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 training courses are held at our offices unless stated otherwise. All of our core training courses include a comprehensive manual.  Students receive a Certificate of Attendance. Registration is held 15 minutes prior to the start of the course.

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

 

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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 the foundation for 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.

This program is valid for 18.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

ATTORNEY CLE 20 HOURS (pending)

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED 20 hours

UPCOMING DATES

 Hours 8:30am - 4:30pm

October 31 - November 2, 2018

TUITION $730

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Family Mediation Skills

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills required for mediating family matters. Attendees will discuss family systems, child custody, visitation, parenting plans, 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.   

Prerequisite: 20-hour Basic Mediation Skills.       

attorney cle 19 hours (pending)

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED 20 hours

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Hours 8:30 -4:30

December 11-13, 2018

TUITION $730

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Screening for and Dealing with Domestic Violence Issues

This course is critical for all mediators and professionals who work with families in conflict. 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 and assess when mediation may or may not be appropriate. Attendees will also learn recommended safe termination procedures. This program fulfills the 8-hour Domestic Violence Training requirement for Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Circuit Court Family certifications. 

Preferred prerequisites: Basic Mediation Skills and Family Mediation Skills

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED 8 hours

UPCOMING DATES

Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm

October 5, 2018

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.

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED 4 hours

UPCOMING DATES

HOURS:  9AM - 1PM

October 4, 2018

Tuition $180

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Circuit Court-Family: Mediating Economic Issues in Separation/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.  

Prerequisites: Basic Mediation Skills and Family Mediation Skills

ATTORNEY CLE 11 HOURS (pending)

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED 12 hours

UPCOMING DATES

HOURS: 1:00PM-5:00PM 1st day,  8:30am - 4:30PM 2nd day.

October 18-19, 2018

Tuition $440

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Mediating Complex and Multiparty Civil Cases 

This course prepares mediators 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 20 hrs, including 3 hours ethics (pending)

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION APPROVED 20 hours

UPCOMING DATES

Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm

November 28-30, 2018

TUITION $730

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OBSERVATIONS; OBSERVATION CLASSES; MentorshiP PROGRAM

We provide mentorship opportunities (observation and co-mediation) 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.  

Advanced Mediation

Certified mediators are required to complete CME hours to maintain their certification and develop their skills. We offer various advanced training courses for experienced mediators and other professionals. 

 

 

*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.