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.