Mediation Techniques and Practices

Mediation Techniques and Practices
Mediation techniques emphasizing practical application and observation of actual mediations.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining STDEV 364
Course Outcomes

Mediation Process

Know and apply the phases of the basic mediation process.


Know how to prepare for a mediation session and be able to present the essential elements of a mediator’s opening statement.

Identify Issues

Be able to identify issues and interests of the parties and set an agenda for the mediation session.


Be able to skillfully conduct a mediation conference with joint and private meetings, allowing the disputing parties uninterrupted time for expressing viewpoints and interactive time to effectively exchange information, arguments, and offers of settlement.

Closing the Session

Be able to assist the parties in building and writing an agreement and to properly close the mediation session.

Rules and Ethics

Understand the basic rules of behavior for the parties in a mediation session and the common ethical practices of mediators.