• Mediation Training

    The Mediation Center offers year-round training sessions on a variety of topics.

    April-July 2014 Registration Form (PDF)

    Spring 2014 Schedule

    40-Hour Family Mediation Training

    Dr. Karen Irvin 

    June 5 - 7 and 19 - 21, 2014
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Rule 114 Certified
    Credits: 37.5 Standard & 2.5 Ethics CLE credits, and CEU credits to be applied for
    Cost: $1,695.00
    $1,595.00 Early Registration - Before May 15
    $1,595.00 Government/Non-profit
    (Includes light breakfast and lunch each day.)

    This is a six day, forty hour family mediation skills training program. This seminar provides a family mediation structure, emphasizes mediator tools and strategies for effective communication and resolution. It teaches a positive approach to solving legal issues related to divorce and post-decree matters that not only reduces tension in the family but also leads to innovative solutions. The training includes a mixture of media presentations, demonstrations of family mediation sessions, skills practice, hands-on exercises, role-plays and the real life examples. The program also includes the psycho-dynamics of divorce, family law, domestic abuse issues and ethical concerns. Faculty includes Karen Irvin and Andrea Neimi. Other experienced mediators who give guidance and feedback to participants during the mediation role-plays join them. This class always has a waiting list so if you are interested please sign up early.

    To ensure maximum engagement, this course is limited to fifteen people, and light breakfast and lunch are provided so that the class can engage in informal discussion throughout the day.

    Mediation as a Settlement Tool

    Mark McCrea plus others

    June 13, 2014
    9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Cost: $235.00
    $215.00 Government/Non-profit

    CLE/CE Applied For
    Hamline Minneapolis Campus

    This training will help mediators and advocates understand the dynamics at play in mediation and help them make better strategic use of settlement tools and techniques. Attorneys, insurance companies and businesses hire mediators who settle cases. The natural selection of settlement-oriented mediators has developed into a particular style of commercial mediation, often called evaluative mediation. Mediators are expected to give their opinions and conduct “reality checks” based on years of experience in the substantive legal area of the dispute. Mediators and counsel alike prefer this style of mediation because it gets results, meaning settlements. Learn how to reframe your mediator style and process and improve settlement dynamics.

    How to Maintain Your Neutrality as a Mediator

    Dyan Willliams

    June 25
    9:00 a.m. - 11:15.a.m.
    Cost: $110.00

    CLE/CE Applied for
    Hamline Minneapolis Campus

    When it comes to other people most of us fail to consider how often we rush to judgment even as neutrals. In addition to causing inner turmoil, self-judgment can inhibit our ability to listen to others. How can we maintain our neutrality as mediators?
    Learn how to sensitize yourself to judgmental tendencies. Discover other techniques that will help you remain neutral. Learn keys of effective focusing skills and how to listen without judging yourself or others. Practice the skill of centering yourself before and during mediation.

    ADR Professionals & Literature – Learning Lessons in Eliminating Bias

    with Hon. Tim Baland

    June 27, 2014
    9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Cost: $135.00

    CLE/2.5 CE Elimination of Bias Credits Applied For
    Hamline Minneapolis Campus  

    For this class short works of fiction are read in advance by registrants and used as a catalyst for discussion on bias topics. Hon. Tim Baland uses literature to present scenarios from the stories that will examine our biases and give attendees a chance to discuss these issues with each other. This is a great way to fulfill your ADR credits and your bias credits. The June 27th class will focus on race and under-represented cultural groups.

    Stories will be sent to you before the program and must be read in advance. The class size is limited so register early.

    Advanced Issues in Family ADR – Writing Parenting Consultant Decisions

    with Local Experts

    July 24
    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Cost: $235.00
    $215.00 Government/Non-profit
    CLE/CE Applied for
    Hamline Minneapolis Campus  

    The first in a new series of one-day family ADR programs builds on the earlier three-day Parenting Consulting training. Trainers from the Center’s family mediation, PC and PTE courses will offer advanced trainings based on current issues in the field. The advanced programs take a deep dive into topics of timely interest. The focus of the July 24 class is on writing Parenting Consultant Decisions.


    30-Hour Certified General Civil Mediation Skills – September 18, 19, 22 & 23, 2014
    40-Hour Certified Family Mediation Skills – October 2014
    Parenting Consulting Training – October 23, 24, 25, 2014
    Elder Mediation Skills
    More ADR Professionals and Literature Courses and other Special Topics

    For more Information or to register, contact Aimee Gourlay at
    AGourlay@hamline.edu or 651-523-2359.

    Payment and Refund/Cancellation Policy

    Payment in full is required to reserve your place. If you wish to qualify for the early-registration incentives, if available (see the courses' registration form for details), we must receive full payment by the deadline. Confirmation details for all trainings are sent upon receipt of full payment.

    Cancellations received more than 10 working days before the start of training will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. All cancellations/refunds are encouraged to transfer to another training offered within a calendar year at no cost.