“I’ve thought about mediation training,
and now the time seems to be right.
What kinds of training options do you offer?”
We hear this question often! If you are interested in learning the skills of mediation and wish to “give back” to the community through our volunteer mediation programs, you have come to the right place. The range of people coming to NCRC for training is impressive, diverse, and gratifying.
We offer two training classes each year, each of which provides a thorough foundation in community mediation skills, along with targeted knowledge addressing the needs of specific court programs:
Community Mediation Training/Rule 31 Civil: Usually offered in the Fall, NCRC’s Community Mediation Training is an approved course for Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil Mediation. It is most appropriate for individuals wishing to work with civil and community issues regarding property and contracts, and for people interested in Victim-Offender mediation. See below for upcoming dates and the application.
Family Mediation Training/Rule 31 Family: Usually offered in the Spring, NCRC’s Family Mediation Training is an approved course for Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Mediation. It is most appropriate for individuals wishing to work with disputes involving family issues, including divorce and co-parenting. See below for upcoming dates and the application.
Please note: if you are interested in applying for Rule 31 listing after training, you should first read carefully through the AOC requirements for each category. Full information can be found here on the AOC website.
Community Mediation Training/Rule 31 Family
Rule 31 Family, 46 hours
May 6-10 and May 13-16
Crossover Rule 31 Family, 30 hours
Community Mediation Training/Rule 31 Civil
Rule 31 General Civil, 40 hours
September 2014, dates to be determined
Crossover Rule 31 General Civil, 16 hours
Applications will be available in July 2014.
If you are already trained as a mediator, we have information for you here on how to volunteer with NCRC.
Our Lunch & Learn programs are an engaging opportunity for new mediators, seasoned experts, and the merely curious–and they are free! The schedule can be found on our Upcoming Events page.
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