In-Person 40-Hour General Civil Mediation Training & Practicum

Dates: March 11-15, 2024

Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm


  • General Public: $1,300.00
  • USG Employees: $1,100.00

Location: 3201 Campus Loop Road NW, Rm 117  Kennesaw, GA 30144


The first 28-hour mediation training focuses on an understanding of the mediation process, communication skills, problem-solving skills, agreement writing, and mediation ethics. Mediation skills are taught in a highly interactive format through short lectures,  group discussion, focused exercises, and coached role-play. The training meets general mediation training requirements for registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR). In addition, the training is approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours (28 regular including 3 ethics) with the Georgia State Bar.

 The 12-hour practicum will build upon the skills introduced during the General Civil Mediation Training. It provides an opportunity for you to observe, reflect on, and discuss the practice of mediation. The Practicum may be taken in lieu of 5 real case observations with an experienced mediator in mediation for the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution registration purposes.


Alvin Albert, J.D. 

Part-time Professor of Conflict Management/ Mediator/ Trainer/ Conflict Coach

Ellen Lahtinen, MPA, 

Program Manager Center for Conflict Management / Mediator/ Trainer / Conflict Coach

Deadline to Register: March 4, 2024

 Cancellation Policy: Full refund before February 26, 2024; An administrative fee of $300.00 from February 26 -March 4, 2024; No refund after March 4, 2024.

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