NVMS Certificates

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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 nation-wide and internationally 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.

Certificate Tracks


Federal Workplace Mediation

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

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

Audience: federal employees, managers, HR specialists, EEO specialists, contractors looking to mediate within government agencies

Organizational Development and Conflict Resolution

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

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.

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.


• = Required
♦ = Electives (choose at least 4)

Course Federal Workplace  Organizational Development  Dates offered
Mediation Skills and Process

Feb. 22-24,
Apr. 5-7,
May 18-20,
Sept. 6-8,
Nov. 1-3
ADR: Beyond Mediation

Jun. 16
Art of Questions

Apr. 28,
Oct. 17
Civility in the Workplace

Sept. 18
Considering Cultural Issues in Mediation

Mar. 28,
Sept. 12
Dealing with High Emotion Conflicts

May 25
Facilitation and Group Consensus Building

Mar. 29-30,
Oct. 25-26
How We Think: Hidden Barriers to Conflict Resolution

Mar. 16,
Aug. 31
Intuitive Reasoning

 Aug. 24
Mediating Complex and Multiparty Civil Cases

Sept. 15
Mediating EEO and Workplace Disputes

May 4,
Sept. 27
Mediation Practicum: Federal and Commercial Role-Play

Apr. 26-27,
Sept. 25-26
Negotiation Skills

Apr. 19,
Sept. 19
Powerful Coaching

Jun. 23
Preparing Memoranda and Agreements

Jul. 28
SDI for ADR Practitioners

May 3
Solution Focused Problem Solving

Sept. 22
Total Program Cost
(varies with electives)
$4,135-$4,630 $3,920-$4,335

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Contact us – (703) 865-7261 or training@nvms.us