M5D1 Mediation Regulation or Certification(2).docx - Would the proposed Voluntary Mediator Certification Program offer a voluntarily certified mediator

M5D1 Mediation Regulation or Certification(2).docx - Would...

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Would the proposed Voluntary Mediator Certification Program offer a voluntarily certified mediator who also maintains a private mediation practice an opportunity to have the same credibility as a CDRCmediation in the general public’s eye?Both have similar training requirements, but they are not the same and therefor, an applicant must meetthe specific requirements for the desired certification. Perhaps similar to college credits, some of the training may be transferable. CDRC mediators undergo a rigorous certification process. First, they must complete a minimum of 30 hours of mediation training provided by a Unified Court System (UCS) ADR Office-certified trainer. This training covers numerous subjects such as the goals of the mediation process, diversity-related issues, agreement writing, ethics, effective listening, questioning skills, and the dynamics of conflict. After they complete the requirements, they are required complete an apprenticeship with their local CDRC, observing and co-mediating actual disputes. After the trainee has co-mediated a minimum of five cases (observed) and is then certified by the local CDRC, becoming eligible to mediate cases without a mentor (nycourts.gov, 2014).To obtain the CM credential, a trainee must meet requirements in three different areas, including:
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