Course Code: GES432
Study the justice and alternative dispute resolution, phases and stages of conflict analysis, and touchstone skills.
Learn how to craft the memorandum of agreement, understand special issues in mediation, and master legal processes and ethics.
Understand how to use conflict analysis in practice, touchstone skills in practice, and initiate a demo practice.
Learn how to facilitate an intervention, use the InAccord caucus, and understand ethical dilemmas and mitigation that could arise.
Learn about restorative justice, models of restorative justice, and how to work with victims.
Study how to work with affected communities. Cover practitioner issues in restorative justice, international applications, and how to start a restorative justice program.
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
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.
You must be able to use a browser and Microsoft Word to complete the assignments and navigate the online campus. You should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using email. You 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 and will be available online.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for 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.
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 individual certificates of completion for each course and an overall certificate for the course completion.
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.
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