General Civil Mediation Training is an entry-level course that focuses on the fundamentals of facilitative mediation. Content and role-plays will prepare you to mediate court order civil cases as well as volunteer with our Center. Participants will learn about conflict, the history of ADR processes, and the role of mediation in supporting the community. In addition to this, you will hear from experienced mediators, team members, attorneys, and volunteers regarding best practices.
Completion of our General Civil Mediation Training and practicum is the first step in registering with the GODR as a mediator. Registration is required to attend additional GODR-approved training and to mediate court-ordered cases.
Recommended Reading: The Mediator’s Handbook by Beer et al.
Lead Trainer: Lee Robbins
Dates: January 24th – 27th, 2023
Start/Stop Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Duration: 28 hours | 4 days | Homework
Class Limit: 18
Questions? Email Lee at email@example.com
Participants have eighteen months to complete the practicum requirements and register with the GODR. ADR Rules require a 10-hour practicum by observing/co-facilitating five or more Court ordered mediations. Uniquely, our Center provides the practicum free for those who complete our General Civil Mediation Training.
The Mediation Center reserves the right to refuse a refund for failure to attend training on the indicated registration date. Mischance in notifying our Center within seven calendar days will result in a forfeiture of payment, which we recategorize as a donation to the Center’s community youth education programs. Additionally, refunds will be issued in the form of a check and sent using USPS within seven business days of receiving notification of cancellation.
Our Center and lead trainer, Lee Robbins, have the approval to provide this training. Approval by the GODR does not imply that any particular court program must accept those who complete our training on their roster. Additionally, completion of any state-approved program does not automatically qualify one as a neutral in any particular program. Local court programs have the authority to exercise discretion regarding applicant qualifications and thus may inquire into the training and experience of a neutral.