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.
In this course, we extend expertise and examine an in-depth review of the ethical obligations of an arbitrator conducting multicultural and complex civil procedures. Participants shall receive an “Advanced Arbitrator” certificate and certification. The focus of this one-day class is practical but will review in-depth procedures and advance participants’ ability to conduct complex civil and international arbitrations. We will take a close look at the overall proceedings, and the finer points of complex arbitrations, including a section on the laws of evidence from the perspective of the arbitrator. Examples of Reasoned Awards will be studied and provided to participants.
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.
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)