MCDR Announces the Next Mediator Assessment & Certification Program

  • June 02, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 1160 Spa Road, Suite 1-B, Annapolis, MD 21403



The Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR)

is pleased to announce the next

Mediator Assessment and Certification Program

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Location:   1160 Spa Road, Suite 1-B,  Annapolis MD  21403

     MCDR’s performance-based assessment process is one of the most valuable skills development opportunities available to mediators in the US and is recognized internationally by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).  Since 1996, MCDR has provided a performance-based assessment and certification program that is considered a national model in the ongoing dialogue on quality assurance and mediator credentials.  It is one of the few qualifying mediator assessment programs in the country that is recognized by the International Mediation Institute.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

     The core of the assessment/certification process is a one hour videotaped mediation role-play during which the candidate mediates a case with two parties and is reviewed by two MCDR certified assessors.  Using a widely tested skills assessment instrument designed by Family Mediation Canada, the two assessors independently assess mediator candidates on three dimensions:  how they manage the process of mediation, how they manage the content of the mediation, and how they manage the relationships of the parties.  Candidates may choose from several different types of role-plays, including a divorce/custody case, a workplace dispute, a civil case, or a community dispute.

     All candidates receive oral feedback from role players and assessors as well as written assessments and a DVD of their one-hour mediation. Candidates who do not satisfy the criteria for certification are invited to participate in the process again within one year at no additional cost.

HOW TO APPLY

     Send your completed application, one-page self-statement and application fee ($325 for MCDR members; $395 for non-members) to:  MCDR, c/o Kate Cullen, 1160 Spa Road, Suite 1-B, Annapolis, MD  21403.  


            
Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution
10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 247
 Bethesda, Maryland   20817

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MCDR is the oldest membership-based organization in Maryland dedicated to promoting the use of mediation and supporting

the mediation profession.  We have a proud history of successfully advocating for allowing multiple professions to practice mediation,

halting attempts to restrict the practice some fifteen years ago.  MCDR is the first organization to establish performance based criteria

now in use as a national model, part of an ongoing dialogue on quality assurance and mediator credentials.


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