30-Hour Civil Mediation Training - June 4-7 in Okoboji, Iowa

with Aimee Gourlay, JD, and Susan Mainzer, JD

June 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2018
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: $1,360.00
Location: The Waterfront
610 Linden Dr.
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
22.25 standard, 4.25 ethics, 3.5 bias MN CLE credits to be applied for
30 IA, MN, SD & NE CLE credits to be applied for
MN Rule 114 Certified Training

Mediation Center and Iowa's American Academy of ADR Attorneys are working together to bring Mediation Center's four day, 30-Hour Civil Mediation Training. 30-Hour Civil Mediation Training is a course that develops those skills that are most important to deepening your knowledge of effective conflict resolution. Mediation is a flexible and creative process that offers individuals and groups in conflict an opportunity to find mutually satisfactory resolutions. The mediator is a neutral facilitator who uses the process of mediation to create an environment for parties to communicate effectively, explore their underlying interests and find constructive outcomes.

This course offers experiential training with a focus on practical skills - it's designed for professionals who want to learn how to mediate. Experienced mediators and trainers Aimee Gourlay and Susan Mainzer introduce a structured, yet flexible, five-step mediation process. Participants will develop their skills at identifying interests, issues and positions, generating options, framing issues, breaking impasse, remaining neutral in difficult mediation sessions, and identifying power imbalances. This course also examines the cause of conflict, and cultural and ethical concerns in mediation. Participants will add a variety of tools to their toolbox. To read more about 30-Hour trainers Aimee Gourlay and Susan Mainzer please visit our About page.

Accommodations: Bridges Bay Resort, which is connected to The WaterFront event center, is offering a limited number of discounted hotel rooms to training participants. For more information about accommodations, call 712-332-2202, or click the link provided to visit The WaterFront website to reserve Bay Bridges accommodations. Please reference the room block associated with the mediation and arbitration training for discounted pricing.

Click here for a printable registration form if you prefer to mail in your registration with a check.


30-Hour Civil Mediation Training: $1,360.00

30-Hour Civil Mediation Training and 6-Hour Civil Arbitration Training - June 4-8: $1,500.00

*For information about 6-Hour Civil Arbitration Training in Okoboji, IA, please click here.