Learn mediation skills.
We offer a variety of short courses based on basic and advanced mediation skills for professional development. These courses are designed for professionals wishing to hone their communication, listening and negotiating skills or those who wish to test the water before taking a longer course.
Our trainings are held at our offices unless stated otherwise. 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.
Ethics in Mediation for Mediators and Attorneys
As a mediator, 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.
Attorney CLe 2 hours ethics
MEDIATOR CME 2 HOURS ETHICS
Dispute Resolution : Strategic Solutions for Businesses
Alternative dispute resolution can offer a better method of resolving workplace disputes, which bypasses the cost and turmoil of the litigation process. ADR aids in repairing damaged relationships, and thus preserving future relations. Using these approaches can help foster better workplace relationships, lessen the number of disputes, and lead to a better, more congenial and productive working environment. This course explains the different methods of alternative dispute resolution and when best to implement each method.
Impact of Personality and Culture on the Mediation Process
Whether one is 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 so, we must also 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. We 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
August 8, 2017, 9am - 12pm
Domestic violence does not restrict itself to family cases. Domestic violence may be raised as an issue in both family and non-family disputes including neighbor disputes, elder/intergeneration disputes, live-in partner dissolution, same sex partner relationships, family business dissolution to name but a few. As mediators, it is critical to screen all cases for potential issues relating to domestic violence. This ensures the integrity of the mediation process. We should continually assess the appropriateness of mediation throughout the process to determine the most appropriate format. We must also be able to handle situations where domestic violence is raised during the mediation process. This course teaches tips and strategies on how to screen for potential DV issues and how to ensure a safe and neutral mediation environment.
mediator cme 3 hours family/general
August 8, 2017, 1 - 4pm
Ethics and ADR
Mediators strive to balance party autonomy, procedural fairness and substantive fairness without giving legal or professional advice. At times these values may not always align favorably. This requires the mediator to make choices on how best to handle the particular situation or parties. Using case studies as a basis, we review the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct (VSB), the Standards of Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Certified Mediators (Supreme Court of Virginia), and Virginia statutes pertaining to mediation and dispute resolution to help mediators make good ethical decisions.
MEDIATOR CME 2 HOURS ethics
Our Core mediation courses give students a solid foundation in basic and family mediation skills. These 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. Learn more >