MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM
In partnership with NVMS Conflict Resolution Center, CTL offers a mediation training program for Georgetown University graduate students. This exciting hands-on 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.
This course may be available for credit in Spring 2021.
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 the Spring 2021 semester (we are currently planning for virtual engagements):
Mediation Training: Students will learn a four-step model of mediation and the skills necessary to support parties through the process. The 6-day training will take place on the following days: January 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, and 17, 2021.
Mediation Observation: Students will observe 2 half-days of mediation sessions on February 5, and 12, 2021 to learn from professional mediators.
Mentored Co-Mediation: Students will be paired with mentors online or in Fairfax, VA to co-mediate 3-5 sessions and put into practice skills learned at the training. Sessions will take place during the Spring 2021 semester and will be scheduled based on student availability.
Participants must commit to participating 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.
Students who are not taking the course for credit are required to pay a $200 fee to enroll in the program. This fee reflects a significant subsidy by CTL 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.