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Center for Dispute Resolution

  • Join Center for Dispute Resolution staff for our next training:
    Intensive Mediation     May 11-15, 2015     8:30 am to 5:00 pm.     $895.00

    Registration is open to all. CLE information for attorneys:
    This activity has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 34.50 CLE hours, with 2.50 CLE hours of attorney professional conduct instruction.

    This in-depth 40-hour training is designed to provide individuals with the critical skills and knowledge necessary to begin mediating. Exercises, lectures, role-play sessions, and videos provide participants with the conceptual framework and key techniques to effectively conduct the seven-stage mediation process. During role-play sessions CDR provides one trainer for every four trainees so that each participant will have the opportunity to mediate several disputes and receive specific feedback and assistance from a skilled and experienced mediation trainer. Please see course descriptions for more details.

    "Simply very well done. I had this rare sense that people were conveying to me something that is precious to them."


    The Center for Dispute Resolution's mission is to serve as a resource for and to be engaged in teaching, training, experimentation, application, development, and research with regard to the processes that are available to resolve disputes, with particular emphasis on negotiation and mediation.

    "Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever they can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses and waste of time."

    - Abraham Lincoln, July 1, 1850