As mediation, negotiation, collaborative practice and other forms of consensual resolution gain acceptance and use, there is a major need for qualified teachers and trainers. Currently, mediators share their experience and insights at conferences, webinars, and offer their own training. However, as any credentialed teacher can attest, cutting edge training for teachers requires the concepts and pedagogical tools of adult learning theory, building useful and sequential curriculum, preparing engaging visual and interactive presentations, and building in useful self-evaluation.
Mosten Guthrie Academy offers beginning and advanced courses to help mediators and other providers gain the knowledge and skills to help them add training to their careers and supplement their income. All of these courses are online and are available to individuals and organizations. For more information, contact Alison Beck, MGA Training Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our co-founder, Woody Mosten has been training teachers and trainers of mediators and collaborative practitioners for over 30 years. As a law professor at UCLA, Cal Western, Mitchell-Hamline and other law schools, Woody has taught law students and participated in mentoring other law teachers. He has been the Chair of the International Law Student Client Consultation Competition (affiliated with the International Bar Association since 1989 (www.brownmosten.com ) and was Chair of the Academy of Family Mediator Consultation Institute that taught mediators how to teach mediators. In 2021, he partnered with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals to offer a Train the Trainer course for professionals world wide.
See a video produced by Woody's Train the Trainer Participants following a 2017 course in Chicago !