Professional Mediation Skills Training Program Winter 2013
William H. Gates Hall

January 11-13 and 26-27, 2013

This basic skills training course will locate mediation among the array of dispute resolution processes, and examine the differences between facilitative and evaluative mediation. Participants will learn a step-by-step process to assist parties in conflict to find mutually agreeable solutions.


Day 1 January 11, 2013

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Program begins at 1 p.m. and adjourns at 5 p.m. There will be a 15-minute break.

  • Registration & Welcome
  • Conflict Styles
  • Negotiation Theory
  • Mediation in Context
  • Mediator Styles
  • Overview of Mediation Process
  • Video of a Mediation
  • Case Development

Day 2 January 12, 2013

Program begins at 8:30 a.m. and adjourns at 5:30 p.m. There will be two 15-minute breaks and a one-hour lunch break.*

  • Mediator’s Opening Statement
  • Confidentiality
  • Information Receiving
  • Communication Skills
  • Understanding Interests
  • Mediation Role plays

Day 3 January 13, 2013

Program begins at 8:30 a.m. and adjourns at 5:30 p.m. There will be two 15-minute breaks and a one-hour lunch break.*

  • Agenda Setting
  • Positions and Interests
  • Using Caucus
  • Negotiating - Generating & Evaluating Options
  • Mediation Role plays

Day 4 January 26, 2013

Program begins at 8:30 a.m. and adjourns at 5:30 p.m. There will be two 15-minute breaks and a one-hour lunch break.*

  • Writing Agreements and Closure
  • Ethics in Mediation (9:15-11:15 a.m.)
  • Mediation Role plays

Day 5 January 27, 2013

Program begins at 8:30 a.m. and adjourns at 5:30 p.m. There will be two 15-minute breaks and a one-hour lunch break.*

  • Other Mediation Styles
  • Attorneys in Mediation
  • Mediation Role plays
  • Connecting to the Mediation Community
  • Program Evaluation

 

* You can either order a box lunch or have lunch on your own.

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PLEASE NOTE

All registrants will mediate and participate in all class exercises. Participants are encouraged to attend with a willingness to work collaboratively and with a mind open to exploring new and alternative processes. This course is not a marketing, public relations or placement workshop. It is designed to equip you to mediate.

Date:
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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