Basic Mediation Training


US News and World Report named mediation one of the best careers for 2009, commenting about its potential even in an economic downturn.

This 3-day workshop will train you to become a mediator using the facilitative style of mediation. This workshop will teach you facilitation skills and techniques to enhance communication, conflict resolution, information gathering, perspective-taking, problem-solving, interest-based negotiating, and agreement writing. Some of the topics covered include: confidentiality, mediator neutrality, active listening, the mediation process, and the legal and ethical considerations involved in mediating disputes. The training format includes mini-lecture, video, individual, small, and large group exercises, and coached role-playing. The workshop focuses on family, neighborhood and small claims issues.

You must attend all 3 days to receive a Certificate of Completion.