certification Course is complete. The revision brings
all MTI curriculum into full integration and consistency —
view the unique 8-courses-in-1
structure offering 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day registration
options. Tuition remains unchanged. View this calendar
of cities and dates.
MTI Kenya Launched
Release: Monday 31 May 2010 (update of previous announcement)
MTI is pleased to announce that MTI
Kenya was launched 18 May 2010 in conjunction with MTI
President Dan Dana's presentation of a certification conference in
Nairobi. Mr James Mang'erere will serve as MTI's Country
Representative for Kenya to deliver training services in English
language throughout the region of East Africa.
MTI Netherlands Established, Services in Dutch Language
Release: Friday 30 April 2010
MTI is pleased to announce that discussions between MTI
President Dr Dan Dana and Mr R.H.W. van
Herpen have successfully concluded in the establishment of MTI Netherlands. Mr van Herpen
intends of offer MTI's courses in
managing workplace conflict in Dutch within a few months, and
to publish MTI's sourcebook Managing
Differences in Dutch.
MTI Korea Re-established, Services in Korean Language Available
Release: Thursday 29 April 2010
MTI is pleased to announce that discussions held in Kansas City
USA between MTI President Dr Dan Dana and
Dr Byung-kook Kim of Seoul, Korea, have concluded in the
re-establishment of MTI Korea. Dr
Kim intends of offer the first Korean-language presentations of
MTI's workplace conflict management training in August 2010, and
will arrange publication of MTI's sourcebook Managing Differences in Korean