Each month at Cafe Mediate a group of ADR professionals gathers for lively, unscripted discussion of topics relevant to the business, practice, and future of the field.
In the latest episode of this monthly podcast series professional mediator and author Tammy Lenski, international business mediator Amanda Bucklow, commercial mediator Victoria Pynchon, and I begin a two-part discussion of a subject of particular interest to mediators: certification and credentialing for mediators in private practice. Joining us is pioneer and field leader Susanne Terry, an internationally respected dispute resolution practitioner, scholar, and ACR board member who is directly involved in shaping a national conversation on the issue of certification.
You can download or listen to Mediator Certification: An Idea Whose Time Has Come? (Part 1).
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Next month drop by Cafe Mediate (motto: “where conversation, not caffeine, is the stimulant”) for Part 2 of the discussion on certification for mediators. In the meantime, Tammy suggests further reading on certification. I second her motion:
- Tammy Lenski’s post, You Say You’re a Certified Mediator. Says Who?
- My post, Mediator Certification: Quality Assurance or Caveat Emptor?
- My post, Public Licensing and Regulation of Mediators: The Arguments For and Against
- The Case for Extended, Integrated Mediator Preparation, an ACResolution article authored by Susanne Terry, Alice Estey and Tammy Lenski