Mediation for the Federal Sector Certificate Program, July 9 - September 24, 2020

Thu, July 09 2020, 8:30 AM - Thu, September 24 2020, 5:00 PM [EST]


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Event Information

Thu, July 09 2020, 8:30 AM - Thu, September 24 2020, 5:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

From improving performance to reconciling clashing work styles, this certificate provides you with the skills to mediate and assist federal employees in exploring mutually acceptable resolutions to their disputes. It is a professional development opportunity to improve performance by helping colleagues navigate disagreements. This cohort-based program begins with a focus on fundamentals such as understanding interest-based negotiation and learning a four-step mediation process. Then, advanced practice classes add depth and complexity to specific elements of mediation.


This cohort-based program is offered as a series of seven (7) workshops varying in length from half-day to 3.5 days. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive a professional certificate. Past program graduates have gone on to join federal mediation programs in various agencies, including the Sharing Neutrals Program.

Who should attend? Federal employees or consultants looking to mediate in federal agencies or build a private mediation practice.


Program Information and Schedule (PDF)

Classes included:

  1. ADR: Beyond Mediation - July 9, 2020 (8:30 am-12:45 pm)
  2. Negotiation Skills - July 30, 2020 (8:30 am - 5 pm)
  3. Mediation Skills and Process (Federal Workplace Focus) - August 18-21, 2020 (8:30 am - 5pm Days 1-3; 8:30 am - 1 pm Day 4)
  4. Mediation Practicum: Federal Workplace - August 28, 2020 (8:30 am - 5 pm)
  5. Preparing Memoranda and Agreements - August 21, 2020 (2-5pm)
  6. Mediating Complex and Multi-party Cases - September 16, 2020 (8:30 am - 5 pm)
  7. Mediating EEO and Workplace Disputes - September 24, 2020 (8:30 am - 5 pm)

All courses take place at 9653 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA 22031.

Who should attend? Federal employees or consultants looking to mediate in federal agencies.


About the Organizer

NVMS Conflict Resolution Center is a community dispute resolution center in Fairfax, Virginia. Our mission is to equip the Northern Virginia community to constructively address conflict by providing: 1) mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services to resolve disagreements; 2) Training to develop skilled practitioners who deliver mediation, facilitation, and restorative practice services; and 3) Education for community members about alternative approaches to addressing conflict. NVMS is affiliated with the School of Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and a member of Resolution Virginia.

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