Upcoming Training Courses
The Center has trained more than 3,500 individuals from government and the private sector in the use of ADR theory and techniques. Effective training for ADR practitioners, public decision-makers and the public at large gives participants an understanding of dispute resolution techniques and their applicability to a variety of situations. In addition to public courses, the Center also provides customized trainings for agencies and nonprofits.
June 5, 2023 — June 9, 2023
40-Hour Basic Mediation – via Zoom (FULL)This class is full. This class is being offered online, via Zoom. You must be on-camera the full 40 hours. This intensive five-day program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to mediate a variety of everyday disputes. This course emphasizes the importance of practical experience in becoming an effective mediator. During frequent role-plays, each participant will mediate a variety of disputes with expert feedback. This course is designed to satisfy the 40 classroom hours of training required to mediate court-referred disputes as indicated in the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act § 154.052, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. This course also meets the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association and Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable's requirements. *Please note, this is not the Advanced Family Mediation course. Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations must be received 15 business days prior to the beginning of the program. There will be a $50 administration fee for registrations cancelled before the cutoff date. Cancellations after the cutoff dated will receive no refunds; however, substitutions may be designated with notification to our office. The Center further reserves the right to cancel a program if sufficient enrollment is not met. In the event of the cancellation of a program, the Center will refund registrations fees pertaining to that program. Learn more
August 22, 2023 — August 23, 2023
Fundamentals of Public Participation-via ZoomThe focus of this course is on understanding and applying the practices of meaningful and effective P2 (public participation). The training explores principles, concepts and best practices, and how to design and apply this knowledge to your P2/engagement work. Who should take this course?
- New practitioners beginning their journey in P2/engagement
- Anyone working in the field or a related field who wants to understand and apply the fundamentals of meaningful and effective P2/engagement practice
- Anyone planning to take additional IAP2 training as this is a prerequisite course for entry into the Global Learning Pathway or to pursue CP3 (certification) with IAP2 USA.