Education Services

Advanced Mediator Training Series: Managing the Dynamics of a Multi-Party Case

Session ID: 20AMTP002

  • Start Date

    December 04, 2020 8:30 AM (PST)
  • End Date

    December 04, 2020 4:00 PM
  • Duration

    7.5 hours
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Registration Status: OPEN

Registration for this program closes on November 23, 2020 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $425.00
AAA Panelist $375.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $25 administrative fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


Los Angeles Regional Office
725 S. Figueroa Street
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA  90017

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Faculty and Summary

Neil Carmichael
Neil Carmichael

American Arbitration Association
Charlotte, NC

This highly interactive 1-Day program, based on an actual six-party mediation involving eleven participants, provides mediation practitioners the opportunity to engage in high-level discussions on a number of issues crucial to effectively managing the dynamics of a multi-party mediation case. A continental breakfast, lunch and materials will be provided.

Topics addressed in the program include:

          - Pre-appointment issues

          - Managing the Human Elements of a Multi-party Case

          - Identifying and Managing Sources of Conflict

          - Pre-mediation Convening Issues

          - Managing the Parties’ Negotiations

This program's focus is on mediator skills and practices. You will not need substantive knowledge expertise in the case specific fact pattern to fully benefit from the program. Mediators from all areas of practice are invited to participate.

Comments from Prior Participants

- "Excellent program in both content and delivery. One of the few programs I’ve attended over the years to live up to its billing."

- "Great program, very interactive and informative. Practical suggestions were awesome!"

- "Great hypothetical pattern. The exchange of practical ideas of what people do in their practices is always very helpful."

- "Small group work allowed for respectful exchange and hearing from more experienced mediators on their realities. Very stimulating discussions."

- "Excellent program.  Well worth it."

- "Best parts of the program were the group interactions and the best practices for convening and planning a multi-party mediation case." 

As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. Scholarship eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.

If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.


CLE Information:

West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.  This program is available for CLE credits in California.  Credit amounts vary by attendance verification and jurisdictional rules and cannot be confirmed in advance of the program.


Please contact AAA Education Services at or 212-716-3977.