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 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.
Developing Your Career in Mediation begins with an overview of the skills and personality characteristics necessary to become a successful mediator. The course continues with a discussion of effective training and educational opportunities that will assist the student in defining and differentiating their careers. Like all Edwards Mediation Academy courses, the experience will be interactive and will draw on the rich commentary of EMA experts who have developed successful careers. By listening to theirs and others’ stories, drawn from examples around the world, participants will hear about common challenges and strategies for developing a successful career in mediation, while obtaining personal fulfillment.
Finally, when completed, the course workbook becomes a Strategic Action Plan that students can use as they move forward to develop their career. 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.
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, Finland
- To qualify for a student discount, 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 of full time study (graduate school).
- Please email us at the link below with the name of your school and indicate whether you are a student, educator, or administrator.
- We will send a discount coupon if eligible.
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Developing Your Career in Mediation Samples
The course includes text, video and reflective exercises. Lessons are taught around an authentic role play. You move freely through the slides, at your own time.