The Developing Your Career in Mediation course is for anyone considering a career in dispute resolution, as well as for individuals who are seeking to enhance their existing career. This course is geared toward legal professionals, human relations managers, business and nonprofit professionals, community leaders and ombuds. It encourages 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 provides specific, proven steps that will lead to career development or enhancement.
Developing Your Career in Mediation begins with an overview of the skills and personality characteristics to become a successful mediator. The course continues with a discussion of effective training and educational opportunities. Like all Edwards Mediation Academy training, the course is interactive and includes rich commentary from EMA experts, who have developed successful mediation careers. By listening to theirs and others’ stories, drawn from examples around the world, participants learn about common challenges and strategies for developing a successful career in mediation, while obtaining personal fulfillment.
When the course is completed, its workbook becomes a Strategic Action Plan that students can use to develop their own careers. Developing Your Career in Mediation Skills is designed to be taken online, on your schedule, at your own pace.
The course is usually completed in 8 hours.