Getting Started in Mediation
1) TRAIN Get a good training, minimum 36 hours.
You can also check our calendar to see if there is a good one coming up soon in your area:
2) PRACTICE Get connected with a place to begin practicing your skills. This might be a community mediation center, a courthouse with an organized volunteer program, and even many churches have organized Neighborhood Juvenile Mediation, or Restorative Justice Programs.
3) NETWORK Get connected with a group that could some day pay you, such as the EEOC, Chamber of Commerce, etc. These groups are your network, that can some day send workplace mediation referrals to you. Also connect with ADR Association support groups--such as the ACR-Workplace section.
Get a great website. People will start being interested in you--so turn that interest into referrals and paying clients. You can get a free one to get started and find your style, but quickly you will need to upgrade to a website with more options. More info on Mediate.com
websites here: www.Mediate.com/Web
6) LAUNCH Once all these pieces are in place, develop your brand and announce it! Mediate.com is a great resource for helping you develop some custom art pieces, or find someone with both an art background and technical skills.