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Birmingham, AL
September 14, 2012

Mediation Media, Inc.

MASTER MEDIATOR'S FORUM (CLE) Birmingham, AL September...

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This program is strictly limited to 20 attendees. You must meet the registration criteria listed below in order to register. If you have a question about the registration requirements, please email forum@mediationmedia.com.

   The Master Mediator's Forum will bring together a select group of experienced mediators from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida in a one-of-a-kind learning environment where we will explore advanced mediation topics and techniques in an interactive, fast-paced and fun (yes, fun!) "structured discussion" forum. Participants will have opportunities throughout the course to learn from other experienced mediators -- and share their own ideas with their colleagues. Attendees will be eligible for 6 hours of CLE credit, including 1 ethics hour.

    While anyone (regardless of experience) is welcome to register for other programs sponsored by Mediation Media, The Master Mediator's Forum is only open to individuals who meet AT LEAST ONE of the following registration criteria:

1. Registrant has acted as a paid mediator in at least 20 cases; OR

2. Registrant has acted as a volunteer mediator in at least 20 cases and as a paid mediator in at least 10 cases in the past 12 months; OR

3. Registrant is a current or former judge who has completed basic mediation training and has started a mediation practice (or will be starting a mediation practice within 6 months); OR

4. Registrant is serving (or has served in the past 2 years) in a leadership capacity on a state or local bar association mediation or ADR committee; OR

5. Registrant has been personally invited by the course facilitator to attend the program.


8:30 am -- 4:00 pm [Check-in begins at 8:15 am]
       Lunch is included at 12:00 noon.

Topics include:

"I'll Never Hire That Mediator Again!"
Career-Killing Mistakes Made by Mediators Who Should Know Better!

Course facilitator Troy Smith has worked with over 2000 attorneys and other mediation consumers over the last 20 years who routinely tell him "mediation horror stories" that usually end with the statement -- "I'll never hire that mediator again!" In this session, Troy will share real-life examples of career-killing mistakes, missteps, and blunders by mediators that have led to thousands of dollars in lost revenue for otherwise competent and accomplished mediators. Don't worry: Names and a few identifying facts will be changed to protect the not-so-innocent (and to make sure the mediators in question are not recognizable to the group) -- and your practice might be changed, too, when you learn to avoid these career-killing mistakes!

Anatomy of a Mediation: 18+ Best Practices Before, During and After Mediation
Successful mediators know that there are "best practices" that should be followed in nearly every mediation -- but every mediator is different -- and mediators have different opinions on what constitutes "best practices." In this segment, we'll learn best practices from the best mediators in the South! You'll learn what your colleagues are doing -- that you might not be -- to ensure success at mediation.

Reaching Resolution: 7 Advanced Techniques for Overcoming Impasse
Excellent training, years of experience and a good reputation won't do a mediator any good if he or she can't "close the deal" in mediation. Mediation consumers hire mediators who can help opposing parties settle their case. This segment will give you no less than 7 advanced techniques for overcoming impasse in mediation. We'll apply impasse-breaking techniques to real-life cases and find new ways to help parties reach resolution. 

Case Law Update
Recent cases are changing the practice of mediation. We'll look at new developments and discuss how these cases will impact your mediation practice.

Mediation Mojo: Success Defined
Several recent studies, surveys and reports have tried to identify what makes a mediator "successful." We will explore these ideas with an in-depth analysis of these recent findings to determine what they mean for you and your work as a mediator.

Much, much more!
This course is really about the participants who attend. Several weeks before the forum, each attendee will have an opportunity to anonymously complete an online survey which will help identify the topics of most interest to the group. The survey results will be used to construct additional course content for the program. Additionally, during the program, there will be plenty of time to address questions, raise issues and discuss real-world challenges faced by the course attendees.


course is approved for 6 hours of CLE credit in Alabama. We will report your attendance at the seminar within 7 days of completion. Do you need CLE credit in another state? (Our course has never been denied CLE approval in any jurisdiction). If you have questions about CLE status in your state, contact us at registration@mediationmedia.com.

Are you seeking continuing education credit for another profession? Let us know how we can help you get credit in your profession for attending one of our mediation training courses. We will work with you to apply to the appropriate organization to have our course approved by your professional credentialing agency for your benefit. Contact us at registration@mediationmedia.com.

Our training philosophy -- Minimal lecture; informative, engaging interaction! Those five words describe the practical, hands-on approach of our seminars. Many participants who attend our programs tell us: "This is unlike any other CLE I've ever attended!" We take that as a compliment! (They also tell us, "This is the best CLE I've ever attended!") Our innovative and creative approach to CLE will have you engaged in the course from the moment the program begins until the very end! To see what others say about our training programs, click here.

is seminar will be conducted by Troy Smith, author and designer of The Mediation Process and the Skills of Conflict Resolution training seminar. Troy began mediating 20 years ago and has been a mediation trainer for over 18 years. Thousands of individuals have completed his training programs. Click here to learn more about the instructor. To find out what past participants say about Troy and this course, click here.


Full Refund. Your seminar fee is fully refundable if you cancel your registration 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the seminar. All cancellations must be received in writing or via email.

Reschedule Anytime. If you must reschedule your attendance at a seminar ~ even at the last minute -- you may transfer your registration to another equally priced seminar within 24 months of the date of your original program. All reschedule requests must be in writing and received prior to the start of the seminar. (No-shows will not be eligible to reschedule).

Substitutions. If you are unable to attend a seminar for which you have registered, you may send a substitute in your place. If you need to send a substitute, we ask that you notify us at least 1 day in advance of your seminar, if possible.

Event Cancellation. In the highly unlikely event that Mediation Media, Inc. must cancel or reschedule a program for which you are registered for any reason, we will refund your registration fees or transfer your registration to another program, whichever you choose. Mediation Media, Inc. is not responsible for participant expenses related to a program cancellation.

If you have questions not answered here, email registration@mediationmedia.com and we will be happy to assist you. Or, call (800) 237-3476.

Have questions about MASTER MEDIATOR'S FORUM (CLE) Birmingham, AL September 14, 2012? Contact Mediation Media, Inc.


Marriott Courtyard Hotel (Hoover, AL)
1824 Montgomery Highway South
Hoover, AL 35244


Mediation Media, Inc.

     Mediation Media, Inc. is dedicated to providing outstanding advanced and basic mediation training seminars for new and experienced mediators.
     We also offer a one-of-a-kind Train-the-Trainer seminar designed to enable experienced mediators and mediation instructors to develop, market and present mediation training seminars of their own.
     Our training seminars are offered in many locations nationwide. Every seminar we offer can also be customized and presented at your location for your law firm, organization or group. Our seminars meet continuing education (CLE/CME) requirements and registration criteria for court-approved mediators, where applicable.
     Visit www.mediationmedia.com for more information. Or, call us at 800-ADR-FIRM or 800-237-3476.

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