Binghamton University offers workshop on mediation, conflict resolution


Binghamton University’s Southern Tier Center for Compassionate Communication (STCCC) is offering a workshop on how to transform conflict into situations of mutual understanding and respect. The session, “Solving Conflicts Peacefully and Meeting the Needs of All Parties: A Workshop on Mediation and Conflict Resolution,” will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday, October 20, at the Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton.

Trainer Ike Lasater will demonstrate how a technique known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can be used to foster better relationships between people through peaceful conflict resolution. Lasater has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and mediator for the United States District Court in Northern California. He also has extensive experience as an NVC trainer.

A contribution of between $20 and $25 is requested, however, no one will be denied admission because of a lack of funds.

The STCCC was founded in 2003 to provide affordable training in NVC to residents of the Southern Tier to help address and resolve conflict. The center offers workshops on communication for couples, teachers, teen-agers, senior citizens, employers, workers and family members.  It also offers practice groups in which participants learn from each other and from printed and audio-video materials.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Verne de Bourg, STCCC executive director, at 607-760-6673, or Jane Connor, STCCC founder, at 607-777-2416.

Last Updated: 9/17/13