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Mediation Certification

Learn to mediate differences confidently and effectively.

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Program Information

Dates: Saturdays, October 5, 2019 - November 16, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4:45pm
Location: UNM Graduate School of Management

Mastering mediation skills not only can provide benefits in your personal life, it can provide you with new career opportunities or advancement in your current role. In addition to resolving conflicts, mediation increases productivity, saves time and money, creates a safer workplace, and promotes a climate of collaboration.

During the Mediation Certification course, you will engage in role playing sessions and observations to help you understand the interpersonal dynamics of mediation and get the skills needed to bring disputes to resolution. Plus, students who successfully complete this 40-hour course earn a Mediation Certificate which is necessary to mediate in various programs and settings. If you want to learn mediation tactics or aspire to be a professional mediator, this course is the perfect place to start.

Notes: This program is pre-approved for 40 SHRM PDC’s. Please use Activity ID: 15-6EFXR

Due to the nature of this program and the certificate requirements, it is stressed that you attend the full 40 hours of class. If necessary, you may miss up to 2 hours of pre-approved (by the instructor) hours and still obtain the certification. However, you may be required to make the 2 hours up due to the requirements of the Mediation Certification. Make sure you sign-in before each class to validate your attendance.

Cost & Discounts

  • Cost: $1,295
  • Cost includes program, course materials, and campus parking
  • Early Bird Discount: $50 off when you register by July 29, 2019
  • Group/UNM Discount: $100 off
  • UNM Tuition Remission Accepted

Six Sessions, Eight Topics (Must attend 38/40 hours)

    • You & Mediation: An Overview
    • Think Like a Mediator: Recognize & Deal with Root Causes of Conflict
    • Essential Mediator Skills
    • Stages of Mediation
    • Mediation Live & In Person
    • Advanced Mediator Skills: We’re All in This Together
    • Bringing It All Together
    • Closing: You Just Keep Getting Better

Who should attend?

  • Those interested in mediating professionally or as a second career
  • Anyone looking to efficiently address conflict within your organization
  • A legal professional interested in alternate methods of dispute resolution

How will you benefit?

  • Address conflict and foster harmony in your environment
  • Utilize active listening to reach the root cause of conflict
  • Help disputing parties hear one another
  • Mediate differences confidently and efficiently to increase organizational productivity
  • Lead internal mediations to keep costs low and avoid litigation

Testimonials

Here's some some of what our recent participants had to say about this hands-on program:

“Best adult learning/ training course I have ever taken. Absolutely worth the investment.” -John Edwards, Sr. Account Manager

“Learning under Anne's skilled guidance is a happy challenge. I would recommend this course without reservation to anyone looking to help turn conflict into communication.” -Charna Lefton, Asst. Regional Director for External Affairs

“The communication between the instructor and the students is phenomenal - she is open to all questions.” -Angelica Negron, Program Coordinator

Featured

Our Mediation Certification Instructor Anne Lightsey and four participants were featured on a radio show. Listen here to learn about how the program improved their communication skills and provided opportunities for them.

Instructor

Advantages of Mediation Certification from Anderson's Career and Professional Development Programs:

  • Small class size that allows for individualized feedback and coaching
  • Highly engaged participants, excited to dive deep into mediation practices
  • Learn the ins and outs on how to start your own mediation business
  • Taught by mediation industry veteran, Anne Lightsey, whose passion and dedication for the subject is unparalleled
  • Observe real-life mediations and co-mediate disputes with Anne and other experienced mediators
  • Optional Practitioner’s Certificate after course completion

Optional Practitioner's Certificate

Use skills learned in the 40-hour certification to hone advanced mediation techniques.

Requirements to receive the Practitioner's Certificate:

  • Observe 3 mediations, submit an Observation Report for each,  and co-mediate 5 mediations within 6 months of completing Mediation Certification.

Fall 2019 Programs


SHRM Exam Preparation

Thursdays
August 29, 2019 - November 14, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Business of Craft Brewing

Thursdays
September 5, 2019 - October 24, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Practical Project Management

Fridays
September 6, 2019 - November 15, 2019

8:30am to 12:00pm

Essentials for Managers

Wednesdays
September 11, 2019 - November 13, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lean Master

Wednesdays
September 25, 2019 - November 20, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Accounting Essentials for Managers

Tuesdays
October 1, 2019 - November 19, 2019

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Mediation Certification

Saturdays
October 5, 2019 - November 16, 2019

9:00am to 4:45pm

Fall 2019 Workshops


Leading with Mindfulness and Positivity

Wednesdays
August 21, 2019 and September 4, 2019

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm