Mediation Training

Skills learned in mediation training can be used in almost every aspect of life where there is interaction between two or more people. The mediation training provides essential knowledge and skills for those interested in this field. This training will prepare you to become an effective, neutral third party in a conflict. Building upon this foundation is the first step in your journey to mastering mediation.

Course Description

A mediator provides a process to help parties better understand each other’s perspective and reach a mutually agreeable resolution. The principles of mediation are covered during this interactive five session course. You will learn the facilitative mediation process, and develop active listening skills and effective questioning techniques. Ethical standards in mediation and strategies to work through impasse situations will be introduced, as well as methods to differentiate between position and interest, identify sources of conflict, and write agreements.

Following classroom training, an in-depth practicum will include a minimum of three observations, four co-mediations, and, two solo mediations. The practicum will allow you to practice your skills and gain confidence in your ability to conduct mediations.

Why Choose UNLV for your Mediation Training?

UNLV Continuing Education partners with the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center to provide the mediation training.  (NJC) has been conducting mediations since 1991 to provide citizens an alternative to the court process for conflict resolution. Since its inception, the NJC has assisted citizens in addressing over 20,000 cases. NJC provides mediation in several areas to include but not limited to: community mediation, animal control mediations, small claims mediations, victim offender mediations, temporary protection order cases, and provides conflict intervention teams to schools, neighborhoods, workplaces or organizations.

Who Should Participate in the Mediation Program?

 Anyone who is interested in strengthening skills in mediation and conflict resolution between two or more parties more about mediation and how to handle conflict resolution is encouraged to register.  The program is great for human resource professionals, educators, administrators, managers and attorneys looking to assist in handling disputes between two or more people in your workplace.

Key Instructors

Patricia Battie, an experienced mediator and expert trainer in facilitative mediation, has been active in the field of mediation for over 16 years.  Battie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently enrolled in the UNLV Public Administration Master’s Degree program. As a Mediation Specialist II with the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center, Battie serves as the agency’s training coordinator and lead trainer.  In this capacity, she is responsible for training, training development, and continuing education skill building.

Registration & Fees

The registration fee includes 40 hours of training and an in-depth practicum will include a minimum of three observations, four co-mediations, and two solo mediations. The practicum will allow you to practice your skills and gain confidence in your ability to conduct mediations.

Class Schedule

The program is offered one time a week for 5 weeks. Visit our registration page for upcoming program offerings.

Program Class Location

The course is offered at the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center located at 330 S. 3rd St., Suite 600, Las Vegas, NV 89101.  Participants may park at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage.

Financial assistance available

Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan - A specific type of private loan that requires the university to assist in the application process. For more information about this loan, visit Sallie Mae Information and Application Tips.

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