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Education G581 Section 5063

Mediation

 

Instructors:

Mike Tracy
Suzanne Sturgeon

 

 

Semester 2, 2000-2001
Fri., Sat., Sun., Jan. 26-28 & Feb. 9-11

EDUC 0020

 

 

*   Course Objectives

*   Schedule for First Weekend

*   Between Weekend Assignments

*   Schedule for Second Weekend

*   Grading

The course has the following objectives:

 

    1. Provide an overview and a context for understanding and using MEDIATION.
    2. Promote skill development in the following MEDIATION skills for use personally and in a therapeutic setting.
      1. Content
        Rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution
        Role of the Mediator
        Property Distribution
        Custody/Child Care Plan
        Special Education Regulations
      2. Process
        Model for Mediation
        Key process Concepts
        Steps for Success
        Elicitation Questions
        Caucus Strategy Questions
        Identifying Variables Affecting Parties
        Changing Variables Affecting Parties
        Optimizing Parties' Positions
        Communicating Multiple Realities
        Eliciting Changing Values and Criteria
        Getting Commitment
        Brainstorming Alternatives
        Role Playing in Caucus

 

First Weekend Schedule

 

    1. Friday Evening
      1. Introduction and Overview
      2. Students Assessment of Goals
        1. Make a list of your professional interests that may be influenced by Mediation skills. (i.e., schools, couples, families, business situations, etc.)
        2. From your list, select at least two and not more than five terms to be used as keywords in combination with Mediation in a literature search.
        3. During the first session Friday evening, execute a data search, using the key terms on three data bases; All these searches can be conducted in less than an hour in the School of Education Library. Bring a 3.5 inch diskette to record the results of your search. The librarian can assist you if you are unfamiliar with the process.
        4. Bring the results of your search on the diskette and a single print copy of two or three sample documents (chapters or articles) from your search to share your findings with the class.
      3. Review and discussion of literature search
      4. Role of the Mediator
        1. Demonstration
        2. Discussion
    2. Saturday
      1. Introduction to Mediation
      2. Review and discussion of Rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution
      3. Lunch Break
      4. Property Distribution
        1. Discussion
        2. Demonstration
        3. Practice
        4. Summary and Feedback
      5. Key process Concepts
        Steps for Success
        1. Discussion
    3. Sunday Morning
      1. Custody/Child Care Plan
        1. Discussion
        2. Demonstration
        3. Practice
        4. Summary and Feedback
    4. Between Weekend Assignments

      1. To provide a synthesis of the weekend activities and the literature review you have conducted, after the weekend, write a short paper (less than 500 words), describing how you might integrate the skills you have acquired into your professional practice.
      2. Post this paper to click here (this stops spam email harvesting) before Feb. 7, 2001.

 

Second Weekend Schedule

 

    1. Friday Evening
      1. Special Education Regulations
        1. Discussion
        2. Demonstration
        3. Practice
        4. Summary and Feedback
      2. Model for Mediation
        1. Discussion
    2. Saturday
      1. Caucus Strategy Questions
        1. Identifying Variables Effecting Parties
          Changing Variables Effecting Parties
          Optimizing Parties Positions
          Communicating Multiple Realities
          Eliciting Changing Values and Criteria
          Getting Commitment
          Brainstorming Alternatives
          Playing in Caucus
        2. Discussion
        3. Demonstration
        4. Practice
        5. Summary and Feedback
      2. Role of the Professional Mediator
        1. Discussion
        2. Professional Organization
        3. Training in Indiana
        4. Summary and Feedback
      3. Writing Mediation Agreements
      4. Role Plays on Mediation Process and Content
        1. Discussion
        2. Practice
        3. Summary and Feedback
    3. Sunday Morning
      1. Mediation where there is a history of violence
        1. Discussion
        2. Practice
        3. Summary and Feedback
      2. Weekend Summary and Feedback

 

Grading Procedure:

    1.  

ASSIGNMENT / ACTIVITY

GRADE

Goal Setting Literature Search

25

Discussion

25

Professional Utility Paper

25

Role Plays

25

Total

100

    1. All assignments must be completed by April 15, 2001.

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