Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party helps people in disputes to communicate and understand one another and to reach an agreement that is mutually satisfactory. Mediators do not make decisions for disputing parties, but instead provide and/or recommend terms for agreement.
This 40-hour training program meets the State of Maryland Requirements for Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO).
- the language of mediation and the theory, goals, and application of mediation methodologies
- interactive participation in simulated cases, exercises and role plays
- skills to assist parties in overcoming barriers in a dispute process
- the roles of attorneys and clients in mediation
- ethical responsibility of the mediator; strategies to deal with difficult people, power balances and cultural sensitivity
The Mediation for Youth courses are designed for teens, ages 14-19 years of age (born after 2001), to earn a Mediation Certificate. Students will be taught the basic mediation skills through lecture, case studies, role playing and supervised mediation examples. The benefits of completing this course include service learning credits that count toward high school graduation; life skills in conflict management; and becoming a member of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME) See the Summer Youth Programs Schedule on the college website at: http://www.pgcc.edu or Dr. Nancie Park on (301) 546-8340.