Category: News

Ruebke Honored for FEMA Work

FairField Center’s Executive Director Tim Ruebke was recently recognized for his work as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with a Cindy Mazur Lifelong Learner award. ADR Specialists are used to implement mediation and other conflict resolution techniques (e.g., individual and leadership coaching, group facilitation, and communication training) …

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Transforming the Mind for Peace Lab

#DYK that FairField Center staff participates in special programs like Transforming the Mind for Peace Lab, a project of The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University? The Lab takes a multi-faceted approach to building peace. Lab activities contribute to the field by supporting practitioners, policymaking, innovating research, …

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#GiveSolutions on #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. You can make …

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#FairField40 – Photos from the Archives

FairField Center Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Harrisonburg’s FairField Center will celebrate 40 years of service during the month of November.  The Center will mark the occasion by highlighting the many contributions made by staff and volunteers and showcasing what each of the various Center branches offer. A series of images and video posted at www.fairfieldcenter.org and on social media will cover …

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Getting to Solutions: A Special Facebook LIVE Event

Why are mediation, dispute resolution training, civic engagement, and restorative justice services so vital to a healthy community? Learn how the FairField Center has been helping people get from conflict to SOLUTIONS since 1982. Meet the team that delivers these services and trains others in alternative dispute resolution skills during this informative LIVE event. No …

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FairField Center Receives Virginia Tourism Grant for Harrisonburg International Festival

HARRISONBURG (November 18, 2020) — FairField Center has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging limited local marketing dollars through a local match of the state grants funds. More than $1.9 million in matching grant funds …

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FairField Center Welcomes New Board Members

Harrisonburg’s FairField Center recently announced changes to its executive committee officers and new additions to its Board of Directors. The changes highlight the local mediation nonprofit’s commitment to providing leading edge conflict resolution and mediation training services, particularly during the difficult challenges many families, businesses, and public agencies are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Board …

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Mediation Training Dates Announced

FairField offers the training for individuals and businesses seeking Virginia Supreme Court certification to mediate court cases. All FairField coursework and all trainers are certified by the Virginia Supreme Court. Trainees take short courses (4-20 hours each) and engage in observations and co-mediations in order to qualify for state exams. Trainees must have a bachelor’s …

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FairField Center’s International Festival Awarded Virginia Tourism Grant

Funding designated for Harrisonburg International Festival & Community Project. HARRISONBURG (August 20, 2018) Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Community Mediation Center DBA FairField Center has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program grant fund for its Harrisonburg International Festival & Community program. In total VTC awarded more than $890,000 …

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