Edwards Mediation Academy teaches alternative dispute resolution skills to a global audience, with a particular emphasis on attorneys, judges and business and community leaders. The courses emphasize real world practical knowledge, making use of interactive online teaching methods. They are presented in clearly defined modules and incorporate unique role-play and commentary from a number of the world’s leading mediators.
I've taken many classes in conflict resolution over the years and I can say without hesitation that this class is by far the best class I've taken. As an almost twenty year law enforcement veteran I’ve mediated some of the most difficult situations in only minutes. Some successfully, some not. After taking this course I've seen first hand how it has taught me to listen to what people are saying and offer suggestions on how to resolve the problem faced. I've seen the results first hand as my arrests for otherwise common offenses have come down drastically. In stressful situations where tensions are high and it seems the only way to stop the conflict is arrest. The lessons that I took away from this course has enabled me to de-escalate the situation and everyone walk away freely and peaceably.
As a working attorney and father of three, the ability to take the course on-line at my own pace and when time is available, yet still get quality instruction, terrific insight and information on this subject matter was simply invaluable. I also thought the inclusion of modules regarding emotions and the mediators mind, requiring student self reflection, were tremendous. Really good stuff.
Before starting this course, I was thinking it's not possible to learn something about mediation online, it should be only offline. But your course changed my mind…I really enjoyed all the materials, videos and tasks. Your detailed and structured approach makes learning process clear and very interesting! There is always something new to learn about mediation and your course proves it perfectly.