Pattie Porter, President of Conflict Connections, Inc. in San Antonio, will be the featured presenter for TMTR’s annual Train the Trainer (T3) Event on February 23, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3901 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas. The T3 Event is hosted by TMTR each year on the day preceding the annual Texas Association of Mediators Conference. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A CHANGE IN LOCATION FROM THE ORIGINAL EVENT SITE. SEE DIRECTIONS TO SITE BELOW.
Porter’s presentation will be specifically designed to address issues facing mediation trainers and is entitled “The Delicate Balance Between Being the Expert and a Guide in the Training Room.”
For workshop objectives and complete agenda, click here.
Porter has worked extensively in the dispute resolution field for over 17 years providing mediation, facilitation, negotiation training, and conflict coaching services to individuals, businesses, and organizations, including higher education institutions such as the University of Delaware and the University of Texas. She has worked extensively with the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Postal Service, NASA, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
As a senior trainer for Coca-Cola Enterprises during the launch of its nationwide dispute resolution program, Porter provided training in all areas of conflict resolution. In the last 5 years, she led, organized and designed multi-day, train-the-trainer workshops for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which focused on teaching others about conflict management as a way to shift the organizational culture at airports across the United States.
Porter hosts her own Blog Talk Radio show, The Texas Conflict Coach. She holds the Advanced Practitioner – Workplace Mediator designation for the Association for Conflict Resolution, is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator in the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, and the CINERGY certified advanced conflict coach and coach-mentor recognized by the International Coach Federation.
Description: Are you a sage on the stage or a guide on the side? Being an effective and experiential trainer requires an understanding of adult learning theory but more importantly, the ability to carry out an engaging and powerful learning experience. A core element of this train-the-trainer workshop is the ability to facilitate a participant’s own learning through powerful questions, dialogue exchange, and the use of various exercises designed to address a number of participant learning styles. Participants in this training will learn how to balance between being an expert or sage, and a guide in the training room. They will also learn….
a) techniques to design processes when delivering an exercise
b) online technologies that enhance the learning experience
c) easy techniques for graphically recording on flip charts
d) how to facilitate a participant’s learning and understanding of key concepts
This is a hands-on, experiential workshop designed to challenge participants and move them outside their comfort zone. Participants will be physically moving in the room, so comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended.
Registration for the event is open only to 2012 members of TMTR until January 14. Registration will be open to all individuals beginning that date. (REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS.)
The fee for the day-long workshop is $100 and includes all materials, refreshments and lunch. Annual Membership dues for TMTR are $25. Renewing members and new members may also register prior to January 14 by including their membership dues and form with their workshop registration fee and form. You may download those forms here: TMTR Membership App 2012. TMTR Train the Trainer Registration 2012.
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
DIRECTIONS TO TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
TAKE WOODLANDS PARKWAY EXIT FROM I45 and go west on Woodlands Parkway to the third signal light. Turn left onto South Panther Creek Drive. Go to the first stop sign. Continue on to the third cut through and make a U-turn. In about 25 feet, turn right into the driveway for the church and Creekwood Park. Go past the first entrance to the church to the back parking area. Go about 100 yards down the walkway toward the church and the building on the left will be the Atrium Building. Go in the door and take the first left. You are there.
IF YOU ARE STARTING FROM THE WOODLANDS EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE CENTER: Take the winding road from the Conference Center back to Grogan’s Mill Road. Turn left, go to the first signal light and go left under the bridge. You are now on Woodlands Parkway. Follow the directions above, turning left at the first signal light on to South Panther Creek Drive, etc.