Course Registration

Our next County Mediation Training will be scheduled for Fall 2017.  Please watch this space for updates.  (Please also let us know about your interest below.)

Training Summary

This 20-hour training program (9:30AM – 5:30PM each of the three days of class) combines lecture, discussion, and role-playing to promote comprehensive understanding and practical skills development for the mediator selected/ordered to mediate a county action. Among the topics and subject matter covered:

  • Negotiation Skills
  • Court Processes
  • Mediation Communication
  • Mediator Ethics & Confidentiality
  • Dealing with Pro Se Participants
  • Dealing with Attorneys in Mediation
  • Developing Options for Mutual Gain
  • Mediating in Difficult Situations
  • Drafting Mediated Settlement Agreements
  • Mediator Certification and Discipline

About The Trainer

Christopher M. Shulman is a Federal, Circuit Civil, Family, and County Mediator and an Approved Circuit Civil and County Primary Mediation Trainer. Having conducted more than 2600 mediations, he has earned a wealth of practical knowledge mediating in a large variety of subject matter areas. He has taught at the graduate level for more than 20 years and teaches various ADR courses as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law. Chris is also a practicing mediator and arbitrator and has focused his energies solely on serving as the neutral since 2002. He has spoken at most of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s conferences for the past 14 years, as well as at many private ADR seminars. A Member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Chris has served two 4-year terms on the Florida Supreme Court Mediator Ethics and Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on ADR Rules and Policy.

Training Location

Shulman ADR Law, P.A., 5111 Ehrlich Road, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33624.

The Fine Print

Trainee cancellations more than two weeks prior to the class start date will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee, unless applied towards tuition for the next subsequent training; trainee cancellations on less notice (including, without limitation, failure to attend class) will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee; requests for waiver of the cancellation fee due to emergency will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Attendance substitutions are permitted up to one day prior to the start date of the session. Enrollment is limited to 6 participants per course. Less than minimum enrollment may lead to postponement; registration fees previously collected will be applied towards the next training offered or a refund will be granted without penalty.

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