Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable

    The Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable is a guild of professional mediators and trainers. Since 1992, the TMTR has promulgated standards for training and promoted training methodologies to ensure the quality of mediation in Texas.
  • Mission Statement

    The Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable establishes and communicates standards and best practices for mediation training and trainers to promote the highest degree of professionalism, integrity, creativity and quality of mediation in Texas.

Train the Trainer 2015

heckmanbTexas Mediation Trainers Roundtable presents its annual Train the Trainer workshop in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Baha’i Center of San Antonio from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m (lunch provided). This year’s program features Brad Heckman’s presentation, “A Pleasant Assault on the Senses: A Mediation Training-for-Trainers.”

Presentation: “A Pleasant Assault on the Senses: A Mediation Training-for-Trainers”

In this highly interactive workshop, Brad will share a range of training tools he uses to teah mediators how to break impasse and generate movement throughout. The workshop is predicated on the idea that people learn differently, and we need to find creative ways to appeal to all learning styles in our teaching and training.

Brad will use visual, pop-culture, auditory, experiential, kinesthetic, musical, and theater-based elements in this workshop, which participants can adapt to their own practices. He will take us through a real-life training segment he conducts for fledgling mediators, and take us behind the curtain to reveal best practices (and some mistakes he’s made) for applying it to your training.

About Brad Heckman

Brad Heckman is Chief Executive Officer of the New York Peace Institute, one of the nation’s largest conflict resolution services.  He’s also an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches courses on international conflict resolution and organizational development.  His teaching style includes subjecting students to his childlike drawings and arcane pop culture references.

Brad previously served as International Director of Partners for Democratic Change, for which he helped build the first community peacebuilding centers in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, South Caucasus, and the former Soviet Union.  He worked extensively with the Roma – commonly known as Gypsy – communities in Eastern Europe, and subsequently made several ill-fated attempts to learn to play Roma music on the accordion.  He was also a Vice President of Safe Horizon, a leading victims services and violence prevention agency.  In that capacity, he oversaw the agency’s Mediation, Families of Homicide Victims, Legal Services, Anti-Trafficking, Batterers Intervention, and Anti-Stalking Programs.

Brad received a Master of Arts in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College.  He blogs for the New York Peace Institute.


Baha’i Center of San Antonio
735 W Magnolia Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212

Registration Cost and TMTR Membership

The registration fee includes lunch. Cost for the program will be:

  • Early bird: $125 for TMTR members registered before January 19, 2015
  • $150 for TMTR members
  • $175 for non-TMTR members.

Registration Form

Membership dues for TMTR are $25. Renewing members and new members may register by including their membership dues and form with their workshop registration fee and form.

Membership Application

All forms should be mailed along with checks made payable to “TMTR” to:
Mike Amis, Treasurer Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable P.O. Box 851201 Richardson, Texas 75081


For more information, please contact Laura Otey at lauraotey@nctv.com.