The Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University is offering a Civil and Family Mediation Training February 26-March 2, 2014, in Springfield, Mo.
We hope you will join us for this highly interactive 3-day (civil mediation) or 5-day (civil and family mediation) training. The first 3 days of the training (Feb 26-28) train you to conduct civil mediations, and if you participate in the full 5 days (Feb 26-March 2) you will be trained to conduct family mediations as well, including divorce and child custody mediations.
The training will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day. Participants will develop their mediation skills through role-plays and interactive exercises and receive extensive one-on-one coaching and written evaluations of their skill development from coaches with a wide range of experience in a variety of types of civil and family mediation. The training covers a variety of topics, including:
- The causes and dynamics of conflict
- Listening skills
- Negotiation theory
- Interests vs. positions – getting at the real goals in a conflict
- Diversity, power, and conflict
- Mediation techniques, and much more
Continuing Education Credits
Completion of the entire 40-hour training meets the mediation training requirements for Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 (general civil mediators) and Rule 88 (family mediators) (individual Circuits may have additional requirements for mediators who wish to be on the court list for mediation referrals). This training has also previously been approved for mediators in several other states (including Arkansas and Kansas) - for more information on state approvals please email email@example.com
This training provides either 24 hours (for the 3-day options) or 40 hours (for the 5-day option) of continuing education credit, including the following: CLE (continuing legal education); SPHR and PHR (from the Society of Human Resources Management); NBCC (from the National Board for Certified Counselors); NASW (from the National Association of Social Workers); CEU (continuing education units - one CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of participation)
CE credits for other types of professionals may also be available; for more information on CE credit please email CDR@MissouriState.edu
This event features a number of trainers and coaches, including C.J. Larkin, JD, MA; Charlene Berquist, PhD; Charlotte "Charlie" Nolan; Heather Blades, MA; Gloria Galanes, PhD; Jim Meyer, PhD; Jason Lessmeier, JD; Tara Forrester, MS, PLPC; and many others.