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Mediation Training

Advanced Mediation Training

Become a Mediator
In addition to taking mediation training to become a mediator, many people take mediation training to enhance their skill set in their current career. The facilitation, problem solving, and de-escalation skills of a mediator are easily transferable to any individual who facilitates meetings and group discussions or is responsible for addressing conflicts with-in their organization. This includes human resource personnel, managers, supervisors, project or team leaders, mental health professionals, educators, and union negotiators. You can even use the skills in your personal life.

General Civil Mediation Training

40-Hour State Court Administrative Office Approved

This 5-day, highly interactive training is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of civil disputes. This training is the first step for any individual who wishes to learn the skills of a mediator,  mediate privately or qualify for the circuit court roster approved list of mediators.
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Domestic Relations Mediation Training

40-Hour State Court Administrative Office Approved

This 6-day, highly interactive training is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of divorce and custody issues. This training is the first step for any individual who wishes to learn the skills of a mediator, mediate privately or qualify for the circuit court roster approved list of mediators. The training includes the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) required 8-Hour Domestic Violence Screening Training for mediators.
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Domestic Violence Screening Training

8-Hour State Court Administration Office Approved
This 8-Hour State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved training is designed to teach  mediators how to screen for domestic violence to determine if mediation is appropriate. The training is a required supplemental training to the 40-Hour Domestic Relations Mediator Training and will also satisfy SCAO 8-Hour advanced mediation training requirements for General Civil Mediators and Domestic Relations Mediators who previously took the 4-hour Domestic Violence Training.
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Mediation Experience
If you have received your 40-Hour General Civil or Domestic Relations Mediation Training Certificate, you have already completed step one of the State Court Administrative Office's (SCAO) requirements to become an approved mediator. OMC offers a complete practical experience package for individuals who have previously completed their 40-hour mediation training and are in pursuit of becoming a General Civil or Domestic Relations Mediator and need to meet the SCAO requirements for circuit court list eligibility.
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Resources for Mediators

Overview of Mediation Roster Qualifications:

http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/OfficesPrograms/ODR/Documents/2014%20Qualifications%20Summary%202.11.14.pdf

FAQ for Prospective Mediation Court Roster Applicants:

http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/OfficesPrograms/ODR/Documents/Med%20Qualification%20FAQs-C%202.11.14.pdf

Mediator Standards of Conduct:
http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Resources/Documents/standards/odr/Mediator%20Standards%20of%20Conduct%202.1.13.pdf


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