NVMS Certification

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.

Certificate Tracks
  • 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: July 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 MediationDates: 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 ResolutionDates: 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 SkillsDates: August 14
Fee: $875 regular registration; $960 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 7 CLE
Powerful CoachingDates: October 22
Fee: $265 regular registration; $290 late registration
Time: 8:30am-12:45pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME
Preparing Memoranda and AgreementsDates: 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 MediationDates: September 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 CasesDates: 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 DisputesDates: 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 BuildingDates: May 13-14October 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 OthersDates: May 8
Fee: $550 regular registration; $595 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME; 6.5 CLE
Solution-Focused Problem SolvingDates: September 26
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME
Civility in the WorkplaceDates: September 17
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 4 CME
Non-Violent CommunicationDates: March 25
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: 8 CME
Building Trust and Overcoming DistrustDates: May 16
Fee: $450 regular registration; $495 late registration
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Continuing Education: pending







































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