NVMS Certificates

For over 25 years, more than 10,000 individuals have relied on our specialized training to enhance their capacity to manage conflict, their leadership skills and to advance their careers. Our certificate programs are recognized nationwide by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

Our training is designed with the adult learner in mind – combining theory, observation, experiential exercises and practice opportunities for meaningful and enduring learning. Our instructors have relevant professional training and advanced degrees in law, conflict resolution, counseling, education, and other fields.

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NVMS Certificate Requirements (PDF)

  • Federal Workplace Mediation Certificate
  • Organizational Development and Conflict Resolution

PURPOSE: To prepare participants to address workplace conflict between co-workers, managers/employees, EEO complaints, etc.

AUDIENCE: Federal employees, managers, HR specialists, EEO specialists, contractors looking to mediate within government agencies

COMPETENCIES: Conflict management, creative thinking, customer service, decision-making, decision support, employee relations, negotiation, interpersonal skills, listening, leadership, oral communication, problem-solving, resilience.

REQUIREMENTS

Pre-requisite: Bachelor's degree OR equivalent work experience

 

COURSE DETAILS

REQUIRED CLASSES

Mediation Skills and Process 

Dates: February 26-March 1April 9-12July 12-13 and 19-20 (Friday-Saturday over two weekends)September 10-13November 12-15
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm Days 1-3; 8:30am-1pm Day 4
Fee: $1,290 regular registration; $1,435 late registration
Continuing Education: 19 (0.5) CME; 19.5 (0.5) CLE

ADR: Beyond Mediation

Dates: June 11
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME; 3.5 CLE

How We Think: Cognitive Barriers to Conflict Resolution

Dates: March 21 (evening), August 28
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME; 3.5 CLE

Mediation Practicum (Civil)

Dates: April 29-30, October 2-3
Fee: $875 regular registration; $960 late registration 
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm both days
Continuing Education: 16 CME; 12 CLE

Negotiation Skills

Dates: March 30August 14
Fee: $875 regular registration; $960 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 7 CLE

Powerful Coaching

Dates: April 24October 22
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME

Preparing Memoranda and Agreements

Dates: August 9
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME; 3(1) CLE

Considering Cultural Issues in Mediation

Dates: May 21September 27
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 7.5 CME; 5 CLE

Mediating Complex and Multi-Party Civil Cases

Dates: September 19
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 6.5 CLE

Mediating EEO and Workplace Disputes

Dates: May 7September 25
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 6.5 CLE

ELECTIVES (Select 4)

 

Facilitation and Group Consensus Building

Dates: May 1-2October 8-9
Fee: $875 regular registration; $960 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm both days
Continuing Education: 8 CME

SDI for ADR Practitioners: Understanding Self and Others

Dates: May 8
Fee: $550 regular registration; $595 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 6.5 CLE

Solution-Focused Problem Solving

Dates: September 26
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME

Civility in the Workplace

Dates: April 23September 17
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME

Non-Violent Communication

Dates: March 26
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME

Building Trust and Overcoming Distrust

Dates: May 16
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: pending

PURPOSE: To prepare participants to work within organizations as a conflict resolution practitioner

AUDIENCE: Individuals who wish to become conflict resolution practitioners and assist organizations in managing change, understanding and addressing missing needs, resolving conflict, increasing efficiency and performance.

COMPETENCIES: Client engagement/ change management, conflict management, continual learning, creative thinking, customer service, decision-making, decision support, developing others, employee relations, flexibility, negotiation, interpersonal skills, leadership, listening, oral communication, problem-solving, resilience, stakeholder management.

REQUIREMENTS

 

COURSE DETAILS

REQUIRED CLASSES

Mediation Skills and Process 

Dates: February 26-March 1April 9-12July 12-13 and 19-20 (Friday-Saturday over two weekends)September 10-13November 12-15
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm Days 1-3; 8:30am-1pm Day 4
Fee: $1,290 regular registration; $1,435 late registration
Continuing Education: 19 (0.5) CME; 19.5 (0.5) CLE

ADR: Beyond Mediation

Dates: June 11
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME; 3.5 CLE

How We Think: Cognitive Barriers to Conflict Resolution

Dates: March 21 (evening), August 28
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME; 3.5 CLE

Facilitation and Group Consensus Building

Dates: May 1-2October 8-9
Fee: $875 regular registration; $960 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm both days
Continuing Education: 8 CME

Negotiation Skills

Dates: March 30August 14
Fee: $875 regular registration; $960 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 7 CLE

Powerful Coaching

Dates: April 24October 22
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME

Considering Cultural Issues in Mediation

Dates: May 21September 27
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 7.5 CME; 5 CLE

Solution-Focused Problem Solving

Dates: September 26
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME

Civility in the Workplace

Dates: April 23September 17
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME

ELECTIVES (Select 4)

 

Mediation Practicum (Civil)

Dates: April 29-30, October 2-3
Fee: $875 regular registration; $960 late registration 
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm both days
Continuing Education: 16 CME; 12 CLE

SDI for ADR Practitioners: Understanding Self and Others

Dates: May 8
Fee: $550 regular registration; $595 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 6.5 CLE

Non-Violent Communication

Dates: March 26
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME

Building Trust and Overcoming Distrust

Dates: May 16
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: pending

 

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