Civil and Family Mediation Training
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/19/2016 to 10/23/2016
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
8:30 AM
Where: Springfield, Missouri 
United States
Contact: 417-836-8831

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Mediation Training October 19-23, 2016
At Missouri State University in Springfield, MO
Register Until Sept. 1st at the Early-Bird Rate!

The Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University is offering a Civil and Family Mediation Training October 19-23, in Springfield, Mo.

We hope you will join us for this highly interactive 3-day (civil mediation) or 5-day (civil and family mediation) training. The first 3 days of the training (October 19-21) train you to conduct civil mediations, and if you participate in the full 5 days (October 19-23) you will be trained to conduct family mediations as well, including divorce and child custody mediations.

The training will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day. Participants will develop their mediation skills through role-plays and interactive exercises and receive extensive one-on-one coaching and written evaluations of their skill development from coaches with a wide range of experience in a variety of types of civil and family mediation. The training covers a variety of topics, including:

  • The causes and dynamics of conflict
  • Listening skills
  • Negotiation theory
  • Interests vs. positions - getting at the real goals in a conflict
  • Diversity, power, and conflict
  • Mediation techniques, and much more.

    Our Trainers Make the Difference
    Learn From Over 20 Presenters and Coaches

    The CDR's Mediation Training offers an unparalleled learning environment for attendees by bringing together expert presenters as well as coaches with experience in all types of mediation. This allows participants to learn from mediators with a wide variety of perspectives and approaches to mediation and offers networking opportunities with experienced professional mediators.

    Continuing Education Credits
    Credits Available for Most Professions

    This training provides either 24 CLE (continuing legal education)hours (for the 3-day options) or 40 hours (for the 5-day option) of continuing education credit, including the following:
  • SPHR and PHR (from the Society of Human Resources Management)
  • NBCC (from the National Board for Certified Counselors)
  • NASW (from the National Association of Social Workers)
  • CEU (continuing education units - one CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of participation)
  • CE credits for other types of professionals may also be available; for more information on CE credit please email

    MO Supreme Court Approved
    Meets Most States' Mediation Standards

    Completion of the entire 40-hour training meets the mediation training requirements for Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 (general civil mediators) and Rule 88 (family mediators) (individual Circuits may have additional requirements for mediators who wish to be on the court list for mediation referrals).

    This training has also previously been approved for mediators in several other states (including Arkansas and Kansas) - for more information on state approvals please email

    Register before Sept. 1st to receive the early-bird discounted registration rate on this training.