JCA’s training provides opportunities for intensive skill development. We focus on hands-on learning to get you ready to mediate real cases. Skill development is combined with theory to provide a deeper understanding of the underpinnings of conflict resolution. Courses include:
- Basic Mediation Training
- Advanced Mediation Skills
- NEW COURSE: MEDIATION MARATHON
- Divorce Mediation
- Divorce Practicum
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Juvenile Dependency
- Mediation in Special Education
- Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
We present courses through a variety of methods including lectures by experienced ADR professionals, instructor demonstrations, student participation, group projects, written projects, homework assignments, practical skill exercises, student proficiency demonstrations, discussions, role-play scenarios, case studies, and written evaluations. The teaching style practiced by JCA emphasizes hands-on skill development. Instructional materials and lectures comply with the American With Disabilities Act. Indicate your special needs on the registration form.
Class size is strictly limited to maintain a small student-to-teacher ratio. Register early to secure your place in the class.
JCA is an innovator and leader in the field of ADR. JCA provides a professional environment to learn conflict resolution skills and help people resolve their problems. Our students report that their training was one of the most professionally rewarding experiences in their career.
The State of Georgia is one of a very few states in which individuals completing the prescribed coursework can make application for registration as a mediator. JCA is an approved training provider for this registration training and has been since the inception of the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution’s training requirements in 1994.
Many federal employees stationed in agencies all over the country have completed Georgia’s registration requirements, thereby enhancing their current skills and future marketability. Each person completing the requirements is eligible to apply for registration as a mediator with the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR). If you are interested in the specifics of registration as a neutral/mediator, we will refer you to the GODR website.