Office of Continuing Education &
8695 College Parkway
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
Phone #s: all area codes are 239
Continuing Education: 425-3270
Institute of Government: 425-3271
Renaissance Academy: 425-3272
This course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options. Specific attention will be given to mediation, arbitration, summary jury trials, mini-trials and moderated settlement conferences. Students can benefit from taped live lectures or take the course online with the added advantage of reviewing the materials as many times as necessary for full retention of the information. ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) is geared to all professionals who are focused on "interest-based bargaining." This course takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Florida Gulf Coast University. Students will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will choose or be assigned project reports that deal with ADR topics. Independent project development is encouraged. Final projects will be presented for critique to The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion.
Topics of Study:
Introduction, History and Origin of ADR-Mediation.
Techniques for ADR: The Mediation Process & Role of the Mediator.
Business Disputes, Settlement Issues in the Business Sector, Employment Disputes and Employer/Employee Relationships.
Textbooks: ADR in a Nutshell, by Jaqueline M. Nolan-Haley.
This course is an online Course or can be purchased as on a DVD (media is INCLUDED in the cost of the course) or text. Call or go online for prices.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course Online Schedule:
New sessions begin every 8 weeks.
2017 Session 2: March 6 - April 21, 2017
2017 Session 3: May 1 - June 16, 2017
2017 Session 4: June 26 - August 11, 2017
2017 Session 5: August 21 - October 6, 2017
2017 Session 6: October 16 - December 1, 2017
2018 Session 1: January 8 - February 23, 2018
Course Tuition: $645 (excludes textbooks).
It is recommended that you complete the registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information.
The Center For Legal Studies
523 Park Point Dr., Ste. 320
Golden, CO 80401
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