Developing Your Career in Mediation Course Has Launched

Edwards Mediation Academy has recently launched a new online course, Developing Your Career in Mediation. This course is for everyone who is considering a career in dispute resolution, as well as individuals who are seeking to enhance their existing career. Like all Edwards Mediation Academy Courses, the Developing Your Career in Mediation is taught by acknowledged experts and pioneers in the mediation field.

Developing Your Career in Mediation is geared toward an international audience of legal professionals, human relations managers, business and nonprofit professionals, community leaders, and ombuds. It encourages a “macro” perspective, challenging students to think broadly about the mediation field and their desired focus, whether commercial, community, corporate, government or public policy. At the same time, the course offers a “micro” perspective, providing specific, proven steps that will lead to successful career development or enhancement.

The course begins with an overview of the skills and personality characteristics necessary to become a successful mediator. It continues with a discussion of effective training and educational opportunities that will assist students in defining and differentiating their careers.

Developing Your Career in Mediation is designed to be interactive and draws on rich commentary by experts who have developed successful mediation careers. By listening to theirs and others’ stories, drawn from examples around the world, participants hear about common challenges and strategies for developing their career, while finding personal fulfillment.

After the course is complete, the workbook becomes a strategic action plan that students can use as they move forward. Developing Your Career in Mediation is designed for online learning, taken on students’ own schedule and in their own space. It typically takes eight to ten hours to complete.

The Developing Your Career in Mediation course is an addition to three Edwards Mediation Academy courses: Advanced Mediation, Mediation Skills, and Mediation Skills for the Indian Audience.

“You have created a wonderful course. The insights are easy to remember, the expert commentary is insightful and by watching, one can only benefit from the wealth of experience.” – Pirita Virtanen, mediator.

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Bruce A. Edwards is an ADR industry pioneer and recent chairman of the board of directors of JAMS, this country’s largest private provider of ADR services. Along with his wife, Susan Franson Edwards, Mr. Edwards cofounded Edwards Mediation Academy, an online education platform dedicated to improving the skills of mediators around the world.

Bruce A. Edwards

Bruce is one of the pioneers in developing mediation to resolve commercial disputes in the United States. He has been a professional mediator since 1986 and has mediated over 8000 disputes. Bruce was a co-founder and former chairman of the board of directors of JAMS. In 2023 he joined Signature Resolution to continue his mediation practice while pursuing his passion for delivering high-quality mediation training through Edwards Mediation AcademyBruce has consistently received recognition for his work as a mediator, most recently being accepted into the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in ADR by ADR Times 2022; once again recognized as a Best Lawyer in the ADR category by Best Lawyers® 2022 and recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader and Mediator in the US by Who’s Who Legal, 2023.