This 32-hour course is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive immersion in the essential skills and knowledge required of all mediators. The course curriculum provides the instruction widely viewed as the standard introductory training needed for practicing mediators.
Through engaging dialogue, interactive exercises and simulated mediations facilitated by a faculty of experienced mediators, you will not only acquire vital knowledge about mediation theory, practice and techniques, but also begin developing the skills indispensable to being an effective mediator.
Slightly shorter than its very popular 40-hour predecessor, the course is offered over four consecutive days (Tuesday – Friday) and is designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles.
The course is open to anyone interested in the field of mediation. Legal training and education or prior experience with mediation, while helpful, are not necessary to fully participate in and benefit from all the course has to offer. The registration fee includes all course materials, a continental breakfast and lunch each day.
If you are interested in joining a specific mediation panel, you should check with the appropriate governing body to inquire whether this course satisfies that panel's training requirements. To view the Course Agenda click the link at left.
Comments from prior attendees:
“One of the best and most balanced programs on mediation I have attended. As pleased as I was with earlier mediation training, this course was more comprehensive and interactive.”
“The course was a nice combination of the practical and the intellectual.”
“The course exceeded my expectations in all respects. It was very engaging and all presenters added great value. I would highly recommend this course.”
“I am starting from zero in this field and feel this course catapulted me forward in relevant knowledge.”
“I learned a tremendous amount (about both mediation and myself) and I am brimming with thoughts and ideas about how to begin leveraging the mediation skill-set to expand my services platform and make myself a better all-around lawyer.”
“Excellent! Amazing how real the simulations felt. The interactions are genuine and compelling.”
“I had no idea what to expect going ‘back to school’ after all these years, but working with such a wonderful group of people, students and teachers alike, made it easy, enjoyable and rewarding.”
“Excellent! One of the best educational experiences I have had.”
“Each member of the faculty was well-prepared, very clear, articulate, and highly knowledgeable.”
If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.
No specific arrangements have been made with area hotels. Those coming from out of town are encouraged to check one or more travel sites, i.e. Travelocity, Hotels.com, etc. to find accommodations meeting their specific needs.
West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association. This program is available for CLE credits in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules.
This mediation training is approved as Initial Mediation Training under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs. Final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster. For additional information about Part 146 visit www.nycourts.gov/adr.
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