Certified Civil Superior Court Mediation Training

Cost: $995 (Raleigh) — $1,195 (Charlotte)
Includes: 40 hours of instruction, role plays, snacks, CLE if applicable
CLE: 35.75 hours, 3 of which are ethics hours (We report a total of 24 hours, 3 of which are ethics hours, unless requested.)

Superior Court Mediation Training
Charlotte, NC
January 29-February 2, 2019

$1,195.00
Raleigh, NC
May 21-25, 2019

$995.00
This civil court/commercial mediation training course is certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission under Rule 8 as the basis for certification as a Superior Court mediator. The certification as a Superior Court mediator is the basis for certification for all other, non-family mediation programs in the State and Federal courts in North Carolina.

More importantly, this training is simply the best training anywhere in the country for civil trial court, business, and commercial mediation. The several thousand who have attended in the past 15 years can testify to their improved skill in negotiations and in their new found skills as mediators.

Among our alumni are insurance company claims representatives, lawyers, corporate human resource personnel, real estate agents and brokers, psychiatrists, counselors, accountants, business executors and even surveyors. If you would like to speak with our students from your area or from anywhere in North Carolina about their appraisal of our training, please contact Shannon Manoogian.

Civil trial court mediation has a bad name in some circles within the national mediation community. It is often called “evaluative” and “directive” because of the way in which some lawyers and judges conduct their mediations. This course will demonstrate that mediation does not have to be a directive process even when it’s conducted in the context of civil litigation. In fact, our lead trainer, Andy Little, has contributed to the theory and practice of mediation by developing an array of techniques and understandings that enable mediators to remain facilitative in the context of attorney-driven, money-dominated negotiations. This work is set out in detail in his book, Making Money Talk, which was published by the ABA in 2007.

Join us for our next course: For pricing information, go to the Register page.

During the Course, you will:

LEARN: Models of the Negotiation and Mediation Process.
PARTICIPATE: In Small Group Discussion and Simulated Settlement Conferences.
OBSERVE: Experienced Mediators Conducting Settlement Conferences.
DEVELOP: Skills in Communication, Negotiation and Facilitation.

Course Contents:

CONFLICT RESOLUTION THEORY
Coping with Conflict, Making up and Changing our minds.
INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS IN MEDIATION
Perception and Memory, Communication and Problem Solving Skills
NEGOTIATION THEORY AND PRACTICE
Positional and Interest Based Bargaining
MEDIATION ETHICS & STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Maintaining Neutrality and Confidentiality. Self-Determination.
MODELS OF THE MEDIATION PROCESS
Facilitating Traditional Bargaining, Joint Problem Solving, and
Understanding Among the Parties.
MEDIATING IN THE LEGAL CONTEXT
Statutes and Rules in the State and Federal Trial Courts.