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Reviews and Testimonials

He is a remarkable educator, mediator and communicator and we are deeply appreciative of his contribution to our work.

Andrew, Leading Negotiation Institute Founder and President

Having been to numerous mediation trainings in the past 7 years, I am not easily impressed; willing to learn, but sufficiently experienced to evaluate new approaches not skeptically but at least in the context of my own experience. As a trainer you stood out in at least two respects: first, the breadth of your knowledge which encompasses not only legal information but also a variety of types and depths of conflicts; second, your willingness to “watch and listen“—not impose your style or your technique or even your experience on us. You encouraged, challenged, and made suggestions—leaving us free to examine options and incorporate that which worked for us. Thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from working with you. Thank you.

Ann, Mediator in Maryland

… the great bunch of folks I spent last week with in the mediating the complex case course at Pepperdine. That’s Bruce Edwards on the left and from whom we all learnt so much – Bruce is the real deal in high stakes mediation........Nowhere else that I know of can you get the type of insight into the specialist world of mediating complex cases (and for ‘complex’ read multi 15+ lawyered up parties; with insurance coverage issues; $ in the millions; and a line of experts and lawyers stretching the entire length of The Strip).

Geoff Sharp @ brickcourtmediators.co.uk

“The most valuable aspects of the course were the ‘Bruce Moments’ … Bruce’s language was thoroughly an eye-opener.”

Gitanjali Prabhu, Mediator, India

This is more than a course you take. When you attend you become a part of the Edwards Mediation Academy family and are treated as family. Bruce’s personal consultation phone call is eye opening as he offers great suggestions to be successful as well as listens to what you have to say professionally and personally as well. I will stay in touch throughout my career and will continually learn and check back often. I offer you a heartfelt thank you.

Josh Rogers

“In human interactions that are distracted and decisions that are hasty, Bruce taught to me the technique of active listening and a single mantra that is potent, “Decelerate!” In his lessons, you will learn how to seamlessly transfer the positive energy of settlement mood to parties who arrive stressed and leave refreshed.”

Justice K. Kannan (Retired), Chairman, Railway Claims Tribunal

Bruce’s training is marked by the immense experience he has in the practice of Mediation. He breaks down complex theories into life examples, making them familiar and easy to understand. The learning happens at a deep level. My practice has been enriched immensely by attending two of his training programs. I hope to participate in more of his programs in the future.

Laila Ollapally – Center for Advanced Mediation Processes

Bruce is a dynamic trainer who is quite skilled at providing a wealth of information in a prescribed time frame. I especially appreciate Bruce’s ability to seamlessly weave pertinent examples of his mediation experiences throughout his presentation. Without a doubt – one of the best mediation trainings I have attended!

Lisa Hooks – Community & School Mediation

Bruce Edwards is an excellent trainer in mediation skills and procedures. As a participant of one of his training courses, I gained much from his vast experience and obvious passion for the subject, which he imparts brilliantly. I have shadowed him during mediation and found him to be an adept and skillful mediator as well, who balances empathy with a healthy dose of realism and shows a clear understanding of the essential issues that would bring the parties closer to settling the dispute. I would recommend his mediation training courses wholeheartedly, without reservation.

Primila Edward, Legal Consultant & Mediator, Malaysia

“Bruce brings to the teaching table years of mediation experience primarily in the USA — yet with his depth of knowledge and range of exposure, his insights into mediation generally and internationally, are both instructive and relevant for mediation in India. I am glad I attended his teaching sessions and would readily recommend his stellar work.”

Siddharth Raja

“With his vast experience as a mediator, his insights and reflections on the subject and his wonderful communication skills, Bruce Edwards is truly a master trainer. Sharing a training platform with him was a privilege.”

Sriram Panchu, Senior Advocate and Mediator, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Thanks for a most worthwhile day yesterday at the University of Maryland Law School. I have attended many programs over the years on all sorts of topics about mediation and I must say the program yesterday was as engaging and packed with useful information and tips as any I have ever attended. Great job and thanks.

Thomas L.

This course covers areas of mediation that are not evident when considering mediation as a career. It was very helpful to gain insight into my own judgments and truly reflect on what I have learned and need to work on to be a successful mediator. This course is a whole person approach, it helps you learn about yourself as a professional as well as on a personal level.

Nalib, Lawyer in US

It has been an excellent course! Very professionally created with the right amount of reading- listening which I usually find challenging in most online courses, being a kinesthetic learner. I gained so many valuable insights and I really enjoyed all the expert’s sharing of knowledge and experience! I have recommended this course to other people as well.

Sandra from Saudi, Senior Learning & Development Partner, Organizational Development, Human Resources King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Quotes Bruce brings to the teaching table years of mediation experience primarily in the USA — yet with his depth of knowledge and range of exposure, his insights into mediation generally and internationally, are both instructive and relevant for mediation in India. I am glad I attended his teaching sessions and would readily recommend his stellar work. Quotes

– Siddharth Raja

Quotes The most valuable aspects of the course were the ‘Bruce Moments’… Bruce’s language was thoroughly an eye-opener. Quotes

– Gitanjali Prabhu

Quotes Bruce’s training imparts the essence and spirit of mediation in a pure form. He encapsulates his several decades of experience, seamlessly and profoundly, into the 40 hours of training. Quotes

– Laila T. Ollapally, Founder & Mediator, Centre for Advanced Mediation Practic

Quotes With his vast experience as a mediator, his insights and reflections on the subject and his wonderful communication skills, Bruce Edwards is truly a master trainer. Sharing a training platform with him was a privilege. Quotes

– Sriram Panchu, Senior Advocate and Mediator, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Quotes In human interactions that are distracted and decisions that are hasty, Bruce taught to me the technique of active listening and a single mantra that is potent, “Decelerate!” In his lessons, you will learn how to seamlessly transfer the positive energy of settlement mood to parties who arrive stressed and leave refreshed. Quotes

– Justice K. Kannan (Retired), Chairman, Railway Claims Tribunal

Quotes It was like the Mountain coming to Mohammed. Thank you Sir! …The entire program was carefully structured and every single minute was valuable. Quotes

– Justice Anand Bryareddy, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka

Quotes Thanks for a most worthwhile day yesterday at the University of Maryland Law School. I have attended many programs over the years on all sorts of topics about mediation and I must say the program yesterday was as engaging and packed with useful information and tips as any I have ever attended. Great job and thanks. Quotes

– Thomas L.

Quotes … the great bunch of folks I spent last week with in the mediating the complex case course at Pepperdine. That’s Bruce Edwards on the left and from whom we all learnt so much – Bruce is the real deal in high stakes mediation – as well as being heavily involved in the governance of JAMS, he puts in table-time all over the US, mostly splitting himself between the tables of Las Vegas (that’s mediation tables – Bruce’s family only lets him mediate in Sin City if he leaves with more money than he arrives with) and the highly polished boardroom tables of his hometown San Francisco. Nowhere else that I know of can you get the type of insight into the specialist world of mediating complex cases (and for ‘complex’ read multi 15+ lawyered up parties; with insurance coverage issues; $ in the millions; and a line of experts and lawyers stretching the entire length of The Strip). Quotes

– Geoff Sharp @ brickcourtmediators.co.uk

Quotes Having been to numerous mediation trainings in the past 7 years, I am not easily impressed; willing to learn, but sufficiently experienced to evaluate new approaches not skeptically but at least in the context of my own experience. As a trainer you stood out in at least two respects: first, the breadth of your knowledge which encompasses not only legal information but also a variety of types and depths of conflicts; second, your willingness to “watch and listen“—not impose your style or your technique or even your experience on us. You encouraged, challenged, and made suggestions—leaving us free to examine options and incorporate that which worked for us. Thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from working with you. Thank you. Quotes

– Ann Sundt – Mediator, Maryland

Quotes Bruce is a dynamic trainer who is quite skilled at providing a wealth of information in a prescribed time frame. I especially appreciate Bruce’s ability to seamlessly weave pertinent examples of his mediation experiences throughout his presentation. Without a doubt – one of the best mediation trainings I have attended! Quotes

– Lisa Hooks – Community & School Mediation

Quotes Bruce Edwards is an excellent trainer in mediation skills and procedures. As a participant of one of his training courses, I gained much from his vast experience and obvious passion for the subject, which he imparts brilliantly. I have shadowed him during mediation and found him to be an adept and skillful mediator as well, who balances empathy with a healthy dose of realism and shows a clear understanding of the essential issues that would bring the parties closer to settling the dispute. I would recommend his mediation training courses wholeheartedly, without reservation. Quotes

– Primila Edward, Legal Consultant & Accredited Mediator, Straits Consulting Group. Malaysia & Weinstein JAMS Mediation Fellow 2013

Quotes Bruce visited China and shared his wisdom and experience with Chinese lawyers, law professors and University students. He also kindly donated his time to judge the grand final of our annual China University English Negotiation Competition. He is a remarkable educator, mediator and communicator and we are deeply appreciative of his contribution to our work. Quotes

– Andrew Wei-Min Lee, Leading Negotiation Institute Founder and President -Leading Negotiation Institute Founder and President

Quotes Bruce’s training is marked by the immense experience he has in the practice of Mediation. He breaks down complex theories into life examples, making them familiar and easy to understand. The learning happens at a deep level. My practice has been enriched immensely by attending two of his training programs. I hope to participate in more of his programs in the future. Quotes

– Laila Ollapally – Center for Advanced Mediation Processes

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.