Learn mediation skills with CMG Foundation.

Our Core Mediation courses give students a solid foundation in basic and family mediation skills.  Each course builds on one another, and therefore should be taken in order.  These six courses are approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia and provide the educational framework for becoming a fully certified mediator in Virginia in the General District, Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Circuit Court levels.  Please contact us for further details or go to the Supreme Court of Virginia’s website for more information on their certification process - not all courses may be necessary depending on the level of certification desired.  

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Our trainings are held at our offices unless stated otherwise. All of our core trainings include a comprehensive manual.  Students receive a Certificate of Attendance.  Registration and a light breakfast is from 8:15am to 8:30am.  Light refreshments are provided throughout the training days.  

CMG may cancel classes for insufficient registration and issue you a full refund.

There will be no refund for cancellations made after 14 days prior to the start of a class. Substitutes are allowed. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and will be made for cancellations at least 30 days prior to the first day of class. The cancellation fee is $50.

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Basic Mediation Skills

This is an intensive 3-day program providing participants with the opportunity to learn basic mediation skills and techniques that are foundational for preparation in all specialized areas of mediation practice. Through a mix of theory and practice, participants will learn the skills, tools and processes used by mediators. Experienced mediators will observe role-play mediations and assist participants to debrief and learn from all simulations. Participants in this program come from diverse professional backgrounds including law, psychology, social work, HR and sectors including non-profit, corporate management, and state and federal agencies. This program fulfills the 20-hour Basic Mediation Skills requirement for the Virginia State mediator certifications.

ATTORNEY CLE 20 HOURS

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED

UPCOMING DATES

October 9-11, 2017, 8:30am - 4:30pm
November 29-December 1, 2017, 8:30am - 4:30pm

TUITION $620

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Family Mediation Skills

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills required for mediating family matters. This foundational program addresses family systems, child custody, visitation, parenting plans program and support matters and related laws and skills. This is an intensive, interactive program. Participants will learn through discussion, simulations, and role-play. This program fulfills the 20-hour Basic Family Mediation Training requirement for Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Circuit Court Family certifications. Pre-requisite: 20-hour Basic Mediation Skills.       

attorney cle 19 hours Approved

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED

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October 18-20, 8:30am - 4:30pm

TUITION $620

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Screening for and Dealing with Domestic Violence Issues

This course is critical for all mediators especially those working with families in conflict, mediators, lawyers, intake specialists or case managers. Through an interactive format of theory and experiential components, participants will gain an understanding of domestic violence and develop skills to help identify and screen for domestic violence, assess when mediation may /may not be appropriate and, recommended safe termination procedures. This program fulfills the 8-hour Domestic Violence Training requirement for Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Circuit Court Family certifications. Preferred pre-requisites: Basic Mediation Skills and Family Mediation Skills.

ATTORNEY CLE pending

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED

UPCOMING DATES

October 27, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuition $280

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Orientation to the Virginia Judicial System

This course provides an overview of the Virginia judicial system including the major jurisdictional and procedural issues affecting court-referred mediation. Topics include an overview of the court system in Virginia, the role of court personnel and affiliated professionals including Guardians ad litem, attorneys, interpreters, and CASA.  There will be a full discussion of the court-referred mediation process, comparison of current programs and related forms. This program fulfills the 4-hour Orientation to the Judicial System Training requirement for Virginia State mediator certifications; this is a requirement unless licensed to practice law in Virginia.

ATTORNEY CLE N/A

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED

UPCOMING DATES

October 26, 9am - 1pm

Tuition $180

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Mediating Economic Issues in Divorce

For most families, divorce has legal, financial and emotional components. This experiential course addresses the knowledge and skills required by mediators working with families who are separating or divorcing.  Key topics include the division of assets and liabilities, bankruptcy issues, tax issues, and spousal support.  Participants will have the opportunity to review typical forms, documents, helpful resources and sample agreements.  This course fulfills the 12-hour Economic Issues Training requirement for Circuit Court certification.  Pre-requisites: Basic Mediation Skills and Family Mediation Skills.

ATTORNEY CLE 11 HOURS pending

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED

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Tuition $340

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Mediating Complex and Multiparty Civil Cases 

This course prepares the mediator for handling complex, multiparty civil cases.  Through discussion on theory, case studies, exercises and role-plays, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to facilitate complex civil disputes and multiparty meetings.  This includes mediation planning and preparation, advanced skills and techniques, the role of experts and drafting agreements.  Prerequisite: Basic Mediation Skills Training. 

ATTORNEY CLE pending

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TUITION $620

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Mentorship

We provide mentorship opportunities for students to complete their training and gain certification.  Our mentorship program gives students the opportunity to gain the valuable experience needed for certification and embark on a career in mediation.  We also offer co-mediation opportunities.  Learn more >