Mediation and dispute resolution are rapidly growing fields of study and sought after skills in the workplace. This comprehensive course provides the core skill sets necessary for the practice of mediation.
Mediators are neutral parties who help people to resolve their disputes without going to court. Simply said, mediators help both businesses and families resolve conflict. People often use mediators when they wish to preserve relationships, save money, and save time.
Students are guided through the 5 stages of mediation and are asked how these stages apply to actual case studies of mediation. Students learn core people skills such as active listening, impartiality, neutrality, reframing, effective communication, and the management of conflict.
Further, there is no need to take multiple trainings. The Lakewood College Mediation Certificate Program trains its students in business, family, divorce and workplace mediation. Also, all students who complete the Mediation Certificate Program not only receive a diploma and transcripts from Lakewood College, but an initial 3-year certification from the National Association of Certified Mediators.
Lakewood College’s Professional Mediation Certification Course has 16 comprehensive lessons which provide "hands on" instruction on the following topics:
Lesson 1- Conflict Resolution Overview
Lesson 2- Mediation & You
Lesson 3- The Formal Mediation Process
Lesson 4- Legal Considerations in Mediation
Lesson 5- The Convening Process
Lesson 6- The Opening Statement
Lesson 7- Communication & Information Gathering
Lesson 8- The Negotiation Stage
Lesson 9- Relationship Skills
Lesson 10- Problem Solving Skills
Lesson 11- Conflict Management Skills
Lesson 12- The Closing Stage
Lesson 13- Ethics
Lesson 14- Professional Family Mediation Skills
Lesson 15- Professional Business Mediation Skills
Lesson 16- Marketing for Mediators
What You Receive
This distance learning course allows you to study on your own terms. The textbooks used in Lakewood College’s course are some of the most essential written purely for the Professional Mediator. It covers the mediation process from the “outside in” just the way a mediator sees it. The course covers the mediation process from start to finish (including a quiz at the end of each chapter, and 17 hours of practical skills exercises).
Further, you’ll receive the following with this program:
In its annual list of best careers, U.S. News & World Report names mediator as a top choice. The US News & World Report highlights a mediator's important role in settling disputes and conflicts, citing it as a less expensive option than going to court. It argues that the tough economic times may lead more people to seek out the services of mediators. With litigation costs skyrocketing, more individuals and corporations are turning to mediators to settle their legal disputes outside the courtroom. As the field of alternative dispute resolution expands, mediators are growing in number and popularity.
Furthermore, formally trained mediators have excellent employment potential. Employers and private law practices increasingly hire mediators to cut costs and improve efficiency in their legal services. In fact, for many attorneys, leading their clients to mediation proves to be in the clients’ best interest, saving them time, money and undue anguish while allowing litigators to focus on cases that cannot be resolved by mediation.
Payment Plan A
Tuition = $1,458.00
Payment Plan B
Tuition = $1,558.00
Payment Plan C
Tuition = $1,599.60
A $35.00 shipping and $125.00 registration fee is included in the total tuition for Payment Plan B above.
Lakewood College provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student.
Lakewood College offers affordable, interest-free tuition. We never charge finance fees — ever! That means, unlike many other schools, you can graduate without going thousands of dollars into debt.
Low Monthly Payments
Lakewood College's low monthly payment plans are designed to fit your budget.
Convenient Payment Methods
We make it easy for you by accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept debit cards, prepaid cards, checks and money orders. You can simply pay online, by phone or by mail.
Military Education Benefits
We actively support the education of active duty members, their spouses, and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Thanks to Lakewood’s low tuition, your military benefits will go a lot further. That means you can complete your education with little to no out-of-pocket costs.
You may qualify for tuition reimbursement from your employer under the Employee Education Assistance Act, IRS Code, Section 127. Check with your human resources department or supervisor to see if you are eligible.
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