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, 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.
There are no pre-requisites for this program. Using a computer browser and Microsoft Word are necessary to complete the assignments and navigate the online campus. Students should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail. 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.
This program can be taken on a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows Vista and later operating systems and IE 8 and later browsers. With a PC, Microsoft Word 2003 or higher is also required on a PC.
On a Mac, the program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (with Java 6) and later operating systems, Firefox, and Chrome, and Safari latest browsers.
We highly recommend that you use Internet Explorer in place of other web browsers. You must have the capability to submit your assignments in Microsoft Word documents only.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for any extension over 3 months.
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.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail, phone or Skype) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
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Our programs are all 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.