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July 26th – 28th | Advanced Civil and Family Mediation Training

Online Course

This course is a 3-day, intensive (8:00-6:00), 30-hour training fulfilling the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act requirements for mediators doing family mediation and following the standards set by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. The sessions include family law, family dynamics, domestic violence, child development, ethical and practical considerations and finances in family cases. This course meets the standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable as required by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. Course materials will be provided. (Bring your own Lunch)

$850

September 22nd | The Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of Cultural Awareness

Online Course

Cultural norms have been undergoing significant changes prompted by justice reform and emerging societal movements. In response, local, State and Federal laws and legislation are being developed to protect the interests of our diverse population by recognizing varying and unique cultures, beliefs, values, and practices. For law firms, court systems, legislators, regulators, agencies and businesses to be successful and responsive to community expectations, increased knowledge and awareness of the differences among cultures is paramount. This relational construct will lead to better communication and interactions, and an inclusive work environment designed for better business operations and support of a diverse workforce and customer base. 
This 6 hour interactive class will explore a significant number of issues and behaviors related to various cultural norms including styles of communication, harmful non-verbal body cues typically called “micro-aggressions”,  common sources of cultural conflict, the importance of understanding worldview and the legal implications involved.

$799

September 27th – 30th | Basic Mediation Training

Online Course

The Basic Mediation Course
37.5 CLE’s / CPE’s / CEU’s hours + 3 ethics hours

This is a 5-day (8:30am – 5:30pm) 40-hour training course offered to the general public, counselors/social workers, educators, HR staff and attorneys. This course is designed to give individuals the skills and credentials they need to serve as mediators in the State of Texas. The training focuses on practical mediation skills and covers areas of personal injury, employment, intellectual property, and multi-party conflicts, among others. This course meets the standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable 40-Hour Training Standards as required by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. All Course materials will be provided including THE WORKBOOK-a practical and up to date reference which includes forms and the materials you need to start a practice.

$999

October 11th – 13th | Advanced Mediation Training

Online Course

The Advanced Family Mediation Course – Prerequisite: Basic Mediation Course
30 CLE’s / CPE’s / CEU’s hours + 3 ethics hours

This is a 3-day intensive (8:00-6:00) 30-hour training fulfilling the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act requirements for mediators doing family mediation and following the standards set by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. The sessions include family law, family dynamics, domestic violence, child development, ethical and practical considerations and finances in family cases. This course meets the standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable as required by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. Course materials will be provided. (Bring your own Lunch)

$899

October 25th | Arbitration Training

Online Course

Arbitration Class 
8.25 CLE’s/CPE’s/CEU’s hours + 1 Ethics hour

Mediators and Arbitrators of America (“MAA”) is proud to offer training services in basic arbitration. This intense one-day class focuses on the ethics and principles of basic arbitration. Emphasis is placed on the importance of communicating for arbitrator success. The importance of understanding the terms binding arbitration and non-binding arbitration and the distinction between mediation and arbitration is discussed.  Explored are the core tenets of arbitration, to include the arbitrator’s opening statement, the oath of all participants, arbitration formats and procedures, the Federal Arbitration and Texas Arbitration Acts, and the enforceability of the provisions. This training program is interactive and participatory.

$799

November 10th | The Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of Cultural Awareness

Online Course

Cultural norms have been undergoing significant changes prompted by justice reform and emerging societal movements. In response, local, State and Federal laws and legislation are being developed to protect the interests of our diverse population by recognizing varying and unique cultures, beliefs, values, and practices.
This 6 hour interactive class will explore a significant number of issues and behaviors related to various cultural norms including styles of communication, harmful non-verbal body cues typically called “micro-aggressions”,  common sources of cultural conflict, the importance of understanding worldview and the legal implications involved.

$799

November 15th-16th | CPS Mediation Training

Online Course

The CPS Mediation Class – Prerequisite: Basic & Advanced Family Mediation Courses 7.5 CLE’s / CPE’s / CEU’s hours + 2 Ethics hours MAA’s Institute of Mediation Training’s Child Protective Services Mediation Course is a 2 day intensive course (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) 20 hour training specific to Mediating Child Protective Services (CPS) cases. CPS Mediation increases meaningful understanding and engagement between parties, codifies decisions regarding children and families, and expedites the process to find permanent outcomes for children.  The sessions include the complex parties of CPS mediation, understanding childhood trauma, parent dynamics, ethical issues, and the legal framework of CPS cases. This course fulfills the requirements of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable for mediators doing court-ordered CPS mediation.  Course Materials will be provided. (Bring your own Lunch)

$799




Who Should Take These Classes?
Whether you are an experienced lawyer, counselor, teacher, or just looking for a new career, these classes will facilitate learning new and useful skills to resolve conflict, and to successfully conduct mediations/arbitrations.  You will acquire new methods to synthesize information to lead to positive outcomes.

  • Attorneys Counselors and Social Workers
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Executive directors and board members
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Facilitators, trainers and consultants
  • Anyone looking to start a new career or expand their current business

Mediation and Arbitration Training Courses Available:

  1. Basic Mediation Training
  2. Advanced Family Training
  3. Basic Arbitration Training
  4. Elder Care and Adult Mediation Training
  5. Child Protective Service Mediation Training
  6. Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Training
  7. Domestic Violence Training

You will learn proven ways to be an effective mediator/arbitrator, leaving with powerful skills to help resolve the most difficult conflicts!