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Trainings Overview

Inafa’ Maolek utilizes trained volunteer mediators to help people resolve their disputes. The skillset required for volunteers to become mediators derives from a fifteen-hour “Basic Mediation Training (BMT),” which is offered at least once every year. The Restorative Justice course is another fifteen-house course for adult peacemakers. Like the BMT course, the restorative justice course is typically scheduled on weekend (Friday 3 PM – 7 PM), Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM – 3PM).

Occasionally a graduate of either of the above courses may need a refresher training because a long gap of non-practice has undermined competence and confidence in their skillset. Such a refresher training is available based upon need. The three-hour offering reviews topics taught in the earlier trainings such as: opening statements, six-step mediation process, caucus, co-mediating, brainstorming, and writing the agreement. A lot of role playing is included in all Inafa’ Maolek courses.

Students grades 3-12 can learn “Peer Mediation” skills in participating schools island-wide. The ten-hour training is offered for elementary, middle, and high school with the high school curriculum including more sophisticated skills. Peer mediators help students resolve their differences. Peer mediation training sessions are conducted by our Young University Mediators (YUMs)-students from the University of Guam or Guam Community College.


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Restorative Justice Conference