The New Decision Management Associates

Mediation/Neutrals Training

Our mediation/neutrals training is a series of classes in which participants are trained in mediation, negotiation, and communication. The New DMA's training satisfies the requirements of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution to become a registered neutral.

Note

Completion of a training program does not guarantee that any particular court-connected program must or will accept you as a neutral to serve the program. Each local court program exercises its discretion with reference to the qualifications of each neutral. For this reason a local program may require a neutral to have additional training, education or experience beyond the Georgia Supreme Court's requirements. Contact the local program in which you are interested or the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution for more information on requirements.


The New DMA president and advanced practitioner Bob Berlin is lead trainer in all mediation classes. With a strong background in education, Bob incorporates accelerated learning techniques to create a fun environment conducive to learning. Over the course of 4 or 5 days, participants will learn about the nature of conflict, the mediation process, and interest-based negotiation techniques, plus get a real-life grasp on how mediation works through real-play (role-play) experiences.

After completing the basic course of General Civil Mediation Training & Practicum, there are many opportunities for advanced training. Our Domestic & Family Mediation Training focuses on providing mediators with the skills to successfully conduct and resolve mediations involving divorce and family matters, a basic understanding of domestic law in Georgia including child support guidelines and enforcement, and Georgia Supreme Court ADR rules and the financial and tax implications of divorce. This additional training is required by the state of Georgia to conduct court referred divorce mediations.

Continuing education courses covering many relevant topics are available. Please see our schedule for more information. CEs and CLEs are approved for these courses.

Anyone. This training provides skills and techniques for all areas of your life, personal and professional.

The Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution requires that you complete a 40-hour General Civil Mediation Training and Practicum. Please visit www.godr.org for more information.

A Practicum is an opportunity to practice being the mediator while gaining valuable feedback from industry professionals. Hone your skills and techniques through observation and real-play experiences.

Yes. Conflict is a part of life and will always be a part of life. Where there is conflict, there is a need for mediation. Upon completing training, clients do not automatically begin to line up outside your door. Like any business, mediation requires an investment in personal time to build a practice, develop a clientele, and invest in niche marketing. If you are willing to develop a plan and work hard, add dedication and basic business smarts, you can succeed in this area. How well you succeed is up to you!

Coming Up!

Civil Mediation Training & Practicum
December 11-15, 2017
Understand the nature of conflict, responses to conflict and the basics of conflict theory. Learn the skills needed to facilitate the management of various types of conflict in a fun, energizing environment. Real-plays give students realistic hands-on experience. This course is a comprehensive overview of appropriate dispute resolution processes. General Civil Mediation Training is the foundational course for all advanced mediation trainings. Topics include: Diversity, Ethics, Generating & Exploring Options, Negotiation Skills, Professionalism, Role and Responsibility of the Mediator, Advanced Communication Skills including Listening Skills & Re-framing.
Domestic and Family Mediation Training
October 30-November 3, 2017; Practicum November 16-17, 2017
General Civil Mediation Training is a pre-requisite for GA ODR Registration} Understand basic domestic law in Georgia including most recent child support guidelines and enforcement, Georgia Supreme Court ADR rules and the financial and tax implications of divorce. Topics include: Domestic Violence, Parenting Plans, and Communication Skills.
Hot Topics - An Open Discussion of Issues in Mediation
November 9, 2017 - Columbus
Join us for an open discussion of the latest hot topics in mediation: Hot Buttons: Ours and Theirs; The Fallacy of Impasse; Hot/Cold Conflicts: How to Approach Each; Good Faith & Confidentiality (CA); + Whatever You'd Like To Bring Up! 3 Hours Cost: $99* * CLE fees ($30) apply

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1100 Hill Place
Macon, Georgia 31210
Phone: (478) 477-3317
Fax: (478) 477-1115

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