This course is a skills-based workshop and is designed to assist participants in attaining a basic level of competency as a mediator. This workshop has also been designed to assist participants in becoming effective mediation advocates.
Much of your learning and skills will be attained through simulations, exercises and reviews. You will also be required to write and submit journal entries that will chart the development of your skills and abilities. This constant process of experiential learning and introspection will assist you in honing your skills as a mediator and a mediation advocate.
The Mediation Workshop will draw from material taught in traditional mediation courses as well as skills and insights from the areas of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Psychology.
Public Service Warning: Please be aware that this course involves a large amount of writing, more so than many other courses at law school. It also employs a methodology and covers material different from what one might normally encounter at law school. Do not take this course if you are looking for a soft option. While this course may not cover "law" as you may be familiar, do not delude yourself into thinking that it is somehow "easier". Speak with your peers who have either done the Mediation Workshop or have done its sister Negotiation Workshop for their experience. Caveat Emptor!