– 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:
- If you are starting a career in mediation… then our Mediation Skills Course is perfect for you.
- If you’re looking to expand your opportunities and build a career in mediation, then our Developing Your Career in Mediation Course is what you need.
- If you’re a Human Resources professional and want to learn how to resolve disputes in the workplace… then our Mediation Skills Course will set you apart from your peers.
- If you’re already a practicing mediator… then our Advanced Mediation Skills Course will give you a brand-new set of skills that will raise your game.
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?
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:
EMA Affiliate Program
We provide online courses to people throughout the world who might not otherwise have access to this type of training.
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
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.
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.