Mediator Essentials: Skills for Facilitating Negotiated Agreements

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Session ID: 22MEDB001

Mediator Essentials: Skills for Facilitating Negotiated Agreements


Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on September 23, 2022 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $1,895.00
AAA Panelists $1,695.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $75 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 anytime.


American Arbitration Association
150 East 42nd St, 17th Floor
New York, NY  10017

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  • Start Date

    September 27, 2022 8:30 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    September 30, 2022 5:00 PM
  • Duration

    4 days
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Faculty and Summary

Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq.
Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq., a Division of the American Arbitration Association
Los Angeles, CA

Debra Dupree, Psy.D.
Debra Dupree, Psy.D.

Relationships at Work, Inc.
San Diego, CA

This course provides a comprehensive immersion into the essential skills and knowledge required of all mediators. The standard curriculum provides the needed introductory training for practicing mediators and appeals to a variety of learning styles.  Legal training and education or prior experience with mediation, while helpful, are not necessary to fully participate in and benefit from all the course has to offer. 

Through engaging dialogue, interactive exercises and simulated mediation facilitated by a faculty of experienced mediators, you'll acquire:

     • vital knowledge about mediation theory, practice and techniques; and
     • indispensable skills to mediate effectively.

In addition to all course materials, a continental breakfast and lunch each day, the course registration fee includes a complimentary one (1)-year basic subscription to AAA® (, an AAA technology innovation that provides training opportunities to both aspiring and experienced mediators, assists them with developing/marketing their practices, and connects them with a global community of users, practitioners, academics and ADR thought leaders.

If you are interested in joining a specific mediation panel, you should check with the appropriate governing body to inquire whether this course satisfies that panel's training requirements. 



     “This is the 23rd ADR program I have attended – and (by far) the best.  The faculty were outstanding in every respect: well-prepared, hard-working, enthusiastic, and informative.”

     “The course was extremely thorough and intense.  It provided an astonishing amount of practical advice and tools.  Overall, an excellent course.”

     "Outstanding course – very intensive.  The course provided me with the basic information and skills to understand how to properly conduct a mediation."

     “Overall, one of the most informative and valuable courses I’ve ever attended.  I was exhausted every night, but filled with fantastic theories and guidance towards mediation skills.  I would definitely recommend this course to others.”

     “I had been looking forward to this course for a long time and it did not disappoint.”   

     "Very professional; stuck to the schedule; realistic simulations.”     

     “I liked the format – substantive lectures followed by practical sessions. The application of a discussion of theory is rare and very valuable.”

     “Excellent! Amazing how real the simulations felt. The interactions are genuine and compelling.”

     “Great perspectives, practical advice, well-articulated. I'd recommend this course without reservation.”

 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.


Hotel Information

No specific arrangements have been made with area hotels.  Those coming from out of town are encouraged to check one or more travel sites, i.e. Travelocity,, etc. to find accommodations meeting their specific needs.


This 30-hour course is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive immersion in the essential skills and knowledge required of all mediators. 

CLE Information:

The AAA has not applied for and is not offering CLE credits in any jurisdiction for this program. If you require CLE credit for this program, or if you are a professional in a discipline other than the practice of law, you will be able to download a certificate following completion which you may be able to use to submit the program on your own for credit (we suggest that you confirm application requirements with the appropriate licensing body).


Please contact Michael Rodriguez at or 877-252-0426.