MEDIATION ETHICS - How to get the most from mediation for your clients, and not for the mediator, attorney or referral service
**This is a 1-day 8-hour advanced mediation course that requires 40 hours of basic mediation training.
Taught by: Sharon Bayus, MA, LPC-S, TMCA Distinguished Mediator
Are there really ethics involved in where we place our focus as mediators; in choosing between caucus and conference-style mediation; between marathon mediation or time limited sessions, or in how we define success, and whether we first meet clients in screening sessions, if we invite/allow attorneys and other third parties into the process, or do we think about who and how we empower or disempower various parties related to the mediation? All these areas of ethical impact and outcome are explored in this workshop as well as discussion of the pros and cons of each option, the appropriate times to apply these techniques, and looked at in light of how we as mediators, need to go about selecting our approach to each case and each client, rather than simply plodding along in the same manner of our mediation trainer’s favorite techniques. Did you even learn how to perform and apply all these techniques or did you learn just one side of each continuum? It is important that we are deliberate in selection of techniques and know how to apply any and all of them in order to do the best job for our clients, and to set our clients up for the best possible outcomes. Every mediator has something to learn in this session, particularly how to become more deliberate in his or her actions before, during and after mediation.