Transformative Mediation Course Offered at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast

Belfast, Maine — The University of Maine Hutchinson Center is offering the popular three-credit course, PAX 452: Advanced Study in Transformative Mediation, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., April 21-24. In addition, there will be two weeks of individual independent work to be completed outside the classroom.

Will Galloway, a peace studies instructor, has taught at UMaine for more than 13 years.  He is a mediator and the director of Watershed School in Camden.

In this course, students will deepen their understanding of the premises and principles of the transformative orientation to mediation practice. They will consider how values and belief systems impact the development of mediation models or schools of thought.  The course includes skills development through intensive coaching.

UMaine’s Division of Lifelong Learning offers many courses in peace and reconciliation studies, an interdisciplinary minor focusing on peace and reconciliation and the promotion of a culture of peace.

For more information, to register or to request a disability accommodation, contact the UMaine Hutchinson Center, 207.338.8000.


About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's premier public university. It is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 65 countries. It currently enrolls 11,247 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master's degrees in roughly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit


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