40 Hour Mediation Training - REGISTRATION CLOSED

5 days of programming!
 
July 25-27 & August 1-2, 2022
 
- Overview of Mediation
- Mediation Models
- How Mediators Diagnose the Causes of Conflict
- Conflict Styles
- How Mediators Facilitate Interest-based Negotiations
- Mediation Roadmap
- Stages of Mediation: Preparation, Opening the Session, Sharing Perspectives and Exploring Issues in Depth and Problem-solving
- Posing Thoughtful, Insightful, Provocative Questions
- The Art of Reframing: Dealing with Threats, Demands and other Toxic Language
- Cultural Issues in Mediation
- Using the Mediation Caucus
- Mediating Money Matters
- Managing Emotions, Posing Thoughtful Questions and Dealing with Apologies
- Coaching Parties to Raise Conflict Constructively
- Mediating Sexual Harassment Cases
- Co-Mediation
- Dealing with Impasse
- Power Issues in Mediation
- Applications of Mediation
- Building a Mediation Practice
- Standards of Conduct
- Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators
 
CANCELLATIONS: A refund of your tuition, less a $200 administrative fee, will be issued until Monday, July 11th. After July 11, 2022 no refunds will be issued, but you may transfer your registration to someone else.
 
 
For your own safety, the safety of others, and in an effort to provide everyone with the most rewarding in-person meeting and event experiences possible, we request that you attend a CBA, DBA, or CLE meeting or event only if you have been fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is up to personal preference and comfort level. Masks may be required in some clinic settings. Please be cognizant and understanding of others’ preferences and courteous to all attendees.
 
Depending on CDC and/or state or local health guidelines, a rise in COVID-19 cases, or other circumstances that may threaten the well-being of our attendees, CBA-CLE reserves the right to convert to a fully virtual event.
 
If disability accommodations or special assistance are needed, please contact us at clereception@cobar.org. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
 
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee’s responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.  

Day 1, Monday, July 25, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Welcome and Introductions
 
Course Overview and Expectations
 
Overview of Mediation  
- Definition of mediation
- Theory of mediation
- Benefits and drawbacks of the mediation process
- Characteristics of effective mediators
- Clarifying the roles of mediators, arbitrators, judges, lawyers, and advocates
 
Break
 
Mediation Models
- Facilitative
- Transformative
- Evaluative
 
How Mediators Diagnose the Causes of Conflict
- Relationship issues
- Data problems
- Values Disputes
- Structural constraints
 
12:15 – 1:30 pm
Lunch
 
1:30 – 5:00 pm
Conflict Styles:
What you Bring to the Mediation Table
 
How Mediators Facilitate Interest-based Negotiations:
Transitioning Parties from Positions to Interests
 
Break
 
The Mediation Roadmap
 
Mediation Video
 
Discussion of Video
 
5:00 pm
Adjourn
 
Day 2, Tuesday, July 26, 2022
8:30 am – 4:45 pm
 
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Review and Preview
 
Stages of Mediation: Preparation
- Interviewing the parties
- Analyzing the conflict
- Developing your mediation strategy
 
Stages of Mediation: Opening the Session
- Establishing credibility and rapport
- Clarifying the process
- Establishing ground rules
- Clarifying parameters surrounding confidentiality
- Creating a safe, constructive environment
 
Break
 
9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Mediation Simulation I: Part One
 
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Lunch
 
1:15 – 2:30 pm
Stages of Mediation: Sharing Perspectives and Exploring Issues in Depth
- Soliciting critical data
- Posing thoughtful, insightful, provocative questions
- Developing a deeper understanding of the history, consequences, and importance of each issue
 
Stages of Mediation: Problem-Solving
- Generating options
- Evaluating options
- Reaching mutual settlement agreements
 
Break
 
2:30 – 4:45 pm
Mediation Simulation I, Part Two
 
Plenary Debrief of Simulation
 
4:45 pm
Adjourn
 
Day 3, Wednesday, July 27, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
 
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Review and Preview
 
The Art of Reframing:
Dealing with Threats, Demands and other Toxic Language
 
Cultural Issues in Mediation
 
Break
 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mediation Simulation II, Part One
 
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch
Ask a Mediator: Panel of Prominent Mediators Respond to Your Questions
 
1:00 – 2:45 pm
Using Mediation Caucus
When should the mediator meet privately with each party?
 
The Caucus Demonstration and Critique
 
Break
 
2:45 – 4:30 pm
Mediating Money Matters
 
Mediation Simulation II: Part Two
 
Mid-course Evaluation
 
4:30 pm
Adjourn
 
Day 4, Monday, August 1, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
 
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Review and Preview
 
Managing Emotions:
Posing Thoughtful Questions and Dealing with Apologies
 
Coaching Parties to Raise Conflict Constructively
 
Break
 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mediation Simulation III
 
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Lunch
 
1:15 – 2:45 pm
Mediating Sexual Harassment Cases
 
Co-Mediation
 
Break
 
2:45 – 5:00 pm
Mediation Simulation IV
 
5:00 pm
Adjourn
 
Day 5 Tuesday, August 2, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
 
8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Review and Preview
 
Dealing with Impasse
- Why does it occur?
- What are the signs of an impending impasse?
- How do mediators cause impasse?
- How do mediators move parties beyond impasse?
 
Power Issues in Mediation
- What sources of power should parties use?
- What sources do they abuse?
- What power does the mediator have?
 
Break
 
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Mediation Simulation V
 
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Lunch
Volunteer Mediation Opportunities: Guest Presenter from Local Mediation Programs
 
1:15 – 4:30 pm
Applications of Mediation
- Commercial disputes
- Community disputes
- Workplace conflict
- Public policy issues
 
Building a Mediation Practice
- Business requirements
- Marketing strategies
 
Break
 
Standards of Conduct
 
Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators
 
Course Evaluation and Distribution of Certificates
 
4:30 pm
Adjourn
Location Information
CBA CLE East Classroom
1290 Broadway #1700
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $1529.00
CBA Member $1149.00
CBA Dispute Resolution Section Member $919.00
MAC Member $919.00
New Lawyer Edge Member $574.50
Active Military $574.50
Public Service/Government $574.50
ELITE Pass Holder $549.00
  • General Credits: 40.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
  • EDI Credits:

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Start Date - End Date
August 01, 2022 - August 02, 2022
Start Time - End Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Location
CBA CLE East Classroom
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