MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM
In partnership with NVMS Conflict Resolution Center, GBNN offers a mediation training program for Georgetown University graduate students. This exciting extra-curricular program includes an interactive classroom component and practical mediation experience. Graduate students from a range of schools and programs including McCourt, SFS, GSAS, and the Law Center are already participating in this program.
About the Program
Participating students develop the skills needed to serve as a neutral mediator in collaborative dispute resolution. The hands-on group training component will focus on managing emotions, active listening, helping parties draft agreements, and mediator ethics. In the observation and practicum components, students will apply mediator skills to real-life scenarios.
Students participate in the following activities over both the Spring 2020 semester:
Mediation Training: Students will learn a four-step model of mediation and the skills necessary to support parties through the process. The 4.5-day training will take place on the following days: January 6, 7, 10 (half-day), 11, and 12, 2020.
Mediation Observation: Students will observe 1 full day of mediation sessions on February 1, 2020 to learn from professional mediators.
Mentored Co-Mediation: Students will be paired with mentors in Fairfax, VA to co-mediate 3-5 sessions and put into practice skills learned at the training. Sessions which will take place during the Spring 2020 semesters on Fridays and will be scheduled based on student availability.
Participants must commit to participate in all three pieces of this training, including the mentored co-mediation experience. Students who complete this program will be eligible for mediation certification in the Virginia court system.
The total cost to enroll in this program is $200 per student. This fee reflects significant subsidy by GBNN and covers the cost of the entire program, including the training, observations, and co-mediations with experienced mentors.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN THIS PROGRAM APPLY TOWARD PRO BONO HOURS FOR LAW STUDENTS?
Hours may be applied toward the Georgetown Law Center pro bono pledge. Please contact us if you would like to discuss pro bono hours further. The program likely will not apply to pro bono hours required for state Bar admission.