Spring 2018 Power Lunch Trainings

We are teaming up with City Year Boston to offer two trainings. Register for these free professional development opportunities presented by Loraine Della Porta and Amy Rebecca Gay:


  • We've Got to Start Meeting Like This! Wed., March 28, 12-2pm

Good meetings don’t just happen - they result from good leadership, training and planning. We’ll review how to plan meetings, who to invite, skills to manage typical team dynamics, and how to ensure you reach decisions that result in action. Suitable for managers and others who regularly run meetings.

  • Let's Get This Done! Or How to Influence without Authority, Wed., May 2, 12-2pm

Are you asked to get things done but aren't given any authority to do so? Do you find that people agree to do the work and then don't follow through? Is it hard to get your work on the radar of other groups? This training will focus heavily on the participants real-life scenarios, so be sure to bring your influence challenges. Suitable for individual contributors and managers who need to collaborate with others to get their job done.  

Information for all Power Lunches:

All workshops are FREE and held at City Year Boston headquarters.   The office is located at 287 Columbus Av., Boston, MA 02116.  

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lunch.  To register for a training, email or call 617-277-9232.

Training + follow-on coaching

Training participants who contract for one-on-one coaching within six months of taking a workshop will receive 20% off of their first three months of weekly coaching sessions. See our conflict coaching page for more information.

Training + follow-on consulting

Workshop participants whose organization hires TMG for consulting will receive a 15% discount on one day of mediation* or up to the first three days of organizational consulting. (One day equals eight hours.) See our organizations practice page for more information.

Open enrollment training + custom training

Participants that schedule a custom training for their organization within one year will receive 10% discount on the custom training fee. The offer is good for up to 3 custom training sessions.

*The discount applies only to organizational mediations and not to couples, family or civil mediations.

Conflict Competency and Leadership in Diverse Organizations Training

Research has shown that high functioning, diverse work teams are more creative, better at problem solving and more productive than homogeneous teams. However, if unresolved conflict is making team members run for the exit, all of that benefit is lost. Whether you are a manager, a union leader, or the head of the department, the ability to competently lead in a diverse organization is critical to success.

The Mediation Group offers a four-day curriculum that intertwines collaborative leadership and conflict resolution skills, enabling managers to resolve differences, facilitate productive dialogue amid a cacophony of voices, and develop bench strength among team members. Conflict resolution skills and equity and inclusion issues are woven through each module.

Managers & senior leaders will be able to:

  • Understand one’s own identity
  • Discuss difficult issues productively
  • Lead collaboratively
  • Apply appropriate process to various decisions
  • Build consensus among diverse stakeholders
  • Develop talent with concrete performance agreements
  • Manage organizational change and individual transitions

Equity and inclusion issues cover all aspects of human diversity such as race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, ability, and others that are salient to the organization. The training can be tailored to meet the unique needs of any work environment. It can be shortened to target one or two competencies, lengthened, or combined with one-on-one coaching.


  • Day 1: Self-Discovery, Equity & Inclusion
  • Day 2: Collaborative Leadership
  • Day 3: Decision Making and Consensus Building
  • Day 4: Coaching and Change Management


Other Trainings Available:

  • Negotiation 101
  • Just in Time Mediator
  • Organizational Climate Assessment
  • What is Coaching and How to Use It
  • Conflict Competency
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Lawyers: How to Take Your Clients to Mediation


Our Experts Specializing in Training