Bridgewater State University
Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course
About This Course
This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) is geared for all professionals who are focused on “interest-based bargaining.” This course takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Topics include: Why Conflicts Escalate, Why Mediation Works, The Mediation Process, The Role of the Mediator, Coming to an Agreement, Problems Encountered in Mediation, Developing ADR Programs for Government, Business and Personal Disputes, and Divorce Settlement Mediation.
Lesson 1: Introduction, History and Origin of ADR-Mediation.
Lesson 2: Techniques for ADR: The Mediation Process & Role of the Mediator.
Lesson 3: Business Disputes, Settlement Issues in the Business Sector, Employment Disputes and Employer/Employee Relationships. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.
Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will choose or be assigned project reports that deal with ADR topics. Independent project development is encouraged. Final projects will be presented for grading to The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion.
Please call 1-800-522-7737 or email [email protected] for more information.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course is offered in the following formats:
The Center for Legal Studies features in an online format the same Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Certificate Course that has been offered for over 15 years at colleges and universities throughout the nation. Through your computer, this course is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to attend the popular live lectures.
- View the Course Syllabus
- Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
- Students benefit from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.
- Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.
- Students e-mail assignments and exams
- Once registered, your password and access information will be sent in time for the start of class.
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