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General Mediation and Practicum Training Three Options: 28-Hour Training, 12-Hour Practicum, or 40-Hour Total

February 26 - March 1, 2018

This basic 28-hour mediation training focuses on an understanding of the mediation process, communication skills, problem-solving skills, agreement writing, and mediation ethics. Mediation skills are taught in a highly interactive format through short lecture, group discussion, focused exercises, and coached role-play. The workshop is designed to prepare the participant for mediation in civil cases. In addition, this intense four-day experience is designed to hone life skills that can enhance the participant’s ability to interact effectively with others. The workshop meets general mediation training requirements for registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR). In addition, the workshop is approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours (28 regular, 3 ethics, and 1 professionalism).

The 12 hour practicum will build upon the skills introduced during the General Civil Mediation Training. It provides an opportunity for you to observe, reflect on, and discuss the practice of mediation. The Practicum may be taken in lieu of 5 real case observations in mediation for the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution registration purposes.


Participants will develop a fundamental understanding of the core requirements necessary in conducting civil mediation: concepts introduced are: core resolution concepts; mediation process and techniques; communication, diversity issues, negotiation dynamics; mediator's code of ethics; and the attorney/mediator/client role in mediation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in working on court cases.
  • Individuals interested in being registered neutrals with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
  • Individuals desiring a clear and concise understanding of communication, and resolving conflicts.

Date & Time

  • 28-Hour Training: 
    February 26-29 from 8:30am to 5:30pm 
    March 1, 2018 from 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • 12-Hour Practicum
    March 8, 2018 from 8:30 to 5:30 pm
    March 9, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:00pm

For more information visit:

Event Location:
Kennesaw State University
Math and Statistics Building

Directions and Parking:
Off-campus visitors should park in Visitor parking.