Training Schedule 2021-2022

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Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Family & Civil Mediation Training

January 24 - 8:00 am to January 26 - 5:00 pm CST

30 CLE hours + 3 ethics hours $850

7 CPE’s/CEU’s Hours + 1 Ethics Hour $799

Basic Arbitration Training

February 21 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST

8.25 CLE hours + 1 Ethics hour $850

Advanced Arbitration Training

February 23 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST

8 CLE hours + 1.5 Ethics hour $799

Child Protective Services Mediation Training

March 14 - 8:00 am to March 15 - 5:00 pm CDT

17.5 CLE hours + 2 Ethics hours $799

Ethics Training

March 18 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CDT

2 CLE hours + 1 Ethics hour $199

Class Descriptions

The Basic Mediation Course

The Basic mediation course is a 5-day (8:00am – 5:00pm) 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.

Price $999.00
37.5 CLE’s / CPE’s / CEU’s hours + 3 ethics hours

Basic Mediation Training

April 19 - 8:00 am to April 22 - 5:00 pm CDT

37.5 CLE hours + 3 Ethics hours $999

Advanced Family Mediation Course – Prerequisite: Basic Mediation 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)

Price $850.00
(There is a $50.00 Discount for participants who took our basic class)
30 CLE’s / CPE’s / CEU’s hours + 3 ethics hours

Advanced Family & Civil Mediation Training

January 24 - 8:00 am to January 26 - 5:00 pm CST

30 CLE hours + 3 ethics hours $850

Advanced Family and Civil Mediation Training

April 25 - 8:00 am to April 27 - 5:00 pm CDT

30 CLE hours + 3 Ethics hour $850

The CPS Mediation Class – Prerequisite: Basic & Advanced Family Mediation Courses

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)

Price $799.00
17.5 CLE’s/CPE’s/CEU’s participant hours + 2 Ethics hours

Child Protective Services Mediation Training

March 14 - 8:00 am to March 15 - 5:00 pm CDT

17.5 CLE hours + 2 Ethics hours $799

The Eldercare Mediation Class – Prerequisite: Basic & Advanced Family Mediation Courses

Eldercare Mediation Class Elder and adult care mediation is a collaborative problem-solving process, facilitated by a trained, neutral third party to assist older adults and their families in navigating the challenge of aging. A trained elder care mediator can help elders and their families address issues including health and medical care, end of life care and decisions, how to share family care-giving, caregiving schedules and expenses, living arrangements, property maintenance, finances, family business transactions, guardianship decisions, driving concerns, and probate matters such as wills, estates, trusts, and property distribution. Course Materials will be provided. (Bring your own Lunch).

Price $750.00
18 CLE’s/CPE’s/CEU’s hours + 2 Ethics hours

Arbitration Class

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, including 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.

Price $799.00
8.25 CLE’s/CPE’s/CEU’s hours + 1 Ethics hour

Basic Arbitration Training

February 21 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST

8.25 CLE hours + 1 Ethics hour $850

Advanced Arbitration Training

February 23 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST

8 CLE hours + 1.5 Ethics hour $799

Arbitration Training

May 16 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CDT

8.25 CLE hours + 1 Ethics hour $799

Advanced Arbitration Training

May 18 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CDT

8 CLE hours + 1.5 Ethic hours $799

Cultural Awareness, Conflict Prevention, & Sensitivity Training

Mediators and Arbitrators of America (“MAA”) is proud to offer training services in the area of cultural awareness, conflict prevention, and sensitivity. This intense 8-hour class focuses on the ethics and principles of alternative dispute resolution, conflict prevention, and the processes of conflict resolution and mediation in the context of cultural awareness and sensitivity. Emphasis is placed on the importance of communicating for facilitator success and neutrality. Explored are the core attributes of communication and key aspects of active listening. The importance of understanding worldview is studied, in addition to recognizing the importance of cultural competencies. Through these cultural considerations, participants are presented with information, demonstration, and practice through role-played scenarios on how to effectively resolve conflicts, and improve workplace communication and team effectiveness. MAA’s program also includes specific communication strategies pertaining to issues of harassment, senior awareness, racial and ethnic disparity, hostility, gender bias, LGBTQ issues, and bullying awareness. Ethical issues and considerations are discussed in depth. Benefits of this program for educational or business organizations include: improving staff morale and retention, administrative and staff relations, relations with the press, relations with other members in the community; and, minimizing litigation. This conflict resolution training program is interactive and participatory.

Price: $799.00
7 CPE’s/CEU’s Hours + 1 Ethics Hour

7 CPE’s/CEU’s Hours + 1 Ethics Hour $799

Ethics Training

March 18 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CDT

2 CLE hours + 1 Ethics hour $199

Sec. 154.052. QUALIFICATIONS OF IMPARTIAL THIRD PARTY. (a) Except as provided by Subsections (b) and (c), to qualify for an appointment as an impartial third party under this subchapter a person must have completed a minimum of 40 classroom hours of training in dispute resolution techniques in a course conducted by an alternative dispute resolution system or other dispute resolution organization approved by the court making the appointment.
(b) To qualify for an appointment as an impartial third party under this subchapter in a dispute relating to the parent-child relationship, a person must complete the training required by Subsection (a) and an additional 24 hours of training in the fields of family dynamics, child development, and family law.
(c) In appropriate circumstances, a court may in its discretion appoint a person as an impartial third party who does not qualify under Subsection (a) or (b) if the court bases its appointment on legal or other professional training or experience in particular dispute resolution processes.