Course Code: GES425
Begin the course by working toward receiving your mediation certificate. Learn about resolution disputes within the justice system and elsewhere. Cover an overview of INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model and learn its phases and stages.
Continue on to learn about the touchstone skills, parts I and II. You’ll also learn how to craft the memorandum of agreement, all above special issues in mediation, and various legal processes and ethics.
Master an understanding of INACCORD® conflict analysis and how to apply touchstone skills to practice.
Facilitate INACCORD® phase interventions, staging multiple phases of various intervention practices. Complete this module by learning about ethical dilemmas and mitigation.
Conclude the course by learning about best arbitration practices including how justice and ethics come into play. Understand the conflict analysis model for arbitration and how to hold a preliminary conference.
Understand how a hearing is directed and closed. Learn how to render an award and the fundamentals of international arbitration.
I. Mediation Certificate
A. Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution
B. Overview of INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model
C. Phases and Stages of the INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model
D. The Touchstone Skills Part I
E. The Touchstone Skills Part II
F. Crafting the Memorandum of Agreement
G. Special Issues in Mediation
H. Legal Processes and Ethics
II. Applied Practice
A. INACCORD® Conflict Analysis in Practice
B. Touchstone Skills in Practice
C. INACCORD® Demo Practice
D. Facilitating INACCORD® Phase Two, Stage 1 Interventions
E. Facilitating the INACCORD® Caucus
F. INACCORD® Phase Two, Stages 2 & 3 Interventions
G. INACCORD® Phase Two, Stage 4 Interventions
H. Ethical Dilemmas and Mitigation
A. Arbitration, Justice, and Ethics
B. INACCORD® Conflict Analysis model for Arbitration & Phase One
C. The Preliminary Conference
D. Directing the Hearing: Part I
E. Directing the Hearing: Part II
F. Closing the Hearing
G. Rendering the Award
H. International Arbitration
Brian Luther is a Colorado licensed attorney and certified mediator and arbitrator. He has more than 15 years of mediation and dispute resolution experience. He spent eight years supervising and mentoring attorneys at LexisNexis, a leading legal research corporation and over five years as Lead Trainer and Internship Supervisor for Mediators Without Borders. Luther presides as an impartial Hearing Officer for the City of Longmont, Colorado and was just appointed as an alternate board member for the City of Longmont Board of Adjustments & Appeals. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a law degree from the New England School of Law.
Naseem Ghaffari, JD assists with investigations related to employee relations issues, while effectively and accurately maintaining confidential employee relations. She monitors precedents and manages consistency in EEO practices: Including critical incident management, investigations, contract negotiations, and resolution recommendations. Naseem has 7+ years’ experience resolving disputes in the workplace and international environments and has extensive investigative experience. She is an expert in negotiations, bargaining, and mediation resulting in favorable agreements and contract terms. In order to do so, she fosters reconciliations to improve organizational effectiveness and employee performance. Most recently, she worked in the public sector as an Employee Relations, EEO and ADA consultant. In addition to this, she holds a Juris Doctorate, has a Masters Certification in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation, and is a Certified California Mediator.
Students must be able to use a browser and Microsoft Word to complete the assignments and navigate the online campus. Students should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using email. Students must be willing to learn to write at a professional level in order to generate contracts and fulfill various written tasks related to mediation and restorative justice.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
Mediators Without Borders has been successfully resolving conflicts since 1994, saving individuals and organizations time, money, and stress. They provide consultation and services for industries from aviation to healthcare, and have put their decades of knowledge to use creating certification programs as well. Certified Family Mediator, Certified Workplace Mediator, and Certified Healthcare and Eldercare Mediator are just a few of the courses you can take that have been certified by Mediators Without Borders, so you know you’re getting the best.
Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
Yes, this course prepares you to sit for the Mediation and Arbitration Certification Exam. At the conclusion of the three course course, students may elect to sit for the Mediators Without Borders Professional Certification Exam. This exam has been created by the Mediators Without Borders team with the assistance of the Center for Educational Measurement.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion and sit for the professional Certification Exam.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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A mediator is a professional who acts as a neutral party helping two or more people in conflict come to a collaborative, negotiated agreement that is referred to a Memorandum of Agreement. An arbitrator is a professional who acts as a neutral party but, unlike the mediator, functions more like a judge, hearing evidence and witnesses and then rendering an award to one party.
This is one of the most comprehensive mediation and arbitration distance learning courses available with online learning that includes role play practice.
The proprietary InAccord® Conflict Analysis model is only available through this training, and offers students the following:
• A psychologically based empirical research model that tracks the role of emotions in conflict and client satisfaction and understanding at every stage of the ADR process
• The ability to recognize the emotional state of individual disputants in order to determine whether to use a relational approach with all parties in the same room or a directive approach that involves starting the sessions with disputants in separate rooms until a balance of emotions between disputants is achieved.
In 2011, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) paid out 4.6 billion dollars in industry wages. Mediation and Arbitration accounts for over 64% of the industry income. According to a leading market research company, IBIS World, the future for ADR firms is promising. Post-recession recoveries, while slow, will eventually increase revenue at an average rate of 2.8% per year through 2016. ADR has low capital intensity meaning that most of the revenue is spent on labor; for every $1 spent on labor, only $0.02 is spent in capital expenditures.
Salaries vary based on geographic region and industry specialization. According to a leading recruitment company, arbitrators and mediators make an average salary of about $65,000 per year. (Recruiter.com) In some states, such as Virginia, the salary can top $135,000 per year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, earnings for mediators and arbitrators range from $28,090 to $102,202 per year with median annual wages estimated at $49,490.
Upon successful completion of the course, you may choose to submit an application to Mediators Without Borders to be considered for a referral network to work as a professionally Certified Mediator and Arbitrator or as a professional Interviewer.
Mediation is a profession that is open to anyone with the desire to learn to negotiate, to facilitate others’ negotiations, or to mediate simple and complex disputes.