About Basic Mediation

What You Will Learn

In our 2-day Basic Mediation Training, you will learn: 1. How to help disputants resolve a broad range of conflicts, including those occurring in the family, workplace and community. 2. Criteria/strategies for determining whether mediation is appropriate for particular cases/disputants. 3. How to effectively prepare disputants to meaningfully participate in mediation. 4. The origins and dynamics of conflict. 5. The three critical pieces of information about a dispute a mediator must identify in order to facilitate the resolution of any conflict. 6. The seven stages through which every mediation passes, and how to guide disputants through them. 7. Mediator ethics. 8. How to help disputants effectively manage their emotions during mediation. 9. How to draft disputants' agreements. This course takes place over two consecutive days, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Please note that the deadline to register is 48 hours prior to the start date/time of the training.

About the Presenter

Shelley Whalen

Since 1988, Shelley has been the Executive Director of Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio (CMS), one of the largest conflict management resource centers in Ohio. During her tenure at CMS Shelley has successfully mediated hundreds of disputes, including extremely complex cases involving government officials, Fortune 500 companies, entire neighborhoods and school districts. She was one of the original members of the Franklin County Domestic Relations Court Mediation Program Development Task Force and is a former President of the Ohio Mediation Association.

Continuing Education Credit

Lawyers: 16 hrs CLE *** Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists: 16 clock hrs *** Nurses (Ohio Board of Nursing accepts CEUs approved for Counselors, Social Workers & Marriage and Family Therapists for CNE for RNs and LPNs. *** Educators: 1.6 CEUs *** Chemical Dependency Professionals: 16 hours (RCHs) *** Psychologists (Ohio Psychological Association): 16 hours *** Human Resources Professionals (HR Certification Institute): 16 recertification hours

Refund Policy

Refunds: All refunds of training fees are subject to a $40 administrative charge and must be requested a minimum of three (3) business days prior to the start date of the training. Fees for registrants canceling fewer than three (3) business days in advance of the start date of the training are non-refundable, but may be applied toward a future Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio training for up to one (1) year from the initial registration/payment date.