This course provides the same information as our regular Mediation Skills Course, but it has been augmented to better serve mediators who are located in India. The course emphasizes the key principles that beginning mediators should understand and how they apply in an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) environment. It is designed for individuals who wish to work in the commercial mediation field or community mediation arena and seek to proactively prevent disputes or settle disputes before they become lawsuits. Our students are professionals in the legal field, government, hospitals, educational institutions and the business world.
This course is taught by established mediation leaders, several of whom are widely acknowledged pioneers of mediation in India. The course is designed to be taken online, on your schedule, and in your own space. We recommend that you take the Mediation Skills course in modules, focusing on completing one module at a time. Then, spend a few days implementing what you have learned before beginning the next module. Practice and reflection are encouraged through online exercises and worksheets (available with course materials). Assessments by EMA are included.
Estimated course completion: 40 hours
Full training information for mediators in India is HERE
“I met Mr. Bruce Edwards at a Mediator’s Training Programme organized by him along with the Centre for Advanced Practice in Bangalore……A remarkable trainer and an internationally acknowledged mediator….he has the unique ability to transmit that experience to others through simple illustrations and rigorous practical exercises. I am sure in developing countries like India which are looking for alternatives to long-drawn litigation and adjudication of disputes, training institutions like judical academies and ADR Centres will be greatly benefitted by collaborating with Bruce,”
Prof. N. R. Madhava Menon Former Vice-Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Former Director of National Judicial Academy, Bhopal
Bruce Edwards was one of the pioneers in developing mediation as a tool for resolving commercial disputes in the United States. A professional mediator since 1985, he has mediated over 7,000 disputes throughout the United States, focusing on large, complex disputes often involving high emotions. He has played a central role in establishing the largest and most successful dispute resolution company in the country, JAMS, where he served as Chairman of the Board while supporting the career development of hundreds of commercial mediators.
In addition to his full-time mediation practice, Bruce has devoted a substantial amount of time sharing his practical knowledge with others. Since 1995, he has taught Advanced Mediation at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. More recently, he has trained hundreds of aspiring mediators in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. His international work continues, working with government leaders and institutions to find ways to implement mediation in justice systems around the world.
Bruce Edwards co-founded Edwards Mediation Academy in 2014 with his wife, Susan Franson Edwards, with the goal of delivering the highest quality skill development through online learning to all corners of the globe.