This online course teaches comprehensive training in the INACCORD® model of mediation with a special focus on a wide range of family disputes.
What you will learn
- Articulate the use of the INACCORD® Conflict Analysis model for use family mediation
- Examine the Three Phases and Four Stages of the InAccord® model
- Explore the pre-interview and post interview phases of the INACCORD® mediation as applied to family disputes
- Apply the Touchstone Skills of questioning, reflecting, and reframing to simulated mediation cases
- Apply INACCORD® surveys to simulated cases and analyze the results
- Examine ways the conflict is generated in families
- Understand theories related to family systems and apply concepts to common disputes
- Understand the mental and physical effects of aging and its effects on families
- Examine probate and estate disputes and how mediation helps bring resolution
- Explore family business disputes and apply mediation to their resolution
How you will benefit
- Prepare yourself to work in a legal office, on a human resources team, or in private family mediation practice
- Settle disputes between people and receive the personal satisfaction of creating a more functional environment
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows Vista or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. Your materials will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment.
This course will provide you with the skill set needed to become a Family Mediator. In this comprehensive course, you will receive training in the Mediators Without Borders INACCORD® conflict resolution model. You will learn special skills necessary for mediating familial disputes and parent-child issues, including niche topics such as disagreements with aging family members and probate and estate conflicts. Upon successful completion, Mediators Without Borders will award you four individual certificates in Mediation, Applied Mediation Practice, Family Mediation and Professional Family Mediator. A final exam is optional upon completion of the course.
- InAccord Mediation Certificate
- Justice and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Overview of INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model
- Phases and Stages of the INACCORD® Conflict Analysis Model
- The Touchstone Skills Part I
- The Touchstone Skills Part II
- Crafting the Memorandum of Agreement
- Special Issues In Mediation
- Legal Processes and Ethics
- InAccord Applied Practice
- INACCORD® Conflict Analysis in Practice
- Touchstone Skills in Practice
- INACCORD® Demo Practice
- Facilitating INACCORD® Phase Two, Stage 1 Interventions
- Facilitating the INACCORD® Caucus
- INACCORD® Phase Two, Stages 2 & 3 Interventions
- INACCORD® Phase Two, Stage 4 Interventions
- Ethical Dilemmas and Mitigation
- Family Mediation
- Common Conflicts in Families
- Family Mediation Skills
- Systems Theory and Families
- Parents and Children
- Mediating Disputes Around Aging
- Family Business Mediation
- Estate and Probate Mediation
Brian Luther is a Colorado licensed attorney and certified mediator and arbitrator. He has more than 15 years of mediation and dispute resolution experience. He spent eight years supervising and mentoring attorneys at LexisNexis, a leading legal research corporation and over five years as Lead Trainer and Internship Supervisor for Mediators Without Borders. Luther presides 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. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and has a law degree from the New England School of Law.