ECCE OFFERS CIVIL MEDIATION
The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education is offering a program on civil mediation in March and April.
“General Civil Mediation Training Course for Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31” will be offered from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 11-27 and April 1-24. The course instructor is Raymond L. Stevenson, general civil case mediator for the Consultant and Mediation Association, and will cost $1,275, including training materials.
While the course will deal to some extent with interpersonal conflict resolution in its skill-building segments, it will primarily focus on the resolution of conflict between individuals versus companies or agencies and interdependent groups or units. Specifically emphasized will be the skills required, such as communication, creative problem solving and facilitation, and the basic processes used, such as negotiation, conciliation and mediation, in conflict resolution.
The participants will examine the current theory in conflict resolution – legal, ethical and emotional issues that are common in disputes – and the format by which employment disputes are resolved. This course is approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.
To register for a workshop, contact ECCE at (800) 482-5199 or 881-7082 or visit the Web at www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/non_credit_registration.php.