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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.
This one-week training program packages CDR’s basic mediation training with several advanced mediation trainings to offer the beginning mediator a comprehensive training experience. Courses included are Negotiation: The Building Block of Dispute Resolution; Basic Mediation Training: 2-day skills course; Becoming a More Effective Mediator: Advanced Mediation Skills including Breaking Impasse, Caucusing and Pre-Mediation Assessment; Mediation Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse Education and The Business of Mediation: Practice Strategies, Forms and Networking Opportunities.
Anyone who wants to develop a comprehensive set of mediation skills. Participants typically include human resource managers, attorneys, judges, business leaders, healthcare professionals, supervisors, managers, union leaders, EEO officers, government employees, clergy, social service personnel, teachers, and others.
Scot Dewhirst, Co-Director, Center for Dispute Resolution Terry Wheeler, Co-Director, Center for Dispute Resolution