Continuing Education Credits For Mediators and Attorneys:

 

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Early Registration rates are effective until two weeks prior to the class.

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Graduate School for Mediators - Rich, Collegial Dialog for Experienced Mediators

Come together with peers and our highly experienced group leader, John Settle, to discuss successful mediation practices, ask questions, share information, and analyze ‘difficult’ cases.  This workshop will provide strategies on how to overcome impasse, best practices when using caucus, trust-building, managing money demands, apologies, and other relevant topics.  It will also explore common ethical issues related to self-determination, impartiality, and confidentiality.  This workshop focuses on ‘best practices’ and traverses specialty areas.  It is for experienced mediators.

John Settle, J.D., M.P.A.:  John has mediated many workplace disputes for state and federal agencies.  He is a senior mediator and trainer for CMG Foundation.  In addition, John is a past President for the Virginia Mediation Network and was named ‘Mediator of the Year’ for his services at the Northern Virginia Mediation Service.  John also trains widely on alternative dispute resolution, negotiation skills, and ‘best practices’ in leadership and conflict management.  He is on the faculty of George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Administration.

INSTRUCTOR:  JOHN SETTLE

Mediator CME 6 hours General/Family; 2 hours Ethics

5.5 CLE hours Approved, including 1 hour ethi cs 

Upcoming dates

August 28, 2018; 8:30am-5:00pm

 

Early Registration: $199

Regular Tuition: $280

 

 

 

 

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Negotiation Skills - Add the Art and Science To Your Tool Box

For Attorneys, Mediators, Business and Human Resources Professionals:  Negotiation is the means by which people deal with conflict, and the ability to negotiate well is a basic life skill.  Yet many people, particularly those involved in conflict, do it poorly.  Understanding the basics of negotiation is fundamental to the mediator’s art, the leader’s success, and the attorney’s professional repertoire. This course provides attendees with skills and techniques for practicing the art and science of negotiation and persuasion.  It focuses on the 'interest-based' approach,  and shows how to meet the 'hard-bargainer', difficult people, and challenging situations.

THIS PROGRAM IS VALID FOR 7.75 PDCS FOR THE SHRM-CPSM OR SHRM-SCPSM

INSTRUCTOR:  JOHN SETTLE

Mediator CME 8 hours General

UPCOMING DATES

September 12, 2018; 8:30am-5:00pm

 

Early Registration: 199

Regular Tuition: $280

 

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Advanced Property Division for Mediators

This is an advanced program for mediators certified at the Circuit Court Family level and preferably with experience mediating cases at that level.  Training will be a mix of lecture and discussion, including the discussion of case scenarios.  Throughout the program, attendees will discuss and develop potential questions which can be used to help ensure that parties have provided full disclosure of necessary information, that they understand and agree with the decisions being made, and that they have been made aware of appropriate resources.  Subject matter areas include a review of equitable distribution in Virginia: real property, marital home, business property, retirement plans/investments, VRS, military benefits, and others.The course manual includes references to the various subjects. 

Prerequisite:  Certification at the Circuit Family level.

INSTRUCTOR:  DONITA KING

Mediator cmE 3 HOUrs

UPCOMING DATES

August 8, 2018; 9am-12pm

November 27, 2018; 1pm-4pm

 

Early Registration: $125

REGULAR TUITION: $150

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Dealing with Roadblocks and Impasse in Mediation 

Virtually every mediation presents the potential for roadblocks, from difficult passages to impasse and stonewalls.  While parties’ self-determination is key (including the right to choose not to resolve their differences), mediators, parties, and parties’ lawyers benefit from understanding various techniques for helping parties envision ways ahead.  This training will provide a list of 80+ “tips and techniques” available to help proceed beyond being “stuck.”  Just as important, the training will explore how the basics of good mediation and continuous self-reflection on one’s own contribution to impasse help advance toward resolution.

INSTRUCTOR:  JOHN SETTLE 

MEDIATOR CME Approved 4 HOURS 

UPCOMING DATES

July 18, 2018; 7:30am-11:30am

 

Early Registration: $149

Regular Tuition: $180

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Mentoring Others:  Help Develop the Mediators of Tomorrow

Share your accumulated experience and wisdom with those just getting started.  This class is approved by the Dispute Resolution Services of the Supreme Court of Virginia for 4 hours CME, and is required to become an approved mentor in Virginia.  This course is interactive and designed to cover all the requirements and expectations of both the mentor and mentee.  In addition, the class will help prepare you to give the type of positive, candid feedback that is necessary to continue developing strong mediators in Virginia.

INSTRUCTOR:  JOHN SETTLE 

MEDIATOR CME 4 HOURS 

UPCOMING DATES

August 29, 2018; 8:30am-12:30pm

 

Early Registration: $149

Regular TUITION: $180

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Impact of Personality and Culture on the Mediation Process

Whether mediating a family or non-family case, one of our primary roles as an attorney or mediator is to adapt to who is in the room. Understanding parties and their approach to conflict is crucial to achieving a successful resolution.  In order to do this, we must know ourselves and our own personal biases.  This program provides an introduction to culture and its impact on both our clients and ourselves as mediators or attorneys. Attendees review the use of standard personality tests such as Myers-Briggs and have the opportunity to take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, Kilmann Conflict Style Inventory, and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory.  The program will discuss the value of the different tests available and the implications on our practice in both family and civil cases.

MEDIATOR CME 3 HOURS FAMILY/GENERAL

UPCOMING DATES

August 14, 2018; 9am-12pm

December 18, 2018; 1pm-4pm 

 

Early Registration: $125

Regular TUITION: $150

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Ethics in Mediation for Mediators and Attorneys

As mediators, we are required to be cognizant not only of the ethical requirements applicable to mediators, but also of our other professional obligations. In this program, we will discuss the ethical requirements pertaining to mediators. We will also take into consideration additional rules that apply to attorneys while serving as a mediator.

This program is designed to be interactive.  Attendees will complete a 'quick quiz' at the start of the program and discuss the answers. We will review the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and Standards of Ethics for Mediators. Hypotheticals will then be posed for discussion based upon to include reference to relevant Legal Ethics Opinions.

INSTRUCTOR:  DONITA KING

MEDIATOR CME 2 HOURS ETHICS

2 hours ethics CLE approved

UPCOMING DATES

July 16, 2018; 9am-11am

September 10, 2018; 12pm-2pm

 

Early Registration: $105

Regular TUITION:  $125

 

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The Theory and Practice of Caucusing in Mediation:

“Caucus?  Or not?  Whether (and how) to use private meetings in mediation”

Meeting privately with parties during mediation is a contentious issue – some strongly favor the practice and just as many avoid it.  Caucuses can be very useful for parties but they can also get mediators in trouble if misused. It is more appropriate for some kinds of cases than others.  This practical training will explore the pros and cons of caucusing and display “best practices," like how to describe the caucus so that parties understand it’s uses and conditions, how to engage parties (and sometimes their attorneys) in best use of caucuses, balancing parties perceptions of fairness, confidentiality, and pitfalls to avoid.

instructor:  john Settle 

mediator cme Approved 4 hours

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Early Registration: $149

Regular TUITION: $180

 

 

 

 

*Please note that CMG Foundation reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration. Please see here to review our policies prior to registering.