Getting Started in Mediation

The Three Main Aspects: Training, Experience and Marketing

Training
Tips on how to find the correct training for you. This might be at a local community mediation center, or you might choose to get a Masters or Doctorate degree. This course explains the benefits of multiple options so that you can make the right decision for you.

Experience
This is the most difficult aspect of starting as a mediator. This course provides many different suggestion from using prior contacts, to potential volunteer opportunities, to common methods others have used successfully to develop clients.

Marketing
How to capitalize on your training and experience. There are two aspects to marketing: what will appeal to clients and what will work for you. Dr. Fowler discusses both of these in detail, and then lists multiple resources that will help participants to create and refine a successful marketing campaign. 

Recorded in Eugene, Oregon by Dr. Clare Fowler in 2017.


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Course curriculum

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    Getting Started in Mediation

    • Training

    • Experience

    • Marketing

Instructor(s)

Clare Fowler

Clare Fowler, Managing Editor at Mediate.com, received her Master's of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, focused on reducing workplace conflicts, from Pepperdine University School of Education. Clare also coordinated the career development program for The Straus Institute dispute resolution students. In addition to her editorial duties at Mediate.com, Clare coordinates online case management for ADR programs, agencies and courts.