Mediation training available
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:21 am
The Messenger 01.27.10
The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies (ECOS) is offering a General Civil Mediation Training Course.
Sessions will be Monday through Feb. 5 and Feb. 8-12 from 6-10 p.m.; Feb. 22-26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; or April 26-30 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at UT Martin.
The instructor will be Raymond L. Stevenson, general civil case mediator for the Consultant and Mediation Institute. The cost is $1,275, which includes training materials.
While the course will deal to some extent with interpersonal conflict resolution in its skill-building segments, it will primarily focus on the resolution of conflict between individuals versus companies or agencies and interdependent groups or units. Specifically emphasized will be the skills required in conflict resolution.
The participants will examine the current theory in conflict resolution — legal, ethical and emotional issues that are common in disputes — and the format by which employment disputes are resolved. This course is approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.
To register for a workshop, contact ECOS at (731) 881-7082 or visit on the Web at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/non_credit_registration.php.