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40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

Description

By popular demand the MSBA is pleased to offer an all virtual 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training on May 3-14, 2021. This training is scheduled over two weeks beginning on Monday May 3rd. The schedule is as follows:

May 3rd: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 5th: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 7th: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
May 10th: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 12th: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 14th: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The experiential training will comply with the requirements of Maryland Rule 17 for circuit court mediators. Together, trainers Ellen Kandell and Barbara Williams have over 45 years of legal experience as practicing attorneys, mediators, trainers and professors. Learn the skills & theory of facilitative mediation practice. 

Seating is limited so register now to take advantage of early bird pricing! 40 hours (including 2.5 ethics) of CLE credit will be offered from the surrounding MCLE states.

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Course Level
TBD
Professional Area of Focus
ADR and Mediation
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
37.5
Regulatory Ethics
2.5
Instructor(s)
Barbara Williams Ellen Kandell
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When
May 3 - 14, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Location
Online
Total CLE Credits
40
Format
Webinar

Agenda

Day 1

05/03/2021
9:00 am
DAY ONE: Monday, May 3, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Course Overview
– Trainer and Participant Introductions
– Overview, Course Expectations, Ground Rules, Housekeeping

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
About Conflict (Tab 1)

Break: 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Tab 2)
– Types of Processes
– Positions v. Interests
– Interests Exercise

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mediation and Integrative Bargaining (Tab 3)
– Different Mediation Approaches

Break: 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Overview of Mediation Process (Tab 3)

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daily Wrap-up

Homework:  Start reading “Ethics” materials (Tab 5)

Day 2

05/05/2021
9:00 am
DAY TWO: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

9:00 a.m. Overview of the Day

9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Mediator Skills (Tab 4)
– Listening
– Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
– Note-taking
– Information gathering:  Open and Closed Questions
– Problem Solving:  Identifying and Evaluating Options
– Questioning and Investigation Skills
– Focus on Paraphrasing and Emotions

Break: 10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Mediation Process:  Highlighting Stages (In Tab 3)
– Focus:  Storytelling
– Focus:  Framing the Issue(s)

Lunch:  12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Mediation Process:  Highlighting Stages, Continued (In Tab 3)
– Focus:  Generating Options
– Focus:  Forming the Agreement
– Focus:  Closing the Process (With or Without Agreement)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
It’s All About Setting the Stage:  The Opening

Break:  3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Role Play #1

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Large Group Overview of Learning

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daily Wrap-up

Day 3

05/07/2021
9:00 am
DAY THREE: Friday, May 7, 2021

9:00 a.m. Overview of the Day

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Role Play #2

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Large Group Overview of Learning

Break: 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
About Culture, Diversity, and Difference (In Tab 6)

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Role Play #3

Break: 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Ethics:  What You Need to Know!  (Tab 5)

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Daily Wrap-up

Day 4

05/10/2021
9:00 am
DAY FOUR: Monday, May 10, 2021

9:00 a.m. Overview of the Day

9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Special Topics:  Power (In Tab 6)

9:50 a.m – 10:30 a.m.
Special Topics:  Impasse and Caucus (In Tab 6)

Break: 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Guest Presenter
Mr. Stephen Moss, Esquire
“Unauthorized Practice of Law and Representing Clients in Mediation”

Lunch:  Noon – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Role Play #4

Break: 2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Role Play #5

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Large Group Overview of Learning

4:15 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
“Folks in the Room”
– Focus:  Generally, when is mediation appropriate?
– Focus:  Who should be there?
– Focus:  How to work with attorneys?

4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daily Wrap-up

Homework: Review Co-mediation Principles (In Tab 6)

Day 5

05/12/2021
9:00 am
DAY FIVE: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

9:00 a.m. Overview of the Day

9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Introduction to Co-mediation (In Tab 6)

Break:  9:50 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

10:05 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Role Play #6

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Large Group Overview of Learning

Lunch:  Noon – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Role Play #7

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Large Group Overview of Learning

Break:  2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
Screening for Domestic Violence & How to End Mediation Safely (In Tab 6)

4:55 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
Daily Wrap-up

Day 6

05/14/2021
9:00 am
DAY SIX: Friday, May 14, 2021

9:00 a.m. Overview of the Day

9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Ethics Revisited

Break:  9:50 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

10:05 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Role Play #8

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Large Group Overview of Learning

Lunch:  Noon – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Role Play #9

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Large Group Overview of Learning

Break:  2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Other Integral Components of Mediation

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Parking Lot; Daily Wrap-up; Evaluations

Please Note:  Scheduling may be adjusted to meet the learning needs of the participants.

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