ADR Commission 40-Hour Mediation Training Schedule

40-Hour Civil Trial Court Mediation Training: July 15-19, 2024

The focus of this training is mediating the litigated civil case. Participants will be introduced to mediation as an alternative way to resolve conflicts. Participants are taught skills used in the mediation process through lecture, discussion and role play. The goal of this course is to assist participants in gaining the skills needed to be an effective mediator.

This course satisfies the 40-hour basic or civil mediation training set forth in the Requirements for the Certification of Mediators for Circuit Courts. However, participants who complete this course are not automatically certified by the Arkansas ADR Commission. Certification can only be achieved by successfully completing the certification application process, which includes meeting additional education, practical experience and ethical standards.
This course is limited to 15 people.

Registration Opens: June 10, 2024
Registration Closes: July 8, 2024

40-Hour Family Mediation Training: September 23-27, 2024

Family Mediation Training is a highly interactive course that provides grounding in the elements of divorce mediation. Through lecture, discussion and simulation, participants will learn the mediation process and develop the skills and knowledge necessary for mediation of property division, custody, visitation and support issues.

This course satisfies the 40-hour family mediation training standard set forth in the Requirements  for the Certification of Mediators for Circuit Courts. However, participants who complete this course are not automatically certified by the Arkansas ADR Commission. Certification can only be achieved by successfully completing the certification application process, which includes meeting additional education, practical experience and ethical standards.
This course is limited to 15 people.

Registration Opens: August 19, 2024
Registration Closes: September 16, 2024