Frequently Asked Questions - Courses & Training

You can see a list of the courses educadr offers here. In addition to these courses, we can work with you to design and deliver courses on special topics of interest to you and your team in the areas of dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation, communication, special education law, and other related fields. Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help.

We customize our courses to meet the needs of the participants. Typically, our courses range from 1.5 – 3.0 hours per session, with most courses requiring 1 to 3 sessions in total, depending on the needs and availability of the participants.

We deliver our courses whenever is convenient for our participants, including evenings and weekends and many holidays if necessary.

Hopefully, but it will depend. You will need to contact us in advance to determine whether a particular course has been approved for credit by your state and profession’s CE board. We will do our best to obtain this approval for all our courses, but the decision is ultimately not ours, so you need to check with us beforehand. 

Our courses can be in person or virtual depending on the needs of the participants and the Instructor. During the CoVID-19 pandemic, Courses will be conducted virtually when doing so is recommended by federal, state or local health authorities during the CoVID-19 pandemic. When those authorities allow for in-person instruction, we may convene in person at a mutually convenient place and time if everyone feels safe doing so. 

No. Although your Instructor might be a licensed attorney, she/he does not represent you as a lawyer and you should not rely on anything she/he says as legal advice. 

Typically, the only thing participants need to do before the course is to complete a participant questionnaire and return it to the Instructor. For many of our courses, we recommend (but do not require) that participants read Getting to Yes, by William Ury, Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton of the Harvard Negotiation Institute, which can be purchased online or borrowed from most public or college/university libraries. Participants might also find it useful to browse our Learning Library for other useful print and video resources.

We will always do our best to make our courses accessible to all learners whenever possible. Please contact us to discuss any special needs you anticipate needing and we will work with you to figure out how to accomplish this. 

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Many people today agree that we need to reduce violence in our society. If we are truly serious about this, we must deal with the roots of violence, particularly those that exist within each of us. We need to embrace ‘inner disarmament,’ reducing our own emotions of suspicion, hatred and hostility toward our brothers and sisters.”

Dalai Lama XIV

The most tragic cause of social disharmony is when the speed with which people find mistakes of others outweighs their simple belief that they too are infallible!

Israelmore Ayivor

Each conflict is self conflict.

Raphael Zernoff

The worst battle you’ll have to fight is between what you know and how you feel.

Turcois Ominek

During the flames of controversy, opinions, mass disputes, conflict, and world news, sometimes the most precious, refreshing, peaceful words to hear amidst all the chaos are simply and humbly ‘I don’t know.

Criss Jami

Asking why you should retaliate often solves the problem better than retaliation itself.

Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

We usually learn from debates that we seldom learn from debates.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The world is an arena where things represent things. It is a stage where the same thing is seen from different lenses as a different thing.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Before reacting to any conflicting situation in life. Ask yourself a simple question: ‘You want to be happy or you want to be right?

Aditya Ajmera

Conflict occurs everywhere except in the cemetery. Everyone experiences conflict except the dead. Thankful for being alive…

Assegid Habtewold

History is littered with the wars everybody knew could never happen.

Enoch Powell

We seldom learn much from someone with whom we agree.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

We fight because we fail to understand why really we fight.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Conflict is not necessarily bad. If you can avoid taking conflict personally, it is actually a way to get better decisions and better results.

Sonali Sinha

You can teach people everything except how to get along.

Marty Rubin

Real conflicts between two people, those which do not serve to cover up or to project, but which are experienced on the deep level of inner reality to which they belong, are not destructive. They lead to clarification, they produce a catharsis from which both persons emerge with more knowledge and more strength.

Erich Fromm

Half of the conflicts in your head get resolved when you seek to understand instead of seeking to be understood.

Nitya Prakash

They began to fight, ’cause they didn’t know each other’s stories.

Jaco Strydom

You can observe a lot by just watching.

Yogi Berra

The source of all the conflicts in the world is in trying to convince everyone that you’re always correct.

Mwanandeke Kindembo

People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Discord is harder to end then to begin.

Edmund Spenser

Ten per cent of conflict is due to difference of opinion. Ninety per cent is due to wrong tone of voice.

Ritu Ghatourey

It is a fact that the bitterest contradictions and the deadliest conflicts of the world are carried on in every individual breast capable of feeling and passion.

Joseph Conrad

In some ways, we will always be different. In other ways, we will always be the same. There is always room to disagree and blame, just as there is always room to take a new perspective and empathize. Understanding is a choice

Vironika Tugaleva

Perhaps one day, all these conflicts will end, and it won’t be because of great statesmen or churches or organizations like this one. It’ll be because people have changed.

Kazuo Ishiguro

What would you have? Your gentleness shall force More than your force move us to gentleness.

William Shakespeare

Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.

Horace Mann