Advanced Civil Mediation

August 15–16, 2016 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $615 | Conference Fee $110 What’s this?

Designed for mediators who have successfully completed a 40-hour mediation training program, this highly interactive, fast-paced, skills-oriented course will provide experienced professionals with new tools to further enhance their mediator skills. Using practical exercises, demonstrations, simulations and lecture, faculty will share strategies to overcome resistance to the mediation process, deal with difficult personalities, utilize advanced negotiation tactics and communication techniques, prevent and break impasse, and recognize ethical challenges regarding the unauthorized practice of law and dual-representation issues.

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Why should I take this course?

This highly interactive, fast-paced, skills-oriented program will provide experienced professionals with new tools to further enhance their mediator skills. Using practical exercises, demonstrations, simulations, and lecture, course faculty share strategies to overcome resistance to the mediation process, deal with difficult personalities, utilize advanced negotiation tactics and communication techniques, prevent and break impasse, and recognize ethical challenges such as the unauthorized practice of law and dual representation. Attendance is restricted to individuals who have successfully completed a 40-hour mediation training program.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Overcome resistance to the process.
  • Deal with difficult personalities.
  • Prevent and break impasse.
  • Utilize advanced communications techniques and negotiation strategies.
  • Identify the nuances of cultural differences and deal with diversity issues.
  • Recognize ethical challenges regarding the unauthorized practice of law and dual representation issues.
  • Utilize tools for assuring well-drafted comprehensive agreements that survive.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Nationally recognized dispute management specialist, active mediator, and instructor Nancy Yeend will lead participants through the course material. She brings 35 years of honed mediation skills to the classroom, having trained over 5,000 mediators nationwide for court systems and private practice. Steve Gizzi is managing partner in a law firm specializing in civil matters and dispute resolution alternatives. He sat as a judicial officer on the California Superior Court and has taught commercial mediation since 1997.

How is this course taught?

Faculty utilize sophisticated exercises, interactive lecture, and various life-based scenarios.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

Mediation in the judicial, administrative and private sectors, is an effective means of dispute resolution. Adjudicators who can effectively settle disputes will significantly reduce court costs. In addition, the communication and administrative techniques learned will enhance settlement and move cases along to more effectively and efficiently.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Tribal Judicial Skills, and Special Court Trial Skills disciplines.

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