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400Basic Mediation Skills
Students learn the theoretical foundations of negotiation and mediation, types of mediation, mediation models, mediation case work skills, building the mediation plan, interpersonal communication skills for mediation, and various resolution techniques. Students will mediate several simulated and/or actual practice cases.
446Mediation Competency Exam1
For those completing the Dispute Resolution Certificate only. Competency-based testing is required by several mediation professional organizations. Students conduct case work and mediate a case from within their emphasis area before a panel of expert mediators. Students discuss issues related to mediation within their specialty area.
493Internships1-2Internships are available each semester at small claims court and in adult civil court in Nampa. Students may negotiate to develop their own internship opportunities in consultation with the program director. Internship Information
Workshops1-4Various workshops are offered in different emphasis areas. Students select workshops in consultation with the program advisor. The workshops provide specific skills for mediation in specific contexts that are tied to the internship and competency exam.
496Independent Study
497Special Tops