ADR415 Mediation Fundamentals

Lead Faculty: Dr. Jack B. Hamlin

Course Description

An introductory interactive and entertaining course designed for students and business professionals to develop the skills required to perform effectively as a mediator. Students will be introduced to different mediation styles such as facilitative, transformative, and evaluative methods. The course utilizes negotiating principles, role plays, videos, and case studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role mediation plays in the resolution of disputes.
  • Describe the different stages of a mediation and the interrelationship between the mediator, the parties and their advocates.
  • Recognize how mediator and party biases and cultural differences can effect the mediation process.
  • Identify the different styles of mediation and know which style should be used for different types of disputes.
  • Demonstrate through role-playing an appreciation of mediation dynamics.
  • Identify and describe how mediation differs from other ADR processes.
  • Describe the different styles of mediation and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Identify the differences between facilitative and evaluative mediation.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of mediation.
  • Identify the stages of mediation.