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April 9 – 13, 2018: 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

$950.00 $850.00

  • Identify your personal conflict style.
  • Learn interest-based negotiation techniques to create more durable agreements.
  • Discover how to be creative in resolving difficult conflicts.
  • Learn to ask key questions that reveal parties’ interests, issues and positions.
  • Develop mediation skills through interactive role play activities.
  • Practice leading others through the process of mediation and cultivate your personal mediation style.
  • Understand mediation ethics and the unauthorized practice of law.

 

Description

This 40-hour practice-based training focuses on the STAR Mediation model. It provides the skills and credentials necessary to mediate in the State of Texas. The training meets the basic mediation training standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable (TMTR) standards as required by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA).

Joe L. (Joey) Cope, J.D.
Executive Director & Professor of Conflict Resolution

Cope J Headshot 2016Joe L. “Joey” Cope received his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1986 and his certificate in dispute resolution from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2002.

Cope serves as executive director and associate professor of conflict resolution at the Duncum Center.  In addition to mediating, training and consulting with churches and businesses, Cope teaches Negotiation & Mediation, Conflict Management Systems Design, and Dispute Resolution & Legal Systems. Cope is also an adjunct professor for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, the William H. Bowen Law School at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock, and the Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management graduate program at Southern Methodist University.

He is a member of the Texas Association of Mediators, has served as co-convener (2010) of Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable, and chair (2011) and immediate past chair (2012) of the State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Cope is also a member of the board of directors and credentialed mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association and co-author of Texas Practice Guide: Alternative Dispute Resolution (Thomson Reuters/West Publishing).

Kipi Fleming, Ph.D.
Conflict Resolution Program Director & Assistant Professor

Dr. Kipi Fleming is the program director for conflict resolution and assistant professor at ACU Dallas. She received her BSEd in elementary education in 1985 and has taught and substituted in the public schools in Texas and Oklahoma. Dr. Fleming received the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from ACU in 2010 and went on to complete her doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 where her research concentrated on the biblical interpretation of marital submission and how it affects the Christian marriage relationship. Dr. Fleming joined the faculty at the Duncum Center in the summer of 2015 as an adjunct and was named the conflict resolution program director at ACU Dallas in July of 2016. She teaches negotiation and mediation, conflict theory, managing conflict in schools, managing conflict in the workplace, and conflict management systems design. She volunteers as a mediator for the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center and teaches conflict resolution classes at her church.

Jim Guinn, M.A.

Mr. Guinn is an Associate Professor of Sport’s Leadership for Texas A&M University and is currently involved in oil and gas investments and operations for Guinn Investments Inc. He also handles trust management duties for three separate trusts. As a mediator Mr. Guinn has conducted many successful mediations involving family disputes and civil disputes. He is a Full Member of the Texas Association of Mediators. Mr. Guinn does pro bono work for the Brazos Valley Dispute Resolution Center in Brazos County, which is a nonprofit mediation center that is supported by the local courts. He is also a facilitator for classes in the Masters of Arts in Conflict Resolution program through Abilene Christian University.Mr. Guinn received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and his Masters in Conflict Resolution from Abilene Christian University in four years. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Organizational Leadership.

Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., lunch break: noon – 1 p.m.

Location

Abilene Christian University – Dallas
One Hanover Park
16633 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 800
Addison, Texas  75001

Continuing Education Credits

Pending approval from the State Bar of Texas, participants will earn 37.25 (2.50 ethics) hours of MCLEs. Additionally, 37.25 hours of CEUs are awarded to every attendee from the Abilene Christian University Graduate School. (Past participants have used these CEUs toward LPC and LMFT credits.) Also, pending approval, trainees will be eligable for 37.25 hours (general) of recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR. The training meets the standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable.

Reviews

“I first came to Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution for the 40-hour Basic Mediation Training earlier this year.  The combination of theory and “fish bowl” role plays was very effective.  By the end of the week, I had made plans to return for the Advanced Family Mediation training.  When I did, I was just as pleased.  I recommend the Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution to anyone seeking top-notch training!”

– Roger Lenox, Attorney, Dallas, TX
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training & Advanced Family Mediation Training

“I have been to both the Basic Mediation and Advanced Family Mediation training at the Duncum Center and I cannot say enough great things about both of these courses.  You have incredibly talented and well-qualified presenters, and you always treat everyone like family and make the training fun.  You have also done a great job preparing me for a future in mediation.”

– Wendy McMillon, Attorney, McKinney, TX
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training & Advanced Family Mediation Training

A Note to Organizational Leaders

Whether conflict is between employees or clients, the cost of conflict can be overwhelming. Attrition, training and legal costs incurred by an organization entrenched in conflict not only impact the budget, they affect morale and productivity. There are long-term and short-term effects. Everyone loses.

Conflict doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, an organization stands to gain more when conflict is managed appropriately. Mediation enables your employees, clients and co-workers to take ownership in their own conflict resolution. Mediators foster a neutral environment where parties come together and uncover issues and interests behind the conflicting positions. Working collaboratively to develop mutually-acceptable solutions is the key to controlling the costs of conflict in any environment.

Send key employees in your organization to this training. These employees are leaders, managers and those committed to preserving peace and productivity on a long-term basis. As trained mediators, your employees will be able to identify sources of conflict, and facilitate productive negotiation. Training attendees will also learn fundamental skills to navigate a successful mediation, including the importance of ethics in mediation and the unauthorized practice of law. The mediation training exceeds Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable Standards.

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