This course is designed to help students develop advanced mediation skills. Students will have the opportunity to observe people in conflict during conciliation court proceedings, and observe and possibly co-mediate real mediations in conciliation court, housing court, community mediation settings, or with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Students will need at least one four-hour block of time from 8:00 am to noon on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings every week of the semester for field work. EEOC or MDHR placements may require an entire day in some weeks. In addition, externs will complete weekly readings, write weekly reflective journals, and attend a two-hour group class for ten weeks during the semester, all designed to encourage critical analysis, self-reflection, and further skill development. Externs must complete a placement preference form before the semester begins. 2 credits.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of one of the basic ADR certification courses (#4573, Alternative Dispute Resolution, or #8241, 44-Hour Family Mediation) or listed as qualified neutral on Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 Neutral Roster. Discrimination or employment law course is highly recommended for EEOC placement.
Taught by: Linda M. Mealey-Lohmann
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