The study and use of alternative
dispute resolution processes has increased rapidly over the past two decades in
the public and private sector. Courts, business owners, employers, HOAs,
realtors, and universities as well as government agencies are using mediation to
help improve working relationships, cut legal costs, and increase productivity.
The Mediation and Dispute
Resolution Certificate is designed for those wishing to
enhance their knowledge and practice of dispute resolution process, for people
pursuing a career in dispute resolution, and those seeking to improve their
communication skills for personal growth. The curriculum explores the history
of dispute resolution and merges a theoretical grounding with a practical application of collaborative problem solving to offer a solid educational
Completion of the program shows
evidence to a prospective or current employer of recent professional-level
training and development in this field for career advancement and/or salary
increase purposes. Participants will receive Continuing Education Units for
program courses completed and courses may fulfill continuing education
requirements for specific professions.
"I completed the Mediation Certificate Program at UTA in the fall of 2010. I chose this program because I liked the affordability of the courses and the fact that classes were offered over several weeks, which allowed me time for additional reading and study between sessions. Completing the entire Certificate Program gave me exposure to all types of mediation, i.e. civil, family, and workplace, as well as negotiation and transformative mediation training. Having been trained in each of those disciplines allows me to use a combination of techniques to settle civil and family disputes. I have now mediated more than 130 cases in the two years since I completed the program. I recently co-authored an article with Kay Elkins-Elliott entitled "Closing the Case" published in the fall 2012 publication of the Texas Mediator, a publication of the Texas Association of Mediators. Whether you are considering these classes as a pathway to becoming a full-time credentialed mediator, or simply enhancing your professional resume, UTA's program fits the bill."
Candidates must successfully complete 4 required courses, 2 electives, and a practicum. The program may be completed in 18-24 months; however, candidates have three years from the date their first course ends to complete the program.
The Practicum is designed to bridge the gap between the classroom training and real mediations. You will observe two live - not mock - mediations. Students may enroll upon successful completion of Basic Mediation and Advanced Mediation and Family Law. To enroll, register for the Mediation Practicum course below; application and contact information will be emailed to you.
|Civil Law and Mediation
|Introduction to Negotiation
|Advanced Mediation and Family Law*
|Mediation in the Employment Sector: Workplace Conflict*
|Advanced Mediation for Corporations
|Mediation in the Employment Sector: Workplace Conflict||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM, 8 Sessions||08/29/16||09/26/16||349.00|
|Advanced Mediation and Family Law||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 10 Sessions||03/21/16||04/20/16||369.00|
|Civil Law and Mediation||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM, 12 Sessions||05/09/16||06/20/16||389.00|
|Introduction to Negotiation||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM, 12 Sessions||07/11/16||08/17/16||389.00|
|Transformative Mediation||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, 8 Sessions||10/10/16||11/02/16||330.00|
|Advanced Mediation for Corporations||M & W : 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 10 Sessions||11/14/16||12/19/16||369.00|
|Child Protective Services (CPS) Mediation Course||Sa : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 2 Sessions||02/27/16||03/05/16||329.00|
|Mediation and Dispute Resolution Certificate||08/31/16||08/31/16||50.00|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution for Appraisal Review Board Determinations||W & Th : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 2 Sessions||10/19/16||10/20/16||495.00|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution for Appraisal Review Board Determinations||W & Th : 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 2 Sessions||04/06/16||04/07/16||495.00|
|Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution for Property Tax Appraisal||F : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 1 Session||04/08/16||04/08/16||195.00|
These courses are not currently scheduled, but may be offered at a future date. Click the course Title link for more information.