The following workshops are designed for the experienced mediator who seeks to enhance his/her knowledge and expertise through a more intensive study of theory and practice. All workshops have Mediation Skills and Process or equivalent mediation experience as prerequisite. These advanced workshops can be used to meet Virginia recertification requirements.
This workshop examines some of the classical perceptual distortions and cognitive errors, often common obstacles to successful resolutions, and ways to overcome them. 2014: May 21/ September 12
Now is the time to come together with peers and a highly experienced group leader to discuss successful practices, ask questions, share information, and analyze “difficult cases.” 2014: May 5/ September 15
A wide range of easy to use and affordable technology is now available to dispute resolution professionals that can add value to the parties. Participants will learn and use a range of the latest online information technology to assist them and their parties in the mediation process. 2013: September 9 - October 4 (4 week session); 2014: TBA
This workshop will enhance participants' mediation skills with questioning techniques, situations of impasse, resolving deadlocks, and dealing with difficult individuals in mediation. 2014: May 2/ October 17