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September 2018

KIPCOR Film Series: Focus on Immigration

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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On Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3 p.m., KIPCOR begins its 2018-2019 film series with a screening of two short films about immigration: "Locked in a Box" and "To Breathe Free" These award-winning documentaries offer a modern take on the Syrian refugee crisis and the massive expansion of immigration detention centers in the U.S. A local expert from the International Rescue Committee in Wichita, and a local immigration attorney, will be on hand to answer your questions and lead the…

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KIPCOR Core Skills: Conflict 101

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This first session is CONFLICT 101: Come learn and build skills in dealing with the everyday realities of conflict - from our families to our workplaces and larger society. Start with…

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October 2018

KIPCOR Core Skills: Communication Skills for Tense Times

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This session is Communication Skills for tense Times: Are you tired of hot-button issues dividing your colleagues and social media pages? Frustrated with kitchen-table debates that get nowhere? Come to practice…

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Domestic Mediation Training

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Early Bird registration discount extended to October 12!! This training focuses on application of the mediation process to situations involving divorced or separating parents who cannot agree on issues related to child custody and parenting. Topics include... Divorce as family reorganization Impact of divorce on children Developmentally appropriate parenting plans Working with high conflict families Assessing for domestic violence and abuse Kansas divorce and mediation law Prerequisite: Core-level mediation training; completion of core co-mediations is not required. Register Now

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November 2018

KIPCOR Film Series: Digital Disconnect

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Please join us as the KIPCOR Film Series continues on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. (note the earlier-than-usual time). "Digital Disconnect" looks at how commercialization and capitalism have radically-altered the original purpose of the Internet, and even pose a threat to Democracy itself. Following the film we will enjoy a talkback session with Jennifer Cole, Co-Founder of DepICT Media in Wichita.

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December 2018

KIPCOR Core Skills: Unpacking Diversity Training

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This month's session, on December 6, features national expert Cherise Hairston presenting Unpacking Diversity Training: A deeper dive toward achieving authentic awareness. Diversity training is a valuable starting place, yet we…

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CME/CEU Shorts 2018

Luyken Fine Arts Center, 300 East 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join KIPCOR for our signature annual CME/CEU Shorts Day. We explore critical professional practice issues in mediation and conflict resolution. The training day is prepared for mediators and those interested in conflict resolution-related practices. This year's CME / CEU shorts will focus on two thematic areas - diversity and inclusion in mediation and the impacts of mental health and trauma in mediation and conflict. With visiting experts from near and far, you won't want to miss it! Will be approved…

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January 2019

Managing Differences Within Faith Communities

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Differences in the congregation don’t have to result in a polarization that leaves a congregation stuck in disagreement. Resilient congregations understand this. Still, many of us feel ill prepared to handle conflict within our faith communities. In this course you will learn how to transform conflict into spiritual and community renewal, focusing on: congregations as family systems; levels of conflict within faith communities; collaborative and transparent decision-making principles; theological principles on conflict; structured dialogue in high-anxiety situations; and congregational discernment…

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Practical Skills for Managing Interpersonal Conflict (Core Mediation)

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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This unique and highly interactive training will... Equip participants with practical skills for managing interpersonal difference and disagreement. Address the impact of personal style, culture, and power on conflict. Provide technical proficiency in structured-dialogue and mediation techniques. Benefit both potential mediators and others interested in developing better skills for handling the difficult conversations we all face. Who should attend? Teachers, social workers, managers, business people, counselors, attorneys, court personnel, church leaders, laity—and anyone interested in learning more about solving interpersonal…

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February 2019

KIPCOR Core Skills: Hot Topics in Domestic Mediation: Never-Married Parents

Kaufman House, 2515 College Ave.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Join us for KIPCOR's new Continuing education Series for Everyone! You will engage with local and regional experts each month to gain the everyday skills you need to lead and thrive in a diverse, changing, and polarized world. Take home skills for use in your families, workplaces, and communities. This session deals with mediating and managing Never-Married parents. Join regional expert Kirsten Zerger as she leads us through tips for dealing with these most difficult of cases. 50% of never-married…

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