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Exceptional Online Mediation Training

Where mediation instructors combine academic theory and practical experience to create a world-class learning experience.

Quotes The mediation process is an extraordinarily powerful tool built on the proposition that if people are afforded the opportunity to truly listen to each other, understand one another’s needs, and participate in making decisions affecting their futures, conflicts can be de-escalated and resolved entirely. Quotes

– Bruce Edwards, Expert Mediator & Instructor

Are You Ready to Learn?

Since starting the academy in 2014, we’ve successfully trained thousands of students to be the best mediators in the world.

From every walk of life… and every part of the globe… people have relied on our mediation courses to help them pursue and perfect their passion to help others.

Our courses can help you:

These are just a few examples of how we help our students begin a new career in dispute resolution… and make practicing mediators better.

The Academy’s interactive online courses are taught by a long list of the most recognized and distinguished experts in the mediation field.

You simply will not find a more experienced and successful group of instructors on the skill of mediation on the planet.

What Makes EMA The Best Choice for You?

Here’s why…

Over the last 30 years, Bruce Edwards has mediated over 7,000 disputes throughout the United States and the world.

We have the mediation experts… a deep roster of the most respected and sought-after professionals in the practice of dispute resolution through the process of mediation.

Our courses are NOT pre-recorded videos of someone talking… we deliver an interactive experience that requires deep thinking and is designed for easy retention.

And now you have the opportunity to learn how to become a world-class mediator with help from our catalog of courses and resources…

From starting your career in mediation to sharpening your mediation skills and raising your game to the next level. We have the resources for you… including:

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EMA Affiliate Program

We provide online courses to people throughout the world who might not otherwise have access to this type of training.

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EMpower

We provide grants and trainings to individuals or organizations developing mediation services in their under-served communities.

Edwards Mediation Academy was built on the world-class standards that Bruce Edwards developed over his career as a mediator.

He created a mediation process that results in quicker resolution of disputes outside the traditional court system while providing for greater stakeholder participation and higher satisfaction.

Bruce co-founded Edwards Mediation Academy in 2014 with his wife Susan with one simple goal…

Raise the overall experience of people in the mediation industry.

And we’ll help you:

  • Learn how to begin your career as a mediator.
  • Learn how to elevate your mediation skills to the next level.
  • Reach your true potential in the practice of dispute resolution through mediation.

…as we’ve done for so many of our graduates.

Meet Our Support Team

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Susan Edwards

As co-founder and managing director, Susan is responsible for ensuring that Edwards Mediation Academy meets its commitment to its students of delivering the most effective, highest quality online mediation training available. In addition to running the day-to-day operations, Susan is responsible for strategic planning and manages the development and production of EMA’s courses.
 
Prior to EMA, Susan’s has been involved in strategic planning and project management for various organizations. She earned her MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Previous to attending Stanford, Susan worked in the U.S. Senate as a professional staff member for the Subcommittee on Education and Labor.

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Erin Zarnecki

Erin Zarnecki is head of customer outreach and is often the first contact when members have questions or need assistance. With a background in nonprofit administration, Erin serves as our Project Manager, working with our marketing and technical support team, and also assists with our affiliate programs in Rwanda, Ukraine and Georgia.

You can reach her directly via our contact us page or via our chat feature.

Mediation Skills Course - Expert Instructors

Bruce Edwards
John Bates
Daniel Bowling
Dana Curtis
Gerald Hüther
Michael Lewis
Hon. Harry Low
Janet Martinez
Nina Meierding
Mario Patero
Peter Robinson
Hon. Danny Weinstein
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield
Vivien Williamson

Advanced Mediation Skills Course - Expert Instructors

John Bates
Daniel Bowling
Dana Curtis
Eric D. Green
Gerald Hüther
Michael Lewis
Hon. Harry Low
Janet Martinez
Nina Meierding
Chuck Numbers
Mario Patero
Peter Robinson
Hon. Danny Weinstein
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield
Vivien Williamson

Mediation Skills for the Indian Audience - Expert Instructors

Bruce Edwards
John Bates
Niranjan Bhatt
Daniel Bowling
Dana Curtis
Gerald Hüther
Michael Lewis
Hon. Harry Low
Janet Martinez
Nina Meierding
Sriram Panchu
Mario Patero
Peter Robinson
Hon. Danny Weinstein
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield
Vivien Williamson

Developing Your Career in Mediation - Expert Instructors

Bruce Edwards
Nina Meierding
Hon. Danny Weinstein
Victor Schachter

Mediation Skills Course - CLE Approved Credits

Our Mediation Skills Course has been approved by the California Bar Association for:
  • 31 hours of CLE
  • 2.25 Ethics hours
  • 2.5 hours towards Bias
After completing the course, you’ll receive a print-ready certificate from Edwards Mediation Academy for a 40-hour course.

If you take individual modules… you’ll receive CLE for each course.

Also, our courses have been approved and/or granted reciprocal approval with the California Bar, and in many other states.

If you’re from a different state and have questions about CLEs, then please call or email us.

Mediation Skills Course - Discounts

We offer discounts to students, qualifying groups or organizations, military personnel, and existing EMA members.

Please call or email us for details.

Advanced Mediation Skills Course - CLE Approved Credits

This course has been approved by the California Bar Association for: 33.25 hours of CLE including 2 hours of Ethics and .50 hours of Substance Abuse/Mental Health.

Also, our courses have been approved and/or granted reciprocal approval with the California Bar in many other states.

If you’re from a different state and have questions about CLEs, then please call or email us.

After completing the course, you’ll receive a print-ready certificate from Edwards Mediation Academy for a 45-hour course.

Advanced Mediation Skills Course - Discounts

We offer discounts to students, qualifying groups or organizations, military personnel, and existing EMA members.

Please call or email us for details.

Developing Your Career in Mediation - Discounts

We offer discounts for students… you must be enrolled in an accredited public or private university or college that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of four years of full-time study (for undergraduate) or 2 years for full time study (graduate school).

Please email us with the name of your school and indicate whether you're a student, educator, or administator.

We will send a discount if eligible.

Mediation Skills for the Indian Audience - Discounts

We offer discounts to students, qualifying groups or organizations, and existing EMA members.

Please call or email us for details.