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Basic Mediation Training

UDRís mediation training workshops are approved by the Utah State Court system and meet the requirements required to qualify as a basic level mediator on the Utah Court Roster of Mediators. To view the court requirements, click here.

Workshop Location

Unless otherwise noted, workshops will take place at the Law & Justice Center in Salt Lake City (645 South 200 East).
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Basic Mediation Training Seminar

This training is designed for individuals who want to work in the growing field of mediation, participate in mediation as an advocate, or apply these dispute resolution skills to a current career field. This includes attorneys, arbitrators, human resource professionals, ombudspersons, directors, managers, planners, union representatives, and anyone who wants to learn conflict resolution skills for professional, personal, and community benefit.

UDR's Basic Mediation Training is approved by the Utah Court system and satisfies the training requirement for mediators wanting to be included as a basic level mediator on the Utah Court Roster of Mediators. The Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education has approved this workshop for†36 hours of CLE credits, which includes 2 hours of ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism and Civility. Our commitment is to teach not just a model for solving problems, but how to use this process to help people change how they handle conflict. This five-day workshop covers the following topics:
  • Negotiation Styles and Strategies
  • Sources of Conflict
  • Conflict Management Styles
  • Stages and Phases of the Mediation Process
  • Convening the Mediation
  • Communication Skills: Listening and Use of Questions
  • Writing Agreements
  • Managing Cultural Differences
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation

Prerequisites

This workshop is open to participants from all occupations and backgrounds. There are no prerequisites for this workshop.

Cost*

$950 early registration (full payment received at least one month prior to training)
$1,050 standard registration fee (full payment received within one month prior to training)
$50 CLE fee (This workshop qualifies for†36 hours of CLE, which includes 2 hours of ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism†& Civility.)

*Note: Cost of UDR's Basic Mediation Training includes the Practicum (see below)

Registration

To register for this training, click here.


Basic Mediation Practicum

Participants from UDRís Basic Mediation Training workshop are welcome to gain mediation experience through UDRís small claims court program at no charge. Individuals who completed mediation training elsewhere may complete a Basic Mediation Practicum as described below.

Prerequisites

Prior to acceptance in UDRís Basic Mediation Practicum, applicants must have completed a Utah court-qualified basic mediation training within the past three years.

Basic Mediation Practicum Components

Trainees in UDRís Basic Mediation Practicum will:

  • Complete 10 hours observing a court-qualified mediator.
  • Gain mediation experience by co-mediating or solo-mediation 10 hours of mediation.
  • Participate in debriefing sessions after observations and mediations.

Cost

$375 Fee for trainees who completed basic mediation training from a provider other than UDR to be paid in a single payment prior to beginning the practicum.

The is no charge for graduates of a UDR Basic Mediation Training workshop.

Timing

The time required to complete a Basic Mediation Practicum may vary. The practicum could take six months to one year depending on availability of cases and schedules of the trainee.


To Apply

To apply for a UDR Basic Mediation Practicum, complete†this Application†and send it by mail or fax to:


Utah Dispute Resolution
ATTN: Basic Mediation Practicum
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Fax: 801-531-0660


Basic Mediation Refresher Seminar

This training is designed for individuals who have completed basic mediation training and need or want to refresh their knowledge and skills. This interactive, skills-based workshop is court-approved and qualifies for continuing education credit as required by the Utah Courts to be listed on its Roster of Mediators. UDR has applied to the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education to qualify this workshop for 7.5 hours of CLE credits, including 2-hours of ethics.

This one-day workshop covers the following topics:
  • Mediation Process
  • Mediator's Opening Statement and the Agreement to Mediate
  • Ethical Guidelines for the Practice of Mediation
  • Separating Positions from Issues and Interests
  • Communication Skills: Listening, Using Questions, Reframing
  • Use of Caucus
  • Working with High Emotion, Blame, and Defensiveness
  • Working with Power Imbalances in Mediation
  • Helping Parties Overcome Impasse
  • Taking Notes
  • Setting Boundaries for the Process
  • Reaching Realistic Agreements and Memorializing the Agreement

Prerequisites

Prior to attending this training, participants must have completed a basic mediation training.

Cost

$200 early registration (full payment received at least one month prior to training)
$250 standard registration fee (full payment received within one month prior to training)
$15 CLE fee (This workshop qualifies for 7.5 hours of CLE, which includes 2 hours of ethics.)

Registration

To register for this training, click here.
Main Office:
Law & Justice Center
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Northern Utah Office:
YCC Center
2261 Adams Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Phone: 801 532-4841
Fax: 801-531-0660
Toll Free Phone: (877) 697-7175
Email: info@utahdisputeresolution.org