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EMpower Projects Funded by EMA

Rwanda

In January, 2018, Edwards Mediation Academy awarded its 4th annual EMpower grant to help implement a pilot project to bring commercial mediation to the Rwandan Civil Justice system. Together with support from African Peace Partners and the JAMS Weinstein International Foundation, the program brought together judges, lawyers and business leaders for a 5 day mediation training course taught by Bruce Edwards. According to Chief Justice Sam Rugege, “We have been trying mediation in the last five years, but litigants and lawyers have in many cases underutilized it probably because judges, lawyers and registrars did not have adequate skills in modern mediation”. Program participants will continue their skill development in the months ahead making use of our online Mediation Skills course. EMA is proud to be part of this collaborative effort to bring mediation to Rwandan Commercial Courts.

India

February of 2017, EMA provided follow-up training (began in 2013) to mediators and judges in Bangalore, India with our colleagues at the Centre for Advanced Mediation Center (CAMP).

United States

January 2017 EMA awarded its third annual EMpower grant to Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a DC-based nonprofit focused on solving social challenges through collaboration.

Rwanda

In January of 2017, EMA provided mediation training In Kigali, Rwanda to the leaders of the Justice Sector, the Chief Justice of the Country, judges, lawyers and mediators. We were also able to visit the Ihumura Peace Association, to which we provided our first grant at the end of 2015, and hear the testimonials of those that have benefited from Ihumura’s groundbreaking work (http://www.africanpeacepartners.org/ihumure-peace-association).

Mexico City

In May 2016, EMA provided training to judges, lawyers and practicing mediators in Mexico City, Mexico.

Rwanda

In December 2015, EMA awarded its first annual EMpower grant to the African Peace Partners, a US based non profit organization committed to supporting the Ihumure Peace Association in Rwanda.

EMA’s grant will help African Peace Partners develop a new peace center where the Ihumure volunteers, comprised of women & men, Christians & Muslims, Hutus & Tutsis, will provide community mediation services, workshops, and trauma recovery services for the local community.

Turkey

In Fall 2015, EMA provided training to business owners, mediators, attorneys and judges in Istanbul, Turkey

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.