Course Code: GES431
Study justice and alternative dispute resolution tactics, conflict analysis models, and the various aspects of the touchstone skills.
Cover the memorandum of agreement, special issues in mediation, and legal processes and ethics.
Learn how your acquired skills will work when executed including conflict analysis, touchstone skills, and InAccord demo practice.
Know how to facilitate InAccord in phases. Understand how to stage different levels of interventions, and learn how to evaluate ethical dilemmas and mitigation.
Study common conflicts in health and eldercare. Learn about the fields of eldercare mediation, the bioethics mediation process, and probate and trust mediation.
Complete the course by learning about family mediation skills, workplace disputes, systems theories, and conflicts within the health insurance industry.
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. Healthcare and Eldercare Mediation
A. Common Conflicts in Health and Eldercare
B. The Field of Eldercare Mediation
C. The Bioethics Mediation Process
D. Probate and Trust Mediation
E. Family Mediation Skills
F. Workplace Disputes in Healthcare and Elder Mediation
G. Systems Theory and Organizational Development
H. Conflicts within the Health Insurance Industry
Brian Luther, JD is a Colorado licensed attorney and certified mediator and arbitrator with over 15 years of mediation and alternative dispute resolution experience in a variety of settings, over 8 years of experience supervising and mentoring attorneys at LexisNexis, a leading legal research corporation, and over 5 years of being the Lead Trainer and Internship Supervisor for Mediators Without Borders. Brian has presided 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, which is a quasi-judicial city board. As an independent and flexible attorney with an innovative mind-set and impeccable verbal and writing skills, Brian brings enthusiastic dedication to his work and his clients. Brian is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a law degree from the New England School of Law.
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.
Instructional material requirements:
Mediators Without Borders
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, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
|This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program.|
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. 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.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded individual certificates of completion for each course and an overall certificate for the program completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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This program is open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
Yes, this program 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.