Participants will learn negotiation skills and how to select the most cost-effective and least intrusive Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method to achieve the most positive result for both parties. Students will understand the processes and methods of ADR techniques; learn the proper application and limits of ADR techniques; appreciate the ethical considerations involved in ADR; and develop a basic ability to apply ADR methods. ADR is geared for all professionals who are focused on "interest-based bargaining." This 42-hour, 7-week course takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions.
Benefits to the Distance (Print-Based) format:
- Students can review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.
- Students can direct questions to the instructor via a toll-free number.
- Students have 30 hours of reading and writing assignments.
- Students will submit your assignments and exams via e-mail or fax.
- Students may start the course at any time and have a maximum of 6 months to complete the ADR Certificate course.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Certificate Course is offered in partnership by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Legal Studies.
- Individuals seeking alternative dispute resolution and mediation skills and methods necessary for a career in the legal field
This program is coordinated by our educational partner, The Center for Legal Studies, one of America's most respected legal education training centers. They offer legal programs nationally since 1980. These courses are taught by experienced legal and educational professionals selected by the Center for Legal Studies.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook, by Scott and Lisa Hatch, published by The Center for Legal Studies, ISBN# 0-9637248-7-8. This book is only available for purchase through CLS.
- ADR in a Nutshell, 2nd edition, by Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley, Thomson Learning, ISBN# 0-314-23888-3.