Upcoming Mediation Trainings

General/Civil Mediation & Practicum*

This training meets GODR requirements for becoming a registered mediator in the State of Georgia. Completing this training, you will obtain the two certificates necessary to apply with the State to do court referred cases and work in court ADR programs.

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General/Civil Mediation & Practicum*

Dec 3-5 & 17-19, 2021 (2 Weekends F-S)**

$1050.00 (save $200) Extra Early-bird Discount ends Nov 15th

$1150.00 (save $100) Early-bird Discount ends Nov 24th

$1250.00 Registration

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**Weekend Schedule — Fri, 5:30-9:30 pm, Sat, 8-5, Sun, 8-5 — Two Weekends in a Row


Mediator Roleplay Practice Session

This mediator roleplay practice session is the “fishbowl” exercise where participants will rotate opportunities to be the mediator during different hot-spots and can practice their skills. Whether or not you volunteer to sit in the hot-seat you get the chance to offer suggestions, propose techniques and learn from watching others.  3.5 hrs CE   $75

October 31, 2021    1:00 – 5:00 pm



Elder-Care Mediation

Elder-care mediation is a growing market.  This class will provide you with critical information and skills needed for a mediator to navigate elder-care disputes.  3 hrs CE $100

November 13       9 to 12:30 pm

The topics that will be presented in this program include:

  1. Decisions facing families as the parents age or after death of a family member, such as (i) where should Mom or Dad be living, (ii) who should be in charge of finances, health care, daily chores, or (iii) the Will distributes real estate and investments, but not the personal property.
  2. Sources of conflict within the family when these circumstances arise, such as (i) siblings view parents’ needs differently, (ii) one sibling does all the heavy lifting, or (iii) multiple siblings are living in different cities.
  3. Resources available to help families facing these difficult challenges, such as (i) care options, (ii) living choices, (iii) non-profit organizations, (iv) other services.
  4. Legal and Financial Considerations
  5. Challenges Mediating Elder Care and Estate Disputes.

$100.00 Registration

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*This Training Meets GODR’s Requirement to work in court ADR programs


Frequently Asked Questions

1) One FAQ I get is: Why are your prices so much lower?  Is something missing from the course content?  No.  Approved trainers for the State of Georgia are required to address specific and approved content.  Any course you take with any trainer approved by GODR will have to cover the exact same topics.  What you will get from my course is my 25 years of mediation experience, both as a mediator and as a business owner.

2) So why do you charge so much less?  Because so many of the people who seek out this training are looking for a new start.  Many times it is because of difficulties related to this economy.  It makes no sense to me that while things are getting harder for so many, prices seem to keep going in the wrong direction.  Excellent mediation training does not have to be expensive.

3) How long will it be after the training before judges call me to mediate?  Unfortunately it rarely works like that.  After getting on GODR’s mediators list, do not expect to have people calling you with cases.  I recommend you think of yourself like a small business owner, and just like new attorneys out of law school, you will have to build your own practice.  Fortunately, I have over 25 years of business building experience and can help.

4) Will I be on my own after the training?  No.  Those who train with me are connected to me.  I make myself available to help with questions about your success: What are the newest trends? Where can the most money be made in this field? What areas of specialty are opening up? What are the best marketing practices? How can I get my name out there? What should I put on my business card? I have years of experience at your disposal.

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