The CDR recently wrapped up its latest offering 40-hour Civil and Family Mediation Training. More than $9000 in scholarships enabled students from across campus to attend this event, which also garnered participation from attorneys, counselors, social workers, and human resource professionals from all regions of Missouri.
This training offers a valuable learning opportunity to students in the Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution at Missouri State. In the words of one student participant, “Overall I am so happy I took the training. As a graduate student I found it to act as a capstone for what I learned over the last two years. It has helped me reflect on where I am today and where I want to go in the future.” The professional attendees as well commented on the value of the training for them:
- “This will help me as an attorney, husband, and friend. I have learned so much about personalities and connecting with people where they are at.”
- “It was great to use the new skills learned and to have the coaches grading me and helping with the areas where I needed to improve. I have already found that I am using the skills with my family, particularly with my teenage children. I have seen how these skills are helpful!”
- “I have wanted to help people for a while now. In my profession I see communication breakdowns where one party loses. Without this training I would never have felt comfortable helping the parties.
- “All of this training was extremely helpful. I have been mediating for over 20 years and have attended numerous mediation trainings, as well as a master’s in dispute resolution, and I thought every aspect of this training was invaluable.”
The CDR’s next Civil and Family Mediation Training will be offered March 25-29, 2015. Potential participants are encouraged to register early, as this training regularly fills to capacity. For more information email CDR@MissouriState.edu or call 417-836-8831.