Mediation is an important option in every system of justice. Judges with mediation skills can have opportunities open up to them both on and off the bench. This five day, 40-hour course is hands-on, interactive, fast-paced and practical. Simulations, interpersonal skill development and role play enable participants to integrate communication and problem solving techniques for effective mediation management, thus avoiding classic errors. When completed, participants receive a certificate honored by most states with mediator credential requirements. Enrollment is limited.
Why should I take this course?
The techniques developed in this course will positively impact the judge’s communication and dispute resolution skills on and off the bench. This is a thorough and interactive, hands-on course that combines theory with practice. Participants act as mediators in simulated sessions and receive feedback on their performance. For those transitioning in their careers, the course provides a solid, practical starting point for becoming a mediator.
What will I learn?
During this course, you will learn to:
- Start and conduct mediation sessions.
- Outline common standards of conduct and ethical considerations for mediators.
- Manage special problems and avoid classic errors.
- Master the interpersonal dynamics of mediation.
- Improve communication and negotiation skills.
- Mediate cases more effectively and confidently.
Who should attend?
This course is appropriate for any judge of any jurisdiction who will use mediation techniques to resolve disputes. Other court personnel who will serve as court mediators are also welcome to attend.
Who are the members of the faculty?
The faculty are widely recognized mediators who are seasoned instructors.
How is this course taught?
This course utilizes sophisticated role-playing exercises and extremely interactive presentations. The role-playing exercises allow participants to sit as a mediator in varying situations. You will have the opportunity to play the role of an attorney, a disputant, and an observer during the exercises.
What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?
The use of mediation is burgeoning in the judicial and administrative fields as well as in the private sector. Adjudicators who can effectively settle disputes through the use of mediation will significantly reduce court management costs.
Whom should I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or firstname.lastname@example.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, Special Court Trial Skills, and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.