Advanced Practice

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.

Tuesday
Sep272011

Considering Cultural Issues in Mediation

Cultural issues sometimes hide under the surface and have the potential to derail the mediation process. This workshop will enhance participants awareness of these issues and ways to address them. 2014: March 19/ July 29

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Tuesday
Sep272011

How We Think: Cognitive Barriers to Conflict Resolution 

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

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Mediating Complex and Multiparty Civil Cases

This workshop will enhance participants' skills of addressing issues of power, structure and dynamics encountered in complex and multiparty mediations. 2014: July 25/ September 19

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Wednesday
Feb062013

Mediator Graduate School: Shared Experiences and Practices

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

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Mentoring New Mediators

Fulfills the training requirement part of the Virginia State Mentor Mediator Certification process at all levels. 2014: July 22

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Skills & Resources (Online Course)

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

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Monday
Dec102012

Preparing Memoranda and Agreements

Practical tips on how to draft effective agreements or memorandums of understanding. 2014: April 25/ October 27

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Professional Development Groups

Opportunity for experienced mediators to get together and consult their peers regarding AHA! moments, challenging situations, ethical dilemmas, etc. 2014: TBA

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Tuesday
Sep272011

The Art of Questions: What to Ask and When to Ask It

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

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Monday
Dec102012

Virginia Mediator Ethics

Review and in-depth discussion of the Virginia Standards of Ethics and Professional Responsibility for certified mediators. Fulfills recertification requirements. 2014: June 11/ October 21

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