Certified Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner

Certified Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner

Whether you are looking to improve your soft skills and conflict resolution abilities in the workplace, at home, or in private practice, the Mediators Without Borders Certified Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner Program is for you. In this highly comprehensive Program, you will learn how to effectively help others negotiate and collaborate through the most difficult disputes. The Program provides training in the InAccord® Conflict Analysis model for mediation and restorative justice...

Details + Objective

You Will Learn

  • Articulate the use of the InAccord® Conflict Analysis model for use in mediation and restorative justice
  • Examine the Three Phases and Four Stages of the InAccord® model
  • Explore the pre-interview and post interview phases of the InAccord® mediation and Restorative Justice model
  • Apply the Touchstone Skills of questioning, reflecting, and reframing to simulated mediation cases
  • Apply InAccord® surveys to simulated cases and analyze the results
  • Apply knowledge, skills and values of InAccord mediation to field of restorative justice
  • Understand theories underlying and influencing field of restorative justice
  • Analyze various models or application of restorative justice, such as sentencing circles
  • Understand victim and offender issues in restorative justice process
  • Explore process of setting up a restorative justice program

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours

How you will benefit

  • Prepare to work in state or local government, human resources, or at a private practice
  • Work toward earning your InAccord Certified Mediator certification
  • Develop the conflict resolution skills needed to resolve disputes both personally and professionally
  • Make a positive impact on the lives of those looking for outside mediation
  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: Open enrollment | Registration will open soon

    Course: TBD

    Tuition: $4,295 | Prospective students of this program may be eligible for full or partial federal tuition assistance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

  • Outline
    • Study the justice and alternative dispute resolution, phases and stages of conflict analysis, and touchstone skills.
    • Learn how to craft the memorandum of agreement, understand special issues in mediation, and master legal processes and ethics.
    • Understand how to use conflict analysis in practice, touchstone skills in practice, and initiate a demo practice.
    • Learn how to facilitate an intervention, use the InAccord caucus, and understand ethical dilemmas and mitigation that could arise.
    • Learn about restorative justice, models of restorative justice, and how to work with victims.
    • Study how to work with affected communities. Cover practitioner issues in restorative justice, international applications, and how to start a restorative justice program.
  • Requirements

    There are no pre-requisites for this program. Using a computer browser and Microsoft Word are necessary to complete the assignments and navigate the online campus. Students should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail. Students must be willing to learn to write at a professional level in order to generate contracts and fulfill various written tasks related to mediation and restorative justice.

    This program can be taken on a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows Vista and later operating systems and IE 8 and later browsers. With a PC, Microsoft Word 2003 or higher is also required on a PC.

    On a Mac, the program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (with Java 6) and later operating systems, Firefox, and Chrome, and Safari latest browsers.

    We highly recommend that you use Internet Explorer in place of other web browsers. You must have the capability to submit your assignments in Microsoft Word documents only.

  • Instructor

    Brian Luther, J.D. is a Colorado licensed attorney and certified mediator and arbitrator with over 15 years of mediation and alternative dispute resolution experience in a variety of settings, over 8 years of experience supervising and mentoring attorneys at LexisNexis, a leading legal research corporation, and over 5 years of being the Lead Trainer and Internship Supervisor for Mediators Without Borders. Brian has presided as an impartial Hearing Officer for the City of Longmont, Colorado, and was just appointed as an alternate board member for the City of Longmont Board of Adjustments & Appeals, which is a quasi-judicial city board. As an independent and flexible attorney with an innovative mind-set and impeccable verbal and writing skills, Brian brings enthusiastic dedication to his work and his clients. Brian is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a law degree from the New England School of Law.