The Dayton Mediation Center (Center) is pleased to announce that The Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT) has moved its administrative offices here at the Center in Dayton, Ohio.
As part of ISCT’s long-range planning, the management of the day-to-day operations will be provided by staff at the Center. The ISCT and the Center are a good fit. Since 2000, when the Center made a conscious choice to transition from the mainstream approach to mediation to the Transformative Approach, the Center has distinguished itself over the years as one of the leading community mediation centers practicing and training volunteers exclusively from the Transformative Approach to Mediation.
The Institute is a not-for-profit corporation that works to produce educational resources, materials, and services for the conflict resolution field and the public generally. It seeks to influence collective responses to diversity and differences in a way that can transform conflict from a negative, destructive, and sometimes violent event to a positive and constructive experience. Since founding the Institute in 1999, leaders in the field have worked to study and promote the understanding of conflict processes and intervention from the transformative framework. Through various projects and initiatives, the Institute has become the nation’s premier center of expertise on the transformative framework. Its work provides critically needed research, educational resources and training based on relational premises. The ISCT and the Center have a history of collaboration and an ongoing consultative relationship in the development of transformative mediation curriculum for adults and youth, transformative team building services to organizations, and transformative self-managed conflict training. With the move to Dayton, Ohio, both the ISCT and the Center expect that the closer relationship will enhance the work of both organizations.
For more information about the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, please visit their website at www.transformativemediation.org.