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                                                                                                     - Carrie

INTRO TO MEDIATION - SPRING 2013 - ONLINE INTRODUCTION

April 4th thru 14th


 

PLEASE STUDY ALL MATERIALS REFERRED TO BELOW PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.

CLASS STARTS THURSDAY!



Intro
Welcome to Intro to Mediation.  This course defines the process of mediation, its history and development and theories of conflict resolution and negotiation.

Goals of the Course - (click here for syllabus)
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the process of mediation and to introduce conflict management skills while earning a certificate that allows each student to mediate court appointed cases in Texas.

Schedule
April 4 (Thurs. 5-9pm)
April
6 (Sat. 8am-5pm)
April 7 (Sun. 8am-5pm)
April 12 (Fri. 5-9pm)
April 13 (Sat. 8am-5pm)
April 14 (Sun. 8am-5pm)

Book
Mediation: Skills & Techniques - Barnes & Noble  | Amazon

Pre-reading Assignment:
Mediation: Skills & Techniques, Ch.1, p.1-20; Ch.4, p.61-113 (focus on Mediator's Opening Statement - p.61-75)

 

COURSE MATERIALS  
What makes a good mediator? Video
Intro to the opening statement Video
Opening Statement Checklist Document
Example of opening statement Video
Sample mediator opening statement Video p.1
  Video p.2
   
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED STUDY
 
Ch.154 CPRC Link
Texas Ethical Guidelines for Mediators Link
Exceptions to Confidentiality 1:
SubCh.B, Ch.261, Family Code
Link
Exceptions to Confidentiality 2:
SubCh.C, Ch.48, Human Resources Code:
Link
Mediator Ethics Article: Ten Principles of Mediator Ethics Document
   
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES  
Styles of Mediation Link
mediate.com Article 1 Link
mediate.com Article 2 Link
campus-adr.org Article Link
Caucus in Mediation Link
Narrative in Mediation Link