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Certificate in Mediation and Restorative Justice

This course provides you with the skills necessary to become a Mediation or Restorative Justice professional. This comprehensive course series provides training in the INACCORD® conflict resolution model and offers you the chance to practice your skills through simulated roleplaying exercises. Additionally, you will be trained in the INACCORD® model of Restorative Justice, which will prepare you for work bringing perpetrators and victims of crimes together in order to seek resolutions that restore all parties. Upon successful completion, Mediators Without Borders will award you individual certifications in Mediation, Applied Mediation Practice, Restorative Justice, and a professional certificate as a Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner. A final exam is optional upon completion of the course.

6 Months / 240 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Certificate in Mediation and Restorative Justice

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES432

What You Will Learn
  • Articulate the use of the INACCORD® Conflict Analysis model for use in mediation and restorative justice
  • Examine the Three Phases and Four Stages of the INACCORD® model
  • Explore the pre-interview and post interview phases of the INACCORD® mediation and Restorative Justice model
  • Apply the Touchstone Skills of questioning, reflecting, and reframing to simulated mediation cases
  • Apply INACCORD® surveys to simulated cases and analyze the results
  • Apply knowledge, skills and values of INACCORD® mediation to field of restorative justice
  • Understand theories underlying and influencing field of restorative justice
  • Analyze various models or application of restorative justice, such as sentencing circles
  • Understand victim and offender issues in restorative justice process
  • Explore process of setting up a restorative justice program
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Receive four individual certificates in Mediation, Applied Mediation Practice, Restorative Justice and Professional Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner
  • Work toward earning your INACCORD® Certified Mediator certification
  • Develop the conflict resolution skills needed to resolve disputes both personally and professionally
  • Make a positive impact on the lives of those looking for outside mediation
  • Prepare to work in state or local government, human resources, or in private practice.

Outline

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INACCORD® Mediation Certificate Part I

Study the justice and alternative dispute resolution, phases and stages of conflict analysis, and touchstone skills.

INACCORD® Mediation Certificate Part II

Learn how to craft the memorandum of agreement, understand special issues in mediation, and master legal processes and ethics.

INACCORD® Applied Practice Part I

Understand how to use conflict analysis in practice, touchstone skills in practice, and initiate a demo practice.

INACCORD® Applied Practice Part II

Learn how to facilitate an intervention, use the InAccord caucus, and understand ethical dilemmas and mitigation that could arise.

INACCORD® Restorative Justice Part I

Learn about restorative justice, models of restorative justice, and how to work with victims.

INACCORD® Restorative Justice Part II

Study how to work with affected communities. Cover practitioner issues in restorative justice, international applications, and how to start a restorative justice program.

Details

I.     INACCORD® 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.    INACCORD® 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
III.    INACCORD® Restorative Justice
                A.    An Overview of Restorative Justice
                B.    The INACCORD® Model for Restorative Justice
                C.    Models of Restorative Justice and Working with Offenders
                D.    Working with Victims
                E.    Working with the Affected Communities
                F.    Practitioner Issues in Restorative Justice
                G.    International Applications
                H.    Starting a Restorative Justice Program

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Instructors & Support

Brian Luther

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.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows Vista or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course prepares you to sit for the InAccord Certified Mediator and Arbitrator exam. The exam is one of three parts to certification. The other requirements are role play practice which you will log as part of your applied practice course and the submission of surveys and other documentation from ten volunteer or live cases.

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

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.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded individual certificates of completion for each course and an overall certificate for the course completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

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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