The following courses are offered in a variety of manners. Fairfield frequently creates custom offerings for businesses, government and nonprofit agencies, communities of worship, and teams.
Contact the Fairfield Center for more information.
- Mediation Certification Courses
- General District Court Mediation Certification
- Juvenile and Domestic Relations Mediation Certification
(aka Family Mediation)
- Circuit Civil Certification (Prerequisite: GDC Certification)
- Circuit Family Certification (Prerequisite: GDC Certification)
- Communication and Conflict Styles in the Workplace (2-3 hours): Completing the survey and workshop offers specific and practical help for dealing with differences in how people approach conflict. Understand the difference between calm and stormy situations.
- Dealing with Intense Emotions (2 hours): Participants learn the skills of defusing strong feelings of others to be more effective.
- Communication Skills & Difficult Conversations (2-8 hours): Recommended at the 6-8 hour time-frame; gain confidence and skills in holding difficult conversations that get positive results.
- Manager as Mediator: Roles & Responsibilities (6-20 hours): Learn the skills and process of helping others in conflict talk out their issues cooperatively. The full 20-hour training qualifies toward mediator certification by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
- Facilitating Group Decisions and Conflicted Topics (6-16 hours): Meetings, teams and committees are an important part of modern work and community environments. Learn ways to run effective meetings that get people involved and produces results.
- Listening 101 (8 hours): This one-month course focuses on identifying and overcoming blocks to listening. The course meets via conference call once a week for four weeks, and designed to be taken with a group (e.g. sales team, business staff, church group, or family).
- Principles & Applications of Restorative Justice (2-16 hours): To help create and sustain safer workplace environments, participants learn principles, skills and strategies for dealing with workplace acts of wrong-doing from a restorative framework.
- Diversity & Sensitivity Training (3-4 hours): Covers assumptions, stereotypes and research, as well as the role our life experiences play in determining our values, perceptions and group identification.
- Sexual Harassment Prevention (2-3 hours): Focused on increasing participants’ knowledge and awareness of sexual harassment issues to prevent problems from developing and sustaining a positive work environment.