HCC Basic Mediation & Conflict Resolution Skills - 40 Hours

HCC Basic Mediation & Conflict Resolution Skills - 40 Hours
This 40-hour, interactive course covers theory, process, skills, and ethical considerations essential for every mediator.  Training format includes coached role playing, small group discussion and exercises, video, and lecture.

Course covers all topics required by Maryland Circuit Court Rule 17-104 including: 

·         Overview of conflict resolution

·         Mediation theory and process

·         Communication skills for effective mediation

·         Ethics and confidentiality

·         Special topics including screening, caucus, and power balancing

·         Rules, statutes, and practices governing mediation in Maryland Circuit Courts

·         Cultural awareness


     BARBARA BLAKE WILLIAMS, M.P.A., M.Ed., Esquire, has a private practice in mediation and is listed on the rosters for court-appointed mediation with several circuit courts in Maryland.   Formerly Program Director for the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center in Howard County, Barbara has conducted extensive training in mediation and creative conflict resolution.  Having been recognized as a “Certified Mediator” by the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR), Barbara served as MCDR President in 2010 and Chair of MCDR’s Certification Committee in 2016.  Barbara subscribes to the Maryland Program on Mediator Excellence and is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  Barbara holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master’s in Education with a focus on Counseling/Family Therapy from Boston University, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. 


    40 credit hours (category 1) approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. 40 Continuing Education Hours approved by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists.  4.0 CEU’s.


     $925 (includes $290 in fees not eligible for waiver or discount).  Receive a $50 early bird tuition discount if you register by April 18.


     Thu, Fri:  6:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.; and, Sat:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  May 3 – May 19, 2018. 


     Gateway Campus of Howard Community College

To Register:   Click on www.howardcc.edu Course number is:  XI-114-7833 #8317



Contact Adrienne Summers at Howard Community College at 443-518-4972 or asummers@howardcc.edu.     

5/3/2018 - 5/19/2018
Gateway Campus Of Howard Community College Columbia