Gain experience and instruction in mediation best practices.

We offer a robust mentorship program.  Our program includes three courses and a series of co-mediations.  The number of required co-mediations depends on each mentee's skills and experience.  

Our comprehensive program is based on a framework of mediator skills and standards, which each mentee must successfully display.  This helps new mediators learn the vital skills necessary to provide a safe and neutral mediation environment.  We tailor the program to each individual in order for the mentee to achieve these standards.  This allows us to provide detailed feedback on strengths and weaknesses within our framework, and focus on improving any areas of weakness.  We also help mentees complete the necessary documentation for mediator certification.  Students must meet our mentorship criteria to successfully complete this program and gain our mentor approval.  Our program fulfils the observations and co-mediations needed to complete General District Court and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court level certification in Virginia.

Contact us if you would like to schedule mediation observations and co-mediations, or to discuss our mentorship program.  See below for course descriptions and to book.  

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Our trainings are held at our offices unless stated otherwise. Registration and a light breakfast is from 8:15am to 8:30am.  Light refreshments and drinks 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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Navigating the Mentorship Process

This orientation program provides an in-depth explanation of our mentorship process including a discussion of the role of the mentor, our expectations and the responsibilities of our mentees.  It also reviews the forms required by the Supreme Court of Virginia for mediator certification.  Pre-requisite:  All required Core mediation courses.

This program is mandatory for all mentees seeking to be mentored by CMG Foundation.

ATTORNEY CLE  n/a 

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION  n/a

UPCOMING DATES

TBA

TUITION $10

COURSE REGISTRATION

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General District Observation : Role-play, Exercises and Simulations

This course enhances your skills by practicing in the protected environment of role-play and exercises.  Participants will have the opportunity to review  and debrief the mediation process through both live and simulated civil mediations.  This course is appropriate for those seeking certification or additional experience in the mediation process.  It fulfils the observation requirement for the General District Court certification. Pre-requisite: Basic Mediation Skills.

ATTORNEY CLE  N/A

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION PENDING

Upcoming dates

Please contact us for dates.

TUITION $180

Course registration

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Family Observation : Role-play, Exercises and Simulations

This course enhances mediation skills by practicing in the protected environment of role-play and exercises.  Participants will have the opportunity to review and debrief the mediation process through both live and simulated family mediations.  It is appropriate for those seeking certification or additional experience in the mediation process.  This course fulfils the observation requirement for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court certification.  Pre-requisite:  Basic Mediation Skills, Family Mediation Skills.     

ATTORNEY CLE n/a

MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION pending

UPCOMING DATES

TBA

Tuition $180

COURSE REGISTRATION

Quantity:
Book

Case Observation

Mentees must complete a number of mediation observations for certification.  We offer mentees the opportunity to observe cases at the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court level.  Our mentors provide detailed feedback and help mentees complete the necessary documentation for mediator certification. 

UPCOMING DATES

Dates are dependent on available cases.

TUITION $75 / CASE

COURSE REGISTRATION

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Co-mediation Case

Mentees must complete a number of co-mediations depending on their skills and experience for our mentor approval.  This number may differ from the number required for Supreme Court of Virginia certification.  Mentees co-mediate real cases with one of our mentors.  Our mentors provide detailed feedback on these co-mediations and help mentees complete the necessary documentation for mediator certification. 

UPCOMING DATES

Dates are dependent on available cases.

TUITION $150 / case

COURSE REGISTRATION

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Individual Instruction

Experience is key to becoming a good mediator.  We provide individual coaching for our mentees to increase their skill set.  Please contact us to learn more about individual instruction.

UPCOMING DATES

Please contact us for our schedule.

TUITION $75 / hour (or $40 / 30 minutes)

COURSE REGISTRATION

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More courses

ADVANCED MEDIATION

The role of the mediator is arduous.  It requires a high level of skills, training and knowledge beyond the certification curriculum.  Our Advanced mediation courses focus on advancing key skill areas and fulfilling essential continuing education requirements.  This provides our mentees with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and become more successful mediators.  Learn more >